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MAZ-537 VI-202-Type Wheels Correction

Armory 1/35 MAZ-537 VI-202-Type Wheels Correction First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review September 2009 Manufacturer Armory
Subject MAZ-537 VI-202-Type Wheels Correction Scale 1/35
Kit Number 3501 Primary Media 17 nicely cast resin parts
Pros Better treaded tires, separately molded wheel hubs Cons None noted
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (Euro) 35.10€

First Look

Armory of the Ukraine has released a number of very nice detail sets, this one providing a resin alternative to the rubber (vinyl) tires provided in Trumpeter's 1/35 MAZ tank mover and MAZ cargo truck kits. For a look at the tank transporter, look here, and click here for the cargo truck kit variant of the MAZ.

MAZ-537 VI-202-Type Wheels Correction

This set provides the eight tires and wheel hubs for the prime mover as well as a spare tire. The casting is sharp with no bubbles or distortions in castings of my sample and look to be a drop-in replacement set for the kit parts. While some folks are happy with the rubber (vinyl) tires that come in the kit, I am amazed at just how many aftermarket sets are available for modelers to replace those tires with resin castings. Resin is easier to paint and weather, and the resin tires aren't going to pop off the hubs sometime in the future.

You can purchase Armory products from a number of online stockists as well as directly from their online store.

My sincere thanks to Armory for this review sample!