videoaviation.com 1/48 Clark Tow Tractor Kit First Look
By Michael Benolkin
|Date of Review||November 2012||Manufacturer||videoaviation.com|
|Subject||Clark Tow Tractor||Scale||1/48|
|Kit Number||N/A||Primary Media||Resin|
|Pros||Easy build, nice details||Cons||No decals|
|Skill Level||Experienced||MSRP (Euro)||16.00€|
videoaviation.com is back with their first kit. You may recall we had the priviledge to review their series of video monographs covering the USS Abraham Lincoln, Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier, F-4F Phantom II of JG 74, and the Last Starfighters under their Aerophoto Publishing banner. More recently I had the pleasure of flying with several of their folks including aviation photographer Luigino Caliaro during an air-to-air photo shoot of the F-100F Super Sabre based nearby. Now we have the first of a series of utility vehicles which are found on US and NATO flightlines.
This first installment is the Clark tow tug which was widely used by US and NATO airbases during the 1950s and 1960s (with many sticking around after that). This kit is molded in resin and molded in 22 parts. You can see the kit provides a very nicely detailed tug with dual rear tires, two figures, and one tow bar. Assembly should be quick and easy once the casting blocks are carefully removed from each part. Take a look at that nice casting:
The casting is very well done and you can see the details for yourself. They've also announced that they'll be producing this tractor in 1/72 scale and I hope they'll consider a 1/32 scale tractor in the near future. This is perfect to tow your scale F-84F, F-86, F-100, or other century series aircraft around the flightline. Also look for the MJ-1 Lift Truck to help bomb up your 1/32 models in the near future.
You can find out more about this kit and their other upcoming offerings here: videoaviation.com.
My sincere thanks to videoaviation.com for this review sample!