Camion Renault agk 5 t báché
By Faustnik - jmqtv(at)iol.pt
Manufacturer: AL.BY Miniatures (Kit #858)
High Quality of castings and details.
As any resin kit, some cleaning of the parts is needed. Some care in removing small parts from their sprues is also needed. In my specimen there were almost no air bubbles - only a few in the rear mudguards - and no warping of parts.
The interior of the cab is open to some super-detailing, depending of your will, information and skill. Another option is to use a figure of a driver.
It's a pity that the instructions only show the plans of a complete vehicle and only a sketch of the mounting of the rear part of the cargo compartment is available.
Another problem, for some of us, is to fold (using a hot source) the rear mudguards (my solution, in similar situations, was to use an hair dryer, as source of hot air and moulding the part on a round surface). Perhaps a better solution could be found, as on later offerings of this artisan, using photo-etched parts.
An excellent choice of subject, as this vehicle could be used almost from 1939 till 1945, in several colours and users:
As far as scale is concern, using the data from Bart VANDERVEEN and Geoff LACEY (Scale Plan F 21), the overall dimensions are exactly at 1:72.
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