Modell Trans Modellbau

AS 43 Autoblindo

Kit #: MT 72308 Preview by José María Teja - jm_teja(at)hotmail(dot)com
Edited by Al Magnus

The kit comprises 13 crisply casted pieces in a blister pack. No decals or instructions are included.

The armored body is one solid piece, sharply casted and finely riveted all around, except at the lower rear where the large resin plug is. At the front of the vehicle the vents are keenly represented, but there’s no space between them, seeming to be in closed position (were these movable?). Sadly, the chassis is grossly simplified as it is integrated to the body and looks quite plain.

There are 8 well detailed but poorly molded wheels included; a large quantity considering that this is a four wheel vehicle. Putting aside the spare wheel, I guess that the extra pieces where included as replacement, because most of the wheels are not exactly round but oval shaped or have large air pockets.

The turret has the upper hatch as a separate piece and the opening recessed so that half crew figure could be accommodated. The gun barrel was broken in my sample.

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Article Last Updated: 27 September 2011