T-20 Komsomolets Armoured Tractor


Kit # NS-72055 Preview by Simon Ashford - simon(dot)jashford(at)btinternet(dot)com
Edited by Rob Haelterman

This is a resin kit with PE parts that comes in a folded cardboard box, with 2 plastic bags, one containing the resin parts, the other the PE frets (2) and the decal sheet.
The resin parts are finely moulded with no flash. Some of the parts are small and delicate, but look to fit together nicely. Some parts have come away from the sprue, but all are present.
The finest detail is on the PE which again looks straightforward, if including tiny, delicate parts.

The instructions are extensive and appear comprehensive.
They include directions for the construction of the support frame for the rear body tarpaulin, suggesting the use of stainless steel tube (not supplied). Nor is any material for the tarpaulin supplied. I suggest that any modeller with the skills to address this model should be able to deal with these issues.
There is also an extensive set of painting instructions, complimented by an extensive sheet of decals.
I have only one criticism of the model, namely that the cab is moulded fully closed down, which in my photo gallery is virtually unseen. It would be very difficult, however, to do otherwise in this scale and material. The upper cab is moulded as a separate block and I intend to use this as a 3D plan to construct a cab from sheet plastic.


Preview sample purchased by the author.

This model can be purchased from Tracks & Troops

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Article Last Updated: 12 July 2016

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