GMC & Studebaker
Cargo, Fuel Tanker and
PST's 1/72 scale
GMC and Studebaker Variants are available
online at Squadron.com
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Description and Price:
||PT72022 Studebaker US6 Cargo Truck
PT72041 BM-13N Rocket Launcher USD$7.96
PT72042 BM-13N Rocket Launcher/GMC USD$7.96
PT72043 BZ-35S Fuel Truck $8.96
PT72044 MC/CCW/CCKW 353 Cargo Truck USD$8.96
|Contents and Media:
||102 core parts common to all kits;
plus additional sprue for specific variants
||Versatile use of basic sprues; lots
of potential for dioramas and wargamers; high quality mouldings with
minimal imperfections on facing surfaces and no flash; decals included;
||No clear parts supplied for
windscreen/windows; decals look very flat (may be tricky to eliminate
||Recommended to small-scale armour enthusiasts
PST has added five trucks based on the chassis of either the GMC 2 1/2 ton
truck, or the US 6 Studebaker chassis to their range of 1/72 scale vehicles. The
variants cover Cargo carriers, a fuel tanker and two variations of the
Katjusha rocket launcher - the famous Stalin Organ.
The contents of each small somewhat flimsy box is based around two common sprues
for all the variants, and one cab depending on whether the version is a GMC or
Studebaker chassis. All the variants feature the hard-top cab. These sprues are
supplied in black and green styrene, but I would still recommend painting the
model when construction is completed! 102 core parts are contained on the two
"core" sprues and the cab.
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The additional sprues are specific to the particular variant.
There are very few sink marks or ejector pins on the facing surfaces of any
of the parts. Small details are quite nice for this scale, including non-skid
surfaces on the footrails, wheels and tyre treads.
The only real disappointment is the total lack of clear parts for the
prominent windscreen. This omission will be obvious even in 1/72 scale.
The cargo truck sprue includes the cargo bed, sidewalls and an erected canvas
This version is available with both the GMC and US 6 cab.
The Katjusha version provides the rails, supports and even the
rockets. Superdetailers will really have some material to work with here!
Once again, this variant is available with either the GMC or the US 6 cab.
The grey sprue contains parts to produce the fuel tank on the rear chassis.
This vehicle is only available with the US 6 Studebaker cab.
Decals are included in all five kits, but they have a very flat appearance
suggesting possible problems with application and, in particular, hiding carrier
The instructions are quite adequate. Painting instructions are also supplied.
All of these kits should build up into nicely detailed models for display on
their own, inclusion in a diorama or for wargames.
Review and Images Copyright © 2001 by Brett
Page Created 14 September, 2002
Last updated 22 July, 2003
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