Saturday, 30 April 2016

Revell 1/144 US vehicles kit - a review

I recently bought some of the Revell 1/144 plastic US WW2 vehicle kits, it uses the vehicles that are in their landing ship model. The kit comes with two each of:

  • M4 Sherman;
  • M8 Greyhound armoured car;
  • 6-wheel truck.

The models go together pretty well although care is needed when cutting the pieces out of the sprue as the connection s to the sprue are short and thicker than I would have expected.

First some pictures of the completed models then I will compare with another make for each one.

Here is a comparison of the Takara Sherman with the Revell model. Overall very similar in size on all dimensions.

The truck is compared to a New Millennium models truck, again fits in well in terms of all dimensions.

Finally the M8 is compared to an Arrowhead model. I don't have any Takara M8s any more but I did when I first made an Arrowhead model and they were almost identical in size. Compares well in terms of size although a bit shorter on the length than the Arrowhead model. (NB then Revell model has the turret cast as part of the model so does not move).

Other than the size comparisons there is a common observation for all three of the models in the kit, while they are pretty good on the detailing there is not as much surface detail in comparison to the other makes in each case. However at less than £9 for the kit containing 6 models it is certainly good value for money and it is not easy to get hold of the Takara Sherman these days.

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