I've recently bought Zvezda new Ural Truck so here is a little inbox review and comparison session in one. Ural 4320 is a soviet era workhorse. Quite modern one but produced since 1978 it can cover Cold War in the 80ties, many Third World conflicts, later Russia wars and potential XXI century confrontation. It is also well suited for scifi as being rather cool looking and quite modern but not to modern wehicle.. Some of you might remember Zvezda Opel Blitz I use as civilian truck on my planet Bulanda. Ural will work both as civilian and low tech military truck.
And it will work very well. Its one of the best Zvezda 1:100 models to date. With great detail and more sturdy structure. It also builds really easy. There is only one fiddly part (smokestack) but it have a great half pin to mount it) and one smallish light that had to be glued on - but can be completely skipped out if you want sturdier model .
|Two sprues you get with this set (no decals)|
Plastic is quite softer than previous Zvezda models - this make it both more sturdier and easier to build. The build itself is really simple, seriously there is nothing to say more about it. And the model itself have only one flaw.. Like all Zvezda modern packs its priced twice the basic Zvezda WWII vehicles ;(
Here are some comparison photos:
First: Zvezda WWII trucks (Zis-5, Opel Blitz, Ural and matador)
Then with other Russian ultramodern stuff they make: BTR80 and T-72BV
Then Opel Blitz naked and with tilt on.
First Russian Green Men - Ultramodern attackers of Crimea peninsula and Ukraine - Staple of modern Russian hybrid war tactic (great models from OO) Those guys are natural fit really.
Next: PSC Russian WWII Infantry and Battlefront plastic FOW Germans for late war.
And second part of the comparison photo session is devoted to 15mm Sci-fi: Khurasan Felids !!!
GZG New Israelis
And some vehicles:
Khurasan Doe - perfect fit really - Doe as Scified Hind is absolute spot one with Ural !!
Next with gorgeous Gundam Hovertruck model I reviewed some time ago. They are surprisingly good match!
And finally with GZG Hi-mobility Tank - quite nice visual match too.. Really Ural is perfect for near future and ultramodern !