piątek, 1 maja 2015

Zvezda Ural truck in 1:100 - Perfect solution for Modern and Sci-fi !

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)
Zvezda did great job with it as it builds without glue and did not have many visible slots (that can plague some of Zvezda smaller WWII models) nor poses any delicate elements in undercarriage.

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.
 T-34-76 (Zvezda model i converted for later model) that really every model need to be comparison with :)
 And then some infantry modern, WWII and Sci fi.
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
 Rebel: Titan marines
 And CMG Protolene Khanate Dog Soldiers

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!

 Yess - Ural at last have wood detail on the back !!!

And finally with GZG Hi-mobility Tank - quite nice visual match too.. Really Ural is perfect for near future and ultramodern !

3 komentarze:

  1. I see that we had the same idea http://wam-plus.blogspot.com/2015/04/zvezda-hot-war-1100-ural-4320.html :-) We even used the same Oddzial Osmy figures and Zvezda kits. Your photos are much sharper tho.
    I have to ask on thing. Is the icon on T72 hand painted or is it a decal?

  2. Icon is handpainted on piece of plasticard.:0

  3. It looks awesome and really adds character to the kit!


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