Popular Culture Collectibles Reviews

Friday, May 1, 2015

Puma and MAN

Italeri presents two new model kits of varying scale and skill level.

The WWII Sd. Kfz. 234/2 Puma, 1/56 Scale, easy-assembly, German Military Vehicle comes with a brush, paint and glue.  Talk about easy assembly!

Made for the gamer (Warlord Games) and collector, the Puma is all business with its eight heavy duty wheels and tires for all terrain travel, its front mounted turret and gun and heavy armament.

Included with the vehicle is a German soldier that poses half out of the turret hatch.

Full exterior details include storage compartments, radio antenna, arms equipment, hatches, lights and tools. 

Parts come on two part trees, are easily detached and assembled by following the detailed instructions,  Two paint schemes are provided as are decal instructions.

For a different type of transport vehicle check out the MAN F2000 6X4 Semi-Truck that won the 1995 'Truck of the Year' award.

This beauty has it all and it's captured perfectly in 1/24 Scale and comes with decals sheets for two versions. 

The flat-front Semi has all the bells and whistles including front windshield overhead shade, oversize side mirrors, twin sets of roof horns, three amber roof lights, powerful twin headlights and low beam lights, easy step-up access to the cab, three windshield wipers, aerodynamic roof mount, extended cab with sleep module and heavy-duty fenders for extra protection.

Full interior details include twin seats, full instrumentation, two windows on each side, chrome detailing inside and out and a heavy workload undercarriage and rear wheel base and frame totaling ten tires.

Be sure to check out the lower air scoop, heavy grill and awesome body paint details.  It's a model maker's model kit that takes skill, time and talent-but oh the results!