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Chieftain Models

United Kingdom

LRDG Chevrolet, as delivered
As Delivered

Cost: ?
Stated Scale: 1:56th.
Mixes best with: Several of the ranges out there, although this was crafted with the Artizan range in mind.
Long Review: The The Chevrolet 30-cwt truck was chosen by the LRDG (Long Range Desert Group) as a transport vehicle. Of course, they had to make some changes to it (remove windscreen frames and such) to lighten it.
The Chieftain Models kit consists of an all-metal kit consisting of the front/ chassis and the loadbed, with the wheels and additional parts (cargo, suspension, stowage, weapons and two crewmen - a total of 53 parts!) beautifully cast with almost no cleaning apart from the odd casting vent. This is a solid model, which certainly looks the part, and it provides plenty of choice in the layout of the storage and weaponry fitted- particularly if one considers the weapons supplied.
Commentary: A stunning kit.
Historical Accuracy: Four Good.
Scale: Four As I'm unable to get data on the dimensions of the truck, I can't speak in scale, but it certainly looks right.
Sculpting: Five Very Good.
Casting: Five Very Good.
Sources: Purchased (at a slight discount) for review.
Sculptors: Ian Crouch.
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