Zvezda 1/35 Su-76M (3662)

This time we are going to talk about Zvezda 1/35 Su-76M (3662). Yes, we are checking yet another Soviet Self-Propelled Gun in popular scale. As you might remember, we just checked Tamiya kit, and now we get our hands on new-tooled plastic from the famous Russian brand. It promises as many features as in the Japanese model, but for less price. All this sounds quite interesting, and some of you were asking to review the kit, so here we are. Packaging is typical for Zvezda, all parts are sealed into several plastic bags. In total there are 343 parts which should assemble into a model with 14.3cm length. Let's open everything and take a closer look together.
By the way, here you can read review with another big scale kit from Zvezda.
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Watch this video-review where I show all parts even closer.

We are going to start with one of the biggest frames in the kit. Here you will find some hull panels as well as tracks and external elements. Note that some hatches are molded separately and can be positioned open.

Lower hull should be glued out of several panels. There are guiding elements inside which will help you with alignment.

Some of the handles are molded in, and I guess it will be the first thing targeted by aftermarket brands. :D

This kit is not a full interior one, but we still get a lot of items which will be visible through fighting compartment. It might be worth to plan your painting process in advance.

Yes, muzzle brake should be glued out of two halves. I would recommend to get some metal aftermarket for a better appearance.

This sprue comes in two pieces. You will find drivetrain parts and track sections. It is always good to see plastic tracks, as those would look way more convincing.

Clear frame and decals come in the separate plastic bag. Transparent parts look great, but there are no masks in the box. Decals printing quality is nice as usual, and marking guide is printed on the separate insert.

Zvezda also shows assembled and painted vehicle on the rear side of the box.

Assembly manual is typical for this brand and comes in form of black-and-white brochure. You can check all pages in the video-review.

Today's kit should be already available for purchase in all good model shops. In my opinion it is a decent choice for modelers who would like to build Soviet vehicle, but don't want to spend a lot on Tamiya offering. This model has pretty much the same features for a lower price. Moreover, I am sure that we will see some aftermarket for fine features on the vehicle. The only thing that is must-have here is the metal barrel.


  • Nice molding quality
  • Assembly options included
  • Plastic tracks
  • Good decals


  • No masks for wheels
  • Two-piece muzzle brake

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