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Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 05:00 PM UTC
Armorama has just been informed of a new company coming into the injection moulded plastic market. This new company has the name of T-Model and they have announced a 1/72nd scale hummer as an opening gambit.
This first kit of a US Modern M1114 up armoured HMMWV in 1/72nd scale is an interesting opening offering. Taking a look at the sprue shots indicates to me that this is an incredible level of detail for such a small vehicle. It offers a good mix of photo etch and plastic and offers what looks to be a reasonable interior. I was especially impressed to note that the tyres have branding marks on them.

TM-7201 - US Modern M1114 up armoured HMMWV
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Nice to see another WFV kitted. But Wow, the tire parts breakdown is "interesting". I don't recall ever seeing this construction method before. I wonder how it will go.
APR 14, 2017 - 01:35 AM
Finally styrene manufacture paying attention to tire tread. But gaps?
APR 14, 2017 - 01:42 AM
Sprue gates look a little big, but detail looks good. Now we need a build review to see how it all goes together. Hope they do some WWll stuff.
APR 14, 2017 - 01:48 AM
Of course it's always great to see another small scale maker on the scene but from looking at the sprue shots I am somewhat questioning their "engineering logic" behind certain parts and how they will fit together. I must agree with others opinions that the sprue gates do indeed look rather large and the tire assembly seems rather unique (to put it kindly). I concur with Biggles2 that a build review would be a very good thing to see so we can get a better handle on how this new offering will be. Cheers, Jan
APR 14, 2017 - 02:56 AM
In image 11 some parts are shown as yellow (or orange). Wondering if these parts are PE although no mention is made of it. Getting back to those sprue gates, very careful trimming and cleaning will be absolutely necessary for perfect fit of all those parts. A couple of little nubs will throw off the fit of several parts, and thus the model becomes "unbuildable"!
APR 14, 2017 - 11:00 AM
Leo, heres the sprue layouts of the kit and yes, the yellowish parts are PE. The "Henk of Holland" site has quite a bit of info on the kit and you can find it at" T-Model Hummer. BTW, Everyone was correct, the tires ARE an odd assembly! Check it out, eight pieces to build each tire! Cheers, Jan
APR 15, 2017 - 03:32 AM
Wowzer. This appears to better detailed than Dragons offerings. It looks like this will be more time consuming compared to dragons as well. Tires are a unique way to create a tire. Heres to hoping they also produce more varients and crew figures as well. Another kit to add to my stash.
APR 15, 2017 - 04:23 AM
There's a part on sprue "A" highlighted in blue labeled "not for use". That would seem to indicate at least one other variant somewhere down the road.
APR 15, 2017 - 11:02 AM
Hopefully the will release a GMV version
APR 15, 2017 - 11:59 AM
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