I also received the much talked about Resin wheels from LZ models in my big mail package...
LZ models makes resin wheels and tyres for all the Scammell kits and for the Transporter trailer they do sand patterns as well as the normal dirt tyres.
I have gone for the "Cross Country" tyres. Remember, the rear wheels and tyres for the Tractor unit are bigger than all other tyres.
On initial inspection the tyres look cleanly moulded with minimum clean up required. They have made my front wheels in white, whether this is to identify them for me or for packaging purposes I don't know, but I guess it's done for a reason?
I was never happy with the kits tread pattern, although it has been pointed out that a similar tread pattern does exist on page one of this very thread. Here are the plastic and resin wheels together so you can decide which you think is better.. plastic is on the right.
When you bear in mind the tractor wheels and tyres only cost around £10, the trailer tyres £14 and the whole transporter kit only costs around £55 then compare equivilant Meng, Tamiya, Trumpeter, Hobbyboss etc prices you'll see this whole model is comparatively cheap, even when you add the AM. This whole kit with the updates has cost me less than £85
Even if you decide the plastic tyres are good enough, you still have the advantage of having plastic tyres. Yippee!! Not the usual horrible vinyl things in most kits these days!!
So, there we have it.. these are all the updates on this kit for now. I think I'm gonna get stuck into my Scammell double build and catch up with this one to make a triple build?