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In-Box Review
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Hummer Driver - 2 figure set
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by: Matt Leese [ MATT ]

Whatís in the box?
The figures are packed in a blue cardstock box like most resin manufactures. Upon opening the box, we find the resin parts in a small sealable zip-bag. No instructions are included but the box-art can be used as a guide.

The parts include:
- Two bodies without arms and heads.
- Two heads
- Two sets of arms
- One M4 carbine and a steering wheel


The Figures
The passenger holds a M4 in his left hand. The M4 is really well detailed. The passenger also has a sidearm on his right side and Camelback on his, well, back. He looks like he could be holding a map (or GPS unit) in his left hand (not supplied).

The driver has all gear molded on, and is holding the steering wheel with both hands.

Quality and Detail
While the quality is near perfect, one of the figures had a small air bubble on the boot. Fortunately it is easily repairable. There are also some minor mold seam lines on the back of both figuresí legs, arms and heads, but will clean up easily. There is minimal flash; only a bit on the legs at the (aforementioned) seams. All gear is molded on the figures. All-in-all the detail is crisp.

I dry-fitted the arms and it is a really nice fit with minimal cleanup.

Final Verdict:
These are very nice figures and of a good quality with detailed castings. Given a little work they would make for some interesting conversion possibilities, as there are not many seated modern figures on the market.

I would like to thank my wallet and The Red Lancers for having this set on hand during AMPS (at less that MSRP).
SUMMARY
Here's one of the few options for seated modern figures - in a HMMWV no less!!
Percentage Rating
90%
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: N35204
  Suggested Retail: 39.95 USD
  PUBLISHED: Feb 26, 2014
  NATIONALITY: United States
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.50%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 88.40%

About Matt Leese (matt)
FROM: NEW YORK, UNITED STATES

Design Drafter By trade.............Modeler and Woodworker for Fun. Got into modeling I don't remember exactly when..........

Copyright ©2019 text by Matt Leese [ MATT ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of Historicus Forma or Silver Star Enterprises. All rights reserved.



Comments

I wanted to expand this review, but not by re-writing it completely. I find comments made by Matt pretty much hit the target. My sample was also cast well, but I did find some seam lines and couple of air bubbles. The fit is absolutely great with the system of protrusions and indentations allowing propper alignment of the parts. The driver's left arm holds the steering wheel nicely, and the wheel also fits to the indentations of the figure legs. Use the steering wheel supplied in the set, not the Tamiya one as it is a bit too large. The figures fit the Tamiya Humvee really well. They are easy to position on the seats, but I had to reposition the steering wheel column by gluing it to the steering wheel instead of the Humvee dashboard to get a perfect fit. One extra thing I had to do was to trim bits of the outer arms from the figures as the doors wouldn't close properly... but that's because I added all sorts of details to the door interior, making them more thick than the original Tamiya doors. So, that's about it. Here's the pic of assembled and painted figures: And here's how they look inside the Humvee: Hope you will find this info usefull. Mario
FEB 26, 2014 - 07:07 AM
Mario - You did an outstanding job painting those Figures. What did you use to paint them?
OCT 06, 2016 - 09:33 AM
As somebody who's efforts are pathetic whenever it comes to painting figures, I really admire your skills: the figures look simply stunning ! What paints are you using ? Acrylic or enamels ?
OCT 06, 2016 - 01:46 PM
Thanks for your comments guys. The figures have been made for my M1025 Humvee build (link). Some of the figure painting process was described in that thread. Cheers, Mario
OCT 06, 2016 - 08:58 PM
   

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