The Basis for the model is a Chinese so called 1/4 scale rc model only available on ebay.de. The scale is very iffy and
scales out far closer to 1/6th than 1/4 as stated, lucky us eh?.
The body shell is very detailed for something that is essentially sold as a toy. It comes with a crappy rocket launcher
on the roof, a humvee turret and rocket launchers that pop up from under the bonnet, YUCK!
All this went and was replaced by a tiny Tamiya digital speed controller rigged to s standard Acoms 2 channel r/c unit
giving the truck full proportional radio speeds. New ultra bright LED's were rigged in the lights and tail and a Graupner
smoke unit rigged in the exhaust system.
For added detail two OGAWA Dragon figures were added to the crew cabin but unfortunatly only half figs as the chassis
is very high in the body so the poor buggers had to be cut in half! A false back wall was rigged with plasticard and sprayed
black to hide the rest of the interior. A third OGAWA figure(complete this time ) resides in the turret crewing a Dragon SAW
nicked, sorry, on loan, from CRISPY. Cheers Brov.
The original toy comes with a very detailed but ultimately wrong humvee turret. The actual vehicle has a very complx
octaganal turret and hatches which is a mare to scratchbuild accurately from photos. To get round this the Tamiya kit was
purchased and the relevant parts scaled up to size for a pattern. A new turret and gun mount were then constructed from plasticard.
The wire cutters were constructed from plasticard and detailed with resin bolts from Hannants resin catalogue.
The whole kit including suspension and under running gear was sprayed in TS70 which Tamiya released especially for this
Kit. 8 CANS worth! They were then weathered heavily with Tamiya and Humbrol sprays from both an Airbrush and cans
New decals were created in Photoshop and Quark and run on our Epson digital printer on high quality self adhesive vinyl
paper to complete the kit.