Open Cab

1/35 Kit #35030
Review by Terry Ashley

This conversion set is designed for the Tamiya HMMWV kits (#35263, #35267) and offers the support frames for the canvas topped M998 version.

The set consists of six parts in the usual light cream resin and are cleanly cast with only the casting blocks needing to be removed before assembly.
The casting blocks on the two smaller overhead supports are quite large, this is to ensure the parts are not damaged or warped but does require some care when removing the blocks and careful trimming with a sharp blade should do the trick.

No alterations are required on the Tamiya kits to fit the new parts and test fitting showed a precise fit between the resin and plastic parts.


This is the simplest of updates to give a different look to the Tamiya kits, the only thing to remember is to use the unarmoured radiator hood louvers which are already provided in the Tamiya kits.


Thanks to Andrew of SouthEast Hobbies for the review sample.

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