I have some stocks of truck models, some HEMTT tires have very good detail, I cast them and re-used. However, this tire is HEMTT M977, M978, M983, M984, M985 and M1120, tire size 16xR20, 16 is oblateness of the tires, thickness and height ratio. R20 is the diameter of the rim. It’s complicated and I can’t understand, anyway the HEMMT tire is bigger than M923’s.
The tire size of the M923A1 is 14xR20. Though the rim is the same size, the tire is smaller. Because the oblateness (height/width) is a bigger number 16, maybe the HEMTT tire diameter is bigger than M923. The resin cast is troublesome and many mistakes and the smell is strong. I felt that experience was necessary to take a sharp casting.
The loading platform and the hood are also built.
By the way, the M923 tire size is 14xR20, but M939A1 and M939A2 are 14xR20, but just M939 truck tire side is 11.00xR20. Briefly, the diameter of the HEMMT tire is approximately 130cm, M923A1 is 116cm. Oh, 14cm is big at a diameter. It is 4mm when I convert it into 1/35. I cannot change it anymore. I focused on tire mold and don’t mind the tire size difference.
I have already assembled them, like this photo, we need to build from some parts to one steel drum. It is not strange as the modern AFV accessories even if I use three kinds of any.
I didn’t like this kit included tires of Italeri, so cast and installed the other kit’s nice molded tire. The size is rather bigger than an actual one, and the space between the tires and space between the fender and the tire had become tight. When it is a true truck, it is dangerous and may not run. But well, it’s a kind of modeling fiction, it’s better volume and looking.
Changing the subject, now I’m preparing to move our room to the next ward. While I packed many kits in a cardboard box, when I put them in this and take out from the cardboard, I can have a fresh feeling like the one ordered just now and take out. I’ll put all the kits in the box in the new room. Taking out when you want to make will be the motivation up. This is serious.
Since recently I have built airplane models, I think it’s like a reckless action not to be afraid of God that blowing dust on clear parts. The AFV models are weathering emphasis, so I did leave the mark of the wipers. It looks lively vehicle.
Anyway, I wanted to pile up some baggage. Though the boxes of the military ration were made only ten boxes. When thinking, it’s also interesting to stick this package sheet on the outside of something like a soapbox.
Though the box art was the camouflage of green, light green, and dark earth, the paint guide commentary of the Gulf War vehicle was green and dark earth and black camouflage. I saw the real car and I can see many black used camouflage.
Since the parting line and burr are quite often, it takes a little time and effort to complete but the part is small. I think that I pile up baggage and change a tire, became the bold camion.
I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build it little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in the elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
Born in February 1970, I live in Tokyo. From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see here occasionally.