So here it is next to a Chimera derivative. The model comes with a fully kitted out interior complete with crew and ten passengers. If you're one of those weirdos who paints the inside of a Rhino before glueing it all up, this will really let you go to town on something no-one will ever see.
The kit goes together extremely well; up there with Academy and Tamiya kits. The engineering involved in this kit is comparatively up to date for a model kit; ie cutting edge for a wargamming piece. The kit uses several materials, for instance, steel screws that hold the wheels on; these are allowed to bite into the polyethylene of the hull's axle stubs.
Real rubber tyres are not unusual in 'mainstream' models, but not that common in wargamming models. The multi jointed raising and lowering jig for the quad mount has nylon bushes, exactly like the swinging arm on your motorcycle.
Speaking of which, it might not visually scream fortykay at you, but having put it together and played around with it for ten minutes, I'm converted. It's a crackin' little gadget. Hat's off to the man or team (Mark Mandragon) who put this together. I love it. And it looks kool too.
Once again, Sgt Kwiz provides us with a sense of scale. There are plates to cover the screws, but those wheels are coming off for painting. Another thing missing is a wheel arch for those two back wheels, but it does just look kool without it. It'll go on after undercoat, pre-shade and basecoat.
Sgt Kwiz says if he didn't fly everywhere, he'd like to ride about in one of these. Paint next.