Hummer by Victoria.
Being a professional Industrial Designer and Modelmaker and a military
vehicle enthusiastic I was intrigued at the chance of reviewing a production
model of this American monster.
The model is classified on the box as a R024, Hummer Pick-Up, US "Desert
Storm" with Camouflage.
The model is approximately 110 mm long, 55 mm wide and 40 mm high, which
although the scale is not actually noted on the box by my calculations makes
it around 1:40.
The model is mounted on a black plastic display stand which has a matching
injection moulded clear cover and overall the model looks neat, and
professionally presented. A cardboard outer box with appropriately cut
"viewing windows" completes the packaging.|
The main body and chassis of the model are diecast metal, while the door
panels, roof, side-panels, seats and ancillary fittings are plastic.
The body detail is really very good considering all the rivets, bonnet
clips, convoy and tail lights etc are an integral part of the body casting.
The components themselves are detailed with "sharp" accurate joining areas,
and the body lines are neat and square. There is no visible "flash" on the
castings and in general the detail is very acceptable.
The plastic components are also well detailed, although the "ripple" affect
on the surface of the roof and doors to create that look of canvas possibly
lacks a certain "reality"
The tyres are plastic moulded units and while they have tread to add to the
reality any real Hummer enthusiasts will scoff at these "Wrangler"
The assembly of the model is my only real "gripe" Some of the glue used to
assemble the doors etc is visible on the external surfaces of the model,
while the rear seats are slightly misaligned in relation to body.
The vehicle is painted in "Desert Storm" camouflage (or so it says on the
box) and the dull matt finish looks the part. In general the surface finish
is very good with only minor paint blemishes that only a perfectionist would
Overall the general quality and finish of the model is very good, despite
some minor imperfections, I am more than happy to display the model in
- Peter Farrer, aka [Prof' Pinz]
Available from Heritage Toy Soldiers, contact [here]
- Hummer, HMMWV:
- United Nations covered utility
- open pickup "Desert Storm"
- cargo troop carrier
- closed command car
- closed command car "Desert Storm&quor;
- pick-up "Desert Storm"
- pickup US Navy
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