Blast Models 1/35 Armored Doors for the OIF Hummer First Look
|Date of Review||August 2005||Manufacturer||Blast Models|
|Subject||Armored Doors for the OIF Hummer||Scale||1/35|
|Kit Number||35052||Primary Media||Resin|
|Pros||Absolutely gorgeous resin castings, excellent instructions||Cons|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (Euro)||€16.72 (Approx $20.40 USD)|
Blast Models of France has released several detail sets targeted for the recent Tamiya Hummer kit. This set in particular is a provides armored doors and door frame skirts.
Each of these castings is very nicely done with detail presented everywhere that will be visible. Not only is there rivet/bolt detail provided, each of the doors is virtually scale thickness and there is detail on both sides of each door should you wish to pose your Hummer with the doors open. Check out the photo as I've provided a look and the interior and exterior details for the doors.
When you look at all of the weapons, supplemental armor, and stowage on each of these vehicles, you've got to wonder how the suspension keeps it all off the ground!
This set is really one of four detail sets for the Hummer to bring it up to contemporary OIF configuration, 1) the armored door set, 2) the new tires and wheels, 3) the detailed turret ring, and 4) the equipment external stowage set.
From what I could tell, the best (and perhaps only) way to obtain Blast Models' products was directly from them. A visit to their website at www.blast-models.com revealed that Blast Models is an interesting online hobby shop that sells a variety of products over and above their own product line. The site is multilingual and very easy to navigate. I ordered this set and my order arrived via airmail a week or so later.
If you've been looking for a way to bring your Tamiya kit up to OIF/OEF standards, here is what you're looking for. This set is recommended!