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Amalric05 Aug 2012 10:30 p.m. PST

I have been looking for 1/48 Humvees for some ATZ action as that is the scale I like for cars. But all I could find was the expensive 1/48 Tamiya kits. Sweet kits, but too pricey for my wallet. Then I stumbled upon these by Maisto on Ebay. I got one for $6 USD and the other for $10 USD, and that included shipping.

Look for Spiderman or Hulk Humvees by Maisto with pull back action.
Be careful as Maisto also makes matchbox sized ones.

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They come in at just about perfect 1/48 by my measuring.
3 7/8" long, 1 3/4" wide,1 1/2" tall

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But they say 1/40 on the bottom.
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1=RAFM USX Modern, 2=GW Guard 3=Hasslefree
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4A=Eureka Marine, 4B=Eureka Marine on slotta [which is how I'll mount them]

Take out two small screws and you get…

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Carefull though the Hulk Humvee had pink glass? :o
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Luckily the windshield was flat and so got replaced with a piece of blister plastic

A quick spray of Testors Modern Sand, a wash & drybush and now my National Guardsmen have a spiffy new ride. Now to paint my National Guardsmen ::)

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Enjoy.
Amalric

Personal logo Condotta Supporting Member of TMP06 Aug 2012 3:37 a.m. PST

Nice find and tutorial. Did you remove the decals/stickers, or just spray oner them? Please share more as you shuffle along.

Amalric06 Aug 2012 6:06 a.m. PST

I just sprayed over the decals etc.

Personal logo richarDISNEY of the RDGC Supporting Member of TMP06 Aug 2012 8:15 a.m. PST

Wow.
Really nice find!
beer

svsavory06 Aug 2012 8:22 a.m. PST

Excellent! Thanks for sharing.

Wolfprophet06 Aug 2012 8:30 a.m. PST

Huh. Nifty.

leidang Supporting Member of TMP06 Aug 2012 10:31 a.m. PST

These are the same model that was released in both sand and woodland camo with a small GI Joe sticker ont he rear quarter panel. The Sticker could be easily removed.

You can still find the GI Joe one's on e-bay occasionally.

Oddball07 Aug 2012 1:03 p.m. PST

Thanks for the heads up.

afvace Inactive Member07 Oct 2012 1:33 p.m. PST

Nice find! I can't remember if I found it here but, someone before posted about McDonald's toy Hummvees. I picked some up from Ebay. Your's are better though with clear windows and interiors. I love finding cheap alternatives like this that with a little work look great. Nice work.


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