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Amalric Inactive Member05 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.




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



But they say 1/40 on the bottom.


1=RAFM USX Modern, 2=GW Guard 3=Hasslefree

4A=Eureka Marine, 4B=Eureka Marine on slotta [which is how I'll mount them]

Take out two small screws and you get…



Carefull though the Hulk Humvee had pink glass? :o

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 ::)





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.

Amalric Inactive Member06 Aug 2012 6:06 a.m. PST

I just sprayed over the decals etc.

richarDISNEY Inactive Member06 Aug 2012 8:15 a.m. PST

Really nice find!

Personal logo svsavory Supporting Member of TMP06 Aug 2012 8:22 a.m. PST

Excellent! Thanks for sharing.

Wolfprophet Inactive Member06 Aug 2012 8:30 a.m. PST

Huh. Nifty.

leidang06 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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