Monday, 13 June 2016

Making a MUTT

Recently I found myself away from home and in need of diversion.  Luckily I had brought along some kits to build.  My first victim was this Tamiya Ford MUTT M-151 with TOW.  You'll perhaps recall that I already have one of these - it can be seen here.
It's a good old kit and having built one a couple of years ago I was optimistic about my abilities to make a reasonable job of it.  Incidentally, if you want to see one built really rather nicely I refer you to Pete's Model World blog.  And yes, these are 1/35 scale Coke cans visible in his photos....
Anyway, back in Tim's Bodge World the build continued apace.  The parts are moulded crisply with next to no flash to remove.
I opted to have the windscreen 'folded' this time with the TOW launcher pointing forward.  It may be a while before the MUTT has to suffer the agonies of paint.

Oh, and apparently MUTT is US Military-speak for Military Utility Tactical Truck.  Not a Jeep then.


Stephen Beat said...

I always thought they called it a MUTT because Ford made these and so couldn't call them a Jeep. ???

Tim Gow said...

Stephen Beat
Indeed. But I wonder what the squaddies called it.

Paul Foster said...

Nice. Keep em' on flat ground as these roll like there is no tomorrow!

Pete. said...

Looks good Tim.

I am slightly concerned that the Russians will be getting a bit undergunned at the point.