Kit Preview : 1/76 MMS Fiat AS37 1t truck
About the manufacturer
MMS is the leading 1/76 white metal model brand. The quality of casting and level of detail are comparable to traditional plastic kits, albeit without etched metal detailing. Smaller details such as mirrors are often omitted , and the running gear of tracked vehicles is usually a simplified one piece casting where the guide teeth are backed by a solid metal strengthening strip.
Due to the tight packaging in unprotected plastic bags, parts often come bent or one might say, with pre-built battle damage. Care must be taken to straighten things out lest parts be broken. Most MMS models I have seen are accurate, the only exception being the Shermans which have too short tracks, too much ground clearance and a too short transmission cover.
About the vehicle
Please refer to the kit instructions hereunder.
About the kit
The instruction sheet is a bit misleading as it does not show all the parts. There is a cab top provided. It has solid windows that will need cutting out.
Gear shift and brake levers are not provided.
Overall a very nice kit. Cromwell offer the open artillery tractor version, the Fiat TL37. They would go well together.