Kit Preview : 1/76 MMS Ford WOT2 C/D/E/H
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 instruction sheet hereunder.
About the kits
These 4 kits represent variations of the Ford WOT2 15cwt trucks.
The WOT2 C and D have an early type open cab with horizontal windscreens and are identical save for a rear tilt cover for the D (which makes it a "van" instead of a "truck").
The WOT2 E and H have a semi-enclosed cab and only differ in having a wood body for the E and a steel body for the H.
Overall a very nice series. Construction should be without problems. The fine mesh pattern on the grille may disappear under several coats of paint however.