Kit Preview : 1/76 MMS LeFH 18/40 10.5cm Howitzer

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 gun
Please refer to the instruction sheet below.
About the kit
This is a typical MMS gun kit: not a lot of parts but much more detail, like handwheels, sights, and the occasional braces. I tend to prefer white metal to resin for guns because you can easily straighten the barrel and carriage legs if necessary. The shield is well done

Overall a very nice kit. I actually need a LeFH18 to replace the ugly piece from Hinchliffe, with its flat shield and oversize barrel.