Kit Preview : 1/76 MMS M20 Armored Utility
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.
Please refer to the instruction sheet below.
About the kit
Not much to say. It looks good. Like for the M8, care needs to be taken when adjusting the wheels so that the vehicle sits right, neither too high nor too low.
Reviewed on Sep. 2, 2009.