Kit Preview : 1/76 MMS M3A3 Light Tank
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
The MMS M5A1's instruction sheet
gives a breakdown of how the spare track links need to be stowed on the turret. Since the turrets are the same I would assume it also applies here.