Kit Preview : 1/76 MMS Morris C4 Mark1 15cwt 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.
About the vehicle
The Morris C4 was the successor of the prewar Morris CS8. It used a 4 cylinder engine instead of 6 in the CS8 and was modernized with a fully enclosed cab. Its short wheelbase caused balance problems and did not allow it to carry any of the heavier specialized bodies. This problem was fixed in the C4 Mark 2 which had a longer wheelbase.
About the kit
The parts from the C4 Mk 1
On the left the two different parts from the C4 Mk2: a longer chassis and a canvas cab roof with a covered round cutout.
Overall a very nice kit. It can be done in European or desert colors.