Kit Preview : 1/76 MMS Morris PU 8cwt GS Truck (ref. 967)
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 PU is the 8cwt (about 400kg) version of this light truck. With a longer wheelbase than its 15cwt counterpart and half the carrying load it is no surprise that the 8cwt category was phased out early in the war.
Google serves up quite a few pictures of this vehicle.
About the kit
Nice little kit. This preview has the hindsight of the kit being already assembled.
Click here for a picture illustrating the point.
Reviewed on March 29, 2014