Warning: main(/home/sites/scalemodelworld.net/public_html//mambots/editors/mostlyce/jscripts/tiny_mce/mostlyce_config.php) [function.main]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/sites/scalemodelworld.net/public_html/mambots/editors/mostlyce.php on line 24

Warning: main(/home/sites/scalemodelworld.net/public_html//mambots/editors/mostlyce/jscripts/tiny_mce/mostlyce_config.php) [function.main]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/sites/scalemodelworld.net/public_html/mambots/editors/mostlyce.php on line 24

Warning: main() [function.include]: Failed opening '/home/sites/scalemodelworld.net/public_html//mambots/editors/mostlyce/jscripts/tiny_mce/mostlyce_config.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/share/pear') in /home/sites/scalemodelworld.net/public_html/mambots/editors/mostlyce.php on line 24

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/sites/scalemodelworld.net/public_html/mambots/editors/mostlyce.php:24) in /home/sites/scalemodelworld.net/public_html/includes/core.classes.php on line 601

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/sites/scalemodelworld.net/public_html/mambots/editors/mostlyce.php:24) in /home/sites/scalemodelworld.net/public_html/includes/core.classes.php on line 602

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/sites/scalemodelworld.net/public_html/mambots/editors/mostlyce.php:24) in /home/sites/scalemodelworld.net/public_html/includes/core.classes.php on line 603

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/sites/scalemodelworld.net/public_html/mambots/editors/mostlyce.php:24) in /home/sites/scalemodelworld.net/public_html/includes/core.classes.php on line 604

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/sites/scalemodelworld.net/public_html/mambots/editors/mostlyce.php:24) in /home/sites/scalemodelworld.net/public_html/includes/core.classes.php on line 605
Hobbyboss's M706 Commando Armored Car in Vietnam - Scale Model World
header image
Home arrow Reviews arrow Armour: Cold War Era  arrow Hobbyboss's M706 Commando Armored Car in Vietnam
Hobbyboss's M706 Commando Armored Car in Vietnam PDF Print E-mail
Apr 16, 2009 at 03:33 PM

Model kit donated for review by alpenflage-hobbies

Review Submitted by;

AJ McKechnie

DSCF1321

The base of this kit, as you look at the sprues and the bottom hull states that the kit is a V-150. This is a mistake, as the M706's used in Vietnam are V-100's, as the kit box and instructions show. The V-150 came out in the late 80's and was sold to many foreign governments such as; Saudi Arabia, Malaya, and Portugal.

However there were two original versions; the XM706 and the XM706E1. There were more than a couple differences between them, the most important was the weapons in the turret. The XM706 had the venerable M37 .30 caliber Machine guns, whereas the XM706E1 had the NATO Version of the M1919A4 in 7.62mm. The XM706E1 was purchased by the US Army, which became the M706.

This kit comes with seven light grey sprues, one clear sprue, four vinyl tires, decal sheet, hull upper and lower, a small sheet of PE, and a PE chain. Upon inspection of the sprues very little, to no flashing is present. There are some sink holes is the plastic, but in locations that are not noticeable or will be hidden then the kit is assembled. The hull halves when dry fitted together fit very nicely and minimal gaps between them.

The Kit instructions are very clear and very easy to understand, with specialized instructions and descriptions in English. The painting guide, leaves much to be desired as it gives you markings for two US Army Military Police vehicles, but they do not identify what the unit is. One came surmise the units based on the vehicle numbers, however, a builder would like to know a short history behind the vehicle and where it served. Many other kit manufacturers do this, and something that Hobbyboss should think of doing in the future.

I highly recommend this kit to anyone who is a modern armor, and or Vietnam modeler since this is a vehicle that has been long overlooked by the kitmakers. This kit also can be used as a base to kitbash the M1117 Guardian ASV, which is used currently in Iraq by the US Army Military Police, since it is based off of the same frame as this vehicle.

DSCF1322

DSCF1323

DSCF1324

DSCF1325

DSCF1326

Last Updated ( Apr 16, 2009 at 04:35 PM )
Alpenflage Hobbies
www.loudandfast.co.uk
www.resicast.com
www.scalemodelworld.net
www.scalemodelworld.net