HUMVEE 1:25 Scale Revell SnapTite Model Kit #85-1970 Review

2015 August 20
by Doug

Right On Replicas, LLC Step-by-Step Review 20150820*
HUMVEE 1:25 Scale Revell SnapTite Model Kit #85-1970 Review

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 The High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), “Humvee” was developed for the Army in 1979 and has been in production since 1985. The Humvee was created to replace several older vehicles in the Army. In 1992 a civilian Humvee version was released due to its popularity amongst the civilians and off roaders. The Humvee has heavy duty springs, a 8 cylinder diesel engine, four wheel fully independent suspension, a four speed transmission and a central tire inflation system. The Humvee was designed with a low center of gravity, a 72 inch track width, and a 16 inch ground clearance. With the snorkel kit the Humvee can ford up to 60 inches of water. The top speed for the Humvee is 65 mph. the United States Army has several variations of the Humvee depending on what mission or job it is needed for.


For the modeler: This is the Revell kit 1970 that is 1: 25 scale, and a Skill Level 1. Revell released this kit before (dates unknown) and now Revell brings it back in 2012. I have found five other versions of the 1:25 Humvee the last three of which are a 000b civilian version; Revell 1909 Wheels of Fire Military Humvee, Revell 1939 Easy Kit Humvee, Revell 7110 Easy Kit Hummer, Revell 1907 SnapTite Hummer, and Revell 1938 Hummer H1.The pieces are molded in desert tan, clear, black vinyl tires with sticker decals. There are 35 pieces to this kit and very well laid out instructions. This 8 page, full color Step-by-Step review examines the basic construction of this kit. It will also explore a few ways to do simple camouflage that can be done both on military vehicles and civilian vehicles. Unless stated differently Testors Model Cement in the tube and Testors Enamel paint in the bottle was used for the construction of this model kit. Finished dimensions are; 7½” L X 3½” W X 4½” H.


Covered in this Review: If you want to perfect your build; basic construction; preparing parts for better finishing; alternate assembly sequence suggestions for fit and ease of finishing; dashboard and interior detailing; complete paint and adhesive selections and applications; test fitting; wheel and tire construction and installation; techniques for completing both desert and woodland camouflage exteriors; version considerations; highlighting springs for realism; missile launcher assembly and finishing; turn signal and brake light detailing; correcting the kit supplied camouflage scheme and markings; making camouflage with Silly Putty; identifying and removing unwanted script; paint mismatches for authentic filed colors; removing unwanted labels; windshield construction and appropriate adhesive; decal application and finishing; are all fully examined in this 14 page, full-color Step-by-Step review in PDF format.


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