Some books really inspire one's imagination and after reading Evan Wright's
"Generation Kill" I wanted to build a Humvee! But not just any Humvee-I wanted to build a Humvee from the USMC 1st Recon Batt. which went by the callsign "Hitman 2-1"
I also watched the HBO acclaimed TV production of Generation Kill which went to great lengths to get the details just right. It's a very honest account of one company and their experiences during operation Iraqi Freedom.
After watching the series, it occured to me that I quite like the design of the Humvee and having never built one I decided to grab a couple of kits and see what I could make out of them.
I'm going to take a long time with this build, its a pick up/put back down project, so I hope you enjoy what I do with this one and stay with me!
This is how the project looks so far..........
So I have begun work on the Tamiya and Zedvada kits. The difference in quality between these two kits is self evident so all I will say about that is you get what you pay for.....
Work started with the Tamiya kit and I sanded down the doors as the USMC Hummers had plain doors on their vehicles. The interior is good and the fit of parts was great-a nice easy assembly!
Here is the Zedvada kit, I needed this kit to portray an open top vehicle. As you can see, its quite basic!
Here is a good view of the sanded down doors painted up in a custom sand colour and grey mottle.
Here is the lead Hummer with it's finished paint job.
Here I have sprayed the sand mix colour on the open top Hummer.
I will post more on the project as I go, I am still gathering figures and accessories as I go!