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1/35 Hobby Boss
M706 Commando "The Unexpected"
Model Kit and Photos by Al LaFleche- West Springfield, Massachusetts USA
Here is Hobbybossí 1/35 M706 Commando armored car
I further detailed the Hobby Boss base kit by adding Eduardís Photo Etched
detail set (PE) set and Legend Productionís weighted Commando wheels which have
the correct sidewall embossing. The .50 cal heavy machine gun is from Academy
and its mount is a spare from an Academy M113 APC. The ammo is plastic from the
spares box and the M60ís 7.62mm machine guns are from Dragon and are mounted on
modified M151 "Mutt" pintles with brass rod supports. The M60's ammo is PE from
an unknown source and their boxes are modified resin castings; Again, from an
unknown source. Several of the doors have added padding made from sheet
stock and the anti-skid sections on the inner surfaces are home-made decals.
To add a little flair, I added a figure, produced by Verlinden. As for the
markings, I used Superscaleís vehicle registration and unit numbers. and the
vehicle name on the front is from the Verlinden V100 resin kit. Finally,
the distinctive white stripe down the mid-line is a generic strip of decal cut