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Posted: Wednesday, June 04, 2014 - 06:02 PM UTC
Todd Michalak shows us around Plus Modelís 1/35th scale British Light Truck WOT-2D Resin Kit with an In Box Review.

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Posted: Wednesday, June 04, 2014 - 11:26 PM UTC
Hi Todd,

How were the instructions, I always thought they were the weakest part of the Plus Models kits, otherwise it look like a great addition to their range.

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Posted: Thursday, June 05, 2014 - 12:18 AM UTC
Hello Al,

As you would expect the instructions for just about all of the Plus Models kits, at least the ones I have seen are indeed the weakest part of these kits and this kit show nothing different there. As I mentioned in the review, and you would understand, patience is needed to get over the hard to see areas but not impossible.

Other than the instructions, the kit is rather nice. The only thing I am still scratching my head over was all the work that went into making an engine that cannot be seen unless some surgery is performed on the hood. I was thinking of building up the motor to be displayed outside the built model just for fun!
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Posted: Thursday, June 05, 2014 - 12:34 AM UTC
Hi Todd,

I built the WOT3 1.5 ton and the instructions drove me mad, had to abandoned the project until sanity returned, but I got it finished in the end. Very nice kit too, but it had the same issue with the covered engine detail which seems a pity given the work they put into detailing the parts.

I like the look of the house body on this one, is there much of an interior?

Thanks for the review.

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Posted: Thursday, June 05, 2014 - 12:53 AM UTC
Al,

With the '3' having the same issue with the engine, it makes me wonder why PM didn't change the hood configuration...

There is "the basics" when it comes to items in the box on this one. There is a table and stool and to shelving units, presumably to house possible radio equipment. I am sure with a couple antennas and some AM Brit radio equipment a nice little radio truck could come about. 8th pic down on the right shows the box shelves. Probably toss a bunch of Value Gear and Blackdog Accessories in the back too!!
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Posted: Thursday, June 05, 2014 - 01:52 AM UTC
Hi Todd,

I did their Chevrolet HUW C8A conversion which was a lot of work but fun.




And the WOT 3




Radio trucks are always interesting, certainly one to consider sometime in the future.

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Posted: Thursday, June 05, 2014 - 02:05 AM UTC
Nicely done Al!! I think you have me sold on popping the door open!! Might start looking for some of that radio equipment soon then!! The WOT 3 looks fantastic!!
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Posted: Friday, June 06, 2014 - 09:20 PM UTC
Hi Todd,

Resicast make excellent wireless sets.

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Posted: Saturday, June 07, 2014 - 10:45 AM UTC
Thanks Alan!!
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Posted: Sunday, June 08, 2014 - 04:04 AM UTC
Hi Todd,

Radio set up in the back of a 15cwt:







it won't be the same but it won't be that much different either.

In the back of the HUW







Resicast do or did a UK Wireless set of several Mks of wireless.

http://www.armorama.co.uk/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=3384

They also have separate No 19 and No 11 sets and reviews for same are in the appropriate section.

Formations also do or did a nice set but it was No 19 radios only.

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Posted: Sunday, June 08, 2014 - 04:55 AM UTC
WOW Alan, that is great!! Thanks for the addition information on the radios and they look fantastic in the set up you have! Excellent review btw!! I'm sold! LOL!! When this comes about in the build rotation I will be looking into picking up the No. 19 from Resicast for sure!!
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Posted: Sunday, June 08, 2014 - 05:47 AM UTC
Hi Todd,

Your welcome. There is a workaround of the GS version I captured at Duxford

http://www.armorama.co.uk/modules.php?op=modload&name=features&file=view&artid=4451

and if you google for WOT2 Wireless Truck you come up with some images.

http://oxcot-mvt.org/Vehicles/JulianMitchell.html

Have fun when the build comes around. If I spot a Radio version at this years Duxford Show I'll capture some images for you.

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Posted: Sunday, June 08, 2014 - 06:16 AM UTC
Alan, again these are some outstanding references!! Excellent walk around...that will certainly be some help!! Thank you again!