M1025 Weighted Tires and
M151 Tires and Wheels
(A Division of the VLS Corporation)
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|Catalogue No. and
||Item TX 0085 - M1025 Weighted Tires
and Wheels USD$9.95
Item TX 0086 - M151 Tires and Wheels USD$8.95
from VLS website
|Contents and Media:
||Each four parts in pale yellow resin
||Well cast; simple cleanup; replaces
rubber kit tyres (easier to paint, more durable); Hummer tyres are handed
and include cast-on axles; subtle weighting
Reviewed by Brett Green
Trakz has released two sets of replacement road wheels for 1/35 scale
M1025 Hummer and M151 Mutt kits:
TX 0085 - M1025 Weighted
Tires and Wheels
Tamiya's new 1/35 scale M1025 Hummer armament carrier kit has rubber
tyres. Many modellers do not like rubber tyres as they can be tricky to
clean up and paint, and have been known to degrade over time.
Trakz has provided an option to these modellers with a new set of
replacement tyres and wheels for Tamiya's 1/35 scale M1025. Each wheel is
crisply cast as a single part in pale yellow resin. "GoodYear lettering is
raised on the tyre sidewalls too.
Every wheel is numbered, which is helpful because each wheel is unique.
The tyre tread is "handed", left and right; and the front and rear hub
arrangements are different.
The tyres are subtly weighted, which also should add a little
individual character to your Humvee kit. Resin axles are cast inside the
deep wheels - a nice touch.
TX 0086 - M151 Tires and Wheels
This is a simpler set with four identical resin wheels.
The design supplied by Trax is what is called "NATO Tread". The small
grooves in each lug on the tires are to help its roadability on rain
slicked European roads. These are not the same as the standard
non-directional tread as used elsewhere by the military.
Also, it would be more usual to see five M151 tyres, as this type
requires a spare (the Hummer does not, in theory, because it has a
Detail is crisp and the lack of any seam will be appreciated by most
The tyres are not weighted.
Recommended for anyone depicting a NATO-treaded Mutt.
Merlin Samuelson for additional
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