I'll start by saying that this is an excellent model by Trident, and it's clear to me why their models are popular. This truck is very well detailed, with an interior, detailed undercarriage, perfectly molded body, and even an operating tail gate. Many additional details to be applied by the modeler are included (rear view mirrors, radio antenna mounts, tow hooks, and the troop seats in the bed, for example) The base color is standard army OD green, and cam be painted to depict almost any military M-1009 from brand new in the army to rusting away in the corner of the government surplus sales lot, and even in use by civilians today.
The only bad remark I have for this model (and it's a big one) is the lack of instructions for detailing this model. With my model, at least, there were no instructions included. While this may not be as critical for some modelers familiar with these trucks, it may cause problems for others.
*One thing to note, however: I have purchased other Trident models in the past, and all of them had instructions for detailing included. This MAY be a one-time issue, affecting my model only, and no others
Beyond that, it is an excellent model, and I would recommend that anyone who even thinks about getting one should jump on the chance when they are available.
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people liked this