A review of Quality Castings' M29C Weasel
||Manufacturer: Quality Castings Inc.
Model: Weasel amphibious .25 ton truck (6011 - M29C)
Parts: Two (white metal body and windshield)
Casting quality: Very good overall. Flash is minimal and requires next to no file work. The tiny road wheels do suffer from a loss of definition towards the rear of the vehicle but that is not really a problem for a running gear that was known for its tendency to clog up with reeds and mud.
Scale accuracy and likeness: Excellent. The model's
are spot on for Quality Castings' advertised scale of 1/108 and the
of the original vehicle is very well captured.
Detailing: Excellent. Everything is sharply detailed with no obvious shortcuts, even the driver's intrument pannel has been engraved.
Fit: Well, the one piece that needs to be glued (the windshield) fit perfectly... so fit is good.
Overall comment: This is an excellent rendition of the Weasel and is recommended with no reservation.
Modifications needed: The only modifications needed are the addition of armament and, if preferred, repositioning the surf guard (see Modelling the "Crabe" for more details).