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Plusmodel 1:48 Multicar M-22


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1:48 Multicar M-22
PlusModel

Catalogue # 4048

Available from plusmodel.cz for 38.10 USD / 27,30€

 

Introduction

The Multicar M-22 was a small, specialized multifunctional transporter, manufactured at the Hako-Werke GmbH Multicar factory in Waltershausen Germany. The Multicar brand is the only one that has survived from east Germany IFA (Industrial Association for Vehicle Construction).

42.500 of this small utility truck were built until 1978, when its successor took place (the M-24).

(Source Wikipedia)

 

They saw service as a civilian or military use.

 

 

Plusmodel offer a small but very interesting range of 1:48 multimedia scale models. The M-22 is one of those examples.

 

 

What’s in the box?

 

Inside the paper card box, you’ll get 4 bags containing: 42 resin parts in light grey (some cleaning will be needed on some parts), a small PE sheet, a clear acetate sheet (for the windows) and a small decal sheet with 3 decoration options.

 

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The resin parts are packed on 2 plastic bags, with the PE etch, decal sheet and acetate windows on a separate bag. Two rows of copper wire are also supplied in order to replicate the transmission shaft and the exhaust pipe and rear-view mirror rod.

 

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PE Fret with a good level of detail

 

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The decal sheet is well printed showing a good quality of the print process, with minimal carrier film.

 

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The clear acetate for the windows have a adequate fineness.

 

Some parts are very detailed and fragile, so the removal from the casting block should be made with care and attention in order not to damage them.

 

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The drive shaft axles boost a detail that took my attention for some time

 

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One of my favourite pieces of the model. Really like the detail!

 

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The wheels show a nice detail on the tire tread and rim, some care must be take on the cast mold connection point, to keep the detail of the tire.

 

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The battery only need some connexions and wire!

 

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The clear parts replicate the headlamps and rear lights.

 

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Chassis components

 

 

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The cabin is one part cast and shows a delicate detail, mainly on the lateral engine bonnet grill.

The door is moulded on the part.

 

The instructions are in the traditional Plusmodel type, being two A4 sheets, folded in half, making a small booklet of 8 pages, with drawings for the several construction stages.

 

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Painting options

Three decorations options are supplied:

  1. Czechoslovak People's Army in a khaki overall paint ( the cabin interior may be painted black or bright grass green)
  2. German Democratic Republic National People's Army, in overall dark green decoration
  3. Civil vehicle (suggested Bright grass green colour), but a quick internet search can be very inspiring for other decorations!

Conclusion

This is a exciting and very exotic little piece of a model. To build as OOB or as inspiration based on simple internet search, or as i imagine near a 1:48 Mig-21 or Mig-29 (Now where did i put Eduard’s 1:48 Czech Mig-21 or Academy's 1:48 MIG-29UB?)

 

 

 

Our thanks to Plusmodel for the review samples and all the support given. To purchase this directly, click THIS link

 

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Ricardo Veríssimo

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