Jump to content
“LET’S GET WET!” GROUP BUILD IS NOW ON. JAN 1, 2023 - July 1, 2023 ×

Plusmodel 1:35 U.S. Electric Cart C4-32 Mule


Fran
 Share

Recommended Posts

  • Administrators

ELECTRIC CART C4-32 “Mule”

Plusmodel

Catalogue n.º 470

Available at Plusmodel.cz at  €16.20

 

IMG_7317_zpsvbuxrfyr.jpg

 

 

And here we are again check some little gem from Plusmodel, one of my favourite resin company. Super quality with super originality.

Now, this little fellow.


While Plusmodel just call it Electric Cart, C4-32 is actually a Taylor Dunn.

 

So checking Taylor Dunn website, here`s their history:

 

Davis Taylor could scarcely have known where his engineering degree would take him, but his technical background and independent spirit led him to start a company that would later become a world class supplier of industrial vehicles.

Mr. Taylor initially built a small electric-powered cart for personal use in his poultry supply business. After receiving inquiries from other ranchers about the little cart, he decided to build a few of the carts for friends and neighbors. He built a 30' x 60' sheet metal facility on the orange grove adjacent to his home on Ball Road, in Anaheim, California. The year was 1949, and the business was named the “Taylor Shop.”

Fred Dunn joined the business in 1951, and several years later the company changed its name to Taylor-Dunn Manufacturing Company. Before long, the company began making and selling vehicles to hundreds of ranchers and nurseries from San Diego to Simi Valley.

Today, over 60 years later, Taylor-Dunn produces a broad line of electric and gas powered personnel, burden, and tow vehicles which are used in industry and commerce across the United States and throughout the world.


From the day we shipped our first vehicle in 1949, we have pursued a singular goal: to build tough, rugged, dependable vehicles to move personnel, equipment, and materials.  It's that simple.  For over sixty years, our standard and custom vehicles - burden carriers, personnel carriers, stockchasers, electric carts, tow tractors & more - have been the leading solution for customers in a broad range of industrial, commercial, and ground-support markets.  Our guiding principle is to provide application-specific solutions, which are reliable, efficient, and economical.

 

 

 

 

The model comes in the usual Plusmodel box with the box art being the kit itself.

All the parts comes in bubble wrap to protect them all and it’s a quite effective method as until now I did not have any damage in the parts.

 

Cracking the box, the light gray resin was no distortion or bubbles.

 

Plusmodel casting is top noch and the quality department also does some great work as all the review samples I have got in the past years, not a single piece came in the box with bubbles or some distortion.

 

This little gem is made with 28 resin parts, 8 PE parts (in a very small PE sheet) and a small decal sheet with two versions options.

 

IMG_7319_zpstqp1u6v3.jpg


 

 

The all vehicle structure comes in one single piece with some great rendering details of the metal surface of the vehicle.

 

IMG_1761_zpsnfp8rusn.jpg

 

IMG_1762_zps6fzkallj.jpg

 

IMG_1763_zpsadxmzcbi.jpg

 

IMG_1765_zpsgbkjb7bc.jpg

 

IMG_1766_zpsnyy7gfk1.jpg

 

The front and the bumper are in separate parts and both have great detail.

 

IMG_7323_zps1iy71bj4.jpg

 

IMG_7324_zpssq2qiypg.jpg

 

 

And if you are thinking in turning this fellow upside down Plusmodel do not let you down with all the under details being reproduced.

So you got the rear wheel axle present alongside with a full details from steering wheel system. 

 

It’s a very small vehicle and so all the other parts are quite small and delicate.

 

 

IMG_7327_zpslaat2wcc.jpg

 

IMG_7328_zpsz21wjqp9.jpg

 

IMG_7329_zpstrrq0y7t.jpg

 

The drivers place is very well detailed with the seat, steering wheel, pedals and several handles. Quite amazing in such a small model.

 

The tires have some great engraved details.

 

IMG_7326_zpspkka0b4d.jpg

 

 

The wheel chain are very well reproduce in PE and its quite good in detail.

Speaking of PE is a great set with small attachment points.

 

IMG_7331_zpsmvqzte4w.jpg

 

The decals sheet brings us two versions: military version (in yellow) and civilian version in orange.

 

IMG_7332_zpstbekfgny.jpg

 

 

The instruction sheet are quite easy to follow as also the subject is quite simple but with great details.

 

IMG_7333_zpskvgitkop.jpg

 

IMG_7334_zpsxlr79mpn.jpg

 

 

IMG_7335_zpsgm33ip1j.jpg

 

 

Conclusion:

 

Well another little gem from Plusmodel at a very reasonable price tag.

The casting of the light gray resin is high quality and the details on the parts are top noch. Its everything in the box to make a truly fantastic model.

Its has tons of potential and diorama possibilities... It maybe will look great alonside my 1:32 Hornet.
 

VERY Highly recommended.

 

 

Plusmodel-logo_zps126ae717.jpg

 

 

With my sincere thanks to Plusmodel for this review sample. To purchase directly, click this link.

 

Francisco Guedes

 


 

 
  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...