1/35 M142 HIMARS 3D corrections

New thread for all the other stuff that needs correcting in the Trumpeter kit. To start, here’s the small stowage box on the left side of the vehicle. The kit supplied piece is way too big for the current version. This one went pretty quick it it’s mostly just a simple box.

image

4 Likes

Revised storage box on the right side of the vehicle behind the fuel tank. Need to add the various handles and latches.

3 Likes

Keep at it!

1 Like

These all look great. Are you going to offer a comprehensive update/correction set?

That is actually an armored battery box. The round protrusion is the NATO slave cable receptacle for jumping the M142 or other vehicles.

Also adding a link to the cab thread so the two threads are connected and they are easy to find later.

1 Like

Battery box is done.

2 Likes

Battery box is actually done. Forgot the upper handles and the side flanges.

2 Likes

Even better.

1 Like

Many thanks

1 Like

Tall box behind the cab. Don’t know what this box actually is but the Trumpeter part lacks detail and has a second box mounted on top which doesn’t seem to be on fielded units.

3 Likes

I’m still trying to figure out how to make these available and reasonably affordable. I may put the .stls on cults3d but I know a lot of people don’t have printers and I unfortunately don’t have time to handle too many print orders myself.

2 Likes

The large box behind the cab (engine?) is also wrong in the kit. It’s too tall and the skewed vertical to horizontal ratio is noticeable. The right-side details are also weirdly mirrored upside down for some reason. Corrected part here.

1 Like

Looks great. The big box above is an electronics box with more computer stuff for the MLRS part. The engine is fully under the cab.

The kit cross beam behind the cab (kit parts A14 and A3) is much too tall. The beam should look flatter horizontally. The support for the cylinder (part B8) is also a bit off and the vertical I-beam piece is too short. Corrected version is done.
image

1 Like

I am tracking three more major parts to fix: a flat box on the deck below the launcher, a small box on the left side behind the triple cylinder box, and the front bumper.