This is the Hobby Boss M706 Commando done as a vehicle of the 18th MP Brigade. The kit goes together very nicely, but there was a small gap at the rear between the upper and lower hull pieces. A couple of plastic shims and some sanding took care of it. I did replace the kit’s vinyl tires with resin ones from DEF Model. I added some detail to the inside of the turret, though not much could be seen after the commander was installed. I swapped out the kit supplied MG barrels with some from an Academy weapons set, and also added the M60 ‘tail gun’. The vehicle commander is from Alpine, the driver is a bust made from parts of different Dragon figures. A trick that I learned from a friend is to box in the hatch opening when using a bust. Painted black, it creates a light trap and helps disguise the fact it’s not a whole figure. The sharp eyed might notice he is wearing a Helicopter crewman’s helmet. These were highly prized whenever they could be ‘requisitioned’. The decals are from Echelon.
Thanks for lookin. Any comments or questions are welcome.