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Special Forces GMV Conversion
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Posted: Friday, April 15, 2011 - 08:00 AM UTC
We take a peek at the new conversion set from Legend to turn your Tamiya or Academy Humvee into a U.S. Special Forces spec''d vehicle.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
Anirudharun
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Posted: Friday, April 15, 2011 - 10:39 AM UTC
Thanks for the review Jim, it gives me a good idea of what's in the Legends kit compared to the Pro art version.

The m134 is indeed mounted on some GMVs but hasn't seen widespread use as far as I know, nor is there any standard configuration for mounting the weapon. Heres one version:


Anirudh
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Posted: Friday, April 15, 2011 - 11:54 AM UTC
A fantastic conversion, and in my opinion way better than the Pro Art set.

I did find the lack of an elaborate comms gear quite disappointing though. Special forces humvee's seem to be crammed with all sorts of different radios and sat nav devices, the basic SINCGARS provided isnt enough really.
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Posted: Friday, April 15, 2011 - 11:57 AM UTC
You might as well get the kit, man. It's based on my photos, which you should be receiving any day. As for the Mini-Gun, here's a nice little clip that shows how it's configured. Run the ammo feed chute to the middle of the three large ammo cans, as it has the motorized feed lid. You'll have to leave out some of the PE stowage in the front to allow for the large cans.



And I'll speak for its accuracy: Pretty darned! I loved the Pro Art kit, (had three of them) but they lacked many details found in the Legend conversion. I would still recommend the Pro Art stowage for this kit though.
Anirudharun
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Posted: Friday, April 15, 2011 - 11:56 PM UTC
To be honest if I were to build another GMV (because you can't really have too many) I'd get the Legends kit, but for the one Im building now I think it would be a bit unnecessary since I've already scratchbuilt most of the parts the Legends kit comes with.

In any case, with your photos I reckon I'll be able to add most of the required details to it. The M134 photo is really useful though if I were to build another with it attached.

Anirudh