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Live Resin: GMV Hexagon Turret
Maki
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Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017 - 12:38 PM UTC


Live Resin has a soft spot for producing Special Ops specific vehicle upgrades in 1/35 scale. This review covers the set which delivers the US SOCOM hexagonal turret in its basic form: US MARSOC/Navy Seals GMV-M Hexagon Turret (LRE-35291).

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WXerock
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Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017 - 07:36 PM UTC
Mario, thank for the review of this significant turret for the MARSOC version of the GMV. I've been going through photos this morning and it looks like Live Resin has again done their homework. The shape and proportions appear spot-on. Anyone wishing to portray the near famous "Thor" or vehicles from the book Level Zero Heroes should be pleased with this release. Now we just need someone to tackle the entire conversion for one of these unique trucks. There are some truly odd features that are not captured in any plastic kit so far that will make one of these vehicles difficult to depict. To the best of my knowledge they are based on the M1165 but have a roof that is tapered on the sides like the M1025 based vehicles. Some of the parts Peter Samofalov still sells through his Shapeways store are, so far, the only option. This turret goes a long way to fill one of the big gaps. My only criticism is the murkiness of the windows and the fact that Live Resin has yet to do any turret with any underside detail. Thanks for the clear photos Mario.

Regards,

Eric
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Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017 - 11:11 PM UTC
Hello, first time see this much fog on glasses, probably it a some problem with this party of transparent resin. I will solve question with much fog of glasses in next days and inform.
Maki
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Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017 - 11:36 PM UTC
Some of the haziness is probably due to my greasy fingers handling the window pieces. I would definitely clean these before final instalation.

Eric, I too would love to see a bigger, more comprehensive conversion for modern GMVs... hopefully we'll see one of those in resin soon.

Mario
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Posted: Friday, June 09, 2017 - 10:48 PM UTC
This is a great addition and will work so well with the spec operator covered a few days ago!