Live Resin recently offered Polaris MV850 ATV in 1/35 scale. The company also released a bunch of accessories, upgrades and figures for the vehicle, many of which have been reviewed on Armorama (link
). This review covers: US Military ATV quadrobike upgrade set - Spare Terrathon wheel on webbing slings for bumper mount (LRE-35321)
The set is packed in a hard cardboard box. The box features CAD images showing the contents of the set and displays the set used on Polaris ATV model. The latter could prove useful when attaching the spare wheel to the vehicle.
The set includes two identical resin pieces safely secured in a zip lock bag. Upon closer inspection, the resin looks really good… the cast is absolutely perfect with no air-bubbles, seam lines or any casting defects whatsoever. The thin resin film in the wheel center bore and lug openings has to be cleaned. I used small drill bits and sharp X-acto knife, followed by light sanding to finish the job… it is not as hard as it could seem at first. Special care is needed when removing the resin film from both carabiners. These are delicate pieces and I suggest cleaning these thin inner segments before removing the piece from its carrier block.
The tire depicted in this set is Carlisle Terrathon 26x8-14, a versatile all terrain tire with non-directional tread pattern. Live Resin did their homework well as the tire is accurately sized (19x6 mm) with the complex tread pattern perfectly delivered in scale. I like the inclusion of the ratcheting tie-down strap with carabiner clips, which serves to secure the tire to the vehicle front bumper. This detail makes the installation of the spare tire very easy… the only thing that needs some dry fitting are the clips which need to find their anchoring point on the ATV front cargo deck.
I love this accessory set. Perfectly cast and featuring nicely defined details, the spare tire is accurately sized and should prove easy to install to the vehicle. Together with several other ATV accessory sets released under Live Resin label, the US Military ATV quadrobike upgrade set - Spare Terrathon wheel on webbing slings for bumper mount (LRE-35321) is a welcomed addition for anyone wanting to “pimp” their Polaris MV850 ATV models.
EDIT: I have Live Resin ATV kit in the works. Once the build is complete I plan to include photos of the spare tire installed on the vehicle to this review. Until then, please check the images from Live Resin website.