Like many I was delighted to see Tamiya release its Austin 10hp Light Utility vehicle, or Tilly to you and me, in 1/35 scale. (Kit No 35308)
This is a look at a PE update set recently released from the Hauler Model Accessories range, to add a bit more detail to the kit. It is the first update set I've seen for the Tilly, so far!
this is a simple 1 fret set containing replacement window screens, indicator, side and tool fixings, mirror, bridge plate, AOS/Divisional Sign plate together with a replacement radiator grill.
There is a small paper sheet of instructions, detailing where the parts go, some PE chain is included for the dropped tail guard if you wish to use it, and you get a nice set of PE wipers and an Austin badge for the front.
A replacement inside mirror is also provided and you get a window foil to go with the windows.
Many of the parts are quite tiny, but then so is the Tilly.
A handy, but not in expensive, update set. Personally I thought it was over priced, but it will add some nice additional details to your vehicle if that is a route you choose to go.
I haven't used Hauler kits before, but these PE parts look good. This is not an essential item but should add some good additional details to you vehicle.
Highs: A nice simple kit to add some additional detail to your Tilly.Lows: None I can think of.Verdict: Recommended.
About Alan McNeilly (AlanL) FROM: ENGLAND - EAST ANGLIA, UNITED KINGDOM
Greying slightly, but young at heart. I've been teaching adults off and on for most of my life. Left the services in 85 and first started modelling in about 87 for a few years. Then I had a long spell when I didn't build anything (too busy) and really just got started again during the summer of ...