MHU-191/M Munition Transporter

Published: August 15th, 2012     
Assembled Detail
Assembled Detail
Reviewed by: 
Rick Bellanger, IPMS# 35220
Scale: 1/32
Company: Aires Hobby Models
Price: $9.99
Product / Stock #: 320 010

The MHU-191 is a welcomed addition to the 1/32nd scale community of accessories.  It is a very BASIC and easy to build resin kit.  The kit was contained in a sealed cellophane bag and consisted of 4 resin parts carriers and a decal sheet.  All parts were well protected and not damaged.

The total time it took me to unwrap, clean up, assemble, and paint the model was about 10 minutes.  The parts separated from their carrier with very little effort.  There was minimal flash and it only took a few passes with the back side of my razor knife to clean.  I prewashed all parts and used ACC glue to assemble.  The front wheels and draw bar are adjustable for different angles.

I painted the model using gloss white from a rattle can.  Like I said, all this took about ten minutes.  When it came time to decal, I found the decals almost unusable.  They were stuck to the wax paper that is suppose to protect them.  I tried to peel them away gently, but still left a lot of the decal on the paper.  When I dipped them in water (only a couple of seconds), they immediately separated from the decal paper and floated away.  I could only salvage a few.  These few seemed to be adequate for such a small model.

As I stated above this is a BASIC kit.  It only includes the trailer.  If you want to add ordinance on the transporter, you will have to scrathbuild the holders.  I have included a few drawings from the NAVAIR ORDINANCE MANUAL that show some of the skids and adapters used on the transporter.  Research your own holders.

All in all, a very nice kit, easy to build and a great starting place to build a transporter with ordinance. .  Highly recommended.

Many thanks go out to IMPS USA for giving me to opportunity to review this kit for you, and to Aires for providing the kit for us to review.

  • Package content
    Package content
  • Resin parts
    Resin parts
  • Decals
    Decals
  • Decal placement
    Decal placement
  • Instructions
    Instructions
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    Construction 1
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    Construction 2
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    Construction 3
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