What a Beast!... [PIC]
I remember the first time I saw the American General "Hummer" on the road. It was ahead of me in the left lane of the Garden State Parkway and it was as wide as the lane it was in, and the driver was having some difficulty maintaining that lane. When it veered to the left shoulder, I passed it on the right. Driving this beast, or at least attempting to, was a tiny little young blonde who seemed very sorry she took hubby's macho status symbol for a joy ride. (If you remember, the big proponent for this beast was Arnold Schwarzenegger). As the civilian version of the M998 Humvee ( High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle ), you realized it should never have left the battlefield. It had been around since 1983 when American General was still a subsidiary of American Motors. This civilian version was produced from 1992 to 2006. By 1999, GM bought the rights to the Hummer brand and ultimately, the Hummer was rebranded the H1 when the smaller H2 was unveiled. The Hummer received a lot of upgrades especially with the diesel engine options and different transmissions. The final engine configuration- a 6.6 liter turbo Duramax diesel V8 was the most powerful and efficient. If you consider 10 mph efficient. BTW: Have you ever seen so many "No Step" warning stickers in an engine bay?
nicely done model by Exoto. Cool color on this one, too.
Great pictures and writeup Rich. Your title says it all.
@gavin It's one of those DuPont Standox Chromalusion paints called Catalunya Splash.
Great model, great pics...Exoto can replicate anything (I have the red, soft-top, version ). Love your "blanket snow" it's VERY convincing!
What a monster! Interesting post Rich. This is one Exoto model that I missed seeing.
Very nice Exoto diecast model and it photographs wonderfully here in it's snow setting ! I used to have Maisto's 1/18 version of this fully enclosed Hummer and it was also impressive.
@chris Amazing what you can do with a T shirt. LOL
HA! Well, you fooled me...I'd bet money that was a blanket! 😬 😬 😬