Saturday, August 26

Preview update: Parts, decals & test shot builds of Magic Factory's new 35th scale MRZR D4 kit...

We have a lot more to show you of Magic Factory's new dual combo (2 kits in the one box) of the MRZR D4 Ultra-light Tactical All-terrain Vehicle of the US armed forces. Plastic, metal, vinyl, decals to add to what we already know in our preview...

Preview update: Parts, decals & test shot builds of Magic Factory's new 35th scale MRZR D4 kit...

MRZR D4 Ultra-light Tactical All-terrain Vehicle
Dual combo kit (2 kits in the one box)
From Magic Factory
1/35th scale
Plastic kits with photo-etch & Vinyl tyres
Kit no. 2005
Magic Factory Facebook & Website
The subject: MRZR D4 Ultra-light Tactical All-terrain Vehicle
The Polaris MRZR 4 is 4-seater variation of the MRZR 2. This incredibly light all-terrain vehicle was a huge success. The US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), the US Marine Corps, and special forces from a number of other nations, including Turkmenistan, all employ it. Additionally, there is a tendency towards conventional forces acquiring similar tiny, mobile, and adaptable all-terrain vehicles.
Designed for expeditionary armies, they enable foot soldiers to move much more quickly. When compared to HMMWVs, MRZRs are a whole different breed of vehicle. The forward locations are where these all-terrain vehicles are stationed. Because the MRZRs lack armour, they must rely on their speed and great off-road mobility to evade hostile contact. They have the ability to go on off-road paths inaccessible to hostile vehicles. The MRZRs are comparable to quick off-road mules.
Three passengers and the driver can ride in the MRZR 4. The crew is safeguarded by anti-roll bars in case the car rolls over. These safety bars can be folded down to lower the vehicle's overall height. A thin canvas cover is not required. The MRZR 4 may be readily modified for a variety of missions, including casualty evacuation or the transportation of supplies and troops. a tiny cargo bay at the back that can be utilised to transport crew equipment as well as different supplies including fuel, water, and ammo. Extra passengers may be transported in the cargo compartment in an emergency. Two litters can be swiftly configured to fit in the cargo space. As an alternative, two rearward-facing seats are suggested.

The LMADIS counter-drone system mounted on a Polaris MRZR vehicle
The Canadian Army ordered 36 vehicles plus 12 tactical trailers with an option for additional vehicles in 2016, while the US Marine Corps ordered 144 of these vehicles for their expeditionary troops.

The Kit: Magic Factory's MRZR D4 Ultra-light Tactical All-terrain Vehicle dual boxing
Supplied in a 2 in 1 (two kits in the one box) this new kit from Magic Factory features two 1/35th scale MRZR D4 Ultra-light Tactical All-terrain Vehicles. We saw the CADs and some other details in our earlier preview, today we see more in the plastic, metal & decals plus both the kits built up in our update..
First, to add to the CADs we have the plastic parts of the kit. All injection moulded in a tan colour, these are pretty non-descript, I suppose just like the real thing. Take into mind these are test shot images, we don't have the sprues to review the quality or accuracy, just showing you what we have...
The kit's tyres, love them or hate them, are in black Vinyl - the tread is pretty beaten on them. We do think that a lot of aftermarket tyre suppliers will jump on here for the half of the modelling population that cant abide by them.
Photo-etch parts are supplied, but thankfully not too many in this kit - some (pessimistic types - you know the ones) were expecting much more. We must think that Magic Factory were able to make a lot with plastic.
A decal sheet is supplied for both kits, with the myriad of stencils, instrument dials, instructions, data stamped sheets and even a "Blue screen of death" for a windows screen that doesn't work - nice!
You can build one as a regular armored MRZR D4 vehicle with a cargo trailer, and the other as an anti-drone MRZR D4. We also have test shot build up photos for you - both vehicles in the box are shown here, first, the regular infantry carrying armored MRZR D4...
The trailer that is usually towed by the lighter vehicle of the two, although we would think you could tow it with either machine.
The regular armored version can be transformed to anti-drone version by adding modules including finely detailed early-warning radar, electronic device operation platform and power supply.

The the second type, the anti-drone MRZR D4...
Finally both together, including the trailer for cargo for one of the vehicles to two..
The length of armored MRZR D4 with cargo trailer is about 18.3cm and anti-drone version MRZR D4 is bout 11.7cm.

We do not have a release date on this kit yet, but we will let you know more as soon as we do. You can find out more about these and their other kits on the Magic Factory Facebook & Website