Steve (MAA) kindly arranged for us to go over to see some 1/6th armour today.
The “Verio” range is produced by Victor Ma, a real scale vehicle enthusiast. Victor’s real job is selling and maintaining high-performance 4WD vehicles. This is also a passion with him, as he’s competed in the Paris-Dakar rally. Anyway, he knows what quality engineering is all about.
All the Verio models are metal, and they weigh a LOT! They seem to be high quality, and come complete with tools, hawsers, detailed and working hatches, gear-box, motor and so on. The are also painted. One of these Tigers has actually towed a 1:1 Humvee. The Verio website is: www.tankmodel.com
We got to see the 1/6th scale King Tiger which they are currently working on. As you can imagine, it’s huge, but I couldn’t take any pics of it. I could take some pics of one of the Tigers which they were checking out:
Turret (with flash)
Turret (natural light)
MAA and Tiger hull
ActionMan and Tiger hull
His workshop in Sha Tin here in Hong Kong is amazing. Alongside an H1 Hummer, a1924 Vauxhall, a 1930’s Mercedes 140 and various other exotic items were these:
Yes – this is an original 1:1 Schwimwagon completely renovated and restored by Victor.
You can see the rest of his collection here: http://www.4wdco.com/collection.asp
Thanks for Steve for arranging the visit, and to Victor Ma for showing us around.