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Hamm HD 12 VV Roller

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  715
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  September 2011

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Detail   (max 30)24
Features   (max 20)11
Quality   (max 25)20
Price   (max 15)10
Overall   (max 100)72%


Hamm HD 12 VV Roller Video
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Hamm branded box.
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Small steering wheel.
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Lights on the roll-over bar.
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A pair of rollers on the back of a Mack Flatbed.
Hamm specialises in rollers and the HD 12 VV is a member of their compact line of tandem rollers.  The real machine has a drum width of 1200mm and weighs under 3 tonnes.


The model is contained within two polystyrene trays enclosed in a small branded box.  The box has a few technical details about the real roller.  There were no defects or missing parts on the review model.

There is no assembly required as the model is complete.


Not surprisingly this is a very small model. and there is little space for detail underneath because of the fixing screws.  The drums are metal and smooth.

At the front the Hamm nameplate is modelled well as is the grille, and there are painted lights.  The graphics on the sides are good quality and include tiny warning notices such as lifting point positions.

The operator's area has a diamond plate surfacing with the Hamm name included, and the main controls are represented.  The console has the emergency button and some very small graphics for the screen display.  The orange handrail is plastic with an very good colour match.

The roll-over bar is modelled to represent perforations in the crossbar and includes the optional beacon and work lights of the original machine.


The rollers turn well but as the model is small and relatively lightweight the drums do not rotate when the model is pushed on a smooth surface.

The roller steers by rotation at the pivot point in the centre but the small crab steering mode of the original machine is not facilitated.


Although this is a fairly simple model it is made to a good standard in keeping with other Hamm models by NZG.  The graphics are very good.


It is fair value.


NZG has produced a pleasant small model which would look good in an appropriate diorama.  The details are good and although the features are a little bit limited it is recommended.


The model first appeared in the NZG catalogue in 2008. 
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This is a small roller.
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Profile view.
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Simple underneath.
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The HD 12 VV posed with the bigger brother HD 14 VV on the right.