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Hamm HD138 Articulated Tandem Roller

Maker:  Sunraise Classic Models
Model No:  -
Scale:  1:35
Review Date:  October 2018

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Packaging   (max 10) 8
Detail   (max 30) 25
Features   (max 20) 18
Quality   (max 25) 21
Price   (max 15) 13
Overall   (max 100) 85%


Vögele 1880-3 L Road Paver and Hamm HD138 Articulated Tandem Roller Video.  [Youku Video]
Hamm branded box.
Nice detailing of the roller frame and support.
Hydraulic hoses are visible.
Looks great.
Opening doors.  Seat inside rotates.
Exhaust is modelled too.
Opening panel.
Paired with a Vögele paver in the same scale.

The Hamm HD138 Articulated Tandem Roller is a machine made for the Chinese market.

Accordingly it is modelled in 1:35 scale to reflect the usual scale for Chinese models of construction machines.


The model comes in an Hamm branded box.  Inside the box, the model is contained within expanded polystyrene trays. 

The review model had no missing parts or defects.

Some information about the real machine is printed on the box. 


The rollers are metal with a slight ridged finish and there are plastic scrapers on each drum. 

Hydraulic lines are modelled on the drum supports and there are high quality casting details and graphics. There are lights at each end. The water tanks for the roller drums are plastic and have a good matt finish and include realistic filler caps.

Hydraulic lines cross above the pivot point.

Under the cab there are doors to the engine area on both sides and these are detailed with perforated steps which are plastic.  

The cab has some very good detailing with a beacon light and mirrors.  Inside, the control console and seat look good.


The drums are very free rolling. 

Steering across the pivot point achieves a good angle.

Both cab doors open to approximately a right angle to the cab.

The engine covers on both sides open to reveal engine details.  They are held in the closed position by tiny magnets.

The operator's seat and console can be rotated.


This model is well made.  It has a high metal content with plastic used appropriately.

The paintwork and graphics are excellent.


It is understood to be good value at a typical Chinese selling price.


This is an excellent Hamm roller model and Sunraise has produced a fine combination of detail, features and quality.


Smooth drum has tiny ridges.
Profile view.
High detail including tiny graphics.
Drums can be offset in a line.
Nice big 1:35 scale.
Second opening panel.
Nice mini diorama.