Ignoring all of the rumours that are flying around for the Imperial Guard (or whatever they're going to be called), here is a review on an excellent alternative vehicle. It's the G.O.T. Nova-Rus Bear 4x4 Jeep, from Antenocitis Workshop.
Antenocitis Workshop sells a huge range of vehicles, figures and scenery, in various different size formats. I have used two other vehicles from them in a Liaison team project. These were a Warthog Scout and a Viper Recon vehicle, and they were both very well cast, but a bit tricky to put together.
Anyway, onto the Bear. The packaging is quite simple and robust, a plastic pack with a cardboard insert shows the model on the front. And if you turn over you can see all the bits inside. It's similar in style to the GW clampacks, very minimalistic.
Overall, the Bear is a good option for a an Imperial Guard vehicle. It's noticeably smaller than a Chimera, which is 12.5cm long, 9.5cm wide and 6cm high (approx) against the Bear's 10cm length, 5cm width and 4cm height. I don't think there would be too many complaints about using this as a FW Tauros proxy, as long as you beef up the main gun.
Before I finish up, here are a couple of shots of the kit fully built, but before painting.
You can of course leave the roof off and have the interior showing. Oh and one last thing, I managed to get a Guard Sentinel pilot to fit in there and it looks like his head and arms would fit too.
Different roof options
Good size for Guard
Plenty of detail without being overwhelming
Very poor instructions
Thanks for reading, and I hope this has been of use.
Courtney @ Cadian 127th