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Mercedes Benz G4 1939
JimboHUN
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Posted: Saturday, January 03, 2015 - 02:21 AM UTC
Gabriel Szeitz shares with us his latest build - Revell''s 1/35th Mercedes Benz G4.

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Thanks!
communityguy
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Posted: Saturday, January 03, 2015 - 04:46 AM UTC
Great review, thanks! I have recently discovered I have no clue how to spray gloss!
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Posted: Saturday, January 03, 2015 - 05:33 AM UTC
Looks great! Would love to see it in a dio with a big and dirty Panther tank
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Posted: Saturday, January 03, 2015 - 11:26 PM UTC

Hi Adam,

It is a nice and uncommon subject. Very nice job.

I agree to have built the car with the side windows completely down, so it is possible to have a good looking of the car.

This is the car that I expected to see in light gray color, but even black it is ok !

Cheers

Giovanni
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Posted: Sunday, January 04, 2015 - 10:42 PM UTC
Hi, guys

I wish a great new year to everyone. Thank you for your kind comments.

@Jake: hmmm... I had problems with the gloss acrylic more than once . Now I prefer to paint it with a soft brush; just need care to remove build-ups in the lover parts and avoid dust as much as possible;

@Johan: I envisioned a diorama for this one, but it was in front of a confiscated house transformed in HQ somewhere in Poland... I start drawing the mansion's plans already ;

@Giovanni: Absolutely correct, Giovanni. The only two original examples preserved are gloss light gray with gloss black fenders. The photographic evidence shows the existence of black ones too. Beside the lack of aesthetic appeal, the lateral windows in this kit are nearly impossible to align...

Warm Regards
165thspc
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Posted: Sunday, January 04, 2015 - 11:45 PM UTC
Once again I fail to see why key parts in this 1/35th scale kit go without a chrome coat whereas the 1/24th scale offering of this same model has all required parts in a high gloss chrome coating???? Sad and unfortunate!
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Posted: Monday, January 05, 2015 - 08:58 PM UTC

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Once again I fail to see why key parts in this 1/35th scale kit go without a chrome coat whereas the 1/24th scale offering of this same model has all required parts in a high gloss chrome coating???? Sad and unfortunate!



Maybe ICM had a tight budget with the 1/35 G4..? I would also have liked to see chrome parts in this kit. However, there were a few G4s out there in overall Panzergrau, NO CHROME...

Also, ADV/AZIMUT made a 1/35 resin G4- I have one which I will probably never build, since my plastic ICM kit is so much nicer, and it will be built, painted and detailed in a FRACTION of the time and effort that I would have had to put into the ADV/AZIMUT G4...
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Posted: Thursday, January 08, 2015 - 08:10 AM UTC
Great looking build! I am mostly into cars, not armor. However, I think this falls into cars as well! @165thspc, who makes this in 1/24?
Szmann
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Posted: Friday, January 09, 2015 - 12:53 AM UTC
Thank you, Lee, for your kind comments. ICM Holdings make the same vehicle in 1/24 (I'n not sure, but it can be they have two versions of it). Warm Regards.
165thspc
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Posted: Friday, January 09, 2015 - 01:20 AM UTC
1/24th scale with chrome:



1/35th scale without chrome:


Mike @ 165thspc
M4A1Sherman
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Posted: Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 08:38 PM UTC

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1/24th scale with chrome:



1/35th scale without chrome:


Mike @ 165thspc



ICM produces a couple other versions of this kit in 1/35 as well... I'd like to see some US Staff Cars: Eisenhower's 1942 Packard Sedan, Patton's 1939 Cadillac Fleetwood 75, plus examples of the 1941/42 Ford Fordor, Chevrolet Standards and some Chrysler, Dodge, and Plymouth Staff Cars...
Szmann
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Posted: Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 11:24 PM UTC
I would love some more american / allied staff cars. There is a nice one (two versions) released by ICM.



And there is a Moskvitch (Opel Kadett in other words), also by ICM
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Other than that...
GeraldOwens
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Posted: Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 12:47 PM UTC
As a matter of accuracy, the Japanese company that produced a motorized kit of the Mercedes Benz G4 in 1975 was not called "Tilt." The manufacturer was Tokyo Marui. A Japanese logo printed on the box bore an accidental resemblance to the English word tilt, leading to the misidentification. The kit was imported and sold in the United States by Squadron (MMD), and the company was listed correctly in their catalog.
Szmann
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Posted: Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 12:22 AM UTC
Hi, guys.
Gerald, thank you very much for clarification. It sounded unusual for me too - but it was the only reference I found online. Thanks again. Warm regards.