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ICM: Le.Gl.Einheits-PKW
CMOT
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2020 - 05:02 AM UTC


Darren Baker takes a look at the new Le.Gl.Einheits-PKW (Kfz.2) from ICM in 1/35th scale and even offers up some easy improvements that could be made.

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18Bravo
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Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2020 - 05:18 AM UTC
Any news yet on the ICM Zil Fire Truck?
CMOT
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Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2020 - 06:30 AM UTC

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Any news yet on the ICM Zil Fire Truck?



Not as yet Rob, but due to new Zils being released lately I suspect it to show up soon.
davidne
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Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2020 - 06:48 AM UTC
Hannant's has a long list of ICM kits coming in the next year. The link for the 1/35th kits is below.

https://www.hannants.co.uk/search/index.php?adv=1&product_category_id=103&product_division_id=&manufacturer_id=8060&product_type_id=&code=&scale_id=954&keyword_search=&setPerPage=25&sort=0&search_direction=0&save_search_name=&save_search=

They do list a russian fire truck (ac-40-137a fire truck)
Taeuss
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Manitoba, Canada
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Posted: Friday, January 03, 2020 - 01:22 PM UTC
Good review Darren, always nice to read about something new & potentially useful and get someone else's input on it. But Hey, that's what this site is largely apart.
SpeedyJ
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Posted: Friday, January 03, 2020 - 02:34 PM UTC
Good review Darren.
Interesting that 'Funk' gets some more attention over the last months.

Kind regards,

Robert Jan
Petro
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Connecticut, United States
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Posted: Friday, January 03, 2020 - 03:02 PM UTC
Cool looking vehicle.
Chocolatte2
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Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 03:13 PM UTC
Comparing this kit with ICM's earlier release of the same vehicle (35522) shows a company that is willing to learn. The instructions are completely redone and MUCH clearer, many of the impossibly fiddly bits have been combined into single, manageable pieces, and the rifles that were so obviously missing in the initial release are supplied in fine form - and there are two extras for another project. The decals are printed with much better definition, though the radio dials are still basically not up to the standard of good white paint.
The only caveat I have is that the version for JG 51 is shown with the radiator protector and jack, which the vehicle in question did not have at the time it was photographed, and it lacks the small front rack for a rolled sticks and wire mud pad.
I can't imagine ICM will sell enough of these to recoup the cost of totally recutting the molds, especially as here in the USA the importer is tripling the retail price of the kit, but I greatly appreciate whoever it was at ICM who made the decision to make their Kfz 1 and 2 kits more like Tamiya and less like Bronco!
jczeus
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Germany
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Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 08:56 PM UTC
Sadly there are not that many books on the subject. I recommend Kfz. 1, 2, 3 & 4: Light Off-Road Passenger Cars (Camera on, volume 10) by Alan Ranger.