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#61 mikethepoormodeler

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:18 AM

If these kits are done in 1/24th scale, there are a lot of aircraft in that scale, so a neat diorama could be made.


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Posted 11 March 2013 - 11:53 AM

I should be able to get these from my LHS afterall, I ventured into the dark empire of armo(u)r kits this morning and after feeling thoroughly dirty I noticed the owner stocks about a half dozen or so of the 1/35 ICM kits.  The first kit of this series to be "blown up" to 1/24 (the Typ G4) has 309 (309!!!!) parts in the smaller scale.



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 12:13 AM

One kit that can be turned into a very nice WWII vehicle is the Airfix/Heller 170 Mercedes saloon (1936-42 with a later reissue by Mercedes). It also makes for a nice period-correct, frumpy sedan that I find sort of charming, and was used as a police car. Nicely done kit that I have in my stash, awaiting use as a parts car.

 

I have that & also the van version - both look pretty good.  Heller did loads of other '30s cars that no one else has kitted yet at this scale e.g. a BMW 328, Bugatti T50, Delahaye, Delage & also a Citroen Traction Avant, which would complement the ICM kits nicely.  The latter is already available in several other military scales (as both the German forces in France and the French resistance used them), & has recently been reissued so should be easily available.

 

As is usual for Hellers of that era, they are full detail.  Perhaps not as refined or intricate as ICM's offerings, but very good for their age - iirc, many of that series were first issued in the '70s.



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 12:47 AM

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#65 spotarama

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 02:17 AM

that Merc 770K is just crying out for either a pickup conversion or a monster hotrod, bring 'em on

#66 tooltas

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 03:55 AM

no the 308 would be a kool little rod.......merc 770k would be a cool as a or rat rod



#67 Chuck Kourouklis

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 09:33 AM

The 1:24 G4 is out, btw, "dumbed down" a bit  from 309 1:35 parts (guess they're aiming for some car modelers after all), but still not exactly a slap-together at over 240 1/24 parts for 60 bucks US.

 

The body that's a separate cowl, door sections, and rear quarter in the 1:35 is reduced to two halves with lengthwise seams over the cowl and the rear, and about 7 or 8 pieces in the smaller scale are brought together into a single, intricate molding for the front wings, rear fenders, frame rails, and front and rear cross members.

 

Chrome is pretty even, tires are sharp and rubber-like. Molding is generally clean and precise.  There's some texture on the body panels that'll need to be knocked down for a really shiny paint job, but then again, a mile-deep gloss was not a hallmark of the 1:1.



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 02:22 PM

The Opel could also serve as a Moskvitch as the Russians took the factory bits and relocated production in Russia. It's an opportunity for some photo etcher to provide the different trim stuff.



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 05:51 PM

The Opel could also serve as a Moskvitch as the Russians took the factory bits and relocated production in Russia. It's an opportunity for some photo etcher to provide the different trim stuff.

It's coming: http://www.icm.com.u...senger-car.html



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 07:37 PM

I've always wondered why Military Vehicles have to be issued in smaller scales than 1/24. Where's fun in that? With these kits in a compatible scale to normal model cars and trucks, the possibilities for Post Apocalyptic Dioramas and the "G" scale train layouts are mind boggling. Wow.

I've seen the Italeri Armed Pick-Up Toyota Land Cruiser #6352 and the Italeri Land Rover LWB 109 FFR #6353. Very nice.

I've even built the 1/24 and 1/28 scale Planes. I'm really looking forward to adding these to my 1/28 Fokker DR1 and my Spad XIII models.

 I wonder how an Opel Admiral Cabriolet or one of the other Opal offerings would look finished similar to the Red Baron's Fokker DR1 as his Personal Vehicle? It's a thought. It could be a real cool club project. Pick a version/paint scheme of the Revell Fokker DR1 and build any of these cars in that plane's or pilot's paint style. Just no fixed weapons. The inside of the car could have Handguns, Rifles, Machine Guns, Grenades and etc.. Some more crafty builders could put these weapons in hidden compartments.



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 08:42 PM

I've always wondered why Military Vehicles have to be issued in smaller scales than 1/24...

 

SIze I suspect.  A 1/35 armoured vehicle is about the same size as a 1/24 car.



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Posted 17 October 2013 - 07:14 AM

I saw this on ebay Germany - kit should already be out now.

It is a ca. 1938 OPEL Admiral (German built GM automobile):

 

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At least the boxart looks quite nice - though not my subject of interest.

Maybe licensing prevents ICM from using the OPEL name (GM)?



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Posted 17 October 2013 - 08:08 AM

I've always wondered why Military Vehicles have to be issued in smaller scales than 1/24.

35th won out when all was said and done after the early days of "box scale".  Tamiya's 1st tank kit, the German Panther tank, happened to scale out to 1/35 after being sized to fit a standard motor and gearbox (because Japanese models just HAD to be motorized back in the day...), so they stuck with the scale for their later releases.  Other scales had been established, too - 1/40 (Revell, Adams) and 1/32 (Monogram, Renwal, Airfix), but they had their roots in early box scale kits as well.  Once other companies like Italeri and Peerless Max joined Tamiya's 35th scale it became the scale of choice for serious military modelers.  



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Posted 17 October 2013 - 12:23 PM

No word on the Packard?  I may have to pick up one of those Opels, looks very art deco.



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Posted 17 October 2013 - 02:04 PM

No word on the Packard?  I may have to pick up one of those Opels, looks very art deco.


The Packard was released in 1:35 back in August, but so far only the Typ G4 in two kits (the latter a forthcoming up-top "Civilian" version), and the above posted Opel have been announced in "automotive scale".

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 02:34 PM

what GREAT hot rod material !!! Something totally different !!



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Posted 12 January 2014 - 07:55 AM

Can't happen, unless it's baron Von Richtoffen's car as an elderly man. The Red Baron fought in WWI where as the Opel would be appropriate for WWII. Plus, the baron died in France in 1918. Never woukd have seen an Opel of 1936-38.

 I wonder how an Opel Admiral Cabriolet or one of the other Opal offerings would look finished similar to the Red Baron's Fokker DR1 as his Personal Vehicle?


Edited by lordairgtar, 12 January 2014 - 07:57 AM.


#78 Greg Myers

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 07:00 AM

Can't happen, unless it's baron Von Richtoffen's car as an elderly man. The Red Baron fought in WWI where as the Opel would be appropriate for WWII. Plus, the baron died in France in 1918. Never woukd have seen an Opel of 1936-38.

anything can happen in the model world.  ;) redbaron-vi.jpg


Edited by Greg Myers, 13 January 2014 - 07:02 AM.


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Posted 13 January 2014 - 09:18 AM

MB's 770K in 1/24th, excellent! Finally a 1/24th kit of this "touchy" parade limo.