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#1 Danno

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 12:55 PM

Anybody notice announcement of these upcoming kits?

 

Coming soon from ICM.

 

 

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Get your 'brass monkey' ready for a couple more fixes, Harry!



#2 Craig Irwin

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 01:15 PM

PLEASE tell me those are full detail 1/25 kits!



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Posted 23 February 2014 - 01:20 PM

Close.  They are 1/24.  They are described as "Full Kit."   I would assume that's the manufacturer's way of saying 'full detail kit.'

 

They are due for release this year.  They are by ICM ~ the Ukraine manufacturer who did the 1/24 Admiral Cabriolet.

 

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 03:32 PM

There's one more kit in that set of announcements and that's the "blown-up to 1:24" version of the 1:35 Admiral Saloon, which is the metal roofed version of the two Admiral Cabriolet kits.

 

For their first (I presume these are new tools) set of automotive kits, the Model T is an interesting choice.

 

Now presuming the whole of the Ukraine doesn't implode in the coming weeks... <_<


Edited by niteowl7710, 23 February 2014 - 03:35 PM.


#5 Harry P.

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 03:39 PM

Now presuming the whole of the Ukraine doesn't implode in the coming weeks... <_<

 

Yeah, no kidding! It would be a shame to lose this new source of kits.



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Posted 23 February 2014 - 03:44 PM

Ah we live in interesting times!   Every time we think we've seen it all, a new player announces interesting product.  Are we headed for the best of times for the hobby?  Me thinks yes!



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Posted 23 February 2014 - 04:22 PM

Two more for the stash!



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Posted 23 February 2014 - 04:39 PM

My question is why does it not have "Ford" anywhere on the box? Licensing issues possibly? It will definitetly be interesting to see pictures of the parts trees when the kits are released.

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 05:23 PM

My question is why does it not have "Ford" anywhere on the box? Licensing issues possibly? It will definitetly be interesting to see pictures of the parts trees when the kits are released.

Probably to get around licensing..the Opel Admiral kits don't seem to say Opel on the box either..



#10 Joe Handley

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 06:24 PM

Don't know about the rest of you guys, but the first thing crossed my mind when I saw that blue one was.............




:P

Edited by Joe Handley, 23 February 2014 - 06:26 PM.


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Posted 23 February 2014 - 09:26 PM

And yet, the kits do appear to have all their badging intact if the box-art is to be believed.

 

Has anyone actually built any of their kits? I've heard the 1/35 kits are nice, but does anyone have any direct experience?

 

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 02:08 PM

My question is why does it not have "Ford" anywhere on the box? Licensing issues possibly? It will definitetly be interesting to see pictures of the parts trees when the kits are released.

I'd bet "Model T" is every bit as copyright protected as "Ford".



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Posted 24 February 2014 - 03:16 PM

Would Model T? I mean it's 102 & 104 years old...doesn't that stuff enter the public domain after awhile much like a song or book?

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 05:52 PM

I hope they are as nice as the Box Art!



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Posted 24 February 2014 - 07:09 PM

I've built some of their 1/72 aircraft kits. Nice kits although over engineered, 5 parts when 1 will do. I recently built one of their I-16 fighters, and where most manufacturers would have made the cowling one tube shape piece, they made it from the individual panels, and where many would just have the front row of cylinders, they include a rather complete looking engine. Makes for a fiddly model, but great if you want to build it in a diorama with a mechanic tearing into the engine.

 

That feature should go over well with American car modelers though, loads of detail if they follow the standard of their aircraft kits.

 

 

Definitely going to add these two to the stash, maybe even build them. :o


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Posted 24 February 2014 - 07:15 PM

I hope they are as nice as the Box Art!

 

 

Amen, Gabe!



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Posted 24 February 2014 - 08:53 PM

Would Model T? I mean it's 102 & 104 years old...doesn't that stuff enter the public domain after awhile much like a song or book?

As it relates to automobiles, I'm pretty sure Ford Motor Company has a copyright to the name "Model T".  Copyrights can go a whole lot longer than say a patent.

 

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 04:52 AM

Would "Model T" be a trademark or copyright? Trademarks last as long as the company keeps registering it - so forever if needed. So, did Ford keep registering "Model T"?

Notice Ford is obscured on the box art too - it doesn't actually say "Ford".

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 09:25 AM

 

Yeah, no kidding! It would be a shame to lose this new source of kits.

 

Hah! You're going to build them in 1/24?



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Posted 25 February 2014 - 12:48 PM

Way cool! More kits to dream of having, lol.