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PierreR89

1886 benz Patent Motorwagen ICM 1/24

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First time for me in this section i usually stay in the big rig section.
I have been building this Benz patenwagen for a about a week and got it done today.
Absolutley not used to as small parts as there are in this kit when i mostly build big rigs and nothing is small on them.
I left the spokes in the wheels and drivechains in the photoetch color because i liked it that way instead of black/grey they should be.
Still have some minor cleaning up to do on it but here it is:
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Outstanding!  How was the build? I've got this kit but haven't broke it open yet.

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That's a nice build of an unusual kit Pierre, thanks for sharing.

Dave B

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17 hours ago, bbowser said:

Outstanding!  How was the build? I've got this kit but haven't broke it open yet.

It was fun to build, not that many parts but a few that where really small
Also it felt like the plastic was more brittle then what i am used but i did not break any parts.
The instructions could be a bit better but in most cases where it is unclear it is just to look a few steps ahead and you will see how the parts go.

Dont do the same mistake as i did with one of the wheels. Each wheel is made out of 2plastic outer parts and then photoetch spokes.
To be able to put it togheter easy they give you a template made of plastic and then there are 4 holes in it, look at the sprues where the wheel sits and it has 4 pegs on the sprue.
They fit perfectly in the template and is there to help you get the photoetch centered.
I did not look and cut out one wheel and then realized my mistake, but i managed to get that wheel centered to it was a bit more difficult.

Its hard to explain but once you open and look at the parts you will see what parts i am talking about and how the wheel/tire template looks like.
 

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I've seen these for sale once or twice, great to see one built - you've done a really nice job on it.

Interesting to think that it's the original ancestor to everything we drive and build today.

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Thanks.
I have not seen that many built of it either but the kit is still relative new so that might be why.
Also dont know how big ICM,s brand is in other counties but in europe they are easy to get.

That was mostly the reason to why i bought it, probably none of my trucks and cars would exist if this thing were not invented and started everything.
So it seemed right to have it sitting next to something more modern, the jump from this from 1886 to my 2010 International Lonestar is quite big.
There is quite the size difference to between a truck and this, this fits in the same space as the truck has its dual driveaxles.

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Nice job!  Fiddly an appropriate term for the wheels?

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10 hours ago, 89AKurt said:

Nice job!  Fiddly an appropriate term for the wheels?

Surpringly not as much as i thought they were going to be.
The photoetch spokes made it easy as they were in one piece and not seperate spokes.
 

9 hours ago, doorsovdoon said:

Nice work. Got to be the oldest vehicle based kit on the forum?

Thanks.
I dont know, it could be?
But its not the first, i have seen someone post a WIP of one but then it stopped.

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14 hours ago, doorsovdoon said:

Nice work. Got to be the oldest vehicle based kit on the forum?

I started wondering about that, and while it doesn't look like anyone's tackled a Cugnot, "vehicle" also includes "ships", so it would probably be this one:

But if you insist on something with wheels that moves under it's own power, it would probably be this one:

 

Edited by Richard Bartrop

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Very neat. The first true automobile. Several years ago I got to see one of the full-replicas that Benz built for their 100th anniversary. Very cool. I’ve been thinking about buying and building the kit ever since I saw the kit became available. I may have to pick one up. 

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