ICM 1:35 Model T 1917 Utility - Lizzie's Done!

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ICM 1:35 Model T 1917 Utility - Lizzie's Done!

Postby enfield38 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:14 pm

Well,

For the first time in a long time I've started something that I think I'll actually finish. This is the Aussie ute boxing of ICM's Model T (which comes with most of the parts for their Light Patrol Car as well). The doors, dash and bonnet are just sitting in place ATM.

I've gotta say, I was surprised at this Ukrainian company's product. The detail is crisp and the mouldings are excellent with virtually no flash. For the most part, any ejector pin marks are shallow and in logically hidden spots. The fit is just outstanding, everything aligns well and the major body parts virtually clip together. Having said that, the undercarriage is delicate but I managed to get everything off the sprues without any breakages. The engine bay will suit the super-detailers but I've elected to keep the bonnet closed. I've also dispensed with the canopy.

Certainly not one for the kiddies to attempt but, for the patient experienced modeller, this has great diorama potential.

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Re: ICM 1:35 Model T 1917 Utility - WIP

Postby Green team » Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:43 pm

Nice work Rod, I've heard good things about this kit and looks like it lives up to it!

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Re: ICM 1:35 Model T 1917 Utility - Small Update

Postby enfield38 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:07 pm

A bit more work done today, hoping to finish this in the next week or two.

Terry O'Neill has posted some pics of an upcoming D-Day Miniatures ANZAC crew for this vehicle on the Model Art FB page, and one or two of the figures look enticing. https://www.planetfigure.com/threads/1- ... ws.117960/

I've no real proof of the colours of these cars so I've gone with ICM's suggestion of Tamiya XF-59 as a base. Tyres are Gunze Acrylic Off White Gloss H21 which will get matt coated eventually.


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Re: ICM 1:35 Model T 1917 Utility - Small Update

Postby enfield38 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:36 pm

A bit more body paint today with some subtle lightening on some panels and starting on a few details. I'm yet to paint the running gear black. The more observant will notice there are only door hinges on the left side. Apparently, the "door" on the driver's side doesn't actually open in real life!

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Re: ICM 1:35 Model T 1917 Utility - Small Update

Postby bell209 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:46 pm

Looking very nice, Rod.
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Re: ICM 1:35 Model T 1917 Utility - Small Update

Postby enfield38 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:11 pm

And slowly creeping forward with this one. Radiator and running gear painted and I've given the underside a dusting of Tamiya XF-57 Buff to start toning things down. Headlights and lenses, windscreens and a few touch ups to follow then a modest pin wash I think. Pics are from an iPhone 8 with just the desk lamp and no ambient sunlight. This series of pics seems more representative of the real colour. I must admit, the white tyres of the era are challenging my perceptions of normality - they just look wrong!


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Re: ICM 1:35 Model T 1917 Utility - Creeping Forward

Postby 172 Squadron » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:21 pm

Wow, I really like this. I guess the tyres are white because of the natural rubber colour prior to what ever they add to make tyres black or symphonic rubber tyres.

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Re: ICM 1:35 Model T 1917 Utility - Creeping Forward

Postby enfield38 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:27 pm

Thanks Jason.
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Re: ICM 1:35 Model T 1917 Utility - Creeping Forward

Postby Dave Brewer » Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:58 am

What a little Gem Rod,I really like this.Yellow House sell brass detail sets for these new model T's but looking at yours I can't really see the need-I might try one out of curiousity.Here is a link you might find interesting:
http://www.desert-vehicles.org/index.php?article_id=224
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Re: ICM 1:35 Model T 1917 Utility - Creeping Forward

Postby Dave Brewer » Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:05 am

Another link which doesn't work in the one previously posted: http://www.desert-vehicles.org/index.php?article_id=223
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