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  1. Model T 1912 Commercial Roadster ICM 1:24 24016 The Ford Model T car has gone down in history as the worlds first mass produced car. As early as 1909 the model T competed in the transcontinental race from New York to Spokane in Washington State. Seeing the potential for racing bodies were stripped of heavy items and bucket type seats installed. Glazing was reduced and most additional items removed. Stripped down the car was more than just a mass transportation vehicle but a fun Speedster. The Commercial Roadster was then seen as a sportier version of the road car. The Model The model arrives in the usual sturdy box with a separate top sleeve with a nice artist’s representation of the vehicle on the front. Inside, within a large poly bag, are four sprues of light grey styrene and, in a separate poly bag, two clear sprues, and four natural rubber tyres. As with the previously released Model T kits from ICM, the parts are really well moulded, with no sign of flash or other imperfections. There are a number of moulding pips, some of which are on quite fragile looking parts, so care should be taken when removing. The sprue gates attaching items like the exhaust are also quite heavy and I can see these parts breaking if you’re not careful. The build starts with the nicely detailed engine with the block and gearbox halves glued together followed by the addition of the rocker covers, fan belt, dynamo, exhaust manifold, cooling fan, cooling pipes, and other sundry items. The radiator is attached to the front axle and just needs the radiator grille glued to it to complete the assembly. The radiator/axle is then glued to the front of the floor pan/chassis. The rear axle, drive shaft and differential are built up from only three parts and fitted to the underside of the chassis along with the two piece exhaust/silencer unit. The front and rear axle support frames are then added, as is the steering rack. The four wheels, rubber tyres are added to the spoke wheels and are glued to the axles, the construction moves to the body work. The rear engine wall (not a firewall as its not solid) is made up and added, the engine covers are then added. The upper body pan is added The seat frames are added then the two seats are made up and added in. There is the double front seat and a single rear. The windscreen frame is the added with the steering wheel and its column. The hood is then made up which covers the front two seats. The front lights are then made up and added as well as the side lights. Decals There are no decals included in this kit. Conclusion This is another great addition to the Model T series that ICM have been releasing. As with the other versions, it looks like it wont be a difficult kit to make, but will look great once painted. Recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  2. Some 50 years ago I have started building a collection of 1/32 open roadsters (2- and 4-seaters) from the motoring "Golden Era" 1920-50. This was THE time of Airfix in this area: Blower Bentley, MG K3, Alfa 8C 2300 and Bugatti T35. Later they were joined by Matchbox series of SS100, Mercedes SSKL, Bugatti T59, MG TC and Aston Martin Ulster. And then everything stopped - since the 70s nothing new appeared. Where are all these Sunbeam-Talbots, Rileys, Lagondas, Delages, XK120/140s, early Ferrari barchettas and so on ? Are there any chances for my collection to grow? Cheers Michael
  3. Hey All Most of you know me for my aircraft models, however, I recently decided to shake things up a bit and build my second proper car model. This was a gift from a late friend of mine who was the recipient of my first proper car model and to whom this is dedicated. I present the Revell 1/24 (not 1/25 as the box says) 1932 Ford Roadster, enjoy... Overall a relatively unexciting build. No fit major fit issues to speak of except those of my own doing resulting from some custom work. The louvered hood was sanded smooth and left detachable to show off the engine. The engine (which is actually 1/25 scale... don't tell anyone) is a 302 V8 from a donor 1969 Z28 Camaro. This received a pre-wired distributor from Morgan Automotive Detail and finished off with custom exhaust and headers made from aluminium rod and tubing. The kit supplied chrome wheels were overpainted with Tamiya gloss red, which paired them rather smartly with the tires once the white walls were painted on. The interior was painted with a mix of flat hull red and gloss red for a nice wine coloured leather look. The body was primed with Tamiya semi-gloss black, which was then covered with two coats each of gloss black and clear. The steering wheel was painted and washed with various brown colours, then clear coated to give it a polished wood look. The chrome parts were then installed with the radiator grill receiving a dark wash to give it some depth and the kit windshield being replaced with clear acetate. Finally, the body was cleaned and polished with Novus #1 For those of you wondering this build was not sponsored by Tamiya , it was simply an experiment in thinning Tamiya acrylics with lacquer thinner, and might I say I am very impressed with the results. By using lacquer thinner, I was able to lay down heavier and thus smoother coats of paint compared to previous attempts using X20A thinner. Not bad for an aircraft guy eh? Anyway, the usual comments, questions and criticisms are always welcome (just don't mention the dust, I am well aware that half my room ended up in the paintwork ) Regards
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