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WW1 Paris "Marne" Taxi from ICM

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ICM have announced a 1/35 1914 Paris taxi, as used to ferry troops forward to stop the German advance at the River Marne.

 

Now all we need is some enterprising figure company to do a driver and some Poilus crammed in the back.  I am perhaps surprised that ICM didn't launch a set too: it's the passengers that make it a Marne taxi, otherwise it's just a taxi.  Don't know if you can build it with the rear canopy down.  Sounds like another after-market opportunity if not.

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This kit is now available.  Several sellers at the Avon IPMS show last weekend had it.  Cheapest I saw was £20.

 

Had a peek inside a box.  Looked OK at that distance.  And relatively simple, as was the original.

 

A big question would be the colours of bodywork and upholstery.  The box art shows quite bright red bodywork, but period photos are a dark shade - which could be a dark red/burgundy colour.  But could equally be black or dark blue.  Was there an official colour for taxis in Paris at that time?

 

If I ever get round to doing one, I think I might go for dark blue with burgundy upholstery unless anything more definitive comes to light.  Paints in those days would have been more towards a satin finish than high gloss.

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