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US Army Drivers 1917-18 (35706) 1:35

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US Army Drivers 1917-18 (35706)

1:35 ICM via Hannants

 

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We reviewed the Standard Liberty truck that this set is intended to mesh with here a few weeks back, and that kit included a squad of US troops.  This set arrives in a small top opening box with the usual ICM style captive inner lid and a single sprue of grey styrene wrapped in a resealable bag with instruction sheet.

 

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There are two figures on the sprue, and the one doing the driving is a private with putties and utility belt with braces, while the co-driver is his commander with knee-high leather boots and Captain's rank insignia on his shoulder boards.  They are both in the seated position as you'd expect and the driver has his hands out grasping the wheel with his feet appropriately angled for the pedals.  This is ICM, so sculpting is excellent with simple parts breakdown along natural seams speeding up assembly and preparation for paint.  Each figure is broken down into head, torso and separate arms and legs.  The hats are separate parts to achieve a better brim and these have a flat contact patch with the equally flat-topped heads, plus moulded-in detail of the hat band with tassles.

 

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Conclusion

An excellent addition to your Liberty truck at a good price, or any other vehicle used by the US Army in WWI, although the driver may require a little adjustment if the controls for the driver are different.

 

Highly recommended.

 

Available in the UK from importers H G Hannants Ltd.

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