ICM (35414) V3000S/SS M Maultier Ambulance w/Shelter

Here you go… another started kit that got shelved quite some time ago. Hopefully, I’ll get it into the spray booth and final assembly one of these days. Nothing special — adhering to the box art for reference.

ICM (35414) V3000S/SS M Maultier Ambulance w/Shelter
WWII German Ambulance Truck

Really fiddly running gear assembly if you keep the wheels workable (for painting purposes). … Otherwise, just glue-slap the whole thing together and deal with them later.

Cheers!:beer:
—mike

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I’ll be watching this one - will you be painting it as on the box ? Hope so !
Cheers- Richard

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Nice build. Can’t wait to see it painted.
Cheers,
C.

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I’ve always liked the contrasting colors, so I’ll be giving that scheme a try. I just hope there won’t be any issues with the decals… and/or my painting skills. :art: :crayon: :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
—mike

The cab looks alot better detailed than the Italeri one I am doing now. Is the rear ambulance compartment well detailed inside ?

Unfortunately, it’s completely barren. For that very reason, I purchased the Dragon Sd.Kfz.3 Maultier Ambulance where my plan was to use its interior for the ICM kit. The Dragon kit is very nicely detailed with nine racked stretchers, cabinets, etc. However, that plan has been scrubbed.
—mike

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Looking really nice!!

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Build models much?! … These tracks have thwarted me since I began their assembly way back in 2015. Every time I picked the chassis up, something would break… and this week was no exception. After all the breakage, I barely had enough links to make both sides. I finally got them to sit still long enough to bind them with Tamiya masking tape. Whew!:sweat_smile: I’ll attempt to add some track sag after everything settles-in — probably several years from now! :date: :crazy_face:

Happy modeling!
—mike

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ICM offers a no quibble replacement policy bud.

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Thank’s, Darren, The ICM kit is fine, it’s actually quite nice.
I’m just spewing about ongoing user error here. :mag: :hammer_and_wrench: Lol!

—mike

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Sweeeet, looks tres cool. If those tracks are as tight as they look, to get some sag maybe three moderately heavy metal bars laid cross-ways on top & left out in the Colorado sun for half an hour might do the trick without exploding the entire bogies assemblies? Shame about no interior, but still I have complete confidence your aim will be true with the airbrush :shower: :tumbler_glass:

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Looks great.

You might hate me but looks like it would have sat better with a few links removed.

Bear with me gents. The m-m-m-m-m-m-m-m-mummification was to get the extremely unruly links to sit still while gluing. Next, with the tracks still removable, I’ll begin shaping the top runs for sag — most likely by applying brute force with some sort of jig… :clamp: :hammer_and_wrench:

m-m-m-m-m-m-m-m-mummification!

@ Tim, Today’s forecast is for sun. However, smoke from the California and Colorado’s own wildfires have darkened the skies. :fire::fire::fire: :sun_behind_large_cloud:

@ Ryan, I don’t hate you. But wouldn’t taking members out of the band seem rather counterintuitive to adding sag?:thinking: Not to mention, the group is much tighter than they might seem. Lol!

Work Force “Hold On Tight” :notes::notes::notes:

—mike

When I foresee the sag with that track length, I see more track slop then sag which would cause would one to throw track. By changing how a few links are connected you can create natural sag. I haven’t built that kit so maybe I am wrong in which that is better for you.

For what it’s worth, here’s the look I’m going for.

That was easier than I thought. Since ICM’s Styrene is fairly soft, I was able to bend the sections into shape by carefully using my fingers — no jig required.

—mike

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Well done Mike - knew you could do it !

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This crow pie tastes great. Glad I was wrong.

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But aren’t they facing backwards……? :upside_down_face: sorry just kidding it’s a very slow day here in Gulag Sydney, goin’ stir crazy. Your fires are so bad, it’ll be our turn again around Xmas – it’s winter here & they’ve already started back-burning/fire-breaking. Bravo with the saggings, I’d assumed you’d glued the tracks on because of the tape - duh just shows how long it’s been since I last used track-links…now, tell me again what “L” and “R” means? :woozy_face: :tumbler_glass:

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Tim, Please say it ain’t so! Hope you don’t have to endure that again.:fire::fire: :fire:

Links und rechts. :point_left::laughing::point_right:

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It’s highly likely – after the celebrations that the 6 year drought broke last year/this year across most of Oz & filled the dams, it was “uh oh, so the bush has grown like crazy with all the rain, so the fuel load has just grown X10” – I believe the opposite of what’s happening in western USA but that’s the El Nino/La Nina cycle in action. Yeah I know they’re links, I ain’t stoopid…ah rechts…you mean :face_vomiting: :roll_eyes:

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