ICM and Roden FWD Type B

I had the Roden 1/72 kit with the howitzer on the workbench when ICM announced the Ammo version in 1/35, and with that camo I had to have it. So this is going to be a doubble project. The Roden one is mostly done, I would rate it as not-so-good. The ICM one looks better in the box.




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That ICM kit has caught my eye. I’ll follow along

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Before I jump on the ICM beauty I have to finish the Roden “thing”. For some reason they opted to do a rubber outer wheel rings of the BL 8 inch Howitzer which, as expected, doesnt fit.



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I’ve occasionally thought about getting the Roden 1/72, but those rubber tyres always put me off. You’re doing a great job with it.

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Short update. I just realised I have glued the wheel hangings on the howitzer upside down and it basically cant be fixed without breaking the whole thing. So combined with overall quality of the howitzer I decided to throw it away and finish just the truck and the limber and then move on to the ICM kit. Life is just too short.

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Moved on to the ICM kit now. Since the weather has improved I didt get much done. The ICM kit is way better than Roden. Its detailed, but not Miniart crazy. Fit is nice, there are no problems so far.





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I realize this is not always the case but I just feel I have to stay with 1/35th scale to get the crisp detail I desire and a more prototypical thickness to moldings such as the truck bed cloth cover. I am just not a fan of 1/72nd. (Personal choice.)

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Well I bought the Roden kit Years ago, who knew that ICM will bring out their version. It seems to me that in the last ten years the number of truck kits has increased ten times, which is great. Opel blitz is next and then the Burma Jeep. And imagine all those crazy italian and french trucks !

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