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WWI and other early tanks and armored cars.
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Great War Drivers 1917-1918 from ICM
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Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 07:53 AM UTC
The World War I driver and commander figures from ICM have now arrived to populate all those Series 1 & 2 Liberty trucks being built out there.

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Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 07:55 AM UTC
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Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 07:57 AM UTC
This latest offering from ICM is a modest two figure set that comes packed in a small but substantial box containing one sprue and one instruction/paint chart for completion of the two figures.

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Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 08:03 AM UTC
The detail is crisp and extremely well done. The sprue gates are just what you would expect in a figure set and not overly large. Special care should be taken removing the doughboy hats from the sprue as a chink in the brim will be most noticeable there.

One point of note: The figure of the vehicle commander is a Cavalry Noncom so he therefore has spurs to complete his uniform. Caution should be taken when removing the small seams down the back of his legs so as to not knock the spur pegs off the back of his boots.

The instruction sheet fails to show/mention the spurs and also there is no mention of needing chrome silver paint for the spurs on the paint chart. Just an F.Y.I.



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Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 08:07 AM UTC
The paint guide included in the small instruction sheet:

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Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 08:44 AM UTC
Personally I don't have much in the way of color reference for uniforms of the Great War but I can offer this photo showing the excellent WWI impression put together by my friend Kevin Reid with the Ft. Knox, Patton Museum Volunteer & Reenactor Group.

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Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 08:05 AM UTC
I am no great figure painter but here is my take of the first figure, the vehicle commander. However I will be lucky to get him into the now finished and assembled cab.

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Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 10:46 AM UTC
Do these come with steel helmets and gas masks by chance? these are OK for the rear echelon but towards the front, they would have been equipped with steel helmets and gas masks at a minimum.
Addendum to the above question--I think I just answered my own question-- you said it comes with "only one sprue"-- so it looks like they don't-- too bad.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 03:54 PM UTC
You are correct Russ - no helmets or gas masks offered. Would have been a good idea though. There really should have been helmets and gas mask bags included to use as part of their kit, stored in the vehicle.

I can see them wanting to offer a second set of figures based on your observations alone.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 04:02 PM UTC

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You are correct Russ - no helmets or gas masks offered. Would have been a good idea though. There really should have been helmets and gas mask bags included to use as part of their kit, stored in the vehicle.

I can see them wanting to offer a second set of figures based on your observations alone.



Michael. I have their US troops "on the march" is what it's called I think-- it's buried in the stash. It comes with their excellent US accessories set. Perhaps they'll do the same here. They also offer a separate US weapons and equipment set (same sprues) this set might be able to be modified to incorporate their accessory sets. But it would be nice to have all that included-- maybe they will developed a larger set of cargo bed riders too-- let's hope.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 01, 2019 - 04:34 AM UTC
Well since you brought it up . . . . . . . that is another missing item: no troop seats in the back. **

But instead we do have that GREAT canvas top for the loadbox!

** Easy enough however to scratch build the simple folding benches.