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T34/76 Late 1943 Edition
CMOT
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Posted: Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 03:40 AM UTC
Darren Baker takes a look at a T34/76 Late 1943 Edition which is an ICM kit that has been released by Revell of Germany at the same time.

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GeraldOwens
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Posted: Friday, October 30, 2015 - 10:02 AM UTC
Actually, the Revell Germany and ICM kits aren't exactly the same mold--the Revell Germany kit is ICM's first T-34. a mid 1943 version with the twin "Mickey Mouse" turret hatches, while the new ICM boxing is the late 1943 version with the commander's cupola.

I gather Revell will release that kit next summer, and yes, the Revell boxings are quite bit cheaper in the US. Frugal modelers should pay close attention to stock numbers and box art though, as Revell has previously released the dreadful Zvezda T-34 kits, and this old inventory is still lurking in some shops.
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Posted: Friday, October 30, 2015 - 11:32 AM UTC
I believe these are the same kits as I have compared the sprues and they are identical. both are packaged in ICM packaging with the same ICM identity codes.
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Posted: Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 07:03 AM UTC

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I believe these are the same kits as I have compared the sprues and they are identical. both are packaged in ICM packaging with the same ICM identity codes.


That's odd. The photos on the Revell website show a different ICM T-34 kit, the one they released last year. Note the different turret roof. The new ICM release has a commander's cupola.
http://www.revell.de/en/products/model-building/military-figures/vehicles-wwii/id/03244.html
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Posted: Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 01:24 PM UTC
You have got me questioning myself now bud and so I will take a closer look this evening at the two models side by side again, I suppose it is possible it is the same model made slightly differently.