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ICM: Typ L3000S
CMOT
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Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017 - 02:27 PM UTC


Darren Baker builds the Typ L3000S WWII German Truck from ICM in 1/35th scale.

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JFeder504
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Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 03:28 PM UTC
A very tempting kit as being a nice addition to the ICM truck range !
CMOT
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Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 05:29 PM UTC
Thank you for taking the time to comment Eric. I was beginning to think that building it for the review was not worth the effort.
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Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 08:04 PM UTC
Don't care much for their armour kits but ICM does seem to make nicely-detailed soft skins. This one looks good!
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Posted: Monday, May 29, 2017 - 11:30 AM UTC
Good review Darren. It looks like there are not too many tiny parts here. The recent releases of trucks and cars ist pretty cool.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 05:19 PM UTC
Thanks for the review Darren!I just received my L3000S and my fingers are itching to start building it.Me and my modelling buddies in Sofia are hoping ICM will also offer Steyr 440,Steyr 640 and Phaenomen Granith 25H/1500(Sanka)-the sooner, the better!
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Posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 08:59 PM UTC
Thank you for the comments on this review. The model is a joy to build from the box and with some scratch work you could make it a real stunner. I would also suggest looking for a photo etched bonnet/hood to allow the engine bay to be seen.
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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 02:33 AM UTC
Anyone know what PE, if any, would fit this kit? Lion Roar has something out for the Italeri kit. And resin wheels? DEF Model has them for various kits, but nothing dedicated to ICM.
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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 03:20 AM UTC
Take a look here Bill
www.scalemates.com/kits/icm-35420-typ-l3000s--1027608
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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 05:08 AM UTC
Thanks for the review Darren. Your usual well balanced, informed report not pulling any punches. I like ICM kits, I've made several and have a fair few in my stash. They are also sold as Revell. I like the fact they get a lot of detail in without using PE (which I don't like personally). They are also prepared to go "off piste" with subjects that the Far East manufacturers avoid. I will admit here a fondness for German trucks - even a panzer division had ten times as many trucks as tanks, so collections without them re unbalanced in my view. Miniart also do unusual subjects, some of which they share with ICM, but the smallness of parts and plethora of PE without alternative put me off their kits a bit.
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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 10:11 AM UTC

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Take a look here Bill



Gracias, Amigo. The PE set and the resin wheels look like the trick.
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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 02:22 PM UTC

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Anyone know what PE, if any, would fit this kit? Lion Roar has something out for the Italeri kit. And resin wheels? DEF Model has them for various kits, but nothing dedicated to ICM.



I would try any PE set made for the L3000. I do this all the time: cross applications of PE to a vehicle, no matter who makes it. Just have to get in to the 'gizmology', and manipulation, of the PE sets. I've never been convinced that any one PE set is specifically made for just 1 brand of vehicle, although they are advertised as such. I use PE that's available for the vehicle, no matter the brand. Granted, a piece or two might not be exact, or prove useless, or under/over sized, but I get around it. Bigger bang for the buck as it goes using PE for the vehicle and not the brand. Take the Tiger I for example...I will use Voyager, and/or Aber, or Eduard , et al, on any brand of the Tiger I. I would attempt the same with multiple makers of PE for the L3000. Works for me...give it a try!!
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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 07:21 PM UTC
As to the model not showing the engine bay, the side curtains to the bonnet could be left off as in warm weather usage.

Not really sure how this hood was intended to open given the apparent lack of a center seam or hinge in the bonnet.



CMOT
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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 11:17 PM UTC
It lifts and folds and the seam can just be seen on the indoor picture.
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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 11:34 PM UTC
So just your standard 4-piece, gull wing bonnet.
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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 11:40 PM UTC
This is the old Italeri version. Don't remember if it had a hinge line down the middle of the hood or not. But I cut it there anyway. Now I kind of wish I had not.

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Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 03:17 AM UTC
Looking at this pictures reminded me that it is easy to build L3000 with shelter. This is ICM L3000 with shelter from ICM Ford V3000 Maultier ambulance, kit nr. 35414.


It was easy and fun conversion. I had to scratch few things on the roof and back wall of the shelter.

I am waiting for 4x4 conversion from Plus model and soon enough it will be installed on ICM kit. And then I plan to do one with early, low mounted cargo body.
Well done, ICM...