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G4 (W31) with Open Cover
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Posted: Monday, May 20, 2013 - 02:35 AM UTC
Darren Baker takes a look at the "G4 (W31) with Open Cover" from ICM, this version being the 1/35th scale option from ICM.

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Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 01:28 AM UTC
ICM: Why no chrome option for the 1/35th model but all the chrome we cound hope for on the 1/24th scale version?
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Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 02:44 AM UTC
Nice review, Darren. This had little appeal for me before, but your review has me thinking.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 11:48 AM UTC
I have both versions of this kit from ICM. I bought the Alliance modelworks decals and Azimut wheels. There were figures supplied with the first kit (which were very well done). I can't wait to build both kits. Jeff
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Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 10:17 AM UTC
Hi, Mike! I'm thinking that the "chrome" option might have gone over the top with ICM's bean counters, or possibly "chrome" parts in plastic might have proved to be too delicate; I'm not talking about the grille shell, headlights or hub caps. But I AM talking about bodyside moldings, the windshield frame, door handles, etc. I'm just guessing... It WOULD be nice to have a "civilian" version like "The Evil One" rode into Austria right after the "Anschluss" in 1938...
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Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 10:25 AM UTC
Nice review Darren! Something like this kit could have a lot of possibilities that aren't readily apparent- There are lots of figurines of German "Big Cheeses" (Officers and Generals) out there that would go quite nicely with this kit. Maybe someone out there could even do a "German Dictator" set..?