have continued their range of WW1 weapons and equipment set. This one is a set of equipment for WW1 British Infantry.
This is very good news for figure and diorama modellers offering yet more options for figure conversions or diorama settings.
The set comes packed in a sturdy cardboard box with a colour picture of the weapons and equipment included inside and the product and manufactures details on the top.
Comprising of two trees of identical parts contained in a clear plastic envelope with a two page A4 set of identification and painting instructions.
The set contains:
- Lewis guns x 2
- Lewis gun magazine pouch x 4
- Lewis gun magazine x 2
- Lee Enfield No 1 Mk III Rifle x 2
- Lee Enfield No 1 Mk III rifle with bayonet x 6
- Ross Mk III 1910 rfile x 2
- Ross Mk III 1910 rifle with bayonet x 2
- Lee Enfield scabbard with pickaxe handle x 6
- 1907 bayonet x 2
- Lee Enfield Pouch (left) x 6
- Lee Enfield pouch (right) x 6
- Leather pouch x 12
- Leather Bandolier x 2
- Rifle Mortar x 2
- Rifle Wire cutters x 2
- Webley Scott Mk IV revolver x 2
- Webley Scott in Officers holster x 2
- Webley Scott in NCO holster x 2
- Webley Scott Officer ammo pouch x 2
- Webley Scott MCO ammo pouch x 2
- No 16 Grenades x 6
- Mills Bombs x 6
- Shovel x 4
- Pick Axe in cover x 6
- Pickaxe x 2
- Axe x 2
- Wire cutters x 2
- Mess tin x 6
- Water Bottle x 8
- Gas rattle x 2
- Binoculars x 2
- Binocular case x 2
- MK I Steel Helmet x 8
So a good range of everyday infantry weapons and equipment. You get two styles of web equipment pouches, the early style web pouches without the cover flap on the lower three pouches and the later style with the cover flap in place, so 3 sets of differing webbing there plus 6 sets of the leather style pouches.
The Lee Enfields come with the sight to be added and I particularly like the Mills Bombs and Webley Revolver and the inclusion of the Gas Warning rattle is a nice touch.
The quality of the mouldings and detail look really excellent. If I have a grumble it is the lack of Respirator carry cases both early style and later style which would have been very useful and for some reason they didnít include empty scabbard holders to match those rifles with bayonets fixed.
The plus side of this equipment set is not only does it contain many items previously unavailable to modellers but much of the equipment can be used in the early WW2 period as well, so in my humble opinion a cracking set from ICM
The recent release of a number of WW1 figure and equipment sets has been my first experience of ICM
kits and I would say they have set a high bench mark in all cases Iíve seen so far,