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German Military Bicycle
JimboHUN
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Posted: Saturday, September 06, 2014 - 01:12 PM UTC
Todd Michalak takes a close look at Master Box Ltdís German Military Bicycle, WWII Era kit.

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Thanks!
jrutman
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Posted: Sunday, September 07, 2014 - 01:18 AM UTC
Looks nice. I could see this appearing in all kinds of dios in the future.
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Biggles2
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Posted: Sunday, September 07, 2014 - 02:12 AM UTC
Could you actually pedal the bike without constantly bashing your left knee on the MG 34 drum mag?
easyco69
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Posted: Sunday, September 07, 2014 - 02:37 AM UTC
Me & Biggles want one!
easyco69
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Posted: Sunday, September 07, 2014 - 02:41 AM UTC
Theirs a picture on the net with a whole squad of troops on these bikes, 2 Panzerfausts per bike, tank hunters lol
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Posted: Sunday, September 07, 2014 - 10:16 AM UTC
One is reminded to the line in "Band of Brothers" about the Germans taking on General Motors. This is a terrific little kit. Thanks, Todd, for the review.
TRM5150
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Posted: Sunday, September 07, 2014 - 11:31 AM UTC
That is a cool shot there! Funny seeing the guys on bikes riding into the "stuff" and the motorcycle and side car heading away!!

Good reference Bill!!

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Posted: Sunday, September 07, 2014 - 02:27 PM UTC
Todd,
Great review!

David,
Cool photo!

ómike
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Posted: Sunday, September 07, 2014 - 02:38 PM UTC
Thanks Mike!
Motives
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Posted: Sunday, September 07, 2014 - 04:58 PM UTC
Thanks for the review!
I actually have a couple of these ordered. Was sure there would be two bikes per set so you saved me the disappointment
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Posted: Sunday, September 07, 2014 - 10:21 PM UTC
You're welcome Johan! Quick note...the spoke rims might be a bit of a snug fit...give the PE a good sanding on the outside edge all the way around. I found it best to put the rim between my thumb and forefinger to prevent bending. You can sand the inside of the rim to help things out as well/
Biggles2
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Posted: Monday, September 08, 2014 - 01:48 AM UTC

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Theirs a picture on the net with a whole squad of troops on these bikes, 2 Panzerfausts per bike, tank hunters lol


The "Tour de France" it's not! (But it is one way to win!)
Biggles2
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Posted: Monday, September 08, 2014 - 01:56 AM UTC
Too bad there is no driver, or figure at all, included. But MiniArt does have a Hitler Youth brat included in their German civilian set - aufwiedersehen kleines Fritzi!