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ICM: Type 320 with German Staff
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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 05:11 AM UTC


Darren Baker takes a look at one of the most recent releases from ICM in the for of a Type 320 (W142) Saloon with German Staff Personnel in 1/35th scale.

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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 02:40 PM UTC
I normally don't do REMF vehicles but this might be the exception; the figures seem slightly better than old Tamiya figures but still usable. All could be used in a late-war dio based on the traffic jams too often encountered on the withdrawl/retreats that happened so regularly. A couple of harassed MPs and a gaggle of troops and its done.
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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 02:50 PM UTC

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All could be used in a late-war dio based on the traffic jams too often encountered on the withdrawl/retreats that happened so regularly. A couple of harassed MPs and a gaggle of troops and its done.



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Posted: Wednesday, January 01, 2020 - 01:30 AM UTC
Another good review Darren! I feel your pain about the lack of open doors and bonnet hood. I suppose it is possible to rectify this as a modeller, but it won't be easy.
As regards the figures, the detail is fantastic for plastic figures. The insignia that has you stumped on the general(the eagle on the pocket) is the 1939 "bar" awarded to those who already had a First World War Iron Cross, First Class. It was silver. If you look carefully, there is a similar clasp on the First World War EK2, the ribbon of which would be black/white/black, rather than the WW2 black/white/red/white/black. It's nice to see the aide has the correct "monkey swing" (aiguillette) very rarely seen on model figures, but always worn by ADCs. ICM have been doing their homework.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 01, 2020 - 03:10 AM UTC
I was extremely impressed with these figures and what they offered as regards detail. The awards generally and aged looked of the general really appealed as great work on the part of ICM and the sculptor. Thank you for the clarification Steve as it is one of the big pluses of this site.