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ICM: Standard B Liberty
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Posted: Monday, November 12, 2018 - 05:52 AM UTC


ICM has released a World War 1 Standard B Liberty truck, and here Kevin Brant has a look in the box and builds the kit.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
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Posted: Monday, November 12, 2018 - 06:25 AM UTC
A related post with additional information on the Liberty Truck from ICM can be found at:

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=50451

(With lots of cool Frenchy supplied original reference photos.)
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Posted: Monday, November 12, 2018 - 06:28 AM UTC
Totally agree with Kevin's review! Outstanding kit, great fit and detail.

One note: Distributor and magneto are strangely missing from the engine.

I tip my hat to the amazing job Kevin Brant has done on the canvas tie downs of the loadbox but especially to those delicate tie down leather belts he added to the canvas cloth cab top. (What I might otherwise call the bonnet if not to possibly cause confusion amongst our British friends.)
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Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 05:02 PM UTC
A series 1 (having electric lights) Liberty B Standard Truck - Series 2 vehicles (which came later) returned again to oil and carbide gas lamps as the troops were far more familiar with the operation of these.

In this photo the engine starting crank has come loose from its retainer. When not in use for starting, the crank should be stowed up against the chassis, not hanging loose as seen here.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 05:45 PM UTC
Kevin, would you mind speaking briefly on how you made the retainer footman's loops and hold down belts on the cab's cloth top?

Very jealous of your work there!
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Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 01:10 AM UTC

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Kevin, would you mind speaking briefly on how you made the retainer footman's loops and hold down belts on the cab's cloth top?

Very jealous of your work there!



To start with, I scraped off the molded on ties downs, and replaced them with PE tie downs from my spares bin. I also added a tie down to the front bar on the cover. I then used 1 mm masking tape, threading it through the new ties downs. I then used a small piece of wire for the buckle.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 03:57 AM UTC
Thank you sir.

The footman's loops I figured were spares box inductees but the tape for the belts - now that's the secret!

Much appreciated!