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ICM: War Office Truck 6
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 04:30 PM UTC


A sure treat for British softskin fans is this WWII-era truck to be released by ICM Holding as an injection-molded kit.

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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 05:59 PM UTC
That is really good news!
I can't get enough of these ugly British trucks
/ Robin


Edit after reading comments below:
So I have the choice of building it with closed canvas to hide the absence of machinery equipment or stick it in the stash until some aftermarket company produce a complete set of machinery equipment.
Hmmmm, tough choices ....
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 07:41 PM UTC
The only fly in the ointment is that this is a machinery body and not a GS body. To be correct, it needs lathes, lockers, pillar drills etc etc within the body. The GS body which is what a cargo truck would carry is completely different. ICM have been told of the issue but have obviously chosen to ignore it. Great shame

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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 08:20 PM UTC

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The only fly in the ointment is that this is a machinery body and not a GS body. To be correct, it needs lathes, lockers, pillar drills etc etc within the body. The GS body which is what a cargo truck would carry is completely different. ICM have been told of the issue but have obviously chosen to ignore it. Great shame

Sk



Maybe that is why the box art refers to this as 'the very first attempt by ICM...'
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 10:15 PM UTC






Was there more than one layout/contents of the machinery equipment (for mechanic, electric, et.c. maintenance)??
/ Robin
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 10:59 PM UTC
After Robin's last post there is enough material for a scratchbuild

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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 11:12 PM UTC

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After Robin's last post there is enough material for a scratchbuild




Hmmm....
I think I have a different opinion about that
I would start with the canvas cover, letting it enclose everything and then only I would ever know that there is nothing inside ....

/ Robin
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Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 01:38 AM UTC
That is excellent news, when I first saw this release news I immediately started gathering info from Maple Leaf Up website on the machinery lorry, now ICM have done the body for me. I would far rather scratch build a GS body rather than a machinery one.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 10:56 PM UTC

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That is excellent news, when I first saw this release news I immediately started gathering info from Maple Leaf Up website on the machinery lorry, now ICM have done the body for me. I would far rather scratch build a GS body rather than a machinery one.



Hmm... Wander if the IBG Bedford QL GS body would fit?
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Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 03:11 AM UTC
Truely I see no obstacle to finishing out this shop truck!

I know I have said the same elsewhere on this site but tools really don't have an exact "scale". A large 1/48 tool in O scale is a somewhat smaller tool in 1/35th.

(All items currently available on eBay)

Plus Models 1/35th scale lathe:


Diopark 1/35th shop tools:


Verlinden 1/35th drill press:


Wiseman Models 1/48th large stand grinder, screw jack and tie downs:
(Other bench mount grinders also available.)


Wiseman Models 1/48th Bench Vise:


Wiseman Models 1/48th Anvil:


And what could be the crowning touch to this project:

Wiseman Models 1/48th Fordson "Power Unit" to be modified by you into an electrical generator.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 03:49 AM UTC
Or even this amazing set from Resicast:
1/35 UK Machinery & Tools - (Lathe, Generator, Grinder, Drill Press & Work Bench)



Check out that generator!

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Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 04:38 AM UTC

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That is really good news!
I can't get enough of these ugly British trucks
/ Robin



I agree with Robin regarding ugly British trucks - can't get enough!
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Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 09:21 AM UTC

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After Robin's last post there is enough material for a scratchbuild




Why am I not surprised?

I have to admit, if there are some detailed pics of the interior, this would be an interesting project indeed.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 01:29 PM UTC
Here's definitely something that we can use! I was cobbling together a German Ford with the same machine shop in the back and find such vehicles a great change of pace from all the tanks we otherwise build.
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Posted: Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 08:56 AM UTC
ICM, great to see more Brit soft skins! Please make a Morris Commercial trucks well made and affordable as your other models!
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Posted: Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 09:45 AM UTC
Morris Commercial Type D for example!