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ICM: Model T 1917 LCP
SgtRam
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Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 11:56 PM UTC


ICM has released a Model T Australian LCP and here Kevin Brant reviews and build this vintage car.

Read the Review

If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
goofmuilwijk
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Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 12:29 AM UTC
Thanks Kevin! Looks great. Been looking at one myself
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Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 12:32 AM UTC
Great review; thank you
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Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 01:44 AM UTC
Looking good, Kevin. I'm glad to see ICM changed the way they mold the steering wheel. Thanks for the review,
Gabriel
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Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 03:08 AM UTC
Many thanks for the review and this nice build... too many kits on the shelve already but this T is really bringing fresh air.
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Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 06:32 AM UTC
Very nicely done Kevin.

As per the thread when this kit was announced, there are some matters to note here:
1) The rear fenders were not present on all the Australian Vehicles,


2)particularly the one depicted and the coat of arms on the radiator is oversized and missing the palm fronds on top.


There are still one or two others that can be built though


SgtRam
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Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 06:53 AM UTC
Peter

Thanks, those are some good pictures, and information. Just a quick question, how close was I to the actual color if you happen to know.

Kevin
petbat
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Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 07:49 AM UTC
Sorry. Kevin, but I couldn't say about the colour, from what I have read, they were painted from stores not acquired through regular channels. I do like the colour you used though. A liberal coat of sand and dust changed the base colour anyway.

This site also has references to a restored vehicle obviously not original paint, but maybe the colour is close - who knows?
http://www.desert-vehicles.org/index.php?article_id=224

PS, note here in one part they say there were palm fronds tucked behind the coat of arms and later the same page references emu (the ostrich like bird in the Aussie coat of arms)feathers. Two different opinions on the same thing...
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Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017 - 06:47 AM UTC
The rear fenders were not present on all the Australian Vehicles... Khm...
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Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017 - 11:37 PM UTC
Nice job on the build and review Kevin!
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 02:39 PM UTC

Quoted Text

The rear fenders were not present on all the Australian Vehicles... Khm...



Sorry Nic, but the last of the photos above, from the Australian War Mememorial's own archives, show some did. Whilst the gun is located in the rear, they are still Aussie Model T's with LC registrations....
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Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 03:12 PM UTC

Quoted Text


Quoted Text

The rear fenders were not present on all the Australian Vehicles... Khm...



Sorry Nic, but the last of the photos above, from the Australian War Mememorial's own archives, show some did. Whilst the gun is located in the rear, they are still Aussie Model T's with LC registrations....



There is a slight but significant difference between
" not present on all" and "all were without".
The first means that if all of the units/vehicles are collected and examined there will be a least one were the fenders are not present. The second statement is a definite statement that all of them, every single one, were without fenders. In short "not present on all" = "some were without but the majority had them".
/ Robin
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Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 10:17 PM UTC
What a great change of pace from the modeling norm. Like what I see on the sprue.
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Posted: Monday, December 11, 2017 - 07:15 AM UTC
The last image is patrol cars attached to the RAF Aramament School in Cairo and not the Australian Light Car Patrol. So petbats suggestion that all rear fenders were removed may be correct. However things from that time were not as well documented as there are now, so with or without can be correct. All the images I have found of LCP cars are without.