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Offline Bughunter

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Benz Motorwagen 1886, ICM 1/24
« on: March 25, 2020, 03:54:05 AM »
Dear fellow gluers!

I was some time off board. After the last exhibition in Fürstenfeldbruck end of Feb/ 1st of March I was ill for a week, and then I need some time to come up and recover. To recover me and my mojo I started a "speed build" on a kit I found on this exhibition, which is off topic.

Benz Motorwagen 1886, ICM 1/24  


This car is the brand new ICM kit "Benz Motorwagen 1886" in 1/24. After the pleasant experience with three built Ford Model-T from ICM I couldn't not resist.
Once again I tried to build out-of-the-box, but did not quite make it.

The paintwork was done with Gunze, Mr.Paint, Alclads for the metal colours and oil colours for the wood and washing.

A great kit, but it also has its pitfalls. The representation of the spoke wheels is successful for a large series model, although the original has more and more filigree spokes. Annoying was the mould displacement, at least on my copy.

I dedicate this model to my wife, for supporting me for my hobby.

Enough babbling, now the pictures!

The great print of the patent specification in A4 format is part of the kit.





















There are only a few details at the bottom, so one could still let off steam.



Another size comparison to the not exactly big Ford T Touring, also from ICM.


I hope you will like it! I guess I can continue with my normal projects soon.

Cheers,
Frank
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Offline RAGIII

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Re: Benz Motorwagen 1886, ICM 1/24
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2020, 04:23:37 AM »
That is an Awesome little Car! I love the wooden seat! Gorgeous work as always!
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Re: Benz Motorwagen 1886, ICM 1/24
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2020, 04:39:23 AM »
Outstanding Frank, great project.  Congratulations

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Re: Benz Motorwagen 1886, ICM 1/24
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2020, 04:46:30 AM »
That is an absolute work of art. Amazing, Frank - we’ll done indeed.
Cheers,
Gary

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Re: Benz Motorwagen 1886, ICM 1/24
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2020, 04:51:51 AM »
Looks like one could get in it and go for a ride.  Very nice.

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Re: Benz Motorwagen 1886, ICM 1/24
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2020, 07:41:38 AM »
   A beautiful little model Frank. The wood components are especially well done and the overall effect is stunning, nice work!
Cheers,
Lance

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Re: Benz Motorwagen 1886, ICM 1/24
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2020, 08:15:41 AM »
What a little gem Frank,beautiful.Wonderful Model T also,
Cheers,
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Re: Benz Motorwagen 1886, ICM 1/24
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2020, 08:19:21 AM »
As others have commented Frank, the wood looks real. How you can build such an excellent model in such a short time while recovering from illness is beyond my comprehension.

Brilliant modelling.

Stephen.

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Re: Benz Motorwagen 1886, ICM 1/24
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2020, 09:37:58 AM »
Now that is really cool ! Super job on such a tiny kit .  :) It really makes you want jump on up and take her a spin !




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Re: Benz Motorwagen 1886, ICM 1/24
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2020, 03:41:55 PM »
 :D Amazing.
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Re: Benz Motorwagen 1886, ICM 1/24
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2020, 05:13:41 PM »
Hello Frank,
I hope you are well.
I can’t see the photos on my iPad, so I am missing the Benz  :-\
Andreas
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Re: Benz Motorwagen 1886, ICM 1/24
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2020, 06:00:22 PM »
Hi Frank - lovely results and I have been tempted by this one. When you say nearly OOB but not quite  - given your skills just wondering whether this means minor tweaks the way modelling mortals understand it or more significant? Cheers Matt

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Re: Benz Motorwagen 1886, ICM 1/24
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2020, 10:16:48 AM »
Amazing work!!

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Re: Benz Motorwagen 1886, ICM 1/24
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2020, 11:31:59 PM »
Exquisite Frank!

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Re: Benz Motorwagen 1886, ICM 1/24
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2020, 09:08:47 AM »
Today it works. Yes, awesome. A good purchase at Fürstenfeld  :)
All the best (stay well)
Andreas
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