Author Topic: Benz Motorwagen 1886, ICM 1/24  (Read 2167 times)

Offline AndRoby67

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Re: Benz Motorwagen 1886, ICM 1/24
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2020, 09:06:55 PM »
I may only add that it's a pleasure for the eyes to see how much is high your grade of workmanship.
It seems a "simple" kit but it's not! The wooden parts seems real.
Many compliments,
Roberto

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Re: Benz Motorwagen 1886, ICM 1/24
« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2020, 03:56:04 AM »
Wow my friends, what a overwhelming feedback! THANK YOU ALL!

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?
I replaced the middle of a grey part by a piece of streched clear sprue, with a small hole inside. Looks now more real.


The kit offers two options for the belt construction, this one has recesses in the belt wheels and plastic "belts":


The other option are normal belt wheels, but you need to scratch the belt material. I tried paper, alu and other things, but had problems due to the very thin and filigree axles (should have replaced them by metal). So they don't like even the lightest force ::)
I used finally flat rolled lead wire, with that even the crossed belt works.

A very prominent copper wire was added too.

The highlight of the kit is a 0.2mm copper PE fret with parts for the chains and wheels:


The kit provides a jig for the wheel halves, here a main wheel (the front wheel one to be done on the other side):


So only some minor things are changed.

I can’t see the photos on my iPad, so I am missing the Benz  :-\
The way Google delivers the pics, triggers a bug on the iPad browser. If you reply on my posting, then you see the links. If you copy that link into the address bar, also the iPad can display those pictures.
Or use a browser ;) : Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer are confirmed to work.

Cheers,
Frank
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So I create downscaled originals.

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Re: Benz Motorwagen 1886, ICM 1/24
« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2020, 04:22:28 PM »
Thanks Frank - I am tempted! Cheers Matt

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Re: Benz Motorwagen 1886, ICM 1/24
« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2020, 12:22:22 AM »
Frank I have just stumbled upon this, truly amazing sir.

I can learn much from your builds.

Ryan
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Offline Bughunter

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Re: Benz Motorwagen 1886, ICM 1/24
« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2020, 03:40:54 AM »
Thank you!
I have also learned a lot and got so much help on this board.

Cheers,
Frank
Wikipedia says: A model is a simplified representation of reality.
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Re: Benz Motorwagen 1886, ICM 1/24
« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2020, 05:50:57 PM »
Awesome looking build! Looks like the owner is keeping it in mint condition! 😃
/Fredrik

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Re: Benz Motorwagen 1886, ICM 1/24
« Reply #21 on: May 13, 2020, 06:42:11 AM »
Thank you Fredrik!

For the lovers of dioramas I would like to mention that a version of the kit with figures of Mrs. Benz and her sons will be released.

Source: icm.com.ua

Cheers,
Frank
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Re: Benz Motorwagen 1886, ICM 1/24
« Reply #22 on: May 13, 2020, 06:49:52 AM »
It must have been hot wearing that getup.
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Re: Benz Motorwagen 1886, ICM 1/24
« Reply #23 on: May 14, 2020, 04:41:28 AM »
That’s 1:24 scale and therefore not my scale. But this looks actually very nice! How good to see such subjects done as a plastic model kit next to all those Tiger tanks...
Andreas
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Re: Benz Motorwagen 1886, ICM 1/24
« Reply #24 on: May 15, 2020, 12:51:59 AM »
That is really great -I'm now picking up another of my stalled builds (a 1/24 Hasegawa Volkswagen T1 pickup) I'm building for a friend, cars can be fun for a change!

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Re: Benz Motorwagen 1886, ICM 1/24
« Reply #25 on: October 18, 2021, 06:58:17 PM »
I am very pleased to report that this model was awarded a gold medal at the competition during the exhibition in Ried/Austria last weekend.
It could not have gone better for me: three models - three gold medals :)
Thank you very much for this nice event!

Cheers,
Frank
Wikipedia says: A model is a simplified representation of reality.
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Re: Benz Motorwagen 1886, ICM 1/24
« Reply #26 on: October 18, 2021, 08:37:00 PM »

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It could not have gone better for me: three models - three gold medals :)

Congratulations, well done.

What where the other two models?

cheers, Graham

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Re: Benz Motorwagen 1886, ICM 1/24
« Reply #27 on: October 18, 2021, 09:02:52 PM »
Thank you Graham!

One was the Airco D.H.2 Stripdown, which I put on a mirror base. Was even more impressive with 4 wings and more rigging  8)
https://forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com/index.php?topic=8552

The second one the Bristol F.2B "Fighter the Crocodile"
https://forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com/index.php?topic=10196

Both of them are not my newest models, but I was the first time at that exhibition (I would not put a model again in the same contest). And since I could not decide, which model to select (with the highest chances) I asked some other known modelers and trust their voting. And they told me those are the most impressive ones of my collection.

Cheers,
Frank
Wikipedia says: A model is a simplified representation of reality.
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Re: Benz Motorwagen 1886, ICM 1/24
« Reply #28 on: October 19, 2021, 03:59:26 PM »
well deserved indeed!
congratulations!

ciao
edo

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Re: Benz Motorwagen 1886, ICM 1/24
« Reply #29 on: October 19, 2021, 04:03:38 PM »
You only produce masterpieces Frank, it's a joy to see this ancestor of our cars in all the splendor of its tiny mechanisms and the shininess of its wooden seat. Thank you for sharing.
Ciao
Giuseppe