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ICM's 1917 Ford Model T Ambulance
« on: February 04, 2017, 01:22:56 AM »
I have been in a modeling slump for the past couple of years and I have not been able to shake it. Even building sci-fi, car models, ship models,...nothing seemed to work. At least not until I started building Italeri's F7F-3 Tigercat into an USAF A-2F Tigercat used in Viet Nam; but that is another story. I "discovered" ICM's neat Ambulance kit and it just seemed to click. I started building this out of box, with nothing extra done and it literally started falling together. This is an incredible kit right out of the box. I am building this as the AEF SSU 524 Ambulance in France, 1918. I bought another one to do as the French version and put some work into it. I feel my mojo coming back.

Here is the requisite box art:




I will post more later. Thank you so much for looking.

Thanx,
Carl

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Re: ICM's 1917 Ford Model T Ambulance
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2017, 01:24:58 AM »
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Re: ICM's 1917 Ford Model T Ambulance
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2017, 01:29:08 AM »
There is a nice little engine that could use some sparkplug wires if you are going to leave the hood (bonnet) open. The unpainted part is the steering gearbox.



The stretchers are very nice. I just wish they had one that was folded.




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Re: ICM's 1917 Ford Model T Ambulance
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2017, 01:34:30 AM »
Great start, have one in the stash.  Looking forward to your progress for inspiration.   :D

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Re: ICM's 1917 Ford Model T Ambulance
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2017, 03:34:12 AM »
Really an awesome Kit. Could this be of any interest:
"Deux armées aux prises, c'est une grande armée qui se suicide."
Barbusse.
"Ein Berg in Deutschland kann doch einen Berg in Frankreich nicht beleidigen. Oder ein Fluß oder ein Wald oder ein Weizenfeld."
Remarque.

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Re: ICM's 1917 Ford Model T Ambulance
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2017, 04:21:21 AM »
Really an awesome Kit. Could this be of any interest:


I'm considering getting a set for my next one.

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Re: ICM's 1917 Ford Model T Ambulance
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2017, 06:14:03 AM »
Here are some more bits. The wheels are completed and painted in light grey because apparently rubber wasn't rubber back then. ICM even included the valve stems.



The cab is completed. I had to touch up the pedals.




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Re: ICM's 1917 Ford Model T Ambulance
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2017, 06:17:53 AM »
Here is the canvas roof. It has a lot of sink marks that I didn't fix since you cannot see them anyway when it is on.



The siren is really neat; but the horn is solid so I hollowed it out as much as I could.


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Re: ICM's 1917 Ford Model T Ambulance
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2017, 06:23:03 AM »
Everything together.



The bonnet installed and the roof on just to see how it looks.



You really cannot see anything inside with the roof on the stretcher in place. That is why I want to build another one.


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Re: ICM's 1917 Ford Model T Ambulance
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2017, 06:29:08 AM »
Looks very nice!
"Deux armées aux prises, c'est une grande armée qui se suicide."
Barbusse.
"Ein Berg in Deutschland kann doch einen Berg in Frankreich nicht beleidigen. Oder ein Fluß oder ein Wald oder ein Weizenfeld."
Remarque.

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Re: ICM's 1917 Ford Model T Ambulance
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2017, 06:43:37 AM »
This is coming together really well, I also have one in my stash so I will be following your built intently.

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Re: ICM's 1917 Ford Model T Ambulance
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2017, 09:49:13 AM »
This is coming together really well, I also have one in my stash so I will be following your built intently.

Des.

Thank you Des.

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Re: ICM's 1917 Ford Model T Ambulance
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2017, 11:37:32 AM »
Looking good Carl!

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Re: ICM's 1917 Ford Model T Ambulance
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2017, 12:32:35 PM »
I remember my Grandfather telling a story of how he crashed one of the first US Ambulances he drove...he was a driver in East Africa and apparently wasn't used to left hand drive, and forgot that the spare wheel was on the right...he took a corner into the hospital too tight and the spare wheel hit the wall, knocking it down!
 I'll definitely be following this!

Ian

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Re: ICM's 1917 Ford Model T Ambulance
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2017, 12:38:59 PM »
Looks very nice!

Thank you so much.