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ICM: T-34-85
CMOT
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 01:11 AM UTC


Darren Baker takes a look at the new T-34-85 from ICM in 1/35th scale.

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Thanks!
GTDeath13
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Posted: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 11:19 AM UTC
This would have been a much more promising kit if the tracks were supplied in plastic.

If the price is right, allowing for the purchase of aftermarket tracks, it could prove interesting.

MiniArt has wonderful T-34 tracks at a low cost.
CMOT
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 02:23 PM UTC
Nikos: it is exactly those tracks I have ordered for this model.
Bravo1102
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Posted: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 06:12 PM UTC
The cupola hatches are molded closed?
GTDeath13
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Posted: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 07:05 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Nikos: it is exactly those tracks I have ordered for this model.



You might want to compare the MiniArt link size with the ICM ones, because you might need to adjust the idler position differently. T-34 tracks are a PITA to get the right length and track sag.
Szmann
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Netherlands Antilles
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Posted: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 08:08 PM UTC
Darren, nice to see this one in ICM stable. It seems to me that the history repeats itself: there is an invasion of soviet tanks all across the modeling map! Which is delightful (this time)!

Thanks for the review!
Gabriel

And yes: MiniArt tracks are great for the price!
CMOT
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 01:34 AM UTC

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The cupola hatches are molded closed?



the split hatch is but a sharp blade will alter that.