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ICM: Sd.Kfz.251/1 Ausf A
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Posted: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 07:47 PM UTC

Darren Baker takes a look at and builds the Sd.Kfz.251/1 Ausf A WW2 German APC in 1/35th scale from ICM.

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Posted: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 09:16 PM UTC
Thanks for the review.
The tools and small stuff rarely cause any problems, bad alignment of the armour/body parts is another matter so
as long as that is covered I consider a review complete
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 04:13 AM UTC
As to whether this was the first 251 A: I have long wondered what happened to the kit that Dragon announced over a decade ago as DR6227 and never released...
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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 02:29 PM UTC
Another problem with the ICM SdKfz 251 series is that most Ausf As did not have the driver and assistant driver's viewports at the same level as the ones to the rear - they were lower. This is shown in all the box-top illustrations. This is not too hard to fix, but it would have been better to have molded them in the lower position, to be raised in the few instances when all level ports were needed.
Each kit has its own irritations: The /6 has markings for Guderian's vehicle but lacks the Omega machine and correct aerial wire conduits and tires, and the /10 has a lesser used gun mount and shield. Nevertheless, these are nice kits and welcomed, as we now have all basic hull variants available.