Friday, September 15, 2017 - 04:45 AM UTC
Coming soon from Tamiya is a re-box of the ICM WWII-era French armored car.
From Tamiya USA:

This assembly kit recreates the AMD35, a 4-wheeled armored car deployed first as a reconnaissance vehicle by French cavalry units, and then by conquering German troops after the Fall of France in 1940. It was a mobile vehicle, able to transport its 4-member crew at speeds of up to 72km/h thanks to the 105hp engine. Around 360 were produced by 1940.

The armored car itself is an ICM classic kit with the addition of Tamiya accessories, figure, instructions, package, and more!
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I would, I have and in doing so saved my love of the hobby. Besides it's easier to run around the room making airplane noises with an old Matchbox kit than one of the new fangled multi-media kits. Can't spin a resin propeller.
SEP 15, 2017 - 02:33 PM
If you're wondering, the accessories and figure come from Tamiya's UE carrier.
SEP 15, 2017 - 03:12 PM
No clean up with Tamiya kits so I'm happy with it....
SEP 15, 2017 - 05:25 PM
Well, since it's not technically a TAMIYA kit, any lack of clean-up necessity will be thanks mainly to ICM. On the other hand, if Tamiya reboxed a Lindbergh kit (however unlikely!), it won't make it any less of a dog!
SEP 15, 2017 - 08:44 PM
French supplies must some from Renault UE kit, what about the figure?
SEP 16, 2017 - 02:30 AM
SEP 16, 2017 - 02:35 AM
Well, it does look simple to build, which would be a nice change of pace after a steady diet of mega-kits. And its a Tamiya (sort of) so it should go together flawlessly (probably). Not fond of Tamiya sucking out and using other companies moulds (ie: Italeri Opels, etc)
SEP 16, 2017 - 06:46 AM
The ICM model is a delight - complete interior, very good fit, (also reboxed by Revell ), interesting to see how the Tamiya boxing is priced!
SEP 16, 2017 - 02:15 PM
Judging from Tamiya's past, when they rebox a kit (Italeri, ICM, etc) and add a sprue of their own accessories (fuel drums, boxes, etc) there is a significant price increase - more than justifies the addition of extras. Usually cheaper to by the kit from it's original manufacturer, then the Tamiya accessories.
SEP 16, 2017 - 08:04 PM

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