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Diamond T 972 Dump Truck
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Posted: Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 11:10 PM UTC
We unbox this new kit from IBG Models of Poland, the T972 is a WWII era dump truck used by the US, Britain, Canada, and Poland.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
FirstMass
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Posted: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 03:50 AM UTC
There are too many parts to this kit. The cab alone (excluding the hood, grill, etc) is five pieces. I've wanted someone to make this kit for years but after looking at it in my local hobby shop the other day I chose to pass on it. It's too bad.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 05:11 PM UTC
@Brian: Can you clarify? When you say "too many parts" do you mean too many fiddly parts for a 1/72 kit? Or due to the IBG design, is it too complex to get an eventual accurate cab?

SOme builders may welcome a more expansive parts breakdown if it means in the end, a more accurate model.
jon_a_its
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Posted: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 09:07 PM UTC
Reminds me of the Old Matchbox (then Revell) M19 Diamond-T, more sprue & gate than kit, & I managed to build that!

Mind you I had steadier hands & working eyes then.

Need this in 1/35th please, but please IBG, lighten up the CAD instructions, they are too dark! , (I got 2 of the IBG Bedford's)
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Posted: Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 01:13 AM UTC
Nice unbox review, Jim.

Also very nice to see an unbox of a Braille kit!!! These IBG kits are a bit overengineered, IMHO. Then again, for those that crave parts intensive kits, it just the ticket.

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Monday, December 22, 2014 - 02:15 AM UTC
Well Jon it looks like you are going to get your wish for a Diamond T Dump in 1/35th.

The Military Dump Truck is supposed to be on Mirror Models list of future variants for the Diamond T.
Paulinsibculo
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Posted: Monday, December 22, 2014 - 03:30 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Reminds me of the Old Matchbox (then Revell) M19 Diamond-T, more sprue & gate than kit, & I managed to build that!

Mind you I had steadier hands & working eyes then.

Need this in 1/35th please, but please IBG, lighten up the CAD instructions, they are too dark! , (I got 2 of the IBG Bedford's)



Seems to be a standard issue with the IBG instructions.
i have sent an email to their customer service and got a well readable pdf version from them (thanks Mr. Jarek Leoniec!), but still their paint instructions for the finished models seems to have a too dark setting in general

But.....
IBG supplies nice and affordable trucks!
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Posted: Thursday, February 05, 2015 - 03:44 AM UTC
The Mirror Models introduction of the Diamond T dump truck in 1/35th might make it as soon as March 2015. Keep your fingers crossed!

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Posted: Thursday, February 05, 2015 - 08:13 PM UTC
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Posted: Saturday, February 07, 2015 - 08:46 PM UTC

Cropped photo by SD Photography - Sean Defen