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1:35 scale pre-war civilian vehicles
southpier
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Rhode Island, United States
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Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2018 - 10:03 PM GMT+7
are there any 1928 to 1935/ 40 civilian cars available in 1:35 scale? I know there's a truck or two and some post war fiat, vw, jeeps.

but i'm thinking of Austin or other similar with "wings' fenders rather than the closed cars of the late '40s & early '50s. styrene preferred, but resin is fine. thanks
SpeedyJ
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Bangkok, Thailand / ไทย
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Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2018 - 11:22 PM GMT+7
Hello. ICM has a load of them. Little work to get them civilised. Tamiya also has Citroen Traction in 1/35. Google it.

Robert Jan
Hwa-Rang
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2018 - 11:29 PM GMT+7
I would take a look at ICM and Miniarts catalogue.

ICM releases a 1914 Taxi de la Marne(Renault)later, this year, but perhaps that is to old.
SpeedyJ
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Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2018 - 11:39 PM GMT+7
Reveal does a WWII Kdf. Volk Wagen. Like I said and Jesper follows ICM. Very good and super detailed. Might be a price issue, some are not cheap. Their Opel Kadet looks awesome. There is also a Fiat Topolino. Very popular kit, don't know the manufacturer, but looks the part.

Robert Jan
southpier
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Rhode Island, United States
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Posted: Friday, February 09, 2018 - 01:30 AM GMT+7
thanks. seems to be plenty before and after, but nothing right where I need it.
Szmann
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Netherlands Antilles
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Posted: Friday, February 09, 2018 - 03:50 AM GMT+7
Romanian producer Wespe Models has lots of resins as well. But be ready to scratch-build almost everything.
I have their BMW 305 but... hell! I need everything other than the body.

Gabriel
southpier
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Rhode Island, United States
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Posted: Friday, February 09, 2018 - 05:56 AM GMT+7
this is pretty wild: https://www.wespemodels.com/civilian_models/civilian_models_scale_1_32_35/civ_scale_1_32_35_lanz/lanz_bulldog_civ_35018

but hardly dignified for my Monsieur Hulot character!

I like the BMW. is it a good casting? when I enlarged the picture of the box it was distorted and rough (picture, that is).


thanks for the reminder of that company's presence.
AussieReg
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Friday, February 09, 2018 - 03:19 PM GMT+7
Do a Google search on "1/35 German Staff Car" or "1/35 American Staff Car" and you get quite a few results. A lot of these would have started life as civilian vehicles.

Hope this helps.

Cheers, D
southpier
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Rhode Island, United States
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Posted: Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 10:24 PM GMT+7
I tried the search suggested and this is one of the results: www.missing-lynx.com/reviews/usa/plusmodel300reviewlp_1.html

in the description it alludes to being a Plymouth. I think it looks like a Heinz 57. very detailed, but a hodge-podge at best.