Building the ICM Henschel 33D1 1/35 scale

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From some time to now ICM is producing very interesting models from the Wehrmacht that were not available in plastic before; the Stoewer Kfz. 1 and 2, the Ford 3000s, the Mercedes G7 and the Henschel 33D1, a very typical truck from the WWII period.


When the program for motorising the Reichswehr begun in 1926, the demand of three-axle cross-country lorries with 3 tons capacity was one of the main priorities. Three companies were involved in the development: Büssing, Henschel and Krupp. The first Henschel model,  the Henschel type 33 B1,  was delivered in 1928. From the first civilian model up to the last 33D1 version the truck passed from single tyres to double ones, stronger engine, more distance between axles and a cardan communicating the two rear axles. In 1937 a diesel engine model, the 33G1 was put into production besides the 33D1 model, both models were produced until 1942.


This model is not a beginner job, it is composed by many little and delicate pieces that you will have to handle carefully, as it includes the engine there is a choice to leave the cover panels lifted so you can see it. In my case I left it closed as I did not have intention to upgrade the engine.

All along the building process you will find very fragile pieces that are better left unglued from the main body so as to manipulate them with lees peril. That can be the case of the steps holders, the front bumper, the doors mirrors, lamps, etc. and, of course, the transparent parts.

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