ICM 1/24 Admiral Cabriolet with Raised Top Kit First Look
|Date of Review||December 2013||Manufacturer||ICM|
|Subject||Admiral Cabriolet with Raised Top||Scale||1/24|
|Kit Number||24022||Primary Media||Styrene|
|Pros||Full engine, detailed chassis, new top||Cons||White wall tires not included|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||$59.95|
Opel introduced the Admiral luxury car series to compete with Mercedes, Maybach and Horch. First introduced in 1937, the Admiral had great performance at less cost than its competitors. The new Opel was doing very well with over 6000 produced between 1937 and the outbreak of World War II in 1939. Many of these vehicles were requisitioned for war duties and Opel's production lines were refocused on military vehicles like the Blitz truck.
Last month, ICM released the Admiral Cabriolet kit which is Opel's four-door convertible. As with the previous releases in this series, that kit is highly detailed but only posed the convertible top stowed. Here is that very same kit with your choice of convertible top up or down.
Some of the key features of the kit are:
- Full and highly detailed engine
- Detailed chassis
- Detailed power train
- Full interior detailing
- Instrument gauges supplied as decals
- Hood can be positioned open or closed
- Convertible top can be posed up or down
The kit provides license plates for four examples - one pre-war civilian, one government vehicle, one Wehrmacht staff car, and one Luftwaffe staff car..
This is another nice release from ICM that follows the Mercedes W34 Type G4 (look here) and adds another soft-skinned military vehicle in the scale of the hard-core auto modeler. Built per the instructions, this will look very impressive on the shelf or contest table.
My sincere thanks to Squadron Mail Order for this review sample!