ICM 1/35 Moskvitch-401-420 Saloon Kit First Look
By Dave Manter
|Date of Review||September 2013||Manufacturer||ICM|
|Kit Number||35479||Primary Media||Styrene|
|Skill Level||Experienced||MSRP (USD)||$34.99|
The Moscow Plant of Small Cars (ZMA) started producing the Moskvitch 400 passenger car in December of 1946. It was an exact copy of the pre-war 4 door Opel Kadett K38 variant. In 1954 it was replaced by the improved model Moskvitch 401 that featured an engine with more power.
Moskvitch cars were produced in different types. Moskvitch-401-420 cars with 4 door closed saloon bodies were the most numerous. There were 216006 saloons produced from 1946 till 1956.
The ICM kit consists of 124 styrene parts molded in tan, 10 styrene parts molded in clear and 5 rubber tires. All of the parts are very well molded and feature great details. There is no flash present and the seam lines are very fine and will be easy to cleanup. Decals are provided for four vehicles in grey, brown, light brown and blue. The instructions are well written and will be easy to follow.
Some key features of the kit are:
- Full engine
- Detailed suspension
- Full interior
- Gauges supplied as decals
- Main doors can be built open or closed (with some minor cutting)
- Hood can be built open or closed
Another great soft skin from ICM!
My sincere thanks to Squadron Mail Order for this review sample!