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Tourenwagen

ICM 1/35 Typ 770K (W150) Tourenwagen Kit First Look

By Dave Manter

Date of Review December 2012 Manufacturer ICM
Subject Typ 770K (W150) Tourenwagen Scale 1/35
Kit Number 35533 Primary Media Styrene
Pros Great details, full engine Cons Will have to source out swastika decals for front flags
Skill Level Advanced MSRP (USD) $51.95

First Look

Tourenwagen Kit
Tourenwagen Kit
Tourenwagen Kit
Tourenwagen Kit

The passenger car Typ 770K was designed by Daimler-Benz in 1938. It became the top of the company's pre-war model range. This car had an 8 cylinder engine of 155 hp and 6 passenger seats. They only produced 88 cars by 1943 and 46 of them were the Tourenwagen type with open bodies. Some of the cars had armored bodies. They were used mainly by the highest state and military authorities of Germany.

ICM's kit of the Daimler Benz 770K consists of 240 parts of very well molded tan colored plastic. Also included are 26 clear parts for the windows and lights. Mold lines and knockout pins are minimal. There is no flash present. Decals are well printed and provide markings for 4 vehicles, 2 in gloss black, 1 in RLM 75 and one in dark grey. Some key features of the kit are:

  • Full and very detailed engine
  • Highly detailed chassis
  • Tires made from styrene
  • Hood can be built opened or closed
  • Very detailed interior

Another in the growing line of soft skin vehicles coming from ICM. These are all highly detailed models and are great to build. This one will allow you to paint some gloss colors for a change!

My sincere thanks to Squadron Mail Order for this review sample!

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