ICM 1/35 Packard Twelve (Model 1936) Kit First Look
By Dave Manter
|Date of Review||April 2013||Manufacturer||ICM|
|Subject||Packard Twelve (Model 1936)||Scale||1/35|
|Kit Number||35535||Primary Media||Styrene|
|Pros||Full engine, accurate chassis||Cons||None|
|Skill Level||Advanced||MSRP (USD)||$56.95|
The Packard Twelve passenger car was designed in the early 1930's. It became the top model of the Packard Company. The car was powered by a V shaped 12 cylinder engine that produced 175hp.
The series 14 cars started in production in 1936. Some of them had a 144 inch wheelbase and featured a fully enclosed 7 seat Limousine body.
Several of these machines were purchased by the Soviet Special Purpose Garage, which served the government. A special ordered armored version of the Packard Twelve car was used during the Second World War by I.V. Stalin.
The ICM kit of the Packard Twelve passenger car consists of 173 styrene parts molded in tan, 10 styrene parts molded in clear and a very nicely printed decal sheet. All of the parts are molded to perfection with minimal seam lines and no flash at all. The molding is crisp and the detail is very well executed. Some of the key features of the kit are:
- Full and highly detailed engine
- Very accurate and detailed frame
- Multi-part styrene tires
- Multi-part main body
- Full interior detailing
- Instrument gauges supplied as decals
- Hood can be built open or closed
- Doors can be built open or closed (with some cutting)
The instructions are very well done and will be easy to follow. The test fitting of the main body panels shows great fit and no problems should be encountered.
Also included in this set is the ICM kit #35613, "Stalin & Co", five full figures that also feature nice details.
Overall, another great kit from ICM! Recommended! For a look at this kit built up, click here.
My sincere thanks to Squadron Mail Order for this review sample!