ICM 1/35 Soviet Maxim Machine Gun (1910) Kit First Look
By Dave Manter
|Date of Review||January 2014||Manufacturer||ICM|
|Subject||Soviet Maxim Machine Gun (1910)||Scale||1/35|
|Kit Number||35674||Primary Media||Styrene|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||$15.99|
The M1910/30 was a heavy machine gun used by the Russian Army during World War I and the Red Army during World War II. It was adopted in 1910 and was derived from Hiram Maxim's Maxim gun. It was chambered for the standard Russian 7.62×54mmR rifle cartridge. The M1910 was mounted on a wheeled mount with a gun shield and was replaced in Soviet service by the SG-43 Goryunov which retained the wheeled and shielded carriage, starting in 1943.
The ICM kit consists of 32 styrene parts molded in tan plastic. All of the parts are molded to the highest standards and feature exquisite details. There is no flash present and the seam lines are very fine and will be quick and easy to remove.
The kit gives you the option of building the gun in either the firing seated position or in the transport position. You also get one open and one closed ammo box.
This kit is different than the 1910/30 kit in the wheeled mount and the gun does not have the fluted water jacket. This kit will make a highly detailed stand-alone model or a great addition to the back of a vehicle or diorama.
My sincere thanks to Squadron Mail Order for this review sample!