ICM 1/35 L1500A (Kfz.70) German Personnel Car Kit First Look
By Dave Manter
|Date of Review||January 2013||Manufacturer||ICM|
|Subject||L1500A (Kfz.70) German Personnel Car||Scale||1/35|
|Kit Number||35525||Primary Media||Styrene|
|Pros||Nice details, full engine, full interior details||Cons||None|
|Skill Level||Advanced||MSRP (USD)||$42.95|
The Daimler-Benz company had designed the all-wheel drive L1500A chassis at the end of 1941. Most of these chassis received the open bodies for the transportation of 7 men. Total production was about 4600 vehicles. These vehicles were extremely durable and very reliable. The L1500A personnel cars were used by all German arms of service and on all fronts during the war.
The ICM kit of the German L1500A car consists of 203 plastic parts molded in tan plastic and 5 parts molded in clear plastic. Molding is up to ICM's normal high standards and flash and the knockout marks are minimal. Detail is outstanding and will look great under paint.
The kit features a full and very detailed engine and this can be shown off as the hood can be assembled open or closed. The chassis and drive train are highly detailed as well. The interior is also very detailed and the instrument gauges are supplied as a decal. The doors on the body can be built open or closed. The wheels are supplied in hard plastic and have great tread detail.
The instructions are well laid out and will be easy to follow. The decal sheet covers 4 different vehicles. They are:
- Grossdeutchland, Ukraine, Summer 1942. Vehicle in overall grey
- Grossdeutchland, Kharkov, Summer 1942. Vehicle in overall grey with tan camo
- North Africa, Summer 1942. Vehicle in overall tan
- North Africa, Summer 1942. Vehicle in overall dark yellow with green camo
This kit looks to be another winner in ICM's ever expanding line of World War II soft skin vehicles!
My sincere thanks to Squadron Mail Order for this review sample!