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Packard Twelve (Series 1408)

ICM 1/35 Packard Twelve (Series 1408) Kit First Look

By Dave Manter

Date of Review September 2013 Manufacturer ICM
Subject Packard Twelve (Series 1408) Scale 1/35
Kit Number 35536 Primary Media Styrene
Pros Full engine, nice details Cons Main body is in two pieces requiring careful sanding
Skill Level Experienced MSRP (USD) $54.99

First Look

Packard Twelve (Series 1408)
Packard Twelve (Series 1408)
Packard Twelve (Series 1408)

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.

The ICM kit consists of 201 styrene parts molded in tan and 13 styrene parts molded in clear. All of the parts are molded very well, with crisp detail. Flash is minimal. The seam lines are very fine and cleanup will be quick and easy. The instructions are very well written and should be easy to follow. Paint colors are called out during assembly.

Some key features of the kit are:

  • Full engine
  • Highly detailed chassis
  • Multi part styrene tires
  • Detailed suspension and drive train
  • Detailed interior
  • Doors can be built open or closed (with some minor cutting)
  • Gauges supplied as decals
  • Hood can be built open or closed

This is the second release of this kit and I believe that the only difference is the decals provided.

This is another winner from ICM's ever growing line of WWII era cars!

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