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BTR-60PB
Armoured Personnel Carrier

 


 

ICM, 1/72 scale
 

S u m m a r y
Catalogue Number and  Description ICM 72911 BTR-60PB.
Contents and Media: 118 parts moulded in white plastic on three sprues and black on one sprue, decals for two vehicles and two double sided A4 instructions with parts plan, build diagrams and paint/decal drawings but no history.
Scale: 1/72
Price: Unknown at this stage.
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: High parts count, incredible detail and very fine moulding.
Disadvantages: Some fine parts broken in transit
Recommendation: Recommended


Reviewed by Glen Porter

 

FirstLook

 

In common with the ICM Type XXIII U-boat that I reviewed recently, ICM's 1/72 scale BTR-60PB has some of the finest (smallest) moulding I have ever seen. For instance, even the steering wheel is made to scale.

 



With a parts count of 118 for this 1/72 eight wheeled APC, this is a highly detailed kit. Even all the grab handles and steps are moulded separately in plastic. Although this is a fully enclosed APC with a turret, all the hatches can be modelled open and there is a fair amount of interior detail to be seen.

 



Tyres, moulded in black, are separate from the wheels making them much easier to paint.

A full set of tools is supplied plus all other outside fittings such as mirrors, towing hooks and lights. Towrope ends are on the sprue but you will have to the rope itself.

Unfortunately some of the small parts appear to have been broken in transit.

Markings are supplied for Russian, Finnish and East German subjects.

 



 

Conclusion

 

In summary, ICM's 1/72 scale BTR-60PB is a very impressive kit.

Looking at ICMís 2005 catalogue, I see they will be releasing the German Sd.Kfz222 armoured car and three similar vehicles. If those models are up to this standard of detail, I canít wait to get some of them too!

Recommended.

Thanks to ICM for the review sample


Images and Text Copyright © 2005 by Glen Porter
This Page Created on 10 March, 2005
Last updated 14 March, 2005

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