Armoured Personnel Carrier
ICM, 1/72 scale
S u m m a r
Catalogue Number and Description
Contents and Media:
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.
count, incredible detail and very fine moulding.
parts broken in transit
Reviewed by Glen Porter
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
In summary, ICM's 1/72 scale BTR-60PB is a very
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!
ICM for the review sample
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