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#1 Luc Janssens

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 09:29 AM

As former Opel employee, I just have to post this...

 

Review:

 

http://www.wettringe...&threadID=49324

 

and Photo:

 

 

1-24-Opel-Admiral-Carbriolet-ICM-24021-I



#2 Chillyb1

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 10:37 AM

That looks like an excellent kit of a very rare (in the USA) subject. All the parts appear to be molded accurately and with great detail. And those tires are spectacular. 



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Posted 27 October 2013 - 11:05 AM

very interesting and well thought out. impressed especially by the placement of the fragile parts inside heavy sprue shields. lots of detail as well; looks like a real builder's kit.



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Posted 27 October 2013 - 11:35 AM

Also available in a German staff car version.

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 12:44 PM

Neat looking car..I wonder if it shared any parts w/ US GM cars of the era. 



#6 Brett Barrow

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 01:22 PM

I just hope they get around to scaling up their 1937 Packard Twelve (Stalin had one with armored doors and bulletproof windows, thus its relevance to WWII armor modeling).  But it's one of the newer 35th kits, so it'll probably be a while before it makes it to 24th. They seem to be following a similar schedule as they did for the original 35th scale kits. 



#7 Harry P.

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 01:47 PM

Wow! That looks like a terrific kit. I had no idea it even existed.

 

Hmmm...  ;)



#8 ChrisBcritter

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 02:04 PM

I'm surprised to see how they molded the rear springs to the frame; probably makes locating the rear axle easier.

Now let's see: lowered, deep maroon paint job, white Carson top, skirts, Caddy sombreros, DeSoto bumpers... :)



#9 midnightprowler

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 10:51 PM

Way cool!  Will it be available here?  Pricing?



#10 niteowl7710

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 12:54 AM

Way cool!  Will it be available here?  Pricing?

 

Their previous 1/24 offering of the Typ G4 was available here through a few channels, the cheapest was eBay.  Look to spend $40-55 depending...



#11 Agent G

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 09:58 AM

I can see that in Dunkelgrau, with staff pennants on the front fenders .........................

 

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 11:32 AM

Does it come with sponsor and contingency decals?



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 12:56 AM

Gasser...



#14 Jantrix

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 12:59 AM

Gasser...

 

What he said.



#15 Erik Smith

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 02:47 AM

That is really cool.  I am impressed ICM is trying out the 1/24 market.  It looks like a complicated kit - that's not bad - but, man, all those seperate body parts…and the thin chrome strip/hood hinge…I could see myself snapping that in half just getting it off the sprue!  

 

What?  No up top?

 

All the door handles - inside and out - are separate.  That's a great touch.  

Two part steering wheel is cool and looks delicate and in scale.

Cool straight six with, it looks like, a lot of tiny separate parts.

 

If I see one, I'll probably be forced to buy one...



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 05:31 AM

Here's a thread on ICM kits from February.

http://www.modelcars...976#entry881052

Though it's not available in 1/24, you can often find a 1/16 Packard 12 sedan on eBay. I've seen some beautiful builds of it.

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 07:21 AM

This one has been on my 'Wanted List' since it was announced at the German Toy fair, 



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 07:28 AM

Seriously, a Chrysler/DeSoto Airflow conversion wouldn't be tough . . .



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 07:31 AM

What?  No up top?

 

 

 

There doing a version with the hood up

 

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Edited by GeeBee, 29 October 2013 - 07:32 AM.


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Posted 29 October 2013 - 01:44 PM

Along with the up-top version of the Typ G4, they've clearly attended the Revell School of Convertible Production. ;)