ICM 1/35 ZiL-131 KShM with Drivers (35524)

Today we are going to talk about ICM 1/35 ZiL-131 KShM with Drivers (35524). I guess name says it all - in one box you will get truck together with figures. Such combo might be handy for a diorama project, especially if you consider the fact that truck comes in standard 1/35 scale. There are 230+13 parts which should assemble into model with 212mm length. Packaging is typical - plastic frames come in bags. Let's open them and take a closer look.
By the way, here you can read review with another ZiL kit.
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Truck parts come in the separate plastic bag. All frames are molded in tan plastic and on the photo above you can see some of the front cab panels.

Rear compartment should be glued out of several panels. These are large parts, but there are guiding elements inside.

Moreover, rear doors are molded separately, so you might open them in your build.

Overall molding quality looks great. Even the tiniest parts are carefully shaped and should be easy to work with.

Of course, you can also get aftermarket PE in order to add some fine features to your truck. Nevertheless, even out-of-the-box build should look great.

Wheel rims should be glued out of several parts. You can paint them separately and then insert into tires.

Last sprue is dedicated to large frame bars and fuel tank halves. Here you can also see engine parts, and powerplant can be exposed with help of separately molded bonnet.

Figure parts come on the last frame which is molded in grey color. These are typical figures which should be easy to assemble. Of course, all poses are predefined.

Clear frames are packed into the separate plastic bag. Molding quality looks great, but there are no masks included.

As I mentioned before, we get plastic wheel rims and vinyl tires. It might be a good idea to replace these with resin parts if you are ready to spend extra.

Decals sheet is not big, but you will find all necessary symbols here. Printing quality looks good, so it is just a matter of careful application. You can check assembly manuals in the video-review.

Today's kit comes as a great opportunity for modelers who would like to get several things in one box. In my opinion this is a good choice not only for diorama builders, but even for a solo-project. Moreover, you can get some additional items in order to improve external appearance. Markings also look good, so it is just a matter of careful assembly.
You can get this and other kits on Modelimex webshop.


  • Nice molding quality
  • Clever parts division
  • Figures included
  • Good decals


  • No masks for clear parts

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