ICM 1/144 Kriegfischkutter (S.012)

This time we are going to check ICM 1/144 Kriegfischkutter (S.012). The name might sound familiar to you as we reviewed such kit before. Nevertheless, previous release was in the smaller scale, and now we get a "bigger brother". Packaging is typical, so all frames come in one plastic bag. There are 139 parts which should assemble into a model with 168mm length. Let's open this box and take a closer look together.
By the way, here you can read review with this boat in 1/350 scale.
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Watch this video-review where I show all parts closer.

We are going to start with the frame which carries two largest parts for the hull. Note that there are also railing poles premolded, so you will have to be careful in order not to break them.

Bigger scale brings more features in comparison with previous smaller model. Nevertheless, size of some parts will require tweezers in order to carefully handle them. :)

I think ICM did a great job with deck panel, and it might be worth to spend some time masking the planks in order to get a weathered look. Note that model stand is also included in standard package.

Clear frame looks nice and carries all necessary parts for windows on the superstructure. There are no masks or masking templates included here.

You can see two markings on the photo above. Kit doesn't feature any decals, so you will have to source them from some aftermarket kit. Assembly manual is typical for this brand. I show all pages in the video-review.

New boat should be already available for purchase. In my opinion it is a decent version of the boat which was available in the smaller size. Moreover, if you take a careful look at the manual, you will notice that ICM produces special paints set for this boat. I recommend to get it as those paints are quite easy to work with and final result looks impressive. As for the kit, you can expect nice details out of the box, and there is also plenty of space for superdetailing if you are up for that.
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  • Nice molding quality
  • Clever parts division
  • More features out of the box due to bigger scale


  • No decals for flags

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