CMK 1/35 VW Beetle Engine Set First Look
By Ray Mehlberger
|Date of Review||February 2008||Manufacturer||CMK|
|Subject||VW Beetle Engine Set||Scale||1/35|
|Kit Number||3009||Media||Resin, Photo-Etch|
|Pros||Incredible interior detail!||Cons|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||$21.50|
This resin and PE set by CMK is designed to go into CMK’s kit no. T35014 of the Volkswagen Typ 82E or their kit no.T35013 of the Volkswagen Typ 87. It will also work on Italeri’s kit no. 6426 of the VW Typ 87 with Afrika Korps Soldiers (which the VW in that kit is really a re-pop of the CMK molds).
CMK is a model company that is based in Prague, Czech Republic.
This after-market kit comes in a small end opening box. The box art shows a photo of a Beetle model made up with the engine hood open. Next to that, in a small square, is another photo of just the engine compartment.
The kit contains a zip-lock type cello bag that holds all the light tan resin parts. A second sealed cello bag holds a steel PE fret that has a stiff card in the bag with it to prevent it getting bent. The instruction sheet completes the kits contents.
The instructions consist of a single small sheet of 4” x 6” format printed on both sides.
The face side of the sheet begins with a list of colors and what parts to apply those colors too in the set. This is followed by parts tree drawings and some international assembly symbol explanations. The reverse side has one very busy exploded drawing to use to assemble the set. The engine hood on either of the plastic body shells in the VW kits this is designed to super-detail must be cut away first to install this set.
In the light tan resin parts you get: the engine, exhaust, transmission, engine compartment walls, engine compartment hood and other small engine fittings. (12 parts) There are the usual pour blocks to remove from these parts and the engine compartment walls are to be cut out of a wafer of resin.
The PE fret holds: the engine hood hinges, an extension part for the engine hood and handle for it, a panel with radiator grills on it etc.
This is one neat after-market detail set. Adding the engine to any one of the VW Beetle models, mentioned above, will greatly improve it’s looks.