Italeri, 1/9 scale
S u m m a r
Catalogue Number and Description
||Kit No. 4625 Ducati Desmosedici
Contents and Media:
||Six sprues of
styrene; 1 x decal sheet of markings; 1 x decal sheet of scale
moulded, colour plastic parts; great detail; simple parts breakdown;
attractive markings; carbon fibre decals supplied
FirstLook by Andrew Judson
HyperScale is proudly sponsored by Squadron.com
Now here is a topic that I really love - motorcycles!
When I was offered this one I snatched it up fast
as lightning, rushed home and proceeded to check it out.
Wow! What a kit! It is big, and it is a Ducati. It
is fantastic to see a current bike of this type being released. Well
Inside the impressive box are six sprues of well
detailed parts and two decal sheets. One of these sheets covers the team
and rider markings, while the other contains the carbon fibre material.
The level of detail is very good with everything
engineered as simply as practical without compormising the authentic
features of the real bike. The sprues are coloured for the respective
parts of the bike so that a beginner could assemble the kit without
paint is desired. However, the more experience modeller can go to town
with paint and detailing. Either way, this will be a truly eye catching
model when finished.
One of the things that really grabbed me was the
fact that one of the riders is former Super Bike champion, Australian
Troy Bayliss who, over the time he has been with Ducati, has helped them
develop this bike into the competitive Grand Prix machine that it is.
Italeri has really produced a winner here. I
heartily recommend this kit to all you bike nuts out there!
Keep watching HyperScale for my built example in
the near future.
Thanks to Italeri
for the review sample
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18 July, 2004
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