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Ducati Desmosedici


Italeri, 1/9 scale


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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 carbon fibre
Scale: 1/9
Price: around 20-25 (USD$40-50)
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Beautifully moulded, colour plastic parts; great detail; simple parts breakdown; attractive markings; carbon fibre decals supplied
Recommendation: Highly Recommended

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 done Italeri.

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.

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Italeri for the review sample

Images and Text Copyright 2004 by Andrew Judson
This Page Created on 15 July, 2004
Last updated 18 July, 2004

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