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Mercedes 600S

 

Italeri, 1/24 scale

 

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Catalogue Number and  Description 3688 - Mercedes 600S
Contents and Media: 42 plastic parts, 4 rubber tyres, 6 clear parts, 6 chrome plated parts and 1decal sheet
Scale: 1/24
Price: around USD$26.00
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Beautifully moulded parts in black metallic coloured plastic, optional glass sunroof; decals include sattelite navigation and woodgrain inserts.
Disadvantages: Sprue between bonnet and roof requires careful removal; only box-art scheme offered
Recommendation: Recommended


FirstLook by Jason Woollett


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FirstLook



Italeri's 1/24 scale Mercedes 600S looks to be a fabulous kit. Moulded in black metallic-finish plastic and a high gloss finish, the kit comprises four sprues of which one is chrome plated. The alloy wheels, headlights, grille and badge are included on this chrome sprue.

As a curbside kit, the bonnet is moulded shut and the underside of the car has the bottom of the engine moulded in place.

The kit offers a single construction option - a glass sunroof. Italeri has simplified this step by moulding a recessed cutting line in the outline of the sunroof. This should allow for perfect fit of the clear sunroof piece.

The decal sheet is great with ten woodgrain inserts, speedometer and the Mercedes nameplate.

Italeri's new 1/24 scale Mercedes 600S looks like a great kit. I hope that we continue to see more releases to this standard from Italeri.

Keep an eye out for the finished kit on HyperScale soon!

Recommended.

Thanks to Italeri for the review sample


Images and Text Copyright 2004 by Jason Woollett
This Page Created on 28 June, 2004
Last updated 29 June, 2004

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