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#1 OFFLINE   winstoncds

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Posted 01 May 2021 - 12:48 AM

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Watching German detective serials on the local tv channel there was always noticed this quintessential van in a chase scene, used by cops and robbers alike. My love affair with the van started then. In the early 90s, one of my filthy rich neighbors who had a spice business in the Persian Gulf got himself the Indian version, namely the Tempo Traveller, to use as personal transport. The biggest Mercedes Benz clone one could get without breaking the bank.

This diecast model by KK Scale comes in a clamshell box with pics of the model on all sides. The details are sharp, paint is uniform, lenses on all sides are without any visible attachment stubs, the wheels rotate freely and the front wheels have a very good steering angle. The drivers console has been replicated well. Even the underside is well parted out unlike more expensive resin models which generally have a flat surface with just a pipe to show for an exhaust.

The downsides are the completely sealed bodywork, the bland seats and interiors.

I had ordered for the delivery van version to mod as a DTM team support vehicle but fortunately or unfortunately, because of a SNAFU at the local sellers end, I was sent this model. No replacement possible as it was the last piece. Hopefully I can add the van and continue with my project.

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Bonus pics. With the Mercedes Benz 190E 2.3

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#2 OFFLINE   slartibartfast229

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Posted 01 May 2021 - 07:03 AM

Such buses were used as personnel movers for race teams back in the day.
I have a photo of a Ford Transit used by Schnitzer (!) at the 1988 Donington Park ETCC race.
If I could only find it, I would scan it and post it.
It's somewhere in 'storage'....

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Posted 01 May 2021 - 10:10 AM

The Ford Transit is in the crosshairs. I need a white 1965 one though. KK Scale makes that too. Or maybe the 1992 facelifted model if someone decides to make it.
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Posted 01 May 2021 - 10:14 AM

It looks good, but such a shame that it's sealed. It'd love to get one otherwise.
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Posted 01 May 2021 - 12:27 PM

True that T1000. Opens up a lot of possibilities when things are not sealed. Locally it is not cheap either and after a lot of debate with myself, I splurged on it.
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Posted 02 May 2021 - 04:32 PM

Love those pics, Winston. The van is great and the backdrop image you use really suits it.

If you go to outdoor markets in Europe, you see many of the traders still have this Mercedes; often it forms part of the structure of their stall/stand. I see many of them at the markets I have been to or passed in Spain and Belgium.

Very nice almost iconic van I think.

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Posted 02 May 2021 - 09:00 PM

Thanks or the appreciation Scuddy.  The quality of KK Scale is a revelation. I was expecting Solido levels of finish but they are as good as Norev. My scope of collecting is between 1975 and 2005 and this van fits nicely in. Ordered for the delivery van version too now.
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Posted 09 May 2021 - 07:53 AM

Even though it's sealed I am glad the front wheels are turning

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Posted 09 May 2021 - 10:08 AM

Surprisingly good steering angle on the van. In case anyone is wondering about it being in scale, it is only 1% off compared to the 1:1 dimensionally. The wheel track is certainly to scale though the overall width and wheelbase are off by a negligible 1%.
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