Friday, September 05, 2014

Preiser 1180 Fire Engine

Fire Engine 7

Fire Engine 8Phew, what a whopper!

After around 3 hours work, I am now the proud owner of a Mercedes Benz fire engine in 1:87 scale.

Finishing touches include a few spots of orange and silver paint and some transfers.

While there are plenty of transfers provided, with several town names and other options, since I don't sprechen ze Deutsche, I had to guess which ones made sense. If they don't then I'm (a little bit) sorry. The box wasn't much help either as again it didn't tie up perfectly with the contents.

Anyway, this is a lovely model. The arm extends to around a foot in height and when you move the joints, all sorts of hydraulic rams and pivots move. It all looks very impressive.

To be fair, this isn't a toy. Pulling the legs around will probably break them pretty quickly. Everything needs to be handled with care so it's more appropriate for posing than playing.

All I need now is a tall building and some cotton wool and then it's Fire! Fire!

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