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Italeri reissue of the ESCI Ford Transit MKII

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It follows the current trend of European kit manufacturers to needlessly increase your postage costs by using boxes twice as big as necessary:

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Body parts are moulded in white plastic this time around:

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The rest is moulded in black, except of the clear parts, of course:

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It does still include LHD and RHD dashboards:

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There are 5 vinyl tyres included:

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They do have sidewall detail:

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They are the wrong size and load rating for a Transit van.

The decal sheet includes signwriting for British Gas and a lot of numberplates from various countries, most of them in wrong formats and with wrong fonts:

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Edited by Junkman

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Straight reissue of the old Esci kit except for the decalsheet. I have ordered one and I will build it but not straight out of the box. You are correct on the wrong fonts for the reg plates. The Norwegian ones (YA18913) was actually on a 1979 Opel Kadett:lol:

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Those numberplate decals are simply mongtarded. They prefectly reflect my outlook on the people running the model kit industry.

I have no idea who those clowns are trying to kid. I despair.

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They are the wrong size and load rating for a Transit van.

The decal sheet includes signwriting for British Gas and a lot of numberplates from various countries, most of them in wrong formats and with wrong fonts:

 

They're the same tires as in the original Esci kit, IIRC they also used them in the Mercedes 500 SLC kit

Edited by Luc Janssens

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You beat me,  no point in posting my Whats In The Box video now :lol:

 

I wish I would of known about the numbers plates not being close to accurate when I did the video.

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Does the British numberplate C469 BF8 look plausible to you?
And just google numberplates from the other countries. They don't look even remotely correct.

Mind you, I still bought the kit. I can make my own numberplates.

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To be honest, I did not sit there and study the plates,  they did seem bit odd to me, but I quickly moved on from that

I too can make my own number plates, so its not an issue for either.

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I'd rather pay more to get a larger box shipped, than have a bunch of warped and broken parts sardine-packed into a smaller, standard sized box. I'm looking at you, Revell....

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