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Scania R - White

Maker:  Corgi
Model No:  13700
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  June 2013

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Scania R + Trailers - White Video.
Decent quality box.
Profile view.
Solid rooflight.
Air lines at the rear.
Hooked up to a white curtainsider.
A digital paint job.
Comment on this model.

This model is from the Corgi Hauliers of Renown 'Modeller' series.  It is in plain white and is intended for collectors who want to create their own livery.


The model comes in a simple box style.  Inside, the model is contained within clear plastic trays. 

There were no missing parts or defects on the review model.

The only assembly required is to attach the mirrors and aerials to the cab. 


The Scania R tractor is a 6x2 and underneath the transmission is modelled in metal and there is a simple front end, and large rivets are visible on other parts.  The thin tyres are the same on each of the good-looking wheels.  Thin mud flaps are present at the rear.

The plain white cab paintwork is simple and applied well.  The rest of the detailing is good with two aerials, door mirrors and wipers, but the interior detail is simple.  Behind the cab there are coiled air lines and the wheel arches are metal with the rear light clusters being coloured strips. 

The curtainside trailer chassis detail is simple with the usual dimpled finish and the wheels have decent fat tyres.  The twin landing legs have plastic cam feet. 

The curtainsides are plastic but with realistic moulding detail and very good graphics with the tie-downs looking particularly good.  At the rear the doors have the hinges and bolts detailed within the casting, and the detailed graphics are applied well.


The tractor rolls well enough and it has notched steering which achieves a reasonable angle, so more interesting poses are possible. 

The trailer can stand on its support legs with the cam feet rotated down and it is reasonably level.

The model is intended to be repainted by the collector.  This should be straightforward although for top quality work skilled modellers might prefer to disassemble the tractor.  This was not attempted for the review.  Painting around some of the prepared details such as the lights and Scania name would need a skilled hand to look good and maybe spare transfers should have been provided for these.


It is a well made model with a high metal content. 

The paintwork is fine.


The model is reasonable value.


Corgi has produced a basic model which provides a good base for modellers wanting to apply their artistic talents.  However it is probably too plain to be an attractive collectible.


The model first appeared in the Corgi January-June 2013 catalogue.
Mirrors and aerials are included.
Typical Scania grille.
Simple chassis.
Hooked up to a white refrigerated trailer.
Super bling variant.
Ice cool.