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Western Star 4700 SF Truck Mixer

Maker:  Diecast Masters
Model No:  71033
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  February 2021


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Cranes Etc Model Rating
Packaging   (max 10) 8
Detail   (max 30) 23
Features   (max 20) 15
Quality   (max 25) 18
Price   (max 15) 10
Overall   (max 100) 74%

Footnotes


 Western Star 4700 SF Truck Mixer Video [Youku video]
Smart box sleeve.
Steering angle is limited.
Folded chute, and red additional chute extension.
Nice chrome work.
  
Tilting hood.
Plastic drum looks good.


This truck is a Western Star 4700 SF Truck Mixer.

It is in a Western Star decoration.

Packaging

The packaging consists of a cardboard outer shipping carton which encloses a very high quality drawer-style tray within a picture sleeve. 

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

Included with the model are a couple of parts to add to the model.  The box has some details of the real truck.

Detail

The chassis has the engine, gearbox and transmission detailed in plastic but looks fine, and there is a large black tank which has a plastic look.  The chromed tanks and boxes are good, and there are soft mud flaps.   The plastic wheels are detailed and there are different tyres front and rear.

The front grille is very good and there is a tiny Western Star badge at the top.  The lights and front bumper look nice also, although there is no number plate as this is a generic truck.

Around the cab the chrome work is very good and the mirrors are plastic. The steps are textured.  The exhaust stack is detailed and inside the cab the seats have the Western Star logo printed on.

There is an array of lights and horns on the roof.

The mixer drum is plastic with a very good paint finish and Western Star graphics. 

At the front of the mixer the motor and tank are modelled.

At the back there is a plastic access ladder and platform at the hopper.  The chute and extensions are also plastic.

Features

The steering has a limited range of movement, and the model rolls well.

The hood tilts forward to about 45 and can pose in a tilted position.  The engine underneath is detailed.

The drum spins freely.

Two extension chutes can be clipped on, and the chute can be rotated from side to side.

Quality

This model is well made with a fairly high plastic content. 

The paintwork and graphics are to a high standard.

Price

It is reasonable value.

Overall

This is a decent model by Diecast Masters.  It has a relatively high plastic content, but overall it looks good.

Footnotes

 

 
Looks good.
Profile view.
Soft mud flaps at the rear.
Chassis details are mainly plastic.
 
Chute extended.