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Mercedes-Benz Arocs BigSpace - S A Smith

Maker:  IMC Models
Model No:  33-0131
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  July 2020

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Overall   (max 100) 83%


Mercedes-Benz Arocs BigSpace - S A Smith  [Youku Video]
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S A Smith branded box.
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Special equipment tower and SLT Graphic at the rear.
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Limited edition plate on the model.
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Excellent graphics.
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On the road.
Driver on board.
Hauling a loaded trailer.

This is a model of the Mercedes-Benz Arocs SLT BigSpace.

It is a limited edition of 150 models, and is in the colours of the UK haulage company S A Smith.


The model comes in a high quality box delivered in a  S A Smith branded sleeve.  Inside the box the model is held in high quality foam.

The review model had no missing parts or defects.

A driver figure and alternate fifth wheel designed for fatter king pins is included.


It has a detailed 8x4 chassis with detailed steering. The transmission components are modelled and the tyres are different on the steering and driven axles. The wheels are very detailed and the hubs are highlighted in red. 

The model has a unique serial number plate fixed underneath which is a better solution than a separate card which may get separated from the model.

The cab has air horns and aerials on the roof together with a nice light bar. The Arocs grille is impressive with  a high chrome finish.  The many graphics are very sharp and the name 'Black Eagle' is printed above the windscreen.  There is a number plate and STGO plate.

Inside the cab tiny graphics are applied to the instrument cluster.

Behind the cab the big equipment tower is a unique design and has grab rails. There are coiled lines and a nice grille on one side. Diamond plated surfaces are modelled between the wheel arches and tiny Mercedes-Benz graphics add detail.

At the back there is an Arocs SLT graphic and the lights have plastic lenses.

A helmeted driver figure is included and he seems a little on the small side.


There is linked steering on the front axles with a decent range of movement so some good poses can be displayed.

The cab has opening doors.  These work well, and open to a reasonable angle.

The driver can be inserted in the cab, or not used.


This is a high quality model with a high metal content. 

The paint finish and graphics are high quality.


It is a limited edition model, and is priced accordingly.


This is a great looking Arocs SLT model.  The system of including the limited edition serial number on the model is to be commended, and improves the collectability and value in the long term.


The model appeared in 2020.
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Standout finish.
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Detailed chassis.
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Inside the tower.  
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Opening door.
Profile view.
Driver and alternate fifth wheel.
Ballast trailer borrowed from Mammoet model 410202.  Nice steering angle.