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Construction Site Van - Kibag

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  505/05
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  February 2017

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Overall   (max 100)73%


Construction Site Van - Red and Kibag video.  [Youku video]
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Historic style box.
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Simple wheels.
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Nice curved roof.
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Doorway height is not for the taller gentleman.
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Posed with other Kibag plant.

This model is originally from NZG's historic series. 

It is a limited edition in the colours of Kibag, the Swiss construction company.


It comes in historic series style box, and inside the model is held between plastic formers.

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

Assembly is limited to attaching the steps.


Underneath, it is fairly simple with the rear axle having basic non-functioning leaf springs.  The small tyres have a tread pattern and they are mounted on detailed wheels.  The tow bar is metal.

The van is metal with a plank texture on the outside.  The windows have non-functional shutters and the door is detailed with a handle.

Simple metal steps lead to the door. 

Inside there is a textured floor and a partition between offices.

The Kibag graphics are very good.


It rolls well and the steering axle has a very good range of movement.

The steps can be left off or attached.

The door opens to a wide angle.


It has a very high metal content and is relatively heavy. 

The paintwork and graphics are very good.


It is moderate value.


Although the model was first released in 2002, it holds its own as a nice quality model.


The model was first released in 2002 in grey, orange and yellow.  This version was released at the end of 2015 in a limited edition of 100 models.
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Older style site hut.
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Profile view.
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Simple detailing underneath.
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Opening door.
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Looks good in a mini diorama.