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Mercedes Benz Actros FH23 StreamSpace + Semi Trailer - K Line

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  8613/01
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  December 2012

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Detail   (max 30)24
Features   (max 20)10
Quality   (max 25)21
Price   (max 15)12
Overall   (max 100)74%


Mercedes Benz Actros FH23 StreamSpace + Semi Trailer - K Line video.
NZG branded box.
Some tiny graphics.
Tanks with colour coded caps.
Mud flaps at the rear are part of the metal casting.
Trailer without the load.
Convincing truck.
Landing legs are non-adjustable.
Comment on this model.

Mercedes Benz introduced a new version of the Actros truck in June 2011 and this model is of the 4x2 FH23 StreamSpace with a three axle semi trailer for containers.

It is in the colours of "K" Line, a subsidiary of Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, a fully-integrated global transportation company.


The model comes in an NZG branded box and is contained between a pair of polystyrene trays held in place with a clear plastic former.  The review model had no defects or missing parts.

There is no assembly to do, and no information about the model or real truck is supplied.


The Actros tractor is detailed underneath in metal with the steering being functionally modelled as a compromise.  The tyres are wider on the front axle and the wheels are detailed.

The StreamSpace cab has an aerodynamic shape for lower fuel consumption and this is nicely modelled.  The grille at the front is finely reproduced and the lights are high quality, and there is a realistic number plate too.  Overall the paint job is excellent with many small sharp graphics.  Air horns, wipers and mirrors are included and the door handles are convincing.  Inside the cab the two-tone finish is good. 

Behind the cab there is a coiled air line, and the various tanks are realistic with colour coded filler caps.  The rear lights have plastic lenses.

The trailer is simply modelled and it is metal.  The wheels are good and there are a couple of spare tyres.  The landing legs are fixed metal parts.

The container looks very good in the colours of K Line.  It is entirely metal with ribbed surfaces.  The rear end has the locking bolts detailed within the casting, and there are excellent detailed graphics.


The Actros rolls well and the the steering is good with a reasonable lock being possible.

The trailer also rolls well and when separated from the trailer it stands well on the landing legs. 

The container is a separate item and rests on pins located on the trailer so it does not slide about.  There are also holes for pins in the top of the container so potentially they could be stacked.  It would have been a nice feature if the doors could have been opened.


NZG has produced a high quality model that is heavy as it is almost entirely in metal.

The paintwork and graphics are very good.


The model is reasonable value for money.


This is a very good looking model in the colours of K Line.  The feature count is limited, but the cab detailing and quality is high.  It is recommended.


This version of the model first appeared in Summer 2012 as a limited edition of 300 models.

Very smart looking.
Number plate adds detail.
Aerials and window in the roof.
Detail underneath is good and it is metal.
Simple chassis underneath.
Good light and number plate.
Excellent detail on the container at the rear.
If you are foolish you would try to lift the container this way.