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Mercedes-Benz Actros FH25 GigaSpace + Semi Trailer - Sansibar

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  8621/02
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  December 2013

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Price   (max 15)12
Overall   (max 100)74%


Mercedes-Benz Actros FH25 GigaSpace + Semi Trailer - Sansibar video.
NZG branded box.
Sharp graphics.
Good detail behind the cab.
Detailed chassis.
Simple chassis is metal.
Crisp graphics.
Excellent graphics at the back.
Black is black.
Comment on this model.

This model is of the Mercedes-Benz 4x2 FH25 GigaSpace with a three-axle refrigerated Kogel semi trailer.

It is in the colours of Sansibar, the German fashion and food 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 lid. 

The review model had no defects or missing parts.

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


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

The GigaSpace cab looks classy in the colours of Sansibar and it has a realistic number plate.  The grille at the front is reproduced well and the lights are high quality.  Air horns, wipers and two-tone mirrors look good and the door handles are nicely modelled inserts.  The roof light is clear and lets light into the cab.  Inside the cab the two-tone finish is pleasing. 

Behind the cab there is a coiled air line, and the various tanks are realistic with nice filler caps.  The rear lights have plastic lenses and the wheel chocks are detailed well.

The Kogel trailer is simply modelled.  It is metal and very heavy with good wheels and there are a couple of spare tyres.  The landing legs are fixed metal parts, and the box under the chassis is very plain.

There is a Carrier refrigeration unit at the front and it has realistic looking grilles.  The rear end has the rear doors lightly delineated but a highlight of the model is the detailed graphics at the back.


The Actros rolls well and the steering has a very good range of movement.

The trailer also rolls well and when separated from the trailer it stands just not quite level on the landing legs. 


This is a high quality metal model with very little plastic and it feels as solid as a rock.

The paintwork and graphics are very good.


The model is reasonable value for money.


This version of the Actros FH25 looks very smart in its glossy black colour scheme and the the heavy weight of the model continues that quality feel.


This version of the model first appeared in Winter 2013 as a limited edition of 300 models.

A very sleek looking truck.
Steering is very good.
Real roof light in the cab.
Nice wheel chocks at the back.
Carrier refrigeration unit at the front.
Fleet number on the cab.
Smooth finish on the sides.
Impressive truck.