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Volkswagen T5 Transporter - White

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  8881/40
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  December 2015

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Cranes Etc Model Rating
Packaging   (max 10)7
Detail   (max 30)24
Features   (max 20)12
Quality   (max 25)20
Price   (max 15)9
Overall   (max 100)72%


Volkswagen T5 Transporter Video.  [Youku Video]
NZG branded box.
Smart wheels.
Detailed light bar at the rear.
On the road.
Detailed floor pan.
Carrying a pallet of blocks.
Comment on this model.

This model is a Volkswagen T5 series and it entered full production in 2003 and the version modelled here  is the pick-up variant.


It is in a NZG-branded sleeve and inside it is held within a plastic formers, rather than the perspex display case of earlier versions of the model.

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

There is no information about the model or the real vehicle. 


The T5 is front wheel drive and the floor pan is detailed with a plastic exhaust system running to the rear of the vehicle.  The rear axle suspension is modelled well but it is non-functioning.  The wheels are convincing but the tyre design is the same on both axles.

At the front the VW logo is distinct and the grille and headlights are good, and there is a dummy NZG number plate.  The door handles are part of the casting and they are nicely highlighted with paint.   Inside the cab the detail includes a textured floor.

Behind the cab there is a plastic tool box, and it looks good. The pick-up load area has well detailed sides and at the rear the lights have plastic lenses.

The plastic cover is shaped to represent tarpaulin.


It rolls well and the steering is good achieving a realistic angle.

The cover can be fitted or removed.


This is a well made model with a sparing and mainly appropriate use of plastic.

The painting is very good.


It is moderate value.


This is a good support vehicle for posing with other models. 


This version of the model appeared in October 2015.

Very good steering.
Profile view.
Cover  is plastic.
Tool box on the load bed.