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COBUS 3000 Airport Bus - White

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  981/40
Scale:  1:87
Review Date:  January 2020

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Packaging   (max 10) 7
Detail   (max 30) 23
Features   (max 20) 10
Quality   (max 25) 21
Price   (max 15) 11
Overall   (max 100) 72%


COBUS 3000 Airport Bus Video. [Youku video]
COBUS branded box.
Nice front wheels.
Profile view.
Nice detailed rear lights.
Beacon light and mirrors.

The COBUS 3000 is an airport bus with a passenger capacity of 110 persons.


The model comes in a Cobus branded box and is contained within a pair of clear plastic formers. 

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

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


Underneath, the modelling is simple with no detailing on the base plate.  The wheels have resin tyres and coloured hubs.

At the front the detailing is good with a small beacon light and there are wipers on the windscreen.  The grille is formed well and inside the driver's area is detailed.

The sides of the bus have some subtle detailing including some tiny orange lights, sharp graphics, and doors.  The windows are tinted and interior detail can be seen inside.

The roof has nice detailing of the air conditioners.

At the back there is another beacon light, and the rear lights are detailed very well.


The axles spin freely and the model rolls well in a straight line.


This is a good quality NZG model.

The graphics and paintwork are very good.


The model is reasonable value.


This is a nice small promotional model by NZG, and it would look good in a diorama with other models in the same 1:87 scale.


This model first appeared in 2019 in white and blue versions.

On the apron.
Clean appearance.
Tinted windows, but detail can be seen inside.
Simple underneath.
White and blue versions.