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Scania R + Hookloader + Asphalt Container - Wermelin

Maker:  WSI
Model No:  01-3203
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  May 2021

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Detail   (max 30) 27
Features   (max 20) 15
Quality   (max 25) 21
Price   (max 15) 9
Overall   (max 100) 79%


Scania R + Hookloader + Asphalt Container - Wermelin Video.  [Youku Video]
WSI box.
Very shiny container.
Detailed chassis.
Excellent graphics.
Hooklift working.
Excellent Scania cab.
Limited steering movement.
Hooklift at work.

This truck is a Scania R Highline 8x4 with a Palfinger Hooklift System and a Hooklift Asphalt Container. 

It is a limited edition model in the colours of the Swedish company Wermelin.


The box is WSI branded, and the packaging is the standard WSI type for a truck model. 

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

There is no information about the real truck, Hooklift System, or model.


The Scania chassis is an 8x4 arrangement with a fixed rear axle, and it is detailed with all suspension and transmission parts.  The wheels are very detailed with different tyres on the steering and driven axles.

The cab has a very nice light bar on the roof and an impressive grille with tiny graphics. The decoration of the cab is excellent, and there is a realistic number plate. 

Behind the cab the casting detail includes the Scania name and there is ladder   There are textured surfaces between the wheel arches.

The Hooklift is modelled well, and the twin rams have plastic jackets.  

The asphalt container is half-pipe shaped, with a very reflective chrome exterior, and there graphics applied.   It has a plastic cover which is textured to represent tarpaulin, and a very smooth interior.


The steering of the front axle has a limited range of movement.  The truck rolls smoothly.  The rear axle is not liftable like on the real truck. 

The cab tilts well.

The movement of the Hooklift system is very good, and it includes a telescopic section, and any intermediate pose can be held.  The rear rollers on the chassis turn.  The tipping function for the container is also very good.

The container cover is removable, and the rear tailgate opens although it was not free-swinging on the review model.  The rear rollers on the container are functional.


It is well made with a high metal content and appropriate use of plastic. 

The decoration of the model is excellent. 


The model is fully priced for a rigid truck.


This is a another attractive looking hooklift truck.  It would also pose well with other paving-related models.


This limited edition model first appeared in April 2021.

Sharp graphics.
Profile view.
Rear axle cannot be raised.
High detail at the back.
Nice wheel arch detailing.
Tilting cab.
Realistic tipping angle.
Container separated.
Smooth inside the half pipe container.  Tailgate open.