German Bundeswehr Truck 2 t tmil gl, Daimler-Benz Unimog 435
ROCO 1:87 Scale Vehicle Review
- Unimog 435 (U 1300 L) with flat bed and canvas tilt
- 1.5 t Trailer Type 321
The model has 80 parts, and it is sold partially assembled. Unlike earlier ROCO models, the U 1300L is no longer a snap-together toy. Modellers will have to take the Unimog apart, remove flash and glue the parts together permanently.
The tilt may be modelled with the sides and rear rolled up, revealing the hood sticks. Other optional parts include Military Load Class (MLC) tags, and trailer hitch.
The troop seats are optional as well. The pins will fit into four small holes marked on the flat bed, which may be opened with a drill or the tip of an X-Acto blade.
The vehicle is nicely detailed and will be fun to paint.
Compatible with HO scale model railroad equipment and miniatures by Märklin, ROCO, Faller, Pola, Preiser, and Noch.
Some flash, sprue, and ejector pin marks need to be removed prior to painting.
The assembly instructions are not drawn very clearly, and some parts may be difficult to place without access to an actual vehicle photo.
Part 8 or 9 (trailer hitch) are optional, but they are not marked as such in the instructions. Part 9 is an accurate model of the real thing, but it does not work. Part 8 allows the trailer to be attached to the truck.
Earlier ROCO kits had interesting technical data printed on the back of each box, but this practise has been discontinued.
Cab doors do not open.
The shelf for the camouflage net is modelled with the net in place. If the vehicle is to be shown with the camouflage net draped over it, an empty shelf would be required. Unfortunately, no such part is available in the kit.
Decals are not included, they need to be purchased separately.