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Mototriciclo Benelli M35 500cc.

by: Dave O'Meara [ GRUMPYOLDMAN ]


Originally published on:
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what you get

The kit comes packed in a sturdy box, parts are well protected, and bagged. The instruction sheets are well printed, and well designed, and anyone with a few resin kits should have no problems constructing this kit.

The resin parts are extremely well cast, and many are very fine and fragile, and care will need to be taken when separating them from their pour blocks. Pins holes and flash were not a problem on my kit. Included in the kit is a rather nice rider figure.

The photo etch is finely done, and includes some extremely small, yet fine parts. Again, care needs to be exercised in removing and cleaning up any little nibs left. A nice feature is the photo etched frame. This is to be cemented to the bottom of the resin frame, adding strength, and rigidity to the frame.

The decal sheet looks to be well printed and in register. I am in the process of building this kit, and a full-build article will follow, so far it is fitting together with no major problems or headaches. I gave such high ratings due to the excellent castings, and fit of the parts.


in conclusion

You've got to love this one. I would love to have one today for a grocery getter.
SUMMARY
Entering service in 1936, this motorcycle was assigned to all units. Used on every front by the Italian Army it rendered excellent service hauling just about everything from fuel drums to food. It was even occasionally rigged up to tow a few light guns.
  DETAILS:90%
  CASTINGS/ETCHED PARTS:90%
  FIT:90%
Percentage Rating
90%
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: 4035
  Suggested Retail: $75.00 US
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  PUBLISHED: Aug 24, 2005
  NATIONALITY: United States
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.92%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 90.50%

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About Dave O'Meara (Grumpyoldman)
FROM: FLORIDA, UNITED STATES

I'm rewriting this in a much more humoristic way, to help over inflate my ego, and place my self on a pedestal, because I don't have a life, and plastic models are the only thing I live for. I plead guilty as charged to excessive babble, light hearted humor, and continued encouragement to youngsters...

Copyright 2017 text by Dave O'Meara [ GRUMPYOLDMAN ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of TankRat's. All rights reserved.


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