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I am a happy man writing these words as this week I corrected my biggest mistake since getting back into the hobby. In the 'good old days' of 2008, before the economic gloom - and in the time of two dollars to the UK pound - I bought this kit for what now seems a ridiculously low price of GBP320 all in, delivered to my door. For reasons though that I cannot even now remember I then sold it a couple of years later and I have regretted it ever since, especially since the price at most Japanese retailers is now at least double what I paid in 2008.
So I had basically given up on getting one for a good price anymore, especially since these Full Operation examples never ever come up on ebay. However a chance glimpse of RC Champ's website recently alerted me to the fact that they were offering it up at a discount price...and I just could not resist, so here we are. Again. :)
Of course I didn't get it for anywhere near the 2008 price but I am still happy. It came in at more or less the same as that which I forked out for the Bruiser, and considering how much stuff comes in this kit I am well happy because I figured that to buy all of this stuff separately would have cost nearly GBP200 more, and that's from Japan/Hong Kong too.
It is truly an immense beast of a kit that weighs a whopping 8Kg, and, considering how much stuff is in there, the box itself is surprisingly compact and at first glance looks smaller than that of the Bruiser, but a side by side comparison reveals that they are in fact exactly the same size.
I still need a Euro Truck in my life of course but this is still a rather nice way to get on the Rig collecting ladder. :)
If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
Le Pièce de résistance.