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Bandai Working Vehicle #7 review & news of series #8

Bandai have released their 7th in the ‘Working Vehicle’ series – TV network outside broadcast vans.

There are 6 different Isuzu Forwad vans (+ a secret one) …

  1. NHK with round dish (silver with coloured stripe) 
  2. Kansai TV with elliptical dish (green & orange with large white letters) 
  3. Chukyo TV with elliptical dish (white with red/blue stripes) 
  4. TV Tokyo with round dish (white with blue stripes) 
  5. Tokyo MX TV with elliptical dish (whith with blue patterns) 
  6. Fuji TV with round dish (white with light blue letters)

There also 6 different Mitsubishi Fuso Fighter vans …

  1. Chugoku Housou TV with elliptical dish (white with orange stripe) 
  2. TBS TV with elliptical dish (white with blue stripe) 
  3. TV ‘Q’ Kyushu with round dish (white with blue stripe & letters) 
  4. TV Asahi with round dish (white with silver pattern) 
  5. Nippon TV with elliptical dish (white with orange/yellow stripe) 
  6. Hokkaido TV with round dish (white with blue/green patterns and cartoon figures)

 The Isuzu is a little longer than the Mistubishi, and they each come with a range of road sections, and a figure (4 different – a 2 kneeling camermen & 2 standing announcers). Unless you can buy them separately, I can’t see anyone needing 12 of these on a layout !!!

You can see pictures of them here …

http://tinyurl.com/ybbkur

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Bandai have announced their release in late January 2007 of the ‘Working Vehicle’ series #8, being 4 axle large vans – I spent a lot of time kitbashing one of these last year 😦

There are 6 different Isuzu Giga’s, in the company names of Sagawa Express, Shinshu Meitetsu Transport, Dunlop, Nippon Express, and Bridgestone Tires, as well as ‘undecorated’, as well as 6 different Hino Profia FW’s, in the company names of Sagawa Express, Seino Transportation, Nippon Konpo Unyu Soko, Freight Liner, Bridgestone Tires, and ADVAN.

Some of these are full body vans, and others have a container as a load. These is also a secret one of course.

You can see pictures of them here …

http://tinyurl.com/ydrku9

I really wonder how many large trucks a layout can support – they are not that common in Japan expect on expressways and major roads – small vans are a lot more commonly seen.

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December 29, 2006 - Posted by | Bandai, model review

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