By Hans-Georg Schmitt
(Editor’s Note Hans-Georg’s latest articles have been delayed due to illness which lead to him having to stay in hospital for a while. He is home now and insisted on finishing his articles for our readers whilst recuperating. I am sure our readers will join the team at MAR in wishing Hans-Georg a speedy recovery to full health.)
All photographs supplied by Wiking except for those marked HG-S taken by Hans-Georg.
The models shown below are planned for release in December 2017, except for the detailed reviews which are based on October Issues.
0778 31 Oehler ZDK 120 B two axle hay bale trailer
0778 35 Bergmann TSW 6240 S universal spreader
0378 11 Lemken Solitair/Zirkon till and drill combination
0378 19 Lemken Solitair/Heliodor till and drill combination
0368 01 Mercedes Benz Unimog U 401 “Frogeye”
0788 08 Volkswagen Transporter Type 1a Microbus
0056 05 Fire brigade – passenger vehicle trailer
0601 28 Volkswagen Touareg “Fire Brigade”
0227 04 Mercedes-Benz E-Class S213 Exclusive estate
0663 61 Still RX 60 forklift truck
0800 48 Magirus Saturn articulated Tanker “BP”
0681 48 MAN TGS Euro6/Liebherr Concrete mixer
0662 03 Magirus/Fuchs Municipal Mobile Crane
Improved and upgraded Models
0961 39 Magirus TLF16 Fire brigade
0949 39 Hanomag Henschel articulated low loader, loaded with cable drum
0228 04 Volvo Amazon saloon – light blue
0892 05 Ferguson TE tractor
0011 02 Jeep
0300 02 Volkswagen Transporter Type 1b delivery van “Jacobs coffee”
0018 17 Accessory pack “Pedestrians”
0866 34 Kaelble dumper
0456 01 Mercedes-Benz 2223 with drawbar trailer and canvas covers
0990 92 ASG Set
I received three items released in October 2017 and provide ann extended review below.
0006 24 WIKING Magazin 2017
This yearly magazine allows readers to explore the world of Wiking in great detail with much insider information being included. The newly released Mercedes-Benz Unimog “Frogeye” is shown together with many early Unimog models, then old and new Land Rover miniatures are described. The Volkswagen Transporter Type 1a without the air intake above the windscreen is covered in detail in a chapter of its own. As is the Magirus edged bonnet and a number of 1:32 scale agricultural vehicles. The “Wiking Day”, celebrating the 85th anniversary of the firm is pictured with highlights of models made across this period. Dioramas showing models of the wire-axle era and all the models produced in 2016 round up the content.
0863 99 Magirus LF 16 fire engine
The Magirus-Deutz Mercur with its typical round bonnet was the base for the LF16, which was used by the fire brigades in Germany and worldwide in the 1950s.
This legendary fire engine is commemorated by Wiking. The body with four-door cabin and equipment area are accurately shaped and moulded in typical ruby red with black fenders. Blue lights, ladders, searchlight and the fine moulded hose reel are separately inserted. (1:87 Scale)
0861 43 Magirus-Deutz flatbed truck with canvas cover “Fire brigade”
When a truck was needed by fire brigades for transporting equipment or fire debris most of the fire brigades chose a Magirus-Deutz during the 1950s. Wiking has released one of these trucks with authentic shape, chassis moulded in black, and upper body in ruby red. The driver’s cabin is fitted with a single blue light. Some mouldings are silver printed. (1:87 scale)
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