Revell - The fall of the Berlin Wall - a piece of contemporary history
Whoever was old enough on 9 November 1989 could hardly believe what was going on on that memorable day. Almost without prior notice ﬁel the Berlin Wall, which had divided Germany for more than 28 years. And what was one of the first to pass the surprisingly open border unchallenged? Exactly: the legendary Trabant 601!
The Trabant 601, the famous "racing cardboard", was the most built car in the GDR. From 1964 to 1990 - even after the fall of the Berlin Wall - the cult two-door car rolled off the assembly line at Sachsenring Automobilwerke in Zwickau. Almost three million "Trabants" were produced, and each one was eagerly awaited. Because anyone who wanted to own a car in the former GDR often had to wait more than ten years from order to delivery. In 1991, director Peter Timm and actor Wolfgang Stumph set a cinematic monument to the Trabant 601. The film "Go Trabi go" is still one of the most successful comedies in Germany today.
The Trabant 601 kit evokes memories of a piece of German history, of a cult. At a scale of 1:24 (149 mm long), the 138 parts (easy to break out of the frame) impress with numerous details after assembly and painting:
- true original body with fine Oberﬂächenstrukturen
- mobile engine hood
- Motor with numerous, detailed parts
- separate exhaust system
- detail-true interior with instrument panel
- removable roof
- Front axle steering with which the wheels can be moved
- Rims reproduced true to original
- mobile boot lid
- authentic decals for example for DDR license plates
Skill level: 4