12:00 AM, September 05, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 10:50 AM, September 05, 2018

collectibles

Bangladeshi Ducati

A Ducati 900 Monster. Made by Atlas, made in Bangladesh. Yep, That's right. These scale models are now made in Bangladesh, then sent abroad, then someone buys them with taxes and brings them back here. Why not sold here? Not a big enough market. 

The scale is 1:24 and the detail is mostly a mixed bag leaning towards the good. It has photo etched metal parts for the brake discs and chain/sprockets. Adds to the realism. In other models these are made of thick plastic. Decals are superb and the lettering on the gauges are almost readable. And it also comes with wing mirrors which is usually reserved for larger scales. 

While it amazes in some areas of detailing, one bit is sorely disappointing. The twin exhausts have casting flash and one is missing a tip. Would have been complete if both had drilled tips.

 

Photos: E. R. Ronny