CODE 3 COLLECTIBLES
REVIEW BY: JOSEPH BOWMAN *
After the long
wait, Code 3 Collectibles finally came out with a Piece
from Las Vegas, Nevada. In Q4 of 2005 Code 3 came out
with the Las Vegas City Fire and Rescue paramedic engine
5. Costing $49.99 plus shipping for non-members, but for
the members of the Code 3 Collectors club, it would cost
$39.99 plus shipping, with 10.00 dollars savings.
The cab on the Las
Vegas Engine 5 has a incredible amount of detail. The
bumper has a siren on the top of the bumper, then right
next to that there seems to be a little cabinet on the
top. On the front of the bumper there is a few sirens
and a 5 in gold lettering right dead center in the
middle of the bumper. On the front of the rig there is a
little insignia that is for certification of the U.S.
government or of something of that sort. Then above that
there are two mini light bars on one side the other on
the other side right above the headlight. In between the
mini light bars there is a Las Vegas in gold lettering.
On the side of the cab, the Las Vegas City Fire and
Rescue is on both sides, on the front door. Behind the
front door and the back door there are two handle bars
on each side. Between the front door and the back door
there is a 5 in gold lettering. Above the five there is
a pair of dice showing a 7. On the top of the cab there
is a light bar and the pumper has that 12 inch raise.
The middle section
consists of the control panels , deck pipe, hose,
spotlight, foam container and etc. The detail on the
control panels is dazzling from the gauges to the
connections, its all there. On the top of the
Mid-section there is some hose and the boaster line,
with the nicely done nozzle on the end. The deck is in
the middle of all of that and that was done well also. I
like how code 3 put the one foam canister which accents
the top of the mid-section.
The rear is nicely
done with identical markings as the real engine 5, with
the Las Vegas Fire and Rescue towards the top of the
rig, The Paramedic marking towards the bottom and on the
other side of the bottom the with 1485 marking. Also
above the 1485 the marking that reads ISO CLASS 1. The
nice yellow stripe under the Las Vegas Fire and Rescue
accent both sides of the rear part of the rig. On the
top of the rear there are some items that really accent
the top of the model, first off the ladder on the top of
the passengerís side, and the two fork rake on the top
of the driverís side. The rear is nicely done with the
two markings of Las Vegas and on the other side it says
Fire and Rescue, the tail lights are done well, with
three different colors. There is a warning sign right
next to one of the connectors on the rear of the truck.
there are two connectors on the rear. The roll rear door
accents the rear, of the pumper. There are three handle
bars on the rear two of them on the on both sides on the
rear of the pumper, and the other is going from side to
side all along the rear.
Unfortunately I found a couple of mistakes. One of them
is on the rear roll up door, it should have a 5 on it
and a line under it, another mistake I found was, there
should be an eagle with a flag behind it above the
windowís that above the Marking 5. The hose on the
mid-section and the actual hose bed, code 3 could have
done a better job to make the
hose look more realistic. Other
than that they did a fine job.
Below there are some comparison photos that I took
myself, take a look to see how it matches up.
I am very pleased to see code 3 make something from Las
Vegas, and hope to see more Las Vegas come from code 3.
The model is nicely done, besides a couple mistakes, I
rate this model a 9.5 out of 10.
* Joe is a 14 year old collector from Las Vegas.
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