• Enjoying spring in the dapper DKW convertible
• Gorgeous NSU Ro 80 in copper metallic
• Sprightly “pig nose” clad in corrugated sheet metal
• Sparkling clean: Opel Blitz driving for the laundry servic
WIKING kicks off the year with a focus on both long-time and modern classics, delivering a touch of model making nostalgia to the retail trade in their February delivery. Joining this nostalgic celebration is the DKW as a convertible – a two-stroke classic that brought true joy to the summer revellers of the time. The traditional model makers are also unveiling the Mercedes-Benz 220 S with tail fins in contemporary pastel turquoise and the NSU Ro 80 with glossy copper red paintwork. Also new is yet another light grey everyday version of the “little” G-Class from Mercedes-Benz. Undoubtedly a modern classic in its own right, the traffic yellow Opel Commodore B is joining WIKING's product family as a speedy sports limousine with the black vinyl roof that was typical of the time. The Henschel HS 140 in the service of Switzerland’s legendary Friderici forwarding company and the cab-over-engine Union box body from Kassel grace models fans make their début as well. Finally, the latest incarnation of the Opel Blitz long hood with box superstructure flaunts the colours of the Mollerus laundry service, which used to deliver fresh laundry to customers in the Ruhr region. All told, a model-making retrospective that promises to turn 2023 into an exciting year for model enthusiasts.
Fendt 1050 Vario as an ultra-modern powerhouse
The experience this updated version of the Fendt 1050 Vario offers leaves nothing to be desired – the Marktoberdorf tractor rolls up as a genuine powerhouse. WIKING’s designers have managed to blend all exterior and interior elements into one harmonious whole - by keeping the accents of the model exceptionally close to the original design. The final product is a mesmerising farming model that enriches the scenery of the international precision scale and succeeds in communicating the awe-inspiring dimensions of the original in its miniaturised version.