Bronco has released a civilian version of their Light Italian Car (known as “Topolino” or little mouse).
Upon opening the box you find seven tan colored sprues, one clear sprue, the main car body (independently packed) plus the decal sheet and a small photoetch fret. This boxing also includes two figures, a woman and a dog, both molded in grey. Instructions are very clear and have a total of 17 steps.
The overall surface detail is very good and shows fine detail. I was not able to find any obvious mold lines anywhere in the main body.
The kit includes a full engine and suspension, and the doors have interior pockets. The fine detail of the grille will take a wash very nicely.
Among the possible options, you can steer the front wheels as well as having the top assembled either with the canvas open or closed.
Among the finishing options you have an overall “Claret”, “Beige” (with black fenders) and “Gloss Black” colors, with silver trims in all cases. The decal sheet has individual numbers so you can create any license plate you would like.
This model would look great in a diorama or by its own. Highly recommended.