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Severe Duty Saturday - GL International WorkStar Platform Stake (with a guest appearance)

After ages. Hope everyone is doing quite well!

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The star of today’s showcase has been in my bucket list for ages. I always wanted a flatbed / rollback in my collection that could genuinely take a 1:64 around. The Tomica Isuzu Elf was good but way too small, I did not feel like getting the RMZ City Scania as well (that is a really good car carrier for the price), and the elusive TLV Atlas flatbed was completely off topic. Then I happened to see the GL dedicated flatbeds (from the DuraStar range), and was considering that when I saw this.

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The GL WorkStar range (branded SD trucks) features several iterations of the DuraStar truck including a tanker, dumper and the platform stake. The stake in the stake truck was removable, and doing so it reveals a perfect flatbed!

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Ta daaa!
Ta daaa!
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This was a no-brainer, then. The only hiccup, as usual, was the price. Eventually though, the heart won the battle. Almost a month later, this lands at our home.

It also has some interesting transport for the day.

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Illustration for article titled Severe Duty Saturday - GL International WorkStar Platform Stake (with a guest appearance)

More on that special transport later. As for the truck, it really feels big and brutal, macho; there is no escaping of that. Kudos to GL for doing a good job in that aspect, replicating this massive truck with a very good level of authenticity. However it is not all praise that comes GL’s way as usual. QC needs a lot of improvement yet (a slightly squashed front bumper, messed up front indicator and headlight tampo and worst of all, a horribly misaligned rear wheel at the right side).

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After all it is no rollback as well, so getting cars in and out of the truck requires a hypothetical forklift. Still though, it fits the job!

Thanks for stopping by! Have an awesome weekend!

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