The completed model
When finished the Sarissa Lorry is not too bad as a backdrop terrain piece for any conflict set between about 1914 to 1945 including Russia and other isolated places.
The finished model is also robust and light so easy to store.
But that ends the good news and the rest is downhill.
Clock the awful steering wheel and the way the bonnet is made from stuck together layers. It is impossible to get those into line without a great deal more patience than the average wargamer is likely to enjoy. The rear had one of those tow bars you find on toy train sets. OK it's easy enough to snip off but the whole kit has a Noddy-Toytown feel.
Not the easiest model I have ever put together, the tiny chassis pieces and axles are very difficult to get off the sprue without fracture.
Including Empress driver
Scaling is another issue. I painted up a driver from Empress to go in the cab. Hmmm! Empress models tend to be on the small size for 28 mm but they're not that small.
Empress driver in 1:43 diecast
To make the point here is an Empress model in a 1:43 (28mm nominally covers about 1:56 to 1:48) diecast model.
Regretfully I can't recommend this model not even at its low price of £7.50. Spend more and get a resin lorry from one of the many ranges from other manufacturers, notably Bolt Action, Sloppy Jalopy, Shattered Empires.