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Great model of Lewis Hamilton McLaren,
= Durability: = Fun: = Educational:
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This review is from: Airfix A50008 1:32 Scale Pre-Painted Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Lewis Hamilton MP4-21 Formula One Snap-Together Model Set (Toy)Nice model. Major departure from what I know of Airfix model kits - it's all pre-painted with logos applied, just assemble and secure with 5 screws. I've marked it low for durability only because it's more of a collectors model than a toy. The assembly is a bit tricky, more so for younger or less experienced at model assembly, but possible by anyone with use of a bit of patience and care. The only 'instructions' are the exploded photograph on the box, which I studied with the contents on the box before and during assembly. The contents of the box are well packed, each located in its own pocket in a 2 piece plastic box insert.
A few tips for assembly:-
The rear axle needs a very firm click of each of the white axle bushes into the chassis.
Tyres require a firm push onto the wheels, being careful not to bend or damage the axles and suspension. I did this before I fixed them to the chassis.
The rear suspension arms piece has a small pin either side, which need carefully locating into holes in the chassis.
Locating the body onto the chassis needs a firm push all over to locate, whilst trying to keep the front suspension and barge board pieces in the correct positions. It looks like Lewis' arms bind on the inside of the body, hence the firm push.
5 screws of 3 different lengths supplied. I tried to use as shown on the exploded photo, but found the long screw for the rear wing was too long, so swapped for one of the short screws.
The photo shows the front floor piece already located on the chassis - this appears to be an extra piece when you compare the parts in the box to the photo.
My model came with a plinth to mount the car on, but no screw or hole in the model to locate it with.
When finished, an excellent model for display. Detail and finish quality equal to many metal models.