Italeri 1/12 FIAT 806 Grand Prix Model Kit
Model Number: 4702
Reviewed by frank ward
1927 1:12 Fiat 806 grand prix car
Whilst I've had some experience with similar kits this model is, at some stages, quite a challenge (a good thing)! The tiny plastic wrench is useless so search the internet for miniature nut-drivers (c.$45 for five - although you only need 2, a 3,0 x 60 and a 4,0 x 60. These are German sizes). The kit has 466 plastic pieces plus several dozen tiny metal screws, nuts and bolts. On several occasions I found it expeditious to skip a screw or a nut- and- bolt and to use super glue instead. Forget about using plastic cement! Especially difficult was fitting the assembled engine to the chassis. I was forced to grind away parts of the engine (Dremel grinder) AND parts of the chassis to get the thing to fit. There were several occasions when I had to problem-solve - a good thing if you like a challenge! When finished, about 50% of your efforts will never be seen again - but YOU will know the time and skills you put into it. I thoroughly enjoyed this kit - I'm even thinking of buying another one. It will still present the challenges I find so rewarding. And the finished foot long model is really quite stunning - despite the occasional shortcuts I was forced to take! Bing images has many pics of this model in various stages of completion. I recommend checking them out. I found them a great help.
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