Italeri 1/24 Lamborghini Diablo Build Review
By Ken Kitchen
|Date of Review||July 2016||Manufacturer||Italeri|
|Kit Number||3685||Primary Media||Styrene|
|Pros||Separately bagged parts||Cons||Red plastic|
|Skill Level||Moderate||MSRP (USD)||$32.99|
This is an excerpt from my what’s in the box review. “What a wonderful world we live in now. Even if you know nothing about a particular subject with a few keystrokes you can convince yourself that you’re an expert. When I received this kit for review I knew that the Diablo was a very beautiful car and that’s about it. But thanks to a few web searches I’m able to expand on the excellent background provided on the instruction sheet. The Diablo was produced between 1990 and 2001 as a replacement for the Countach model.” For the rest of the review go here.
As I stated in the in box review I’m not very familiar with this subject matter. So rather than following my usual practice of ignoring the instructions I followed the assembly instructions pretty closely.
After reviewing the instructions I separated the parts for painting grouping like colors together to make the painting process easier. With the main colors applied and dry I looked at each part to detail any secondary colors.
Once I started assembly I followed the build sequence as called out in the instruction sheet. One change to the build sequence tha I would suggest would be to glue the front bumper (part no. 48) and the rear fascia (part no. 47) to the body before painting.
This was a very enjoyable build. The fit of each part was very precise and the instructions were clear on how each sub-assembly went together. The flash that can sometimes be a problem with older tooling was virtually non-existent requiring very little clean-up of parts before assembly.
The kit went together well. The simplified platform chassis accurately represents the 1:1 car well. Even though the engine is tucked inside the engine compartment there is sufficient detail to suggest the power hidden inside.
Overall this was a very enjoyable build that I’m glad to add to my collection. Now that I have a built it I realize that I may have to build some of the other supercars that are out that. After all you can’t have just one.
My thanks to Italeri USA for the review sample.