Italeri 1/24 Lamborghini Diablo Kit First Look
By Ken Kitchen
|Date of Review||May 2016||Manufacturer||Italeri|
|Kit Number||3685||Primary Media||Styrene|
|Pros||Separately bagged parts||Cons||Red Plastic|
|Skill Level||Basic||MSRP (USD)||$32.99|
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.
The Lamborghini bosses wanted a car that could break the 200 MPH barrier. The engineers succeed very well as the first Diablo was indeed capable of attaining a top speed in excess of 200 miles per hour. The car became known as the Diablo, carrying on Lamborghini's tradition of naming its cars after breeds of fighting bulls. The Diablo was named after a ferocious bull raised by the Duke of Veragua in the 19th century.
This kit is molded in red, black, and clear styrene with four vinyl tires. There are two trees of black, one tree of red, and one of clear. Additionally body is molded in red and the wheels are plated in a satin silver finish.
The body is nicely molded with good detail; however, the engraving of the door lines is fairly light so deepen them slightly before painting the body. What few mold seams there are, are light and easily taken care of.
The looks like it should go together well with a simplified platform chassis and molded in engine block. There is nice detail to be added on as well as good instructions for painting calling out the right colors to build up a nice replica for your collection.
My sincere thanks to Hobbico for this review sample!