Agora Models 1/8 '67 Shelby GT500 Super Snake Kit Pack 06 Build Review
|Date of Review||September 2020||Manufacturer||Agora Models|
|Subject||'67 Shelby GT500 Super Snake||Scale||1/8|
|Kit Number||06||Primary Media||Die-cast metal, styrene, rubber, etc.|
|Pros||Beautiful details, prefinished parts, easy assembly||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||$129.99/month + $9.99 shipping per pack (see text)|
- For a look at our build-up of Pack 01, look here.
- For a look at our build-up of Pack 02, look here.
- For a look at our build-up of Pack 03, look here.
- For a look at our build-up of Pack 04, look here.
- For a look at our build-up of Pack 05, look here.
- For a look at our build-up of Pack 07, look here.
- For a look at our build-up of Pack 08, look here.
With this pack, we get a full-length interior floor, most of the rear side panels. and additional interior detailing.
Here's a closer look at Pack Six. This pack assembles:
- Interior Details
- Rear Seat Support
- Interior Rear Platform
- Left Rear Interior Panel
- Left Rear Upper Interior Panel and Ventilation Grille
- Interior Trunk Partition Panel
- Rear Seat Folding Panel and Hinge
- Rear Seat Backrest Panel
Step 39: Interior Details - here we install the front and rear rubber floor mats and fire extinquisher. The mats simply press into place while the extinguisher requires minor assembly before also being pressed into place.
Step 40: Rear Seat Support - this is a single part that attaches to the rear of the interior assembly and will mount the rear seat in a later step. This simply attaches with several screws.
Step 41: Interior Rear Platform - this is another single part that attaches to the rear of the Rear Seat Support to provide the storage area behind the rear seat.
Step 42: Left Rear Interior Panel - if you find the two rear trays somewhat flimsy, here is where we install the first rear side panel that provides the structural strength. First two trim parts are added to the panel before it is attached with screws to each of the three levels.
Step 43: Left Rear Upper Interior Panel and Ventilation Grille - for some reason, this is molded separately from the Left Rear Interior Panel and adds the air vent that provides air from the scoop mounted on the outside of that position. This part screws to the lower interior panel, and when we do the right side, I'm going to assemble the upper and lower interior panels before mounting them to the interior assembly.
Step 44: Interior Trunk Partition Panel - This is another single part that attaches to the rear of the Interior Rear Platform and then stubs on either side snap into receiver holes on the left and right interior panels. The plastic is somewhat flexible so it is easy to get this into place, but trying to snap the stubs into their receivers was causing a bit too much flexing of the plastic assemblies for my comfort. I used a small pliers to snap each point into place.
Steps 45 and 46: Rear Seat Folding Panel and Hinge/Rear Seat Backrest Panel - this combined assembly folds down over the rear seat to provide stowage space behind the front seats, or folds back to provide the upper portion of the rear seat. This step introduces one of the more delicate assemblies so far, three tiny screws and a hinge. If that hinge gets bent, you many not have the ability to move this assembly. I used my magnetically charged screwdriver to place and drive each of those tiny screws, so the old saying of having the right tool for the job does apply well here.
My sincere thanks to Agora Models for this review sample!