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Lamborghini Diablo Kit

Italeri 1/24 Lamborghini Diablo Build Review

By Ken Kitchen

Date of Review July 2016 Manufacturer Italeri
Subject Lamborghini Diablo Scale 1/24
Kit Number 3685 Primary Media Styrene
Pros Separately bagged parts Cons Red plastic
Skill Level Moderate MSRP (USD) $32.99

Build Review

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.