Hasegawa 1/24 BMW 318i Kit First Look
|Date of Review||February 2018||Manufacturer||Hasegawa|
|Kit Number||20320||Primary Media||Styrene|
|Pros||Nice kit of this Jaguar||Cons||See text|
|Skill Level||Experienced||MSRP (USD)||$52.99|
Hasegawa has reissued their 1/24 BMW 318i kit which represents the four-door coupe. First released in 1993, you wouldn't know that this tooling was 25 years old when you open the box. The molds must be well-maintained as the parts trees in this kit are sharp and flash-free.
The kit is molded in styrene and presented on two trees of silver-gray parts plus the body shell, three trees of white parts, two trees of chromed parts, one tree of clear parts, one set of die-cut material for carpeting, and one set of rubber (vinyl) tires. Among the features and options in this kit:
- Curbside design
- Left-hand drive only
- Detailed suspension and drive train
- Detailed interior
- Steerable front wheels
- Window masks to paint the black window seals
- Interior floor mats provided
This tooling is now a regular in Hasegawa's limited edition series, with about half of the editions of this kit represent racing cars of from a variety of teams and events. You'll also find this tooling in Revell AG boxings as well. If you can't afford the full-scale BMW, this Hasegawa kit is a nice, and more affordable alternative.
My sincere thanks to Hasegawa USA for this review sample!