Hasegawa 1/24 1967 Toyota 2000GT Kit First Look
|Date of Review||February 2018||Manufacturer||Hasegawa|
|Subject||1967 Toyota 2000GT||Scale||1/24|
|Kit Number||52166||Primary Media||Styrene|
|Pros||Nice kit of this Jaguar||Cons||See text|
|Skill Level||Experienced||MSRP (USD)||$64.99|
Hasegawa reissued their 1/24 scale Toyota 2000GT kit to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the car. This kit was first released in 1993 and has been a regular subject in their limited edition series that is reissued every few years. This particular kit was reissued last year in the 50th anniversary boxing that also included a 1/24 scale female resin figure wearing a 1960s (big buttons) dress.
The kit is molded in styrene and presented on one tree of white parts plus the body shell, two trees of silver-gray parts, one trees of chromed parts, one tree of clear parts, and one set of rubber (vinyl) tires. Among the features and options in this kit:
- Curbside kit design
- Simple construction
- Detailed interior
- Right-hand drive only
This kit is a relatively simple build and you'll probably spend more time in the paint booth than on the bench building this gem. If you spend the time to apply the detail painting, you'll really have an eye-catching sports car for your shelf. If you prefer a racer, Hasegawa has just reissued this kit again with markings depicting the 1967 Suzuka 500km race winner.
My sincere thanks to Hasegawa USA for this review sample!