Starting the build…

After having the kit in the house for more than 24 hours, I finally got around to actually starting to build it.  Have to say, it’s going to take quite a while to build.  But that’s a good thing.  I’d consider that to be value for money.

This kit is a 1/8th scale model.  So the real car is only 8 times bigger than this kit.  To give an indication of the actual size of this model because the photos in the previous post didn’t really do it justice, here’s a MiniFig next to the wheels.20160903_195632


Box 1 is the drivetrain and power plant.


And here’s what Box 1 contains.  That’s a little overwhelming to begin with.
Half the time to build will just be hunting out the parts for each step.

Page 1 of 540 build pages….


The workbench is all set up.

First step complete. The build is under way.


Forward/Reverse selector.  Quite a neat little part.
The grey bit slides either way on the white centre part and
engages with the red cogs either side (assembled photos show both red cogs),
or sits in neutral in the middle.

Here it is assembled into its housing.

Even a Master Builder thinks this is highly complicated.

So that’s the first couple of hours of building.  No plans to rush this one.  Quite enjoying it so far.