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Fujimi Daihatsu Mira Turbo TR-XX

Fujimi Daihatsu Mira Turbo TR-XX 1/24 completed December 19th 2020

Background:

Is there a more 80s word than "Turbo"? It seems so many cars then were turbocharged, especially in Japan. This Daihatsu Mira is one of those. I bought this kit to expand the range of Kei cars I'd built, and it has very period wheels.

Pros:

Being mostly snap-fit, there are no fitment problems. There is a choice of standard or aero kit in the box and choice of 5 different steering wheels. The door mirror mountings are nice and solid, they won't break off easy as many kits would.

Cons:

Being mostly snap-fit, there's not a lot of detail. The chassis comprises one floor pan, two exhaust tips and two metal axles and nothing else. Interior is similarly spartan especially the door cards. The snap-fit pegs in the headlamps are very visible after assembly. The red "Turbo" decals do not show up on the black background as they do on the real car.

Verdict:

Neither good or bad. An easy beginner kit.

Build notes:

Two tone Tamiya black and Italian red, over Tamiya grey primer. No extra details added but it did come up to a good shine - too much in a few areas where I polished through it. I wasn't sufficiently into the build to go for a repaint.


Kit bought on holiday in Tokyo, 2016.

Fujimi Daihatsu Mira Turbo TR-XX 1/24

Fujimi Daihatsu Mira Turbo TR-XX 1/24

Fujimi Daihatsu Mira Turbo TR-XX 1/24

Fujimi Daihatsu Mira Turbo TR-XX 1/24

Fujimi Daihatsu Mira Turbo TR-XX 1/24

Fujimi Daihatsu Mira Turbo TR-XX 1/24

Fujimi Daihatsu Mira Turbo TR-XX 1/24

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