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Fujimi Honda Mugen CR-Z

Fujimi Honda Mugen CR-Z 1/24 completed June 29th, 2019. Car build #71

Pros:

Great moulding, lots of details - especially underneath, fantastic fitment (with only one exception, see cons below), well proportioned and with a ride height that does not necessarily need to be lowered - I have not lowered this one. Some of the tolerances on the parts are so perfect that in some cases, you don't even need glue. The tolerance/friction is enough to hold things together, almost like snap-fit. With some effort/force, the main windows all snap into place and hold themselves in by nature of the design of he kit, and anything that reduces the glue I need to put near clear parts is good. Windows masks also included. Decals are good quality. And something I've seen on no other model car kit before - the wheel arches entirely fit up the space to the bodywork as they would on a real car.

Cons:

Curbside - no engine. The rear bumper on the left side of the car does not fit that well up to the body and leaves a larger then desired panel line. The lower halves of the main front seats are moulded into the tub - it'd make changing the seats a pain if you wished to do so. There's not much detail on the door inner panels.

Verdict:

A very high quality kit from Fujimi. Certainly it's the best Fujimi kit I've ever built and would rival Tamiya even on a good day for Tamiya. It was a very enjoyable build and it'll be at the front of the display cabinet for a while.

Build notes:

Mostly built out of the box - additions are the carbon side skirts, carbon front splitter, carbon effect on the roof and bonnet and a few extra decals, such as the door laundry-list and the red Honda badges. The colour of the car is Tamiya TS-32 Haze Grey and the carbon is Hasegawa Trytool self-adhesive carbon fibre.


Kit bought on holiday in Tokyo, June 2017

Fujimi Honda Mugen CR-Z 1/24

Fujimi Honda Mugen CR-Z 1/24

Fujimi Honda Mugen CR-Z 1/24

Fujimi Honda Mugen CR-Z 1/24

Fujimi Honda Mugen CR-Z 1/24

Fujimi Honda Mugen CR-Z 1/24

Fujimi Honda Mugen CR-Z 1/24

Fujimi Honda Mugen CR-Z 1/24

Fujimi Honda Mugen CR-Z 1/24

Fujimi Honda Mugen CR-Z 1/24

Fujimi Honda Mugen CR-Z 1/24

Fujimi Honda Mugen CR-Z 1/24

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