GMA T50 review #1

Here i have a brand new kit from Tamiya on the table – the chic GMA T50. As usual, Tamiya is taking new steps in engineering and manufacturing new products that delight everyone and everything. The fresh kit offers us to build a sports car from almost 220 parts, which in nature exists in the amount of one hundred cars, and, of course, sold out before it was born.

The first sprue is a bunch of body panels and something from the interior. As you can see, the biggest detail here is the front cowl of the body.

The second sprue is full of different parts, but more recognizable are the door frames and the bottom parts. There are two of them, one for the interior, the second for the engine.

The next sprue with many mechanical parts like engine parts etc.

Look it more closer, you can see that the shock absorber springs are made plausibly. My personal opinion, since they separate from the shock absorber assembly, it was possible also to put in normal metal springs.

The calipers are made separately and quite detailed. It should already be the standard.

In the cylinder head covers, there are holes for the caps of the high voltage wires, cool.

On this sprue is something from the interior. The tub is given without a floor.

The steering wheel, console, gear levers and brakes looks good.

A large part of the skeleton on which the body panels will be attached. Refers us to McLaren Senna.

Tail section part with propeler cover.

Sprue with clear parts. A lot of windows that does not require glue for mounting. Everything is held up with overlay panels. Thin and transparent. But not completely transparent, otherwise the sprue would not be visible in the photo.

Different wide tires as usual without logos. There are also small polycaps, their purpose is a mystery for now. One of them is needed to secure the motor cover, I found this in the instructions.

Decals are standard for the latest tamiya kits. There are also metal stickers. The etching set is limited to meshes for the rear. They also do not require gluing.

Further, according to tradition, I build everything in order to determine the production plan. Picked up the monocoque a bit.

And here is the shock absorber suspension system.

As installed with wheel hubs.

The seats are not as detailed as in the senna, but divided enough for easy painting. Passengers got own seats near the drivers.

Interesting config.

Here are the details for the engine. Pretty much parts.

The first step in assembling an engine with a sump.

Along with exhaust pipes.

And this is what the assembled chassis looks like.

Dashboard with door cards.

The interior is attached to the skeleton, then the windows is hung and fixed with frames.

The headlights are made up of several parts. The optics look convincing. The door panels consist of two parts, should remember to glue them and hide the seam.

Panels and glasses fixed on the skeleton.

Assembled the back with the propeller. Etching does not require gluing.

The front lip has a several parts and easy fixed in its place after marriage, which, by the way, is simple and also easy.

Engine compartment covers. Depending on the glass used, they can be either open or closed. This glass can be changed even after painting and assembly. Nothing is fixed on the glue, but simply inserted into the groove.

Open/Closed.

A small carousel, as it may look after assembly.

There is also a video, give me likes if possible, thanks!


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