Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Tetstors #9690 EasyBuilder Thunderbird - Red

I came across these Testors die cast metal car kits last year and bought all three color variations of this classic T-Bird: red, yellow, blue. I like die cast vehicle but for some reason the kits always give me grief. It was true of the Johnny Lightning 1/64 scale Batman vehicles and it was true for these as well. Why? Well, here's da scoop

-you can't easily push the wheels on the the axles. the fit is so tight it takes a small hammer to gently 'persuade' them, otherwise they'll stick out from beyond the body and the car can't be assembled correctly
-some parts had flash which needed trimming
-the screws are real hard to tighten correctly with the puny screwdrivers provided. you have to have a larger screwdriver which allows you to provide the torque needed to set the screws properly

All that being said, one can see by the photos that the finished car is quite nice and ultimately I'm glad to have gone through the trouble to assemble it. I like it! :-)

Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina

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