Product Review Taken From Four Small Wheels Magazine McLaren MP4-2 UK 1984 Accessory set available AOS08190 etched detailing set STUTAB20141 additional decals & STUFP20143 seat belts A joint project between Beemax and Aoshima, the identity of this kit has switched back and forth between the two ranges during development, not that that should put off any F1 model builders looking for a well detailed kit of the 1984 World Championship winning car. The bodywork looks well-proportioned and is moulded in several sections to reveal full chassis and engine detail. As with many plastic kits you may wish to add some wiring to the engine and the manufacturer’s detailing set will include various etched brackets, grilles and seat belt furniture in addition to seat belt material and carbon decals. The placement for the etched parts is included in the main instructions and if you don’t use the extra set, there are templates for cutting harnesses but no buckles that we could see. The British GP has been chosen because it was a ‘no smoking’ race but the clearly printed decals are still not complete as they lack the striped and chevrons which were used on race day. The Tabu additional decal will fix this or you could opt for the full livery seen in practice also on that sheet. A pretty decent kit but one which will need the additional sets to really do it justice.
Plastic kits made in patrnership with Aoshima. Made in China.
McLaren MP4-2 model by Beemax
Plastic Kit: 1:20
Formula One or single seater
British GP. Also available AOS08190 detail set, STUTAB20141 additional decals, KOMUDG007 detail guide.
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