Product Review Taken From Four Small Wheels Magazine Aston Martin DBR5 Holland 1960 #17 Kit available JAD43102 In terms of basic body shape, Jade have done a reasonable job with Aston Martinís second F1 racer but it is on the suspension that things fall down a little as we see a significant discrepancy between the track width front and rear. It is the front that is too narrow. In that front suspension we see fine coil springs and yet the DBR5 ran with torsion bar suspension and so had simple telescopic dampers on the front. Interestingly on some of the photos that accompany the kit the cars are seen pre-race with coil springs in place but on track without them. Helper springs for transport perhaps? The main paint finish on the hand built models is well applied and has a subtle sheen to it, which is in keeping, but the colour is very dark. This is a slightly unusual option to model as Salvadori failed to qualify.
About Jade Miniatures
Very simple resin and metal kits and hand-built models. Kits well cast but basic and build well, builts nicely finished. Many subjects in this range would not be available otherwise. Made in France.
Aston Martin DBR5 model by Jade Miniatures
Hand Built: 1:43
Formula One or single seater
Grand Prix Models, your number one choice forJade Miniatures - Aston Martin DBR5 model