Product Review Taken From Four Small Wheels Magazine McLaren MCL32 China 2017 Alonso Alternative versions MIN537174302 Vandoorne Monaco & MIN537174322 Button Monaco The first of the 2017 F1 grid released is here and offers us the combination of one of the best drivers on the grid with one of the least competitive vehicles! We’ve been waiting with interest to see how the complex wings would be replicated for these latest machines and at the front it would appear that most of the elements are in one block, with the winglets added as pretty fine pieces. At the rear the heavily sculpted endplates are moulded, but far more finely than on most of last year’s cars, and the loop wing on the tail end of the fin is extremely fine. The main body finish is a satin black with bright white and orange decals over the top and we see plenty of carbon with textured mouldings for the floor and suspension arms and decals on many of the smaller components. As with the last few years, there are a few sponsors omitted and we will hopefully see some aftermarket decals for these in the near future.
One of the market leaders in die-cast models. Good shapes, excellent paint and decoration. 1:43rds are kerbside while 1:18ths usually have plenty of opening parts and detail. Also an increasing number of 1:43 resincast models. Made in China.
McLaren MCL32 model by Minichamps
Formula One or single seater
#14, Chandon, Honda, Johnnie Walker, CNN, Richard Mille
China. Released 24/08/17
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