Product Review Taken From Four Small Wheels Magazine When SMTS started up in 1983 the Arrows A6 was their first product, company founder Keith Williams having had a good relationship with the Arrows team and access to the car having re-liveried some wind tunnel models for them as promotional pieces. Here they revisit that first model but with upgraded patterns to bring things up to the standards that we are used to today. Opening the kits we find superb castings for the bodies which will need very little clean up before painting and much of the rest of the kit is in equally good white metal. The wing endplates are very fine etch, as are the radiators. The reason for so many kits is that the decoration on the cars changed regularly through the season and the team often ran two completely different liveries at the same race. Drivers changed too, with Marc Surer partnered by a number of pilots. Looking through the race photos, due to these livery changes the Monaco, UK & Long Beach kits offer two driver options whereas the other four are single options, despite what the decal sheets may say. Alan Jones was the second driver at Long Beach, Chico Serra in Monaco and Boutsen made his debut at Spa, finishing the season with the team and it is his personal sponsors, usually on the side pods, where the variations lie. The cars that canít be built out of the kits are those of Boutsen from Italy and Europe and Surer from Germany. SMTS are listing all driver options as hand builts and with a little mixing and matching of decals these will all be possible.
Reasonably well cast white metal kits that build with ease. Open wheeled subjects usually accurate, road cars not always so. With hand-built models again single seaters usually better. Made in England.
Arrows A6 model by SMTS
Formula One or single seater
#29, 30, Valvoline
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