Product Review Taken From Four Small Wheels Magazine McLaren MCL32 Australia 2017 #14 Alonso Alternative version SPK5041 Vandoorne & SPK5044 Test Itís fair to say that the McLaren hasnít been the most competitive car on the F1 grid in 2017, largely due to the Honda engine, but it is a good looking one with a bright metallic orange and black livery. The two main colours are well painted, the black having a satin finish and bright white decals provide separation. McLaren didnít start the season with a mid-wing, so on this version there is none, but the other wing parts are well made with a very fine DRS activator visible in the centre of the rear one. The ever more complex front wing horizontal elements are made up of one solid casting using decal to simulate the tiny gaps between each and dressed with tiny etched vertical supports. Whilst separate parts would be preferable, it is probably not practical at this price. Texture castings are used to replicate the carbon suspension and floor and there is carbon decal in other places. A few sponsors are missing, as has been the case on all McLaren F1 models from the past couple of years, and hopefully there will be some aftermarket decals to fill these gaps.
Very well finished mass produced resin built models. Ever improving detailing now incorporating more use of photoetched details for added finesse and with excellent paint finishes. Made in China
McLaren MCL32 model by Spark
Formula One or single seater
#14, Chandon, Honda, Johnnie Walker, CNN, Richard Mille
Australia. Released 16/10/17
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