1/24 Mercedes C-Class DTM
Fujimi No. 06146
Molded in Black and Clear
Avg. retail: $29.95
This is one of the Mercedes cars that contested the 1994 Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft (DTM). Driver Roland Asch (green car) finished 6th in the championship, and Bernd Schneider (black car) had 2 wins, finishing 10th.
This kit has very few parts, but they are all high-quality items. Assembly appears similar to a snap-kit.
The one-piece body is molded in black. The casting is very clean, with good panel lines.The clear parts are also very nice. The front grille is molded in place.
The one-piece chassis has all details molded-in. The interior has some of the electrics and other stuff, but the roll-bar is much simplified. The interior is not up to the level of Tamiya's DTM cars, but it's a small sacrifice considering the nice exterior.
No engine, not even a hint of one molded into the chassis.
Fujimi wheels and tires are legendary, and these are no exception. The wheels are 5-spoke racing rims. The most outstanding parts are the cross-drilled brake rotors with Brembo calipers. These can be super-detailed to create masterpieces at all four corners.
The tires are fine low-profile rubber slicks. No tire decals.
The decals are a highlight of this kit. The SONAX TABAC cars were very distinctive and do make great display models. The colors are black or metallic green.
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Buy Rating: 8*
Fujimi makes excellent kits, and this is one kit that can be built into a show-quality model out of the box. It's highly recommended.
*1-10 scale, 1-5 = don't buy it, 6-10 = buy it.