Review & Unboxing 

Unboxing: Fujimi Williams FW 16 (San Marino) 09059

Today i’m going to unbox the Fujimi Williams FW 16 (San Marino) 09059 in 1/20th scale.

The Williams FW16 is a Formula One car designed by Adrian Newey for the British Williams team. The FW16 competed in the 1994 Formula One season, with Williams winning the Constructor’s Championship, and British driver Damon Hill finishing runner-up in the Drivers’ Championship. It is notable as the last car to be driven by three-time world champion Ayrton Senna before his fatal accident during the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. Its engine was a Renault RS6 3.5 V10. The team’s main sponsor was Rothmans, replacing Camel Cigarettes and Canon used on the FW14 and FW15C. The car was designed around the major regulation changes that the FIA had introduced in the off-season, banning the various electronic devices that had been used by the front running cars during the preceding two seasons.
The FW16 was a passive evolution of the FW15C that had preceded it. It featured revised bodywork, including a low profile engine cover; taller sidepods; enclosed driveshaft; and an anhedral rear wing lower element, which was previously hinted at on the FW15C. In addition to these changes, the FW16 featured an innovative rear suspension wishbone design, an improved version of the Renault Sport Formula One engine (RS6), and a fuel valve to enable the ability for mid-race refuelling (a rule reintroduced for 1994).
As with the previous season, the number 0 car was driven by Damon Hill for the entire year. Only the defending champion had the right to use number 1 and reigning champion Alain Prost had left the sport. The number 2 car was driven by Ayrton Senna until he was killed at Imola. Williams test driver David Coulthard filled in for most of the season but Williams also brought back Nigel Mansell, who had won them the drivers’ title for them in 1992, when his Indycar commitments allowed. Although it was fast, the car proved to be a tricky proposition in early testing and in the early part of the season. The car had a number of problems that were not properly remedied: a design flaw was discovered in the car’s frontal section and there were attempts to correct this in time for the ill-fated third race, at the San Marino Grand Prix.
Various other alterations were made by Newey and Patrick Head to alleviate the car’s handling problems, such as the addition of bargeboards at the Spanish Grand Prix; the FIA-mandated modifications to the airbox at the Canadian Grand Prix; and shorter sidepods at the German Grand Prix. This heavily revised B-spec car was labelled the FW16B from the German race onwards and was much improved from the original car. It was developed by Hill, but the Benetton B194 and Michael Schumacher were dominant in the first half of the season. Rookie test driver David Coulthard shared the second car with former champion Nigel Mansell (who also had IndyCar commitments).

  • Marking · Parts can be selected from one of three types: Round 1 (Brazilian GP), Round 2 (Pacific GP), Round 3 (San Marino GP).
  • Double Wishbone suspension also faithfully reproduces, front and rear wings also reproduce the shape of each race.
  • Masking seals for tire decals and painting aids are also included.

The Fujimi Williams FW 16 (San Marino) comes in a pretty flat, but wide, box with some simple art of the finished car in front and the expected sprues in the background.

Let’s start the unboxing!

The first parts you see are chrome plated parts which make the brakes, exhaust radiator and some suspension parts..

Then you will find two small bags with white sprues. The first one has some front and rear wing parts, the second bag has a complete rear wing on it!

Another white sprue gets some more front wing parts, but also the monocoque. This one is a little strange because it is cut in half. On the build this means you need tus use some putty and sand it down to get a smooth finish on the center line of the car.

A small sprue with 2 clear parts here, nothing special.

On a single small sprue you get the rear cowling of the car in one single part. In the smae bag you will find the rims.

The first black sprue has the parts to build the detailed engine.

The second bluack sprue has the floorpanel on it and some cockpit parts like the steeringwheel and seat.

The final black sprue is filled with suspension parts.

The final parts are the wheels and polycaps.

The manual of this kit is easy to follow. Clear how to build this kit and some information about the kit altough the directions itself are in japanese. If you need to know the colors you can use google to view detailed photos of the car.

A decal sheet is provided without the tabacco parts but it does come with masking tape.

Aftermarket decals are available to add the missing decals. Ofcourse i bought these.

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