Today i’m going to unbox the latest F1 kit from Tamiya! The Tamiya Ferrari SF70H in 1/20th scale.
This model recreates the Ferrari SF70H F-1 of the 2017 F1 season. Specifically, this replica kit recreates the car that won the opening round of the Australian G. P. With regulations promoting greater aerodynamic downforce and mechanical grip, Scuderia Ferrari came up with the sleek SF70H body featuring a lengthened nose, arrow-shaped front wing, engine cover fin and revamped side pods. Powered by the 1. 6-liter V6 062 engine in harmony with an electric motor, ace driver Sebastian Vettel was in the thick of an enthralling Drivers’ Championship race all season long with Mercedes driver and eventual world champion Lewis Hamilton.
- 154 parts in kit.
- This kit recreates the SF70H as it appeared in the season-opening Australian GP.
- Features a depiction of the gearbox at the engine rear.
- Rear cowl and under panel parts are affixed using screws.
- The modeler can choose to assemble the kit as Sebastian Vettel’s no. 5 car, or Kimi Raikkonen’s no. 7.
The Tamiya Ferrari SF70H comes in the usual Tamiya box with the finished model up front with some information about the model. On the side of the box some more information is presented with most used colors.
Let’s start the unboxing!
The first parts you see are rubber wheels and screws. As usual you will also get a small screwdriver.
The red sprues contains all the body parts. As always the cast is great with not much flash. On the second red sprue you can already see the structure at the back of the cockpit to see how it is going to fit together with the gearbox.
The white sprue contains the bodyparts which wil be mostly white. Because of the white plastic it will be easier to paint the parts white.
The first black sprues contains the floor of the car, brake parts and and soms small parts like the steering wheel and camera’s.
The second black sprue contains the wheels, suspension, seat and gearbox parts.
Then you get to the decalsfor the car and wheels. Also some precut masking tape for the wings of the car are inside.
The paperwork comes with some background information of the car, some tech tips from tamiya itself and of course the building instructions. These are typical Tamiya. Easy to read and clear instructions.
First thoughts? Great kit to see. Second thought? I already built this one before as a McLaren MP4/8. The fitment of the kit was absolutly lovely. No fitment issues at al (besides my own mistakes). Lot’s of fiddly bits, especially on the sidepods.
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