(PICS) DeAgostini's 1/8 Scale Volga M21
My brother and I have wanted to build one of these large DeAgostini 1/8 scale 1957 Volga M21 kits for a while, but it was only available in Russia and sold as a subscription of 110 parts packages over a long period of time.
Anyhow, an Ebay vendor in Russia was recently selling the complete set of packages unopened along with the 110 magazines that serve as building instructions. The wording is only in Russian, but the illustrations and photographs make it reasonably easy to follow the construction and it's much more convenient to have the complete kit of parts all at one time, ....so we went for it (it was expensive but the quality makes it worth the high cost).
It's taken approximately seven full days to assemble the many hundreds of parts (everything comes pre-painted) and I was amazed at the fit and finish of everything.....fastener locations all line up well and they wisely supply extra fasteners (tiny) in case any get lost during the build. The side windows roll down, there’s a tiny speaker for the horn sound, and all the lights work.
I'm delighted with the result, and I find the model (and the real car) interesting and surprisingly attractive.
Cliff, this is FANTASTIC! The only thing missing is a "Coke can" next to the model to convey just how large this beauty really is. Congrats on getting one of these "not-so-cheap" replicas! I'm jealous.
I am currently in the final stages of the Shelby Mustang and I also can say that I was pleased with the quality. Let's hope the lights and sound work. I also bought this one second hand.
Much better than waiting for many months.
Cliff, the Volga looks amazing, thanks for sharing.
Wow, Volga's are popular these days. Wondering why the designers of this website chose Volga for the home page?! When I was a kid in the 70's, the most interesting thing about these old Volga's was their hood ornaments, in fact I cannot recall any other mass car with a hood ornament in the Eastern Bloc.