Tameo Kits has recently released a kit of the 1953 Ferrari 500F2. This iconic and beautifully-proportioned vehicle was driven to the 1953 World Championship by Alberto Ascari.
Tameo’s model is neatly packed in the familiar cardboard box.
This model marks the first WCT release for Tameo Kits under the new ‘simple kit’ philosophy. The objective has been to ensure maximum detail with opening body panels, while keeping the ‘parts count’ low and delivering a straightforward assembly project that will appeal to all modelers. The parts are separated into bags, with two sets of decals included.
Full colour instructions are included to guide the modeller through the process step by step. Colour references are provided for each part.
The spread of parts reveals fewer components, without compromising detail or accuracy. The two major components (chassis and outer body) form a solid base for the detail parts to be attached.
This ensures a stable and strong completed model. New to this WCT kit is the use of brass for many of the smaller components. These parts are very strong despite the fine detail.
The white metal parts are cast with a high levels of surface detail. The seat is a work of art, with the ribs of the seat upholstery perfectly represented.
The front steering connection rods highlight the advantages of brass casting. These parts are extremely fine yet strong. The part includes the hinge and fastener details as well as the correct profile of the connecting rods which varies along its length.
Other detail parts illustrate the solutions that are possible in this material.
Test fitting some of the components shows a good fit of parts, and excellent detail in the areas which will be visible on the completed model. Again, the seat will look very nice after a coat of paint.
Another angle of the test fit of key components. The thin casting of the main body is noteworthy, as is the perfect surface and clean, sharp details.
In profile, the pleasing lines of this nimble, four cylinder monoposto are especially apparent. Also clear is the excellent fit of parts. The nose cone and engine cover are separate, and sitting unglued for this photo.
A final picture with a partially assembled WCT52 for comparison. We hope builders enjoy this latest addition to our WCT range and look forward to seeing examples built.