This detail set was released by Hobby Design in 2011 to upgrade the Tamiya Lexus LFA kit into a Nurburgring Edition. It’s not easily found in stock nowadays, but a quick search around the net yielded a couple available sets, so you may still be in time to get yours!
Inside the box, you will find:
Inside the box everything is neatly packed inside bags and bubble wrap
Here are all the parts taken out of the box
Let's begin looking closely at the parts. Here are the rims, which are nicely casted and very detailed. They are identical to the real rims too. Only missing item is the decal for the Lexus logo of the center cap
Rear rims are wider than the fronts, as can be noted above. Width of rear ones is 14mm while the fronts measure 12mm. Diameter of all 4 rims is 22mm
The male adaptors are also well casted and require no cleaning at the front part. Care should be taken when cutting them off the mould as they may easily break. Once cut out, you may refer to my other tutorial (Fitting Male Wheel Adaptors) to attach these perfectly in place
Now, the rear spoiler! This only requires minimal cleaning before applying
primer. On the bottom part, it has some mold marks which can be easily
also needs to remove that block of resin at the back carefully to avoid damage
Here's another look at the front part of the spoiler
The canards are fragile, so extra care should be taken when removing those extra pieces
This is the front lip and it's well casted with no warping or defects noted
of molding blocks present here, but again nothing major. There is a big block of resin at the bottom of the
lip together with more extra material on each side. But it shouldn’t be a big
thing cutting all those out and carefully cleaning the remaining pieces
are nicely detailed, both on the front and back! The design is not 100% like the originals, but quite close! Also the real seats have a small Recaro logo in the middle, and on these its missing; but this is not a big deal since it’s barely noticeable on the real ones
cleaning required is around the upper harness holes, while the bottom side
holes need opening. I could notice that one seat had several mold marks, while the
other had an extra resin block at the bottom, but these are easily taken care
Well, what can you say about some lovely metal valves, these are beautiful! Just drill the necessary holes on the rims, and attach those beauties!
This is not exactly an installation manual, just some pictures showing a real LFA Nurburgring Edition. However all parts are straight forward and don’t exactly require instructions!
Overall this is a nice set with many parts included. If you want to beef up the already amazing looking LFA and turn it into the Nurburgring edition, this would be a nice addition for you. I don't have the Tamiya LFA kit yet, so I couldn't test fit the parts and comment about that.
I had bought mine for 140 HKD, equivalent to around 18 Euros. This is quite a great price considering the amount of detailed resin and metal parts you get.