Honda Civic Type R FK8 1:64 by MINI GT - TSM Model Scale Miniatures in ‘Aegean Blue’.

I had pre-ordered this model and waited for more than a month from the supposed arrival time for it to arrive. Well, I finally have it, and I’m quite pleased with it.

There’s no denying that this model is better than the Majorette and Tomica versions (it has to be, considering the slight price premium over those ‘toys’) in terms of the finer detailing, but I was left disappointed by the fitment finish of the application of the side windows that looks a bit sloppy. For the price I’m paying, it shouldn’t be the case. Having said that, don’t let it detract you from what is overall a decent effort by TSM. They got the overall proportions spot on and they captured the true sporty essence of the hot Japanese hatch.

Also, i LOVE the blue paint job on this car! While the Championship White edition remains a typical Type R colourway, I chose the Aegean Blue because I felt it was a little different and it was so pretty. With the obligatory red inserts, the blue and red combo reminds me very much of this year’s Toro Rosso F1 car. Ironically, the team is powered by Honda!

Despite it’s minor flaw, this model is a must-have for any diecast collector’s collection. I’m happy to own this little monster! 

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