Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars
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Aston Martin. A prime example of British luxury. The finest grand touring cars that money can buy. Every model is a piece of art. Can you tell that I like Astons? The company was formed in 1931 to make luxurious sports cars. Perhaps the most iconic Aston is the DB5 which James Bond drove in Goldfinger. But here we have a Vanquish with the massive six litre V12 motor. And even in 1/24 scale, this car is beautiful.

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Illustration for article titled REVIEW: Aston Martin Vanquish

Design & Accuracy: 9.5/10

This car looks exactly as it does in every photo I've seen, right down to the carbon fiber trim. I haven't seen this particular color on a real version though, so I'll take off half a point for that. I have seen this model in a light blue like the 1:1 version comes in but it doesn't have the gorgeous metallic flake like this tan/beige color does. I'm sure a real AM aficionado can point out some flaws with the model, but to me who just loves how they look, this is pretty damn close to looking perfect.

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Fit & Finish: 10/10

This is the most solidly built car in my 1/24 scale collection. Nothing rattles at all. The doors shut with a satisfying sound that lets you know it isn't slightly ajar. The hood opens just right, not too loose but it's not something you struggle to open.

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Features: 8/10

Standard stuff for a 10 dollar Welly. Hood and doors open, front wheels steer and the steering wheel is connected.

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Value: 10/10

C'mon. It's 10 bucks. It's a steal.

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Rarity: 1/10

Here's the score killer. Welly 1/24s are not rare. It's all over eBay. Though I haven't seen another beige model in the pharmacy, I have seen several blues.

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Overall: 38/50

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