We are back again to our friends from DNA Collectibles to analyse one of their last efforts in 1:18 scale, a high end resin made collectible, highly detailed and running in a limited edition. Is the first time when the Volvo C70 is replicated in 1:18 scale and as a close manufacturer to the nordic automotive brands, ignored too much in all those years, DNA could not miss this opportunity. As usual, I was expected to find a great finished product in the styrofoam box and of course I'm not disappointed, because the scale replica of the 90's star of the Volvo house is stunning.
The producer was very inspired in choosing the color scheme for this replica, is very original and good looking in the same time. Is coming with a perfect metalic paint job, having the correct effect in the strong light. On the front grill, the chrome can be easily changed with the polished stainless from the real car. The manufacturer did a great job with the lights, looking as real as it could be, beautiful detailed with wipers and visible orange bulb for the turn signals. I appreciate the textured glass for the front ones and the third stop lamp developed as an individual piece. On the back, the car's lettering is made of metallic photo etched parts, great lights again and to be mentioned, the final exhaust is replicated by a beautiful separate and chromed piece. The realistic effect is stronger when you'll observe the precise shut lines of the body, great accentuated, even if we have to do with a sealed body.
The strong part of the model is for me the interior. Is not the first time when I say, DNA makes one of the best interiors in the business and having here a cabrio helps a lot to understand why I think this. First of all the material and finishing are top and again the color is a perfect match for the body. Not a single mould residue or glue can be spotted and this is to be appreciate. The floor is flock covered and the seat belts are fabric made and provide metallic buckles. Is easy to observe the attention for details, highlited pieces on the door panels, individually marked switches, legible displays and counters and a two tone finished steering wheel. The wood trim panels are very close to the real and seems to be not only painted, but separate pieces applied on the specific places. The model comes with a detachable sun roof, not only a detail to be appreciated, but a piece that fit perfectly the model and can be put on or off very easy.
They could not do it better than that in choosing the rims model, the BBS are looking great adding a subtle sport note to the conservator design. Notable details here are the metallic discs of the brake system and the center of the rim hosting the car's logo.
This fine and great looking replica can be ordered directly from the DNA shop www.dnacollectibles.com. DNA provides a cover (can be purcheased separately) for the existing acrylic base,just in case you want to expose this special and limited edition model outside from its box.
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