Tuner cars, especially those of the Asian flavour have become a staple event in the scale model industry in the last couple of years. Trends do change, and we’ve seen a number of them over the years… Change is definitely good! It presents channels for other newcomers of scale model hobby to convert and grow their passion. That being said, it was only a matter of time before Solido executed a budget-friendly piece of their own. This is the 1:18, diecast metal LB Works GT35 Type 2.
The livery or colour here is Orange they also have an alternative that mirrors this one in Mint Green. Either way, these cars do not go unnoticed. Vivid colours, fins, wings and additional body armour add to the mystic. The lowered stance and at times married to the oddly focused camber is part of the package. Are they for all? No. But a few of us here at DiecastSociety.com can appreciate the appetite and imagination that goes into each design. And we do consider the works of from RAUH-Welt BEGRIFF (RWB) art.
As for the model, we think Solido does hit the mark for the most part. For a budget-friendly replica, less than $75 CND the LB Works GT35 Type 2 definitely has some shelf presence. The model ships with its rear wing in a separate bag. Installation is simple and no glue was required. As for shape, we think is a little off from the stated 1:18 scale. We placed it next to the classic 1:18 AUTOart GT-R GT1 FIA-GT Presentation car, which in similarly, its exterior panels are enlarged for circuit racing, it was somewhat dwarfed in length and width. Access is only permitted to the interior side, and as the photos show this is a right-hand drive example. Interior wise, all-Black with limited colour and decal work. All in all, this model has its limits, however, for those on a limited budget this model will definitely appeal. Enjoy the pics!