REVIEW: Solido 1990 Alpina B6 3.5S •

REVIEW: Solido 1990 Alpina B6 3.5S

This is one of the most recent Solido releases. Since I am a huge Alpina fan, this was a must-have.

The colour is Mauritius Blue, although, it is a different shade than the normal E30 Mauritius blue release. The paintwork is very nice. The gold/yellow Alpina decals/stripes accent the colour beautifully, although there is one section where it wasn’t applied properly.

The wheels are the lovely classic Alpina wheels you would expect, although they may be a tad smaller than what would’ve been found on the original. Brake calipers/rotors are present, but not extremely detailed.

The rest of the model is what you would expect from a recent Solido. The grey interior is quite nice. No real issues there. The lights, grille and badges all seem fine. Like all Solido E30 releases, the doors don’t shut quite right, which is extremely annoying.

Overall, I do think this is a nice model. My example is far from perfect, but it is still a beautiful Alpina, which looks fantastic on display. For the price point, it is a nice model!

Notes: The license plates are not original, the exhaust has been chromed (commonly silver) and the front has been lowered a bit.

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5 Responses to "REVIEW: Solido 1990 Alpina B6 3.5S"

  1. DS Team says:

    Thanks, you sir for sharing your passion yet again. Definitely another solid effort from the folks at Solido! They are keeping this great hobby affordable for many!

  2. Mark says:

    Amazing car, have the reg
    B6 BMW.
    Would look amazing in this car

  3. Kevin Lee says:

    Dear Admin:

    I also purchased this lovely model, may you show us how to lower it?

    • DS Team says:

      Sorry, we don’t modify models. Based on the based structure of Solido models, it should be quite simple to de-construct and update ride height to suit!

    • 18ScalePhotography says:

      Hello Kevin,

      Lowering this model is a bit more difficult than most, as there isn’t a functioning suspension to modify.

      The way I lowered mine was to sand down the “nubs” that the axle us screwed into. Once you disassemble the model it should be pretty apparent what I mean by that.
      There are screws in the wheel well aswell. Make sure you get those when trying to disassemble it.

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