BUILD

This DeAgostini 1:8 scale Dodge Charger R/T from Fast & Furious is a partwork model build-up. It is currently available in the US via a monthly subscription service. It was originally released in Italy, and for a short time in early 2019, was available as a test run at some UK newsagents.

UPDATE Late 2020/Early 2021: This build was also released in the UK via Fanhome.

UPDATE June 18, 2021: This build is now available from the new US site of Fanhome.

Over the span of about 2 years, DeAgostini delivers 110 ‘stages’ that each contain a few parts of the model. These are monthly deliveries and they are shipped in groups of four to five stages about every four weeks.

The subscription is perpetual and automatically charges your credit card every month when the issue ships.  If necessary, however, the subscription can be suspended or cancelled at any time. My ModelSpace subscription version does not include any free gifts. However, the Fanhome versions should also include some FREE gifts along the way, such as :posters, a binder, a coffee mug, a power bank, and a backpack.

Additionally, this is our first part work that does not include any printed magazines with the shipments. Instead, all of the build instructions are hosted online at ModelSpace and on my site HERE. Unfortunately, this means we are missing out on the extra sections of the magazines about the films, characters, etc. that were included in the original Italian release and UK test run. It is strange that they are not included with the US subscription.

Anyway, I created this site to share our build progress and hopefully offer hints and tips we discovered along the way. It is not intended to be a step-by-step replacement for the instructions, so please read the magazines carefully! Lastly, most of the parts appear to be very detailed, so we may only be painting a few things to be more accurate.

Below are links to the articles for our build:

2019


August 2019
  • Pack 1
    • Stage 1 – Bonnet, Air Intake, Supercharger
    • Stage 2 – Steering Wheel, Front Left Wheel
    • Stage 3 – Headlamps, Front Grille, Nose
    • Stage 4 – Front Left Brake/Suspension
September 2019
  • Pack 2
    • Stage 5 – Left Tie Rod, Front Chassis, Left Torsion Bar
    • Stage 6 – Lower Radiator Cover, Front Crossmember 1, Under Engine Covers
    • Stage 7 – Front Crossmember 2, Engine Guard Plate, Front Stabilizer Bar
    • Stage 8 – Front Right Brake, Front Right Suspension 1

2020


March 2020
  • Pack 3
    • Stage 9 – Front Right Suspension 2, Right Torsion Bar
    • Stage 10 – Tie Rods, Central Steering Bar, End Links, Stay Rods
    • Stage 11 – Front Right Wheel
    • Stage 12 – Gearbox, Starter
April 2020
  • Pack 4
    • Stage 13 – Engine Block/Mounts, Oil Filter/Mount, Oil Pan
    • Stage 14 – Cylinder Heads/Covers, Oil Breathers/Caps
    • Stage 15 – Intake Manifold, Supercharger Base, Fuel Injectors/Lines
    • Stage 16 – Timing Cover, Water Pump, Distributor, Spark Plug Wires/Boots, Fan Pulley
May 2020
  • Pack 5
    • Stage 17 – Alternator/Bracket/Pulley/Cable, Crankshaft Pulley, Belts, Cooling Fan
    • Stage 18 – Left Exhaust Headers/Collector
    • Stage 19 – Right Exhaust Headers/Collector
    • Stage 20 – Steering Box/Gears
July 2020
August 2020
  • Pack 7
    • Stage 25 – Firewall, Rear Hood Safety Catches, Relay, Grounding Connector
    • Stage 26 – Brake Power Booster/Brackets, Master Cylinder, Brake Hoses
    • Stage 27 – Wheel Arch Reinforcement Plates, Wiper Motor, Voltage Regulator
    • Stage 28 – Front Engine Housing Panel, Horn, Expansion Tank/Hose
November 2020
  • Pack 8
    • Stage 29 – Radiator, Radiator Filler Neck/Cap/Hoses
    • Stage 30 – Chassis (Middle Section)
    • Stage 31 – Chassis (Rear Section), Jack Mount Brackets
    • Stage 32 – Central Exhaust Pipes
  • Pack 9
    • Stage 33 – Rear Exhaust Pipes, Tail Pipes, Mount Brackets
    • Stage 34 – Mufflers, Rear Brake Hose/Guide
    • Stage 35 – Driveshaft, Couplings
    • Stage 36 – Rear Axle/Differential

2021


June 2021
  • Pack 10
    • Stage 37 – Rear Hubs/Brake Discs/Calipers/Brake Hoses/Hose Fitting
    • Stage 38 – Left Rear Leaf Spring/Bracket/Plates/Shackles
    • Stage 39 – Right Rear Leaf Spring/Bracket/Plates/Shackles
    • Stage 40 – Leaf Spring Plates, U Hooks/Nuts, Rear Shock Absorbers

From this point on in the subscription, each shipment contains five stages instead of four.

July 2021
  • Pack 11
  • Pack 12
    • Stage 46 – Electronic Control Unit, Wiring & Switches for Sound Effects/Lights, Dashboard Lights/Wiring
    • Stage 47 – Wiring & Switch for Brake Light, Wiring for Headlights/Rear Lights, Chassis Stands
    • Stage 48 – Floor Pan, Hooks
    • Stage 49 – Gear Lever/Knob, Shift Rail, Centre Console, Middle Section of Transmission Tunnel
    • Stage 50 – Fire Extinguisher/Stand, Brackets
  • Pack 13
    • Stage 51 – Pedal Cover Panel, Accelerator/Brake/Clutch Pedals, Switch Bracket, Spring
    • Stage 52 – Front Left/Right Floor Panels, Rear Floor Panel
    • Stage 53 – Seat, Backrest, Seat Belt
    • Stage 54 – Seat Bottom/Base, Backrest Cover
    • Stage 55 – Dashboard, Instrument Cluster/Panel/Lights, Switches, Ignition Switch
  • Pack 14
    • Stage 56 – Upper/Lower Dashboard Panels, Tachometer/Housing
    • Stage 57 – Steering Column Covers/Switch/Washer
    • Stage 58 – Roll Cage Rear Arch/Right Bar
    • Stage 59 – Roll Cage Rear Left Bar/Left Arch
    • Stage 60 – Roll Cage Roof Bars/Right Arch
  • Pack 15
    • Stage 61 – Middle Section of Car Body
    • Stage 62 – Rear Section of Car Body
    • Stage 63 – Left Door Hinge/Mounting Bracket, Right Door Hinge/Mounting Bracket
    • Stage 64 – Left Quarter Panel Frame
    • Stage 65 – Right Quarter Panel Frame
August 2021
  • Pack 16
    • Stage 66 – Rear Window/Frame
    • Stage 67 – Windscreen/Frame
    • Stage 68 – Chrome Trim for Rear Left Quarter Window, Rear Left Quarter Glass
    • Stage 69 – Chrome Trim for Rear Right Quarter Window, Rear Right Quarter Glass
    • Stage 70 – Roof
  • Pack 17
    • Stage 71 – Front Interior Panels, Rearview Mirror Arm/Housing, Rearview Mirror
    • Stage 72 – Roof Frame
    • Stage 73 – Tailgate Panel, Boot Lock Pieces, Boot Lock Spring/Cylinder/Cylinder Spring
    • Stage 74 – Rear Body Panel, Tail Lights/Covers, Ignition Coil/Bracket/Cable/Plugs, Distributor (new)
    • Stage 75 – Left Boot Panel, Fuel Hose
September 2021
  • Pack 18
    • Stage 76 – Rear Inner Panels
    • Stage 77 – Rear Left Parking Light Mount/Frame/Lens, Fuel Cap/Base/Ring
    • Stage 78 – Rear Left Wheel Arch
    • Stage 79 – Right Boot Side Panel, Rear Right Parking Light Mount/Frame/Lens
    • Stage 80 – Right Rear Wheel Arch
  • Pack 19
    • Stage 81 – Front Body Section
    • Stage 82 – Left Door (Outer Panel), Handle, Lock, Wing Mirror Unit/Arm/Adhesive
    • Stage 83 – Left Door Inner Frame, Top Hinges, Bottom Hinges, Hinge Mount Plate
    • Stage 84 – Left Door Inner Section, Lock, Lock Stem/Spring/Mount Bracket
    • Stage 85 – Left Door Inner Panel, Handle/Base, Lower Window Frame Trim, Frame Trim Mount Brackets
October 2021
  • Pack 20
    • Stage 86 – Left Door Chrome Trims, Deflector Glass/Knob/Bracket
    • Stage 87 – Left Door Window Glass/Weatherstrips, Window Crank/Cogs/Knob, Window Regulator Cover Plate
    • Stage 88 – Right Door (Outer Panel), Handle, Lock
    • Stage 89 – Right Door Inner Frame, Top Hinges, Bottom Hinges, Hinge Mount Plate
    • Stage 90 – Right Door Inner Section, Lock, Lock Stem/Spring/Mount Bracket

The following stages are next to be built…

  • Pack 21
    • Stage 91 – Inner Panel Right Door, Door Handle/Base, Lower Window Profile/Mount Brackets
    • Stage 92 – Chrome Guide/Deflector Trim, Deflector Glass/Knob/Mount Bracket
    • Stage 93 – Right Door Window Glass/Weatherstrips, Window Crank/Cogs/Knob, Window Regulator Cover Plate
    • Stage 94 – Front Indicator Frames/Lenses/Mount Brackets, Front Bonnet Mount Brackets
    • Stage 95 – Front Left Wheel Arch
  • Pack 22
    • Stage 96 – Front Right Wheel Arch
    • Stage 97 – Front Indicators, Bonnet Cross Member/Lock Hook/Safety Latches, Windscreen Wipers, Engine Housing
    • Stage 98 – Boot Lid, Boot Lid Hinges
    • Stage 99 – Left Boot Hinge Reinforcements, Boot Lid Springs/Lock Housing
    • Stage 100 – Inner Panel Boot Lid, Boot Lid Safety Latches/Ring Seals, Base Safety Latches
  • Pack 23
    • Stage 101 – Rear Inner Boot Panel, Upper Boot Lid Panel, Boot Hinge Brackets
    • Stage 102 – Rear Bumper, Rear Number Plate, Left/Right Guards
    • Stage 103 – Rear Lower Panel, Reverse Lights/Frames/Lenses
    • Stage 104 – Rear Wheel Arches
    • Stage 105 – Boot Floor Panel, Spare Wheel Carrier/Rod
  • Pack 24
    • Stage 106 – Fuel Tank/Hoses, Fuel Level Sensor
    • Stage 107 – Left/Right Panel Mount Brackets, Front Chassis Cross Member
    • Stage 108 – Front Left Wheel Arch
    • Stage 109 – Front Right Wheel Arch
    • Stage 110 – Left/Right Struts, Antenna Rod/Base, Compressor Unloader Valve, Bonnet Latch Rings