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:
- Getting Started – If you are new to the model, begin here!
- Pack 1
- Pack 2
- Pack 3
- Pack 4
- Pack 5
- Pack 6
- Pack 7
- Pack 8
- Pack 9
- Pack 10
From this point on in the subscription, each shipment contains five stages instead of four.
- 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
- Pack 15
- Pack 16
- 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
- Pack 18
- 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
- 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
- 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 – 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