GETTING STARTED

For the most part, Agora Models supplies everything needed to build the 007 Collection models. However, I have put together a list of items that I found that improve the experience. These are just suggestions, there is no need to do it exactly this way.

Work Space


These models are going to take a long time to build, so having a good work space to assemble it is important. I created a dedicated location with a small table and laid down a self-healing 24×36″ craft mat by U.S. Art Supply:

U.S. Art Supply 24″x36″ Self Healing Rotary Cutting Mat

This has a nice white background with a 1/2″ grid, imperial rulers, and is big enough to cover the entire model.

Screwdriver Set


While most of the kit snaps together, some screws are required and Agora provides only basic tools with these builds. Therefore, I used this precision screwdriver/tool set by ORIA:

ORIA 86 in 1 Precision Screwdriver Set

This set has many other useful tools such as different sharp-point tweezers, razor knife, magnetizing block, pry tools, etc.

Organizer


The assembly of these models will use a lot of tiny screws. The screws are referred to as PS02, PS03, DS20, etc. by Agora.  As there will be so many screws, keeping them organized is extremely helpful. And, since extra screws are included every stage, you will need someplace to store them all. I bought a cheap 36-slot organizer from Amazon but any similar product would work fine. I taped small designation labels into each compartment to keep everything tidy.

36 Grid Storage Organizer

Lubricating Oil


I have frequently recommended to pre-thread all of the metal holes with the correct screw before attaching things into place. This simply involves driving the intended screw into each hole and removing it before actually fastening anything together. The screws are made of harder metal than the die-cast parts so they should create threads in the metal. This will make the actual connection straighter and easier to use.

However, a game-changer for the metal screws is to pick up some 3-in-One Multi-Purpose Oil and add a tiny drop to the tip of each metal screw (or into the hole). Using this, the metal screws feed much easier (without pre-threading) and won’t bind, break, and strip nearly as often.

Custom Modifications (Mods)


If you plan on modifying your car, you may want to look into some of the many mods available to us before you start building.

See my MODS page for details.

The Community


Finally, there will a lot of other Agora Models 007 Collection partwork model builders online where you can learn more about the kits, build tips and tricks, videos, ask questions, and join discussions. Don’t be a stranger, we are friendly!

YouTube Channels

I found a few YouTube channels that are a great presentation of the builds and may help provide insight into these models:

World of Wayne

This set of videos from Wayne at World of Wayne documents his build of the NTTD DB5 over in the UK. His videos are fantastic and provide a lot of detail and camera angles for each issue.

Pitstain Hobbies

This set of videos from Ian over at Pitstain Hobbies documents his build of the NTTD DB5 here in the US.

Facebook Groups

There are also Facebook groups dedicated to the build. There is a ton of information and help to be found. The best one I have found is:

Build the 007 Car Collection by Agora Models – Partwork Central

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