STAGE 001

 Return to the BUILD


“In this stage, you’ll assemble the bonnet by fitting the intake grille, subframe, and strut bracket. Ensure you have a soft cloth on your work surface to protect the paintwork when working with any parts of the car body.

 

Contents


Parts

Materials: Here I will describe the materials the supplied parts in each stage are made out of. All of the screws are metal, so I will not mention them. For instance, in this stage, the Bonnet and Air Intake Grille are both metal, while the remaining parts are plastic.

Tools

  • PH0 Swivel Screwdriver

Assembly Guide (Digital Version – click to download)

Agora Models consolidates the build instructions for Pack 1 (Stages 001 – 006) into a single digital PDF file:

Model Guide

A four-page brochure describing the model in detail:

Build


Assembling the Bonnet

Step 1

Fit the angled eyelet of the Bonnet Strut Bracket through this matching slot of the Bonnet Subframe until it fits onto the pins, as shown:

Step 2

Fit the Air Intake Grille into this matching recess on the underside of the Bonnet, as shown.

Always try to put any painted exterior panels down on a soft surface. This Grille is symmetrical and can be fitted either way:

Step 3

Fit the Subframe assembly to the underside of the Bonnet capturing the Grille as shown, and align the screw holes:

Step 4

Secure the Subframe to the Bonnet with four (4) DS20 screws.

This is the first of many friendly reminders to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:

Thoughts


This Lotus Esprit represents the second installment of the Agora Models 007 Collection. So far, so good – the paint looks great and the parts are superb. I might even be more excited about this fancy submersible than the DB5! Keep this Bonnet assembly stored somewhere safe as it will not be needed again until later on in the build.

Next Up


 Stage 002 – Front Wings/Bumper Panel/Reflectors/Lenses

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