STAGE 001

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“In this stage, you’ll build the bonnet by attaching the air intake plate, soundproofing material, subframe and fitting the hinges in place.

 

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 Plate 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 – 007) into a single digital PDF file:

Model Guide

A four-page brochure describing the model in detail:

Build


Assembling the Bonnet

Step 1

Press the two holes of the Air Intake Plate onto these matching pins on the inside of the Bonnet. Make sure the lip of the Plate fits down into the intake opening, as shown:

Step 2

Peel the backing paper from the Soundproofing Material:

Test fit this Material to the inside of the Bonnet, aligning it as shown, then press it down into place:

Make sure the center portion of the Soundproofing Material is pressed down into the recess of the Bonnet, as shown:

Step 3

Fit the Bonnet Subframe to the inside of the Bonnet. There are two holes along the sides of the Bonnet Subframe that will fit onto these matching alignment pins of the Bonnet:

Step 4

Then, the forward end of the Subframe fits over the hinge mounts and the rear end fits over the three matching posts, as shown.

I put a small drop of super glue on each alignment pin just to keep the sides of my Subframe against the Bonnet:

Step 5

As we start to assembly the bonnet hinge assemblies, take note of these two angled corners of the Hinge Joints:

With these angled corners at the top, arrange a Hinge Pin and Hinge Leaf next to a Hinge Joint as shown.

Note how the rounded tabs of the Hinge Leaf are underneath it, as seen here:

Fit the eyelet of the Hinge Joint between the tabs of the Hinge Leaf as shown, then slide the smooth end of the Hinge Pin through both parts:

You will likely need to use a set of pliers to fully seat this Hinge Pin in place. It should sit nearly flush at both ends.

I used my flat duck bill pliers to squeeze the pin through the parts, but a basic set of pliers would work as well:

Step 6

Repeat the previous step to build the second bonnet hinge assembly in the same way:

Step 7

Fit the two Hinge assemblies to these matching locations on the underside of the Bonnet, aligning them as shown:

Secure these into place with four (4) DS20 screws, two for each Hinge.

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

Step 8

Secure the rear edge of the Bonnet Subframe to the Bonnet with three (3) DS20 screws, as shown:

Step 9

Press the small end of the Bonnet Lock fully into this matching hole of the Bonnet Subframe, as shown.

This should be a press-fit, but if you find it loose feel free to use a tiny drop of super glue to secure it in place:

While that step completes this stage, I did want to take a moment to call out the fantastic ‘Superleggera’ detail on each side of the Bonnet. The body of the real DB5 was manufactured by Carrozzeria Touring who originated the superleggera (‘superlight’ in English) system for tube and alloy panel construction to reduce vehicle weight:

Thoughts


I am excited to be building another 1:8 scale DB5 as I previously completed the Eaglemoss ‘Goldfinger’ DB5. So far, I am very impressed with the quality and details present in this new Agora Models ‘No Time To Die’ DB5 that were absent from the EM version. The instructions are already 1000% better and I can not state how much that means to us builders!

Next Up


 Stage 002VB – Outer/Inner Spokes, Outer/Inner Wheel Rin, Outer/Inner Ring, Spoke Retainer Ring, Wheel Hub Back/Front

2 thoughts on “STAGE 001”

  1. I was so desperately hoping that you will also build those James Bond vehicles from Agora and here we are.
    A big thank you!
    Your partwork build webpages are more than useful for me and I could avoid some mistakes during build as I don´t look in the magazines for manuals anymore.

    Just a short remark:
    When I go the register on the left side (Recent Updates) to Stage 001 and then click “Go to this page” it links to “La Ferrari”

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