UGears Roadster VM-01
UGears Roadster VM-01
There's nothing quite like a vintage car for car fanatics, and the UGears Roadster VM-01 model kit embodies the classic car look that so many people know and love. If you're looking for a vintage addition to your collection of model cars, the Roadster VM-01 is perfect for you.
Every UGears model is made using the highest-quality materials to ensure a beautiful yet sturdy product. They use a laser to cut the parts out of plywood to make sure everything is exactly the right size and shape. On top of that, they use sustainably sourced wood so you can feel good about your purchase.
The UGears Roadster VM-01 is a thrilling model car experience from start to finish. The process begins with gathering all the parts and following the instructions to get this beautiful model put together. However, that's just the start of what you can do with your UGears Roadster VM-01 model car. Like all the models you'll find for sale at UGears, the Roadster is fully functional. As soon as you finish putting your Roadster VM-01 together, you can take it for a test drive to see what it's really made of.
If you love the look of retro cars from the early- and mid-20th century, you'll love the UGears Roadster VM-01. While UGears didn't base this model off any one particular car, they took inspiration from a wide range of cars from every era to create the perfect compilation of retro and modern aesthetics. While the Roadster has a lot of design elements of a 1930s or 1940s car, it also has the sleek details of a modern vehicle. This is because UGears works tirelessly to perfect every little detail, including using varying plywood thicknesses—from 0.08 to 0.16 inches—to create a uniquely contrasting look you won't find anywhere else.
UGears wants you to fall in love with the vintage Roadster model car the same way car enthusiasts fell in love with classic cars of the 50s and 60s. To accomplish this, they don't compromise on a single detail when it comes to both the function and styling of this vehicle. All the little features of the car work, including doors you can open and a steering wheel that actually moves. Since the Roadster VM-01 is designed to be driven, you can get a peek at how this car would look if it were on the road today.
Whether you're a model car enthusiast looking to add to your collection or a parent seeking a car project you can tackle with your kids, the Roadster VM-01 is an excellent choice. UGears includes illustrated instructions in various languages to make sure you get your Roadster put together properly with no hassle.
Size: 11.8 x 5.1 x 3.9 in
Number of parts: 437
Assembly Time: 6-7 hours
Recommended Age: 14+
Do I need to cut parts out of the boards?
No, details are already pre-cut and you should just press them out of the board. They are connected with small crosspieces. If you have some difficulties to remove a detail, just cut a crossbar with a knife.
What are your advice on the assembly?
In order to avoid furrows, you should press the detail out from the side, where pattern of lines is thicker. We recommend to check all elements, especially gears, for the absence of burrs on the teeth. If you can not connect some details, to put a cap, for example, lubricate it with wax of any ordinary candles.
Is it possible to paint the model?
Yes, you can paint it. We recommend to use watercolor. You can use acrylic paints, but a thick layer can interfere with gears working.
What do I need to assemble a model? Tools?
Everything you need for the assembly comes in the package. There are wooden axis (standard toothpick 65 * 2 mm) in each set. Depending on the specific model, rubber bands, fishing line, or stickers will also be provided.
Extra toothpicks are available at any grocery store.
Tools recommended for the assembly: office knife, ordinary candle (i.e. tea candle), fine sand paper or file.
What to do if it's difficult to install a plug on the frame or an axle?
The plug or the axle will be much easier to install if you grease the parts with an ordinary candle. If you can't install the axle, it is recommended to disassemble the construction and grease the internal parts of a gear with a candle wax. Also, you can try different toothpicks as they also vary in thickness and sizes. Do not use too much force as there's a risk of breaking the toothpick.
Can children collect your models?
We definitely can say that a child of 14 years old can assemble our models. Sometimes parents’ help will be needed. Our mission - is to unite children and their parents.