Ferrari California PE Detail Set
What’s in the Bag?
Hobby Design is a Chinese manufacturer with an extensive line of resin and metal photo-etch, window masks, and other up detailing add-ons for cars and motorcycles.
This review centers around Hobby Design’s set of PE parts for Revell’s Ferrari California. Included on the two seperately packaged and Mylar protected frets are detail parts for the engine bay, interior, and the car body itself. Some of the more intricate pieces include a 4-piece grill insert that replaces the as-molded center section of the grill. Only the outside portion of the Revell grill is used. Other exterior pieces, of course, include various Ferrari logos and scripts as well as the rear exhaust escutchions. Of note are the 3-piece windshield wiper arms and blade assemblies included in this set.
For the interior, the driver-side details include separate pedals (including the “dead” pedal) and floor mat protector. The “flappy paddles” are well represented, as are the side panel speaker grilles and the dash ventilation grilles.
Under the hood, we find the cabin air vent screen and other details for the main induction assembly. There are clamping straps, tags, and additional Ferrari logo scripts and bits to enhance the engine bay.
Finally, to wrap up the inventory, you have two-piece disc rotor enhancements and seat belt attachments for all four seats.
I received this PE set after I built my first Revell California uptop so I was unable to use these fine PE parts for that car. However, I have the Cali drop top that will be a better beneficiary of this review. Stay tuned for an updated review. Thanks to Hobby Design and IPMS for the pleasure of reviewing this PE kit for you.