Hyundai Santa Fe
This is a review of the 1/24th Academy Hyundai Santa Fe.
No engine. It’s curbside kit and a 2018 model year.
Interior is wonderfully engraved and everything fits perfectly. There were no painting instructions so interior was left black from the kit.
Body was crisp and clean with no flash. I used HOK white and coated with 2 part urethane clear.
The suspension parts are very few – about 5 parts total. The exhaust is molded in the chassis leaving only a chrome muffler and exhaust tip to attach.. All the parts fit with no issues.
The instructions are several pages long and printed on glossy paper.
Decals were crisp and I was able to apply them very easily.
I had severe issues with final assembly. The rear had a small clip to fit into a slot on the chassis while the front had pins/sockets on the front. Using the factory attachment points caused the body to sit 1/8” above the chassis. I removed the attachment points but that gave very little area to glue the chassis to the body and I got glue where it shouldn’t be and it shows.
Thank you to Academy and MRC for allowing me to review this kit.