Tamiya 1/24 Fiat 500F (169)

This review will tell you more about Tamiya 1/24 Fiat 500F (169). New release is actually a reissue of a good old kit in popular scale. Nevertheless, I didn't check it before, and the car itself looks like a funny thing to copy. That's why I got one of the boxes, and now we can open it together. Overall packaging is typical for this brand, so inside you will find frames in separate bags. Let's open everything and take a closer look together.
By the way, here you can read review with Lamborghini in the same scale.
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First frame is dedicated to the floor panel, door cards and seats. Everything is molded out of white plastic, and quality looks fine.

One-piece seats might looks simple, but let's not forget that initial release happened in 1996. Dashboard might look plain, and that's how it was on the real car.

Next sprue is a bit more tricky, as here we get various chrome parts which are widely used on Fiat. Some professional modelers might try to strip those and repaint.

As for body shell, here you will get one-piece element with molded in bonnet, but separate rear cover. Panel lines look fine.

Yes, you can also replicate so-called ragtop in open position. It might be handy to show more of interior.

Clear frame also looks great. What is even more surprising is that Tamiya included masks into this kit, and you can see them below.

Yes, there are vinyl tires included, which should be ok for out of the box build.

We already talked about masks, it is nice to see them included for this price. Chrome stickers should also come handy.

Decals are printed in typical Tamiya quality. There are several options in the box, you can see them on the photo below.

Assembly manual is black-and-white, I show all pages in the video-review.

New tiny Fiat should be already available for purchase. In my opinion it is an interesting choice for modelers who would like to have Italian classic in their collection. Overall quality looks fine even today, but of course, Tamiya could have included a bit more into the reissue. Well, let's see if aftermarket brands will come up with some upgrades.


  • Still nice molding quality
  • Good decals
  • Masks included
  • Open roof option


  • Chrome parts might be tricky

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