Tamiya 1/24 Porsche 911GT1 (24186)

This review will tell you more about Tamiya 1/24 Porsche 911GT1 (24186). While kit is not exactly complete novelty, it is still sold in all good model shops and worth checking if you would like to replicate this legendary version. I didn't have one in my collection, so I decided to take a closer look. Overall packaging is typical for this brand. All frames are packed into separate plastic bags. Let's open them and take a closer look together.
By the way, here you can read review with another racing car kit from the same brand.
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Watch this video where I show all parts even closer.

First frame is molded in black plastic. Here you will find door cards, suspension parts and floor panel.

Driver seat is molded as one-piece element. Engine should be quite detailed, but it will require some careful painting.

Car body shell is molded as two-piece thing. Yes, doors and front cowl are premolded, but at least rear section is separate. This feature might be useful for showing the engine inside.

Rear bumper and wing are molded separately. Here you can also see some of the engine and suspension parts.

Last frame is chromed and I have to admit that finish looks quite okay for out of the box build. For example look at those wheel rims.

Clear frame is packed into separate bag. Molding quality is great, and you will see masks on the next photo.

Vinyl tires is something you would expect in such type of the kit. They copy racing tires, and logos will be applied separately, you can see them on the next photo.

Masks are pre-cut and it is definitely a useful bonus from Tamiya.

Decals sheet is quite large, and printing quality looks okay. As you can notice, kit offers a chance to copy either car "25" or "26". Profiles of the marking option can be seen on the photo below.

Assembly manual and marking guide are printed in black-and-white. You can check all pages in the video-review.

Today's Porsche is readily available and I think it won't be difficult to find one. In my opinion plastic still looks great even today, so just carefully assemble and paint it for a nice result. Moreover, it is good to have all useful things included in the box. Maybe there is also a chance to buy some aftermarket PE for this car, but it will require some searching. Paintwork can be also a good training for beginners in car models like me, so definitely worth trying.


  • Nice molding quality
  • Clever parts division
  • Good decals
  • Masks included


  • Molded in doors
  • Vinyl tires

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