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“This issue you can assemble the rear axle and linkages. Then, over the following [packs] you will see how to fit the transmission shaft and rear wheels to the axle, leaving it ready to be attached to the chassis.




This image includes the parts for the entire issue. However, the parts included with this pack are:

  • Rear Axle
  • Rear Axle Back Plate
  • Supporting Linkages

Materials: All of these parts are plastic.


This pack comes with three bags of unlabeled screws containing the following type(s):

  • Two (2) Type E – We’ve seen these before
  • Eleven (11) Type W – These are a NEW type of screw (see below)
  • Three (3) Type Y – We’ve seen these before too

Magazine – Issue 17

NOTE: For whatever reason, the Table of Contents at the front of this magazine is the same as the previous issue and is still not accurate at all. The real contents of the articles in this issue are:

  • Your Car Parts: Parts Guide
  • Start The Car: Model Instructions
  • Bond Actors: Rosamund Pike
  • Bond Actors: Halle Berry
  • Bond Actors: Toby Stephens
  • The Making of Casino Royale: Betting on Bond
  • Bond Actors: Eva Green

Free Gift #4 – 1:43 scale Aston Martin DB5


Rear Axle

Fit the longer posts of each of the four Supporting Linkages into these holes on either end of the Rear Axle, as shown.

Each of the Supporting Linkages has a longer post on one end. This is the post we fit into the matching holes of the Rear Axle. Make sure these are facing towards the front of the car (like the long snout of the differential):

Secure the Supporting Linkages into place with four (4) Type W screws, two on each end:

Next, fit the Rear Axle Back Plate to the Rear Axle, aligning the locating pin and screw holes, as shown:

Secure the Rear Axle Back Plate into place from the other side with two (2) Type W screws:


I am surprised these parts are all plastic as similar parts in all of my other vehicle builds are metal. That means the weight of this car will be supported by a plastic tube. I suppose we should be careful with this one. Keep this Rear Axle assembly nearby as we will need it in the next pack.

Next Up

Pack 64 – Transmission Shaft

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  1. In this pack I got 2 type L screws, no type E. Also the free gift came many packs ago, so it looks Ike they have changed some things again yet the magazines are still the same.

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