Model Car VAZ 2101 Scale 1:43: Full Review

Model car VAZ 2101 scale 1:43: full review

The VAZ 2101 model is popularly called a penny. The USSR car is presented in 1:43 format both disassembled and assembled. The main show will be about how to take this model apart and put it back together sequentially.

Model car VAZ 2101 scale 1:43: full review

Content

  • External inspection of the car VAZ 2101
    • Front part of car Zhiguli 2101
    • View of the rear of the machine
    • The bottom of the car VAZ 2101 format 1:43
  • Disassembly of a large-scale car VAZ 2101
    • Dust removal and assembly Zhiguli
  • Detailed assembly instructions for the VAZ 2101 model
    • Installing the engine in place.
  • The history of the large-scale car VAZ 2101 “penny”
External inspection of the car VAZ 2101

The original color of the Zhiguli is green, has not been repainted or repaired. Only the trunk and hood open. Side doors front and rear on both sides do not open. On wheels native disks with hubcaps.

Model car VAZ 2101 scale 1:43: full review
Front part of car Zhiguli 2101

The front of the car, or rather the grille and headlights are covered with chrome. In the center of the radiator grille, indicated in the photo in red, is the emblem of the Lada (a figure in the form of a sailboat). On the car, these details are not visible.

The front bumper, made of plastic, is completely covered with chrome. There are two fangs on the bumper, but without black lining. The number and series of the car, which is not in this Zhiguli model, should be displayed under the bumper.

Model car VAZ 2101 scale 1:43: full review
View of the rear of the machine

The back of the Zhiguli is made more realistic. Two stop lamps stand out, under them are rectangular reflectors, which in a real car are circled with nickel-plated rims. In our case, they are painted over with red paint. In place of the black square, the license plate of the car should be displayed.

The plastic bumper is chrome-plated with two fangs without rubber pads. There is a license plate light in the middle of the bumper. It can be clearly seen in the photo below.
Model car VAZ 2101 scale 1:43: full review

Let’s look at the whole machine from all sides. Let’s start with the right, front side and open hood.

Model car VAZ 2101 scale 1:43: full review

The left side of the car with the hood open. And also consider all the side parts of the Zhiguli 2101.

Model car VAZ 2101 scale 1:43: full review
The bottom of the car VAZ 2101 format 1:43

The bulk of the models made in the city of Saratov have an iron bottom and are covered with chrome paint. As usual, the main parts of the car are highlighted on the bottom: exhaust, gas tank and front axle with rear axle for the wheel chassis.

Model car VAZ 2101 scale 1:43: full review

Please note that in front of the bottom of the model there is a bolt that is not screwed in from the outside, but rather from the inside. At first I thought it was a sheared bolt and how to unscrew it if you need to disassemble the car? It turned out it was different.

Disassembly of a large-scale car VAZ 2101

In order to disassemble the car, first of all, open the front hood and take out the engine.

Attention! No matter how hard you try to carefully remove the engine from the engine compartment, you will not succeed without a breakdown. In the front, there are two teeth that cling to the body. One of them will break when you start to take out or pry with a flat, small screwdriver the engine of the car. Here you have to come to terms with this if you want to disassemble the car.

Model car VAZ 2101 scale 1:43: full review

After removing the engine, unscrew the bolt and the machine can be easily disassembled. Just pull the front wheels down. I want to warn you that the interior is not separated from the bottom. Don’t try to tear it off. You can carefully remove the seats and the whole base sits solidly on the iron base.

Model car VAZ 2101 scale 1:43: full review
Dust removal and assembly Zhiguli

Before putting everything together, I took a brush and went over all the places where there was dust. I wiped the glass with a cloth that I use to wipe my mobile phone (it helps a lot to clean transparent glasses). It is best to take an ordinary brush for watercolor paints. She gets into all the secluded places where an ordinary damp rag cannot reach.

After we have cleaned the dust, we begin the assembly of all parts of the machine. Prepare for this case: tweezers and a flat screwdriver, which you dismantled the car.

Detailed assembly instructions for the VAZ 2101 model

First of all, we take the body in our hands and carefully insert the glass so that your prints do not remain on the transparent plastic glass. We take the trunk and cling to its grooves.

Model car VAZ 2101 scale 1:43: full review

Now we put the back black plastic panel in place.

Model car VAZ 2101 scale 1:43: full review

Now hold the panel with your finger and insert the rear bumper. Pay attention to the top and bottom of the bumper.

This is the top of the bumper. She must look up.

This is the lower part of the rear bumper that looks down.

Thus, we insert it into the groove and cling to the rear plastic panel.

We take the Torpedo and put it in its place. For this action, use tweezers or carefully insert into the grooves with two fingers. After that, take the front hood and hook it on the hook where it should be held.

We insert the front bumper into place and close the machine with the bottom. It is in this sequence that you complete the final assembly of the front bumper and bottom.

Model car VAZ 2101 scale 1:43: full review

Now tighten the bolt from the side of the engine compartment. Take the tweezers and insert the bolt in its place. Use a screwdriver to screw and tighten the bolt until it stops.

Installing the engine in place.

Since we broke the front piece of the hook that clings to the car body, you can put it on the glue. Do this when the motor is already in place.

Model car VAZ 2101 scale 1:43: full review

That’s all. The car is assembled and still looks great!

The history of the large-scale car VAZ 2101 “penny”

This car was bought in the city of Saratov in a store that sold models of different brands. It was my deep childhood. Now I really regret that I didn’t buy the whole counter back then.

The car has been gathering dust on the shelf with the rest of the collection for all these years, and now it has found its use.

This model can be purchased online on bulletin boards. I met in Ukraine, in the bazaars, but far from the prices for which this machine was bought earlier.

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