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Final Thoughts

Over the course of the last year, I had a fantastic time building my Agora Models 1:8 scale Lamborghini Miura. From the very first parts to the last, I was overwhelmed by the details and great paintwork.

I loved that there were so many nice touches and extras such as the pre-carpeted interior and exterior logos.

The mechanics and electronics of the Miura were not perfect as my Horn did not initially work and the body needed some tweaking to get to fit right. But, these setbacks were eventually able to be overcome and gave us a beautiful result in the end.

Overall, I am very pleased with this build. I love the styling of the older supercars like this one, the color is perfect, and it will hold a special place on my display shelves. For anyone looking to assemble a highly-detailed and generally smooth building 1:8 scale Lamborghini Miura, head on over to the Agora Models page and check out your options!

3-In-One Oil

If you are building any of the die-cast metal large scale models out there, you are probably familiar with the pain around driving screws into metal parts. In my experience, some of these screws have a tendency to bind up, strip threads, or simply snap off. Not only does it cause frustration, but it could cause a long delay in your build waiting for replacement parts.

For a while now, I have read about other builders that were using a little oil on their metal screw threads to help reduce the risk of damage and the effort needed to seat these screws fully. Up until this point, I had taken my time to carefully pre-thread metal screws, but it turns out they were on to something. I recently picked up some 3-in-One Multi-Purpose Oil (from the WD-40 Company) and it has changed everything!

I simply dip the tip of each metal screw into a tiny drop of this stuff and they go right in and without any drama. I should have done this sooner! If putting a little oil on the end of a metal screw is not feasible, you can also use a toothpick or other small tool to apply the oil directly into a screw hole before installing the screw.

To hold the oil, I use this fantastic 4 oz dispenser bottle with a built-in pump and metal lid. I fill it up and pump the lid when I need a little oil to work with. Additionally, it has a nice wide base to reduce the possibility of spills:

I highly recommend grabbing a bottle of this oil (or other similar lubricant). It will surely save you time and headache!

Shop is Open!

I have had many visitors ask about the tools and supplies that I use to build my partworks, so I have created a ‘Shop‘ over at my main build site with Amazon links to most of the items I have used along the way. All proceeds go towards supporting my site costs, not for profit. I hope you all find this helpful!

Go to Shop

If you want to build this specific partwork, check out the Agora Models 1:8 scale Lamborghini Miura ordering page!