Pagani Zonda C12 is a very nice exotic car by Motormax! Its has been featured in my tricolor shoot for our Independence Day this year and also used it for showing my support for Movember November this year. He is showing alot of enthusiasm and very accommodating… Being a white color car this car need to be handled with car as it can get soiled quite easily!! Yes disaster struck after the last photo session for Movember November! Yes it’s like a actual crash! I actually dint break the model or not even close to droping it…
I was cleaning my model the exhaustive outdoor photo shoot, which I usually do with all my models. When I was done with the body work I thought I will do a quick inspection of the under body and the interiors just to make sure that grass or sand particles dint make it thro. I opened the door and then the rear engine hood… I heared a crackling sound from the doors(which is clearly a sign of trouble) but I ignored, as these sort of wear and tear is usual with budget models like this Motormax! All inspection went well and I closed the engine cover and when I tried to close the left door the door refused to shut properly!! I thought this was a misalignment and forced it to snug it into….But instead of getting into the slot it pop off it slot!
- I tried a little the same to get it sorted but end of the day I was not able to get it fixed! This being one of the rare model(Yes in India Motormax is rare as only Hamleys is the only importer who stocks them) I don’t want to break or cause any more damage to it!
I decided to leave it as is and work out a way after I could get my mind straight! I was totally upset because this is the first model I damaged in these many years. I watched as much as 25-50 youtube videos but most of them are useless and concentrates more on customization not repair. Finally I took the matter onto my own hand last weekend. First tried with loosening the screws in the door springs but tightening is a big issue and worked out to be an impossible task. So then I re-winded the way I broke and though pushing it back in the same way it came off may… This may break some other small parts but I have no other option. After almost 20 odd attempts I got it back where it belongs!
Though I was happy that the doors were back on! I will be very cautious from now on when opening the door or any working parts not just on this model but on all the diecast models. I will be very cautious from now on…This unfortunate incident also made me realize how robust/durable these diecast model are! When I put the doors back I should have put some force that any other material would have snapped but this diecast Pagani Zonda din’t even flexed that shows it’s reliability! No matter how careful you are these sort of incidents do happen, I was lucky that not bad happened. So handle these models with “CARE”. Ciao!