This 1:24 scale model is manufactured by Manila-based company AvenWorks, and is built using UV and clear resin. The bodyshell, meanwhile, is molded ABS plastic. The kit includes all parts such as windows, headlamps, and taillights. The TE37 15-inch wheels are sold separately.
The kit stickers for P4,998, and the sellers are currently accepting preorders until the end of the month. Stocks are limited to 50 pieces, and as of this writing, half of the units have already been spoken for. Estimated date of delivery is on the second week of December.
Through the owner of the post, Franklin Lu, we were able to get in touch with AvenWorks to learn more about the project. The company specializes in producing scale-model cars and aftermarket parts. It is composed of a four-member team, namely: Ahrloe Borras, Rey Leonard Amorato, Rajiv Amorato, and Kobe Tiston.
Borras, the company founder, shared with us that the project was born of his infatuation with the Civic, as he has been a fan of the Honda ever since his family bought one in 1998. He thought of creating a mini Civic SiR himself, so he sought the help of his friends from the scale-modeling community.
After months of work and several delays, AvenWorks was able to finish the project. The printed parts such as the chassis, the interior, and the suspension had to be designed separately using modeling software before they were 3D-printed.
The Passion Orange finish pictured here is provided by DC Colors, a local paint brand that produces OEM colors such as this. We were only given a preview of the 3D-printed sample, however, since we were told that the paint on the body and the parts are still curing.
Borras shared that the company is planning to produce more replicas of other iconic cars from the ’80s, ’90s, and 2000s in the future. What do you guys think of this one? More important, what other legends from the local car scene would you like to see in scale-model form?
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