BUILD

This Fanhome 1:8 scale Knight Rider K.I.T.T. partwork model can be purchased via a subscription at the Fanhome website. It is currently available in the US, UK, and parts of Europe.

This build consists of 110 individual stages. Fanhome will deliver these in monthly shipments containing 2-4 stages that each contain a few parts of the model. For each shipment, a printed magazine will be included with the instructions and information about the car and the television show. The subscription is perpetual and automatically charges your credit card every month.  If necessary, however, the subscription can be suspended or cancelled at any time by calling or emailing the company.

I created this site to share my own build progress and hopefully offer hints and tips I discovered along the way. It is not intended to be a step-by-step replacement for the instructions, so please read the magazines carefully! Lastly, most of the parts appear to be very detailed, so I may only be modifying (modding) a few things along the way.

Below are links to the articles for my build:

2022


September 2022
  • Stage 1 – Hood, Hood Inner Reinforcement/Latch/Hinges/Hinge Base/Lock, Air Intake/Grille
  • Stage 2 – Front Bumper, Scanner Lens/Base, Light Housings, Left Side Light Lenses/Frames/Bracket
October 2022
  • Stage 3 – Left Front Tire/Rim/Hubcap/Brake Disc/Knuckle/Brake Caliper/Brake Caliper Bracket
  • Stage 4 – Dashboard Panels/Housings, K.I.T.T. Voice Box, Monitor Screens, Instrument Panels, Steering Wheel/Column, Keypads
  • Stage 5 – Scanner Light PCB/Inner Housing, Battery Compartment with Switch, Front Right Chassis
  • Stage 6 – Front Axle Crossmember, Control Arm Brackets, Tension Arm Bracket, Right Upper Suspension Control Arm
  • Free Gift #1 – Posters
  • Stage 7 – Front Left Chassis Beam, Steering Column/Gearbox/Cross Joint/Gears, Front Left Suspension Upper Control Arm
  • Stage 8 – Front Left Lower Control Arm/Spring/Joints/Shock Absorber, Front Left/Right Reinforcements/Mounts
  • Stage 9 – Front Right Lower Control Arm/Spring/Joints, Dust Shield, Right Brake Disc/Caliper/Steering Knuckle, Shock Absorber Body
  • Stage 10 – Steering Tie Rods/Center Link/Pitman Arm/Idler Arm, Front Anti-Roll Bar/Links/U-Clamps, Front Brake Distributor/Lines
November 2022
  • Stage 11 – Chassis Center Section/Cover, Brake Line Guides, Fuel Filter
  • Stage 12 – Front Left Wheel Arch/Support Frame, Battery/Frame/Terminals
  • Stage 13 – Front Left Shock Absorber Rod/Top Mounts, Spring, Windshield Washer Tank/Cap
  • Stage 14 – Front Right Wheel Arch/Support, Oil Tank/Cap
December 2022
  • Stage 15 – Front Right Shock Absorber Rod/Top Mounts, Spring, Electronic Control Unit/Wiring, Wiring Terminals
  • Stage 16 – Front Right Tire/Rim/Hubcap
  • Stage 17 – Fan Motor Frame/Blades/Surround
  • Stage 18 – Radiator Panels/Frame/Front Bars, Radiator Hoses, Fan Wiring

2023


January 2023
  • Stage 19 – Turbine Top/Front, Air Intake Mount
  • Stage 20 – Turbine Right Exhaust
  • Stage 21 – Turbine Left Exhaust
  • Stage 22 – Turbine Left/Right Housings/Mounts, Pin
February 2023
  • Free Gift #2 – License Plate
  • Stage 23 – Turbine Housing Bottoms/Back
  • Stage 24 – Turbine Air Intake Duct
  • Stage 25 – Front Right Air Intake, Air Intake Base
  • Stage 26 – Front Air Intake Filter/Frame, Front Left Air Intake, Intake Covers, Air Intake Motor Housing/Cap
March 2023
  • Stage 27 – Compressor, Connectors/Brackets, Oil Reservoir/Cap, Sleeve Inlet, Chamber/Seal, Ignition, Generator
  • Stage 28 – Gearbox Case/Sump/Bracket/Seal, Fuel Filter/Lines, Battery Cable, AC Tube, Electronic Control Wire, Ignition Coil Leads
  • Stage 29 – Chassis Rear Sections, Fuel Line Retainer
  • Stage 30 – Rear Chassis Beams, Right Rear Axle Bar, Rear Chassis Section
April 2023
  • Stage 31 – Gearbox Rear Mount, Driveshaft/Protector, Universal Joints, Rear Brake Distributor, Fuel/Brake Lines
  • Stage 32 – Left Exhaust
  • Stage 33 – Right Exhaust, Exhaust Bracket
  • Stage 34 – Rear Axle, Differential Cover/Base
May 2023
  • Free Gift #3 – Power Bank
  • Stage 35 – Rear Axle Brackets, Suspension Posts/Springs, Rear Suspension Crossbar
  • Stage 36 – Left Lower Suspension Arm/Mount, Rear Left Shock Absorber, Brake Disc/Base/Oil Inlet
  • Stage 37 – Rear Left Tire/Hubcap/Wheel/Brake Drum
  • Stage 38 – Right Lower Suspension Arm/Mount, Rear Right Shock Absorber. Brake Disc/Base/Oil Inlet
June 2023
  • Stage 39 – Rear Right Tire/Hubcap/Rim/Brake Drum
  • Stage 40 – Rear Anti-Roll Bar/Anchor Tubes/Brackets
  • Stage 41 – Battery Compartment Cover, Speaker Box, Front/Rear Support Brackets
  • Stage 42 – Front Scanner Wire, Main Circuit Board, Door Switches/Connector, Speaker/Cover, Front Light Wires
July 2023
  • Special Gift – 1:43 scale K.A.R.R. Model (not received yet)
  • Stage 43 – Headlight LEDs/Wiring, Headlights Motor, Overhead Console/Tail Light/Rear License Place LEDs and Wiring
  • Stage 44 – Floor/Dashboard/Panel/Console LEDs and Wiring, Brake Pedal Switch, Steering Column Switches
  • Stage 45 – Watch Case/Glass/Buttons/Speaker/Dials/Electronic Board
  • Stage 46 – Watch Straps/Buckle/Rear Cover
  • Electrics Test 1
August 2023
  • Stage 47 – Instrument Panel, Brake Pedal Switch
  • Stage 48 – Lower Fascia Panel, Central Console Cover, Steering Column Lever/Brackets, Dashboard Rears/Monitor Base
  • Stage 49 – Front Left Interior Panels, Floor Housing, Passenger Dashboard Panels
  • Stage 50 – Transmission Housing, Back Ashtray, Air Conditioning Controls, Center Console
September 2023
  • Stage 51 – Upper Transmission Housing, Gearshift, Parking Brake, Glove Box Cover, Lower Console/Panels, Seatbelt Buckles
  • Stage 52 – Interior Floor Panel, Connecting Pieces/Plate
  • Stage 53 – Accelerator/Brake Pedals, Bracket, Spring, Seat Belt Straps/Catch Covers
  • Stage 54 – Firewall Panel, Brake Servo/Master Cylinder, Brake Fluid Reservoir/Cap
October 2023
  • Stage 55 – Fuse Box, Wiper Motor, Heater Core Cover/Housing, Coolant Expansion Tank/Cover, Firewall Wiring Sleeve
  • Stage 56 – Driver’s Seat/Base, Seat Padding
  • Stage 57 – Driver’s Seat Plate/Frame, Seat Adjustment Mechanism/Lever
  • Stage 58 – Backrest Front/Frame/Back/Back Cover/Padding, Seat Attachment, PMD Logo Sticker
November 2023
  • Free Gift #4 – 1:43 scale K.I.T.T. Model
  • Stage 59 – Passenger Seat/Base, Seat Padding
  • Stage 60 – Passenger Seat Plate/Frame, Seat Adjustment Mechanism/Lever
  • Stage 61 – Backrest Front/Frame/Back/Back Cover/Padding, Seat Attachment, PMD Logo Sticker
  • Stage 62 – Left Rear Seat Base, Seat Base Frame/Padding
December 2023
  • Stage 63 – Left Rear Seat Backrest, Backrest Rear/Base, Padding
  • Stage 64 – Right Rear Seat Base, Seat Base Frame/Padding
  • Stage 65 – Right Rear Seat Backrest, Backrest Rear/Base, Padding, Adhesive Strips
  • Stage 66 – Rear Floor Panel, Fuel Tank Cover/Filler Pipe

2024


January 2024
  • Stage 67 – Central Body Structure
  • Stage 68 – Left Door, Left Door Handle/Door Lock, Left Rear-View Mirror/Housing
  • Stage 69 – Left Door Window/Hinge Support, Door Hinge Cover, Gears, Self-Adhesive Details
  • Stage 70 – Left Door Inner Panel/Profile, Door Control Panel/Release Lever, Arm Rest, Decorative Panels
February 2024
  • Stage 71 – Right Door, Right Door Handle/Inner Latch, Right Rear-View Mirror/Housing
  • Stage 72 – Right Door Window/Hinge, Hinge Cover, Gears, Self-Adhesive Strips
  • Stage 73 – Right Door Inner Panel/Profile, Door Control Panel/Release Lever, Arm Rest, Decorative Panels
  • Stage 74 – Motor Bay Frame
March 2024
  • Stage 75 – Right Support Rods, Hinge/Attachment Bases, Air Spring Piston Rod/Cylinder, Frame Connectors
  • Stage 76 – Windshield, Windshield Wipers/Arms
  • Stage 77 – Left Headlight Base/Housing/Lens/Bracket, Cable Clamp
  • Stage 78 – Right Headlight Base/Housing/Lens/Bracket, Cable Clamp

The following stages are next to be built…

  • Stage 79 – Headlight Drive Rod/Rod End/Locks, Gear, Spring Levers, Springs
  • Stage 80 – Engine Cover/Top, Cable Ties, Adhesive Strips
  • Stage 81 – Right Headlight (Fog Light) Housings/Lenses/Frames/Bracket, Bumper Brackets
  • Stage 82 – Front Bumper Inner Frame, Bumper Brackets, Cable Grips
  • Stage 83 – Right Front Wing, Right Front Indicator Light/Base
  • Stage 84 – Right Front Wing Support, Air Inlet Cover/Grille
  • Stage 85 – Left Front Wing, Left Front Indicator Light/Base
  • Stage 86 – Left Front Wing Support, Air Intake/Grill, Cable Grips, Adhesive Strips
  • Stage 87 – Rear Window/Hinges
  • Stage 88 – Rear Spoiler/Supports, Rear Window Panels/Latch
  • Stage 89 – Roof Windows, Central Roof Brace
  • Stage 90 – Left Rear Wing, Left Door Locking Pin, Air Outlet Grille
  • Stage 91 – Rear Roof Plate, Fuel Tank Base/Cover/Cap/Hinge
  • Stage 92 – Right Rear Wing, Right Door Locking Pin, Air Outlet Grille
  • Stage 93 – Left/Right Side Trim, Chassis Connectors
  • Stage 94 – Left Door Inner Frames/Bottom Rails
  • Stage 95 – Right Door Inner Frames/Bottom Rails
  • Stage 96 – Roof Control Panel, Front Panel Lights/Base, Central Panel Lights/Base, Adhesive Tape
  • Stage 97 – Roof Bulkhead (Headliner), Seat Belts, Adhesive Fixing Strips
  • Stage 98 – Tail Light Cover/Base, Adhesive Fixing Strips
  • Stage 99 – Rear Bumper, License Plate Light Base, Cable Strips
  • Stage 100 – Rear License Plate/End Piece/Brackets
  • Stage 101 – Rear Turn Signal Lights/Bases
  • Stage 102 – Left Trunk Wall, Outer/Inner Glove Box, Opening Button, Left Trunk Brackets
  • Stage 103 – Left Trunk Top Plate, Hook, Seat Belt, Tailgate Hydraulic Rod
  • Stage 104 – Rear Trunk Wall, Trunk Latches, Cable Grip
  • Stage 105 – Right Trunk Wall, Tailgate Hydraulic Rod, Right Trunk Wall Fastener/Bridge
  • Stage 106 – Right Trunk Wall Panel, Hook, Seat Belt
  • Free Gift #5 – Display Case
  • Stage 107 – Luggage Compartment Lining, Handle, Rear Rails
  • Stage 108 – Luggage Compartment Clips, Front Rails, Gear
  • Stage 109 – Rear Fenders
  • Stage 110 – Seat Belt Covers/Hangers, Adhesive Strips