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
  • Pack 1
    • 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
  • Pack 2
    • 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
  • Pack 3
    • 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
  • Pack 4
    • 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
  • Pack 5
    • 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 2022
  • Pack 6
    • 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
  • Pack 7
    • 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
  • Pack 8
    • 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

The following stages are next to be built…

  • Pack 9
    • 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
  • Pack 10
    • 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
  • Pack 11
    • 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
  • Pack 12
    • Special Gift – 1:43 scale K.A.R.R. Model
    • Stage 43 – *Wiring
    • Stage 44 – *Wiring
    • Stage 45 – *Watch Components
    • Stage 46 – *Watch Case/Band
  • Pack 13
    • Stage 47 – *Lower Dashboard
    • Stage 48 – *Lower Dashboard Panel/Components
    • Stage 49 – *Interior Panels, Dashboard Electrical Panel
    • Stage 50 – *Transmission Tunnel Shell, Center Console
  • Pack 14
    • Free Gift #4 – 1:43 scale K.I.T.T. Model
    • Stage 51 – *Transmission Tunnel/Center Console Interior Trims
    • Stage 52 – *Interior Floor
    • Stage 53 – *Pedals, Seat Belt Anchors
    • Stage 54 – *Firewall, Brake Booster, Brake Fluid Reservoir
  • Pack 15
    • Stage 55 – *Fuse Box, Wiper Motor, Other Firewall Details
    • Stage 56 – *Driver’s Seat Base/Upholstery
    • Stage 57 – *Driver’s Seat Cushion Frame, Adjustment Mechanism
    • Stage 58 – *Driver’s Seat Backrest
  • Pack 16
    • Stage 59 – *Passenger Seat Base/Upholstery
    • Stage 60 – *Passenger Seat Cushion Frame, Adjustment Mechanism
    • Stage 61 – *Passenger Seat Backrest
    • Stage 62 – *Left Rear Seat Cushion
  • Pack 17
    • Stage 63 – *Left Rear Seat Back
    • Stage 64 – *Right Rear Seat Cushion
    • Stage 65 – *Right Rear Seat Back
    • Stage 66 – *Rear Floor Panel
  • Pack 18
    • Stage 67 – *Main Body Frame
    • Stage 68 – *Left Door, Left Door Handle/Interior Latch/Mirror
    • Stage 69 – *Left Door Window/Gears/Hinge
    • Stage 70 – *Left Door Interior Panels/Handle
  • Pack 19
    • Stage 71 – *Right Door, Right Door Handle/Interior Latch/Mirror
    • Stage 72 – *Right Door Window/Gears/Hinge
    • Stage 73 – *Right Door Interior Panels/Handle
    • Stage 74 – *Engine Bay Frame
  • Pack 20
    • Stage 75 – *Body Hood Hinges
    • Stage 76 – *Windshield, Windshield Wipers
    • Stage 77 – *Left Headlight
    • Stage 78 – *Right Headlight
  • Pack 21
    • Stage 79 – *Headlight Raising and Lowering System
    • Stage 80 – *Headlight Motor
    • Stage 81 – *Front Right Foglamps
    • Stage 82 – *Inner Front Bumper Frame/Anchors
  • Pack 22
    • Stage 83 – *Front Right Fender/Marker Light
    • Stage 84 – *Front Right Fender Trim
    • Stage 85 – *Front Left Fender/Marker Light
    • Stage 86 – *Front Left Fender Trim
  • Pack 23
    • Stage 87 – *Rear Window/Hinges
    • Stage 88 – *Rear Window Spoiler/Inner Panel/Outer Panel
    • Stage 89 – *Roof Glass Panels
    • Stage 90 – *Left Rear Fender
  • Pack 24
    • Stage 91 – *Left Wing, Fuel Tank Cap
    • Stage 92 – *Right Rear Fender
    • Stage 93 – *Left/Right Side Skirts
    • Stage 94 – *Left Door Inner Frame, Lower Body Trim Strip
  • Pack 25
    • Stage 95 – *Right Door Inner Frame, Lower Body Trim Strip
    • Stage 96 – *Roof Console/Controls
    • Stage 97 – *Roof Headliner, Seatbelts
    • Stage 98 – *Rear Lighting Strip/Lens
  • Pack 26
    • Stage 99 – *Rear Bumper, Rear License Plate Light Housing
    • Stage 100 – *Rotating License Plate
    • Stage 101 – *Rear Side Markers
    • Stage 102 – *Left Trunk Interior, Storage Compartment, Details
  • Pack 27
    • Stage 103 – *Seat Belt, Trunk Hatch Piston
    • Stage 104 – *Rear Trunk Interior, Latch
    • Stage 105 – *Right Trunk Interior, Trunk Hatch Piston
    • Stage 106 – *Right Trunk Panel, Seat Belt
  • Pack 28
    • Free Gift #5 – Display Case
    • Stage 107 – *Rear Parcel Shelf
    • Stage 108 – *Parcel Shelf Clips, Rails, Gear
    • Stage 109 – *Rear Wheel Arches
    • Stage 110 – *Seat Belt Covers

* – The contents of these stages may vary. They will be updated when I discover the exact part names.