The subscription-based version of this Fanhome 1:8 scale Knight Rider K.I.T.T. partwork build-up includes five FREE gifts along the way. The first gift of these gifts was some Posters. For our second gift, we received this replica ‘KNIGHT’ License Plate.
I have to be honest here and say that I am disappointed in this plate – it is really nothing like the plate found on K.I.T.T.. It is not full size, it does not have the state name ‘CALIFORNIA’, nor does it have any registration tabs.
If you do want a better license plate for your K.I.T.T. display, I did a quick search on Amazon and found we can have a much more accurate license plate for less than $20. Not only is it full-size stamped metal, it has the accurate markings and even the registration tab stickers:
The subscription-based version of this Fanhome 1:8 scale Knight Rider K.I.T.T. partwork build-up includes five FREE gifts along the way. The first gift of these gifts arrived with my 3rd shipment. It is this nice set of three full-color 15.7×11.8 inch (40×30 cm) paper Posters. I was wondering why the shipping box was so large this month. They were all safely tucked inside a black Knight Rider cardstock folder too! My pictures do not do them justice as all three are very sharp and clear.
I apologize for the glare here, these Posters have a semi-gloss finish on them which is nice, but it reflects my studio lights a lot.
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.
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!