How to Build Dale’s See-Through ‘97 Monte Carlo 1-25 Scale Revell Model Kit #85-4131 Review

2017 January 20
by Doug

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For the Modeler: This review covers a unique “transparent” vintage kit: the 1997 Dale Earnhardt NASCAR #3 Monte Carlo Revell 1:25 scale model kit #85-4131.  During the 90’s NASCAR was a hot item for the modeling community. Revell was one of the leaders in the industry with many of the top driver’s cars, Dale Earnhardt being the number one seller! Also the late 90’s was the beginning of the kit manufacturers creating v specialty kits like this one, an ALL CLEAR PARTS KIT with decals in limited production runs. This kit is a is #4131 in the Revell catalog for the 1997 production year and it can still be found at online sites and local hobby shops. The kit is 1/25 scale and based on the OLD skill levels a Skill Level 2 for ages 10 and over. The kit contains 92 clear parts with only the tires being black vinyl. The decals are the silkscreened waterslide type. The instruction sheet is the typical book format. The motor is well detailed and looks nice when finished. The chassis fit is tight and all the parts line up correctly. There is no interior per say, just the seat as the roll cage builds the interior frame. The body was blemish free and only the front fascia and hood is separate. Buildup is straightforward and builds quickly. Finished Dimensions are: Length 8-3/8”, Width: 3-1/8″, Height: 2-3/8″.

 

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Dale’s See-Through ‘97 Monte Carlo Review

 

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How to Build the Caravelle French Airliner Lindberg 1:96 Scale Model Kit #HL513 Review

2017 January 17
by Doug

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The French Caravelle jet airliner was the first short/medium range commercial passenger plane to see operation. Produced by SNCASE (later SUD Aviation) its first flight took place in 1955 and began regular flights in 1959.  The Caravelle was such a successful design that they were even sold to the US market when United Airlines ordered 20 units.  The Caravelle design initiated the rear-mounted engine, swept-wing design that endures to this day.  As a testament to its engineering, the aircraft wasn’t retired until 2005.

For the Modeler: This review covers the Lindberg Caravelle French Airliner 1:96 Scale Model Kit #HL513.  Round2 rates this kit a skill level 3 for advanced modelers. There are 120 pieces on three trees molded in white and clear plastic.  This package recalls the era when model manufacturers competed by packing as much detail into their designs as possible.  This 000b model has been around since the seventies in Lindberg kits but this unique iteration features a clear plastic port side fuselage for a see-through display.  The entire interior is visible from the port side including the forward, aft, and a fully detailed passenger cabin.  There are also six passenger and crew figures along with an aircraft boarding ramp. Additionally, this kit has working elevators, ailerons and stabilizers and fully functional landing gear and flaps.  This model comes with upgraded Cartograph decals and a four page book-style instruction sheet with paint callouts.  As a bonus, this kit is “Made in the USA.”  Overall dimensions are: Length: 13”, Wingspan: 14”, Height 3½”.  The display stand is 4” in Diameter and Height is 3½”.

 

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How to Build the 1977 AMC Pacer Wagon 1-25 Scale AMT Model Kit #1008 Review

2017 January 16
by Doug

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For the Modeler: This review covers the Re-release of the AMC Pacer Wagon by Round 2 under the AMT brand. This kit has seen a few re-pops over the years in different box arts. This is Kit #AMT1008 in the current catalog and is a 1/25 scale kit.  This is the Retro Deluxe version which has all of the original parts and add-ons with a new decal sheet. The box has no 1 Skill Level on it but this would be a Skill Level 3 as it requires glue and paint. In the box you will get 111 parts molded in White, Chrome, Clear and Tinted Clear and Clear Red. There are Vinyl tires and a Plastic set of tires and Metal axles. The decals are Waterslide and the instructions are fold out. The motor has many of the parts molded on it but the detail is fairly nice. The chassis has decent details and is of normal expectations for AMT of the 70’s . The interior details are decent but door panel molding is a tad light and as is the dash details. And no decals are included for interior details. The body does have two versions, a Stock and Custom. The custom body makes a neat Panel Wagon with a cool front end. The only decals allow for a Hungarian Take Out style restaurant… There are no custom stripes or wood panels. Overall the car measures: Length: 6-1/2”, Width: 3”, Height: 2-1/2”.

 

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1977 AMC Pacer Wagon Review

 

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