Custom Chopper Set by RM Kustom 1:12 Scale Revell Model Kit #85-7324 Review

2016 July 27
by Doug

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Custom Chopper Set by RM Kustom 1:12 Scale Revell Model Kit #85-7324 Review
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One of the last real forms of self expression can be found here on the open road, that’s where you’ll find the American chopper. There are no two choppers exactly alike. Every part is carefully hand picked until it is just right, the right wheels the right forks the right tank; front to back it has got to be just right. Then it is time to hit the road, very popular in the 70’s and found in movies like Easy Rider and Choppertown.

For the Modeler: This review covers the Custom Chopper Set by RM Kustom 1:12 Scale Revell Model Kit #85-7324. You’ll enjoy building this chopper kit from the various versions included. From the gas tank, to the rims to the seats and belt covers, the kit is a 000b great build with only minor issues.  Covered in this review of the re-release of RM Kustoms chopper (with different variations from the three previous releases) the kit comes with 74 parts and is a skill level 5. Molded in white, clear and chrome with vinyl tires.  It features multiple waterslide decal choices  with crisp edges and flawless adhesion. This is one of the nicest motorcycle kits I have built in quite a while.  This build is straight-forward and easy to follow. Just remember to test fit your parts and remove the plating from the chrome parts where glue is required.  Overall dimensions of the finished kit: L 8.75″ x H 5″ from the ground to the top of handle bars.

 

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Custom Chopper Set Review

 

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Green Hornet Ford T Roadster 1:25 Scale Monogram Model Kit #0061 (PC-61) Review

2016 July 25
by Doug

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Green Hornet Ford T Roadster 1:25 Scale Monogram Model Kit #0061 (PC-61) Review
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Monogram’s Green Hornet kit is considered to be among the earliest all-plastic model kits mass-produced for public consumption. Originally issued in 1960 under the kit number of PC-61, it was later re-issued in 1996 with the number 85-0061. The original box art (and kit number) remained the same, however there were a few discrepancies between the box art description and instruction sheet.

 

For the Modeler: This review covers the 1996 release of the MONOGRAM Re-release (Re-Pop) of the Green Hornet Model T Show Car. This is Kit number 85-0061 and also PC61. It has long been out of production but can be found in the secondary market. This was well 1 before the Skill Level ratings and I would rate this as a Skill Level 4 for a moderate builder. The build itself is quite simplistic and only has 76 parts molded in Green, Chrome, Black and Clear. There is a Waterslide decal sheet and Stickers for Whitewall tires. The instructions are quite unique in the fact it is a written step by step build process with actual photos of the model NOT artwork. The motor is missing most of the details to make it correct, it is a basic block with a huge intake. The frame consists of straight rails that have a simple suspension attached to it. The interior is merely a seat. The body has multiple parts and a choice of decal designs. The tires are two part plastic. Overall this is a “Show Rod” build with low realism and detail. Overall dimensions are: Length: 6”, Width: 3”, Height: 2-1/2”.

 

 

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 Green Hornet Ford T Roadster Review

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1983 Hurst Oldsmobile 1:25 Scale Revell Model Kit #85-4317 Review

2016 July 8
by Doug

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The Cutlass was a line of automobiles made by Oldsmobile. The Cutlass began as a unibody compact car, but saw its greatest success as a body-on-frame intermediate car. Introduced in 1961 as the top trim level in Olds’ compact F-85 line, over the years the Cutlass name accumulated great brand equity, and became one of the most popular nameplates in the industry in the 1970s. By the 1980s, Oldsmobile was using the Cutlass as a sub-marque, with numerous vehicle lines bearing the name simultaneously. These included the Cutlass Calais compact, the midsize Cutlass Ciera, the Cutlass Cruiser station wagon, and the premium midsize Cutlass Supreme. After the Cutlass line was split between the front-wheel drive A-body Cutlass Ciera and the rear-wheel drive G-body Cutlass Supreme in 1982, GM again offered a limited-edition Hurst/Olds – it was the 15th anniversary of the first Hurst/Olds introduced in 1968. The Hurst Lightning Rod floor shifter was introduced in the ’83 H/O. For its 15th Anniversary Edition, the ’83 H/O came only in black with silver rocker panels. Chrome 15″ wheels fitted Goodyear GT tires, and a power bulge hood and rear spoiler gave the car a purposeful look. A modified version of Oldsmobile’s 307 CID V8 was installed, along with 3.73 gears and Hurst’s radical Lightning Rods shifter. Dual exhausts with rumbling mufflers meant there was no mistaking the H/O for a garden variety Cutlass. A new style “Hurst/Olds” emblem was introduced, and red and silver stripes separated the black and silver paint. Demand for the car was very strong. Originally, 2500 units were scheduled to be produced, but Olds had to up that number to 3001 because of high demand.

 
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For the Modeler: This review covers the ALL NEW release of the ’83 Hurst Olds by Revell molded in 1/25 scale. The kit is all new tooling and has no previous releases. Revell rates this as a Skill Level 4 and it requires glue and paint for assembly. This is not 1 a high parts count kit with only 94 parts but it is very well detailed. It is molded in White, Chrome, Clear, Clear Red, Vinyl tires and has Metal axle pins. The decals are waterslide and it contains a Book style instruction sheet. The motor is nicely detailed and aftermarket wires and details will add to a contest winner quite easily. The chassis is multiple parts but simple to assemble, the overall detail is good. The interior is well detailed and multiple parts for ease of detailing. Some aftermarket goodies will go a long way to winning a contest here! The body is straight and clean with glass that installs from the outside. Overall assembly is easy and straightforward most of the body is assembled prior to painting. The decals are full with all body stripes, interior dash gauges and body details. Overall dimensions are: Length: 7-13/16″, Width: 3″, Height: 2-3/16″.

 

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