Datsun Off-Road 4X4 Pickup 1:24 Scale Revell Model Kit #85-4321 Review

2014 September 29
by Doug

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Datsun Off-Road Pickup 1:24 Scale Revell Model Kit #85-4321
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 Looking every bit like a miniature version of a classic monster truck these little workhorse pickups were often fitted with big tires and heavy duty suspensions for show and go. As Revell puts it, “Nissan has made solid pickups since 1934, but it wasn’t until 1958 that they began selling them in American under the Datsun name. As soon as these trucks made their appearance they left an indelible mark on the American truck market. Their trucks were notably smaller, more efficient and less polluting than domestically produced units for little reduction in horsepower. The model 720 was equipped with an overhead-cam 103 horsepower NPS-Z 2.4 liter engine.”

 

 

For the modeler: This review covers the “Trucks” Series Datsun Off-Road 4X4 Pickup 1:24 Scale Revell Model Kit #85-4321. The Datsun pick-up has been a staple in the Revell line up for over 25 years, making it’s reappearance this year in Revell’s “Trucks” line. 000b This time around it comes as a ” skill level 2″ (which is a high rating considering the low parts count) glue together model instead of a SnapTite, although everything STILL SNAPS together(?). It’s made up of 50 parts molded in white, with clear windows and headlights, generous chrome, and black vinyl tires. The truck builds up into a stock 720 Datsun shortbed pickup, with some mild 4×4 addon’s. It’s a simple kit without a lot of parts but that makes it an excellent kit for the novice builder. The hardest part about construction is the decals which can take a little patience. Still, it makes an nice display model for your Off-Roader shelf. Kit features an opening hood, 4-cylinder engine, bumpers and decals.  The finished dimensions are: Length: 7-3/8″, Width: 3″, Height: 3-1/8.”

 

 

Covered in this Review:  If you want to perfect your build; basic construction; preparing parts for a better finish; alternate assembly sequence suggestions for fit and ease of finishing; complete paint and adhesive selections and applications; test fitting; modifying the chassis for a better fit; engine construction and detailing; suspension construction; making realistic tires; interior detailing; detailing the chassis; how to detail the interior; engine bay touches; modifying the fender flares for realism; mold seam repair; detailing the instrument panel; decal preparation and application; are all fully examined in this 12 page, full-color Step-by-Step review in PDF format.

 

 

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Ferrari LaFerrari 1:24 Scale Revell Model Kit #85-4332 Review

2014 September 24
by Doug

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Ferrari LaFerrari 1:24 Scale Revell Model Kit #85-4332 Review
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Ferrari has once again produced another technical achievement with its LaFerrari. LaFerrari (project name, F150) is a limited production hybrid supercar built by Ferrari. The Formula 1 influence is not only reflected in this super road-going sports car by its fantastic design, but also by its almost unbelievable performance. The two-seater is powered by 6.3 liter V12 engine producing 800 hp and augmented by two electric motors with a total of 163 hp using a hybrid technique that Ferrari has developed in Formula 1 racing. Its 12 cylinders are supplied with combustion air by 48 valves and together with the electric motors produce 700 Newton Meters of torque at a modest 6750 rpm. The amazing car reaches 125 mph in less than 7 seconds and 186 mph in just 15 seconds. It then goes further to well over 217 mph. The car and its name were officially unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show. Only 499 units will be built and each will cost more than $1.69 million. LaFerrari received no input from Pininfarina, making it the first Ferrari since the Bertone-styled 1973 Dino 308 GT4 not to have Pininfarina bodywork or other styling. This decision is a rare exception to the collaboration between Ferrari and Pininfarina that began in 1951.

 

 

 

For the modeler: This review covers the LaFerrari kit from Revell. This is Kit #85-4332 and is 1/24 scale. The kit consists of 141 parts molded in White, Chrome, Clear, Vinyl tires and Mesh Screen. Originally a Revell of Germany kit this has been released in 000b Revell USA packaging and is a New Release with Copyrights of 2014 on the chassis. One major difference of note is the US version is molded in White as the Germany version is molded in Red and Gray. Revell rates this as a Skill Level 3 for Advanced Builders. This kit looks a little scary when you first open it. The body is multiple parts and some interior panels are also the exterior panels on the back side. This build is detailed with many intricate parts. The motor is nicely detailed and looks great. The interior is a simple bucket but has tons of Decal details. The suspension is fairly simple and solid. This build has lots of details so take your time. The overall size is: Length: 7-11/16″, Width: 3-5/16″, Height: 1-3/8″.

 

 

 

Covered in this Review:  If you want to perfect your build; basic construction; preparing parts for a better finish; alternate assembly sequence suggestions for fit and ease of finishing; complete paint and adhesive selections and applications; test fitting; engine construction and detailing; detailed suspension construction and detailing; making realistic tires; interior detailing; difficult decal alternatives are discussed; identifying and  removing unwanted copyright script; detailing the chassis; installing the driveshaft; overall race/stock version considerations; how to detail the interior; professional engine bay touches; making a realistic dashboard; using floor polish for crystal clear “glass”; a method for damage-free chassis installation; additional contest suggestions; how to use Bare Metal Foil for trim; using mesh screen for intakes; how to paint multi-part bodies; masking tape sources; piping decal alternatives; dealing with warped parts; the advantage of using an airbrush for this type of kit; masking techniques for tutone paint; using “clear” glue for windows; mold seam identification and repair; detailing the instrument panel; decal preparation and application; are all fully examined in this 17 page, full-color Step-by-Step review in PDF format.

 

 

 

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1970 Plymouth HEMI ‘Cuda 1:25 Scale Revell Model Kit #85-4268 Review

2014 September 23
by Doug

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1970 Plymouth HEMI ‘Cuda 1:25 Scale Revell Model Kit #85-4268 Review

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In 1964 Plymouth developed the Barracuda from the Valiant platform and by 1970 it was ready for it’s third generation styling. The third generation was an all new design designated the E body. The fastback model was dropped leaving only coupe and convertible options, but more engine options were also offered. The most exciting of these options was for the first time you could option the Cuda with a 426 Hemi! The Hemi was a very expensive option [only 652 were ordered], but what an option it was. The Hemi put out 426 gross HP and had that distinctive sound that told everyone what was under the hood. It’s numbers were good as well 0-60 in 5.8 seconds and just under 14 seconds in the quarter mile.

 

For the Modeler: This review is for the 1970 Plymouth HEMI ‘Cuda 1:25 Scale Revell 2’n1 Model Kit #85-4268. It is a Skill Level 3”Special Edition” kit for the advanced builder. There are 149 pieces to this kit and very well laid out instructions.  The pieces are 000b molded in molded in white, chrome, clear, and transparent red with black vinyl tires and waterslide decals. This kit, as you would expect from new tooling, is free of flash and very well done. It also appears the body is much more accurate than the previous AAR versions made by Revell. There are some seams on the body that have to be cleaned up, but nothing major.  The kit’s finished dimensions are; Length: 7-1/2″, Width: 3″, Height: 2-1/8.”

 

 

Covered in this Review:  If you want to perfect your build; basic construction; preparing parts for better finishing; alternate assembly sequence suggestions for fit and ease of finishing; complete paint and adhesive selections and applications; engine assembly and detailing; test fitting; chassis detailing and construction; correcting instruction errors; dashboard detailing; interior detailing and color selection; decal preparation and applications; version part considerations; adding authentic details to the interior and engine bay; seam identification; are all fully examined in this pictorial 9 page, full-color Step-by-Step review in PDF format.

 

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