Cherry Bomb Show Car by Tom Daniel 1:24 Scale Revell Model Kit #85-4191 Review

2014 August 28
by Doug

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Tom Daniel, the “Guru of all designers” has come up with what has to be the most mind-blowing rod of all time…the show-smashing CHERRY BOMB! Two of the wackiest rides you’ll ever see in one kit! Tom Daniel designed the “Cherry Bomb” and its accompanying chopper, so you know they’re going to be sweet rides. The futuristic racer includes a bubble canopy that shows off the detailed interior as well as a view bubble that exhibits the turbine motor. And right behind that sweet ride is a chopper with a “cherry bomb” gas tank on a custom trailer.  Tom Daniel’s quote from his website: I had been doing a lot of the old-time truck C-cab delivery rods and wanted to try something futuristic when I designed the Cherry bomb. The gas-turbine motor was just falling out of favor when I designed it so I thought it would be cool to put it in here. The tilt-up bubble top was also futuristic in my mind. I added that surfboard trailer and cherry bomb gas tank on the Harley chopper to complete the theme.

 

For the modeler: This review covers the Re-Release (repop) of the Monogram Kit# 85-4191 Cherry Bomb Show Car by Tom Daniel in 1:24 scale. Revell rates this as a Skill Level 2 for the moderate builder. This kit has been around for years, the Copyright stamp on the body is 1970. Based on previous versions this release is the same, with no changes to the kit. The kit consists of 65 parts molded in Red, Clear and Chrome with Vinyl tires. The decals remain the original design with Revell’s current high quality printing. The kit is in reality like two models; you get the car itself and a separate motorcycle and trailer. The design has always been a “Curbside” kit with no complete motor; the Turbine “engine” is a one-piece insert that represents the top half of the motor. The suspension is simple and mounts directly to the body. The most detailed part of the build is the motorcycle, but it builds easily. When finished the overall look of the model is neat, and with some creativity, it is a great base for a custom build. Overall dimensions are as follows: Length: 6-11/16″ (car), 4-7/16″ (trailer), Width: 3-5/16″, 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; test fitting; mold seam identification and repair; suspension construction; detailing the tires for realism; frame construction; detailing the engines with blackwash;  reworking the exhaust port flange for a smooth appearance; correcting instruction errors; detailing the “dashboard”; dipping the clear parts in floor wax; where not to use glue;  decal preparation and application; are all fully examined in this 13 page, full-color Step-by-Step review in PDF format.
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Tom “Mongoose” McEwen 1957 Chevy Funny Car 1:24 Scale Revell Model Kit #85-4305 Review

2014 August 25
by Doug

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This is a replica of the 1957 Chevy Funny Car that Ron Tom “Mongoose” McEwen raced in 1988. Tom McEwen’s new dragster had a body of the coveted ’57 Chevy Bel Air and yet had a modern funny car chassis. Tom McEwen raced for almost 45 years and won several races throughout his racing career.

 

For the modeler: This review is based on the Tom “Mongoose” McEwen 1957 Chevy Funny Car 1:24 Scale Revell Model Kit #85-4305. This kit is considered a Skill Level 2 for the moderate builder.. The pieces are molded in white, chrome, black vinyl tires and water slide decals. There are 84 pieces to this kit and very well laid out instructions. The dimensions are; L 9¼”  x  W 213/16”  x  H 2¼” . With the prop rod I used to hold the body up it is L 9¼”  x  W 213/16”  x  H 33/8”.

 
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 construction and detailing; test fitting; mold seam identification; suspension construction and painting; detailing the tires for realism; detailed frame assembly construction and detailing; clarifying contact points;  correcting paint call outs: correcting instruction errors; 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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Go-Mad Nomad by Dave Deal Revell Model Kit #85-4310 Review

2014 August 20
by Doug

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Dave Deal’s cartoons graced the likes of CARtoons magazine regularly back in the seventies and did some work on the original Disney Cars movie. Dave lived large and his nickname “Big Deal” seemed a very appropriate match for his hobbies and talents. He was credited with being the first person to race a Baja Bug 001 back in 1968 and set an off-road racing record in 1973. In addition to this he was also an accomplished pilot with thousands of hours in the air. His love of cars and planes combined with his talent for drawing were a natural fusion of his passions so he put them all together and designed dozens of model kits for Revell. With just a little effort you can build this custom contraption and display it proudly at home or in the office. This kit features a “far out” model with massive tires and a radically sculpted driver figure.” Dave passed away in 2008 but his legacy lives on in our hearts.  Have you ever been in a place where they sell models and saw a kit on the shelf that looked like fun but you thought, “I don’t have time for that”. Well, you should give it a try, it won’t take much and this “Made in America” kit is the perfect way to help rejuvenate those modeling desires.

For the Modeler: This is a re-issue of the Go-Mad Nomad Revell Model Kit #85-4310, part of the Deal’s Wheels model series. This Skill Level 2 kit consists of 57 plastic pieces molded in white, clear and chrome with four black vinyl tires.  Finished dimensions: Length: 5-1/2″,  Width: 4-5/16″, and Height: 3-1/16″. Construction is pretty 002 straight-forward. The body and chassis are one piece each with a pair of rear leaf springs and a couple plastic axles connect that connect the “giganticus rear tires and skinnies up front.”  The rear tires are a bit of a challenge because they are assembled in two pieces.  I simply let some household contact cement get tacky then put them together.  The headers are two-piece units with one of the collector tubes coming in halves.  The assembly then glues onto the bottom of the front fender well in foolproof places provided for them.  The window glass is among the best I’ve seen for a car model. It is clear and mounts on some positive tabs in the front. I used a little five minute epoxy and placed it on the two mounting tabs of the frame letting the glue get tacky and pushed the frame into place/ Hold for a minute or two and you should be fine. Everything else goes together without issue.  Finishing off the crazy driver figure is up to you but it is well designed to hide the seam and the model would not be the same without ‘Rincon”.  The driver figure actually comes in four pieces with the head in two parts and the arms being separate.  You need to assemble and finish those off before attaching them to the interior plate.  I added some simple gauge circles and a seat pattern to add some interest in the passenger compartment. To finish the sunglasses I used a black sharpie marker and a thinned blue tint for the back of the lenses.

Overall – this is a great weekend project kit that will bring back some of those crazy memories from the sixties with some good clean fun! To really dress it up a generous amount of foil is needed for the brightwork and I scratch built a car top carrier for the Surfboard just like the old days. All the parts fit onto positive locations and if detailed, it makes a great display for your shelf.  On the downside – you’ll find a lot of flash and pin marks to deal with but you’ll have so much fun putting it together you won’t mind at all!  -Righton

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