Gemini Space Capsule 1:24 Scale Revell Model Kit #85-1836 Review

2014 September 2
by Doug

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Project Gemini was the middle stage of the USA Space Program in our race to the moon.  It came between the Mercury and Apollo programs.  Through these three programs, we gained valuable experience necessary to reach the moon.  The most notable of these was the EVA or “Space Walk” to see if man could survive in space outside of a sealed capsule.  There were a total of 12 Gemini missions between 1964 and 1966.  They all launched aboard the Titan II, which was actually a U.S. Air Force ICBM missile.  The Gemini missions provided information on human endurance, the ability to dock with other vehicles and to perfect the re-entry procedure.  All of these were needed to make it to the moon.

 

For the modeler: This review covers the Re-Release (repop) of the Revel Kit# 85-1836 in the Selected Subjects (SSP) Series; Gemini Space Capsule 1:24 Scale Revell Model Kit #85-1836. Revell rates this as a Skill Level 2 for the moderate builder. This kit has been around for years with few changes to the kit. The kit consists of 93 parts molded in white plastic with a pilot and navigator figure and some clear “glass” parts. The decals remain the original design but uses Revell’s current high quality printing. Overall dimensions are as follows: •Length: 10″, •Width: 5″, •Height: 9-1/8″.

 

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, authentic paint and adhesive selections and applications; test fitting; assembling and detailing the astronaut figures; using Alclad paint for the metallics; paint masking procedures; clamping methods; making paint stands from popsicle sticks; detailing the fuel lines and internal wiring techniques; using gold foil to enhance the Equipment Module; when NOT to use glue; using floor polish for gloss coats; using setting solution for decal application; mold seam identification and repair; detailing the instrument panel; decal preparation and application; are all fully examined in this extensive 32 page, full-color, two-part Step-by-Step review in PDF format.

 

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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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