Porsche 914-6 Rally Car 1:25 Scale Revell Model Kit #85-4378 Review

2016 June 21
by Doug

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Porsche 914-6 Rally Car 1:25 Scale Revell Model Kit #85-4378 Review
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The 914 was a mid-engine, Targa-topped two-seat roadster designed, manufactured and marketed collaboratively by Volkswagen and Porsche from 1969 to 1976. By the late 1960s, both Volkswagen and Porsche were in need of new models; Porsche was looking for a replacement for their entry-level 912, and Volkswagen wanted a new range-topping sports coupe to replace the Karmann Ghia. Volkswagen needed deliver one last project to Porsche to fulfill a contract, and decided to make this that last project. Ferdinand Piëch, who was in charge of research and development at Porsche, was put in charge of the 914 project. On March 1, 1968, the first 914 prototype was presented. However, development became complicated after the death of Volkswagen’s chairman, Heinz Nordhoff, on April 12, 1968. His successor, Kurt Lotz, was not connected with the Porsche dynasty and the verbal agreement between Volkswagen and Porsche fell apart. As a result, the price of the chassis went up considerably, and the 914/6 ended up costing only a bit less than the 911T, Porsche’s next lowest price car. The 914/6 sold quite poorly while the much less expensive 914/4 became Porsche’s top seller during its model run, outselling the Porsche 911 by a wide margin with over 118,000 units sold worldwide.

 

For the Modeler: This review covers the Re-release (Re-Pop) of the Revell Porsche 914/6 2n1 model. This is Kit # 85-4378 in the current catalog and is in 1/25 scale. Revell lists this as a Skill Level 3 kit for Moderate builders as it requires glue and paint to 1 assemble. The kit itself has seen multiple releases and is about forty years old. It includes both the race and stock parts in this version. The kit consists of 97 parts molded in White, Chrome, Clear and Vinyl tires with Waterslide decals and a Book style instruction sheet. The chassis is solid and the motor simplistic. The interior details are basic. The body is a multiple part body that must be painted prior to assembly. The decal sheet has an excellent selection of Stock and Race decals plus plenty of details to make your build stand out. The instruction sheet is typical of Revell and clearly explains all assemblies for both versions and paint and decals locations are clearly defined. As this is an older kit fit and finish is questionable and you’ll need to take your time to complete this build. Overall size is: Length: 6-1/4″, Width: 2-3/4″, Height: 2″.

 

Covered in this Review: : If you want to perfect your build; basic construction; preparing parts for better finishing; complete paint and adhesive selections and applications; test fitting; mating the chassis to the body; complete engine construction and finishing; using decal setting solutions for that “painted on” look; dashboard detailing; making realistic looking tires; proper brake orientation; window installation; Stock or Race version considerations; engine bay detailing; using “clear” glue for glass installation; build options discussed;  decal preparation and application; using Gravity Colors for a top-notch finish; brake/shock finishing and orientation; making crystal clear “glass” with floor wax; correcting heavy parting lines; finishing the turn signals; removing the copyright script; a gauge decal map; undercarriage construction and finishing; expanded car and designer history; suspension construction and detailing; are all fully examined in this 18 page, full-color Step-by-Step review in PDF format.

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2014 Ford Mustang GT 1:25 Scale Revell Model Kit #85-4379 Review

2016 June 19
by Doug

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2014 Ford Mustang GT 1:25 Scale Revell Model Kit #85-4379 Review
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Ford introduced a redesigned 5th generation Mustang for the 2005 model year at the 2004 North American International Auto Show. Codenamed “S-197,” that was based on the new D2C platform. Developed under the direction of Chief Engineer Hau Thai-Tang, a veteran engineer for Ford’s Indy Car program under Mario Andretti, and exterior styling designer Sid Ramnarace, the fifth-generation Mustang’s styling echoes the fastback Mustang models of the late-1960s. Ford’s senior vice president of design, J Mays, called it “retro-futurism.” This design held through the 2014 model year with little changes. The 2014 being a holdover year as the next generation design had been announced for 2015. Since its start in 1964, the GT has been the top of the line performance model of the famous Mustang. Fifty years later, the 2014 is the final year of the 5th generation of Mustangs. The Mustang still provides the best “Bang for the Buck” of any performance car around. The proof is in the performance! Just look at its statistics: 0 to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds and lapping the 1/4 mile in just over 13 seconds.

For the Modeler: This review covers the Revell re-release (Re-Pop) of the 2014 Mustang GT in 1/25 scale. While not an exact re-release this kit has been seen in other forms before as a pre-painted kit and a Revell of Germany release. This is kit #85-4379 in Revell USA’s current catalog. This version is a Skill Level 4 for the moderate builder and requires paint and glue. You get 60 parts molded in White, Chrome, Clear, Clear Red and Vinyl tires with Metal axles. The Decals are Waterslide with all major markings and dash gauges. The instructions are typical Revell book format in a 15 step build. The kit offers a simple but nicely detailed motor. The chassis is very basic but again well detailed, it needs a lot of paint work. The interior is more detailed and well designed in a multiple part tub for ease of detailing. The overall body looks good and dimensions are correct looking. You do get a choice of hoods for the build, stock or custom. Also two sets of rims and tires are included a larger custom set or the stock rims. Decals do offer one custom dual reverse hockey stick style Black stripe. While not considered a basic Snap kit as this requires glue, this kit is marketed and intended for the mid-level builder with some skills in modeling but not quite ready to take on a full out high parts level kit. Overall dimensions: Length: 7-1/2″, Width: 3-3/16″, Height: 2-1/8″.

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Covered in this Review: : If you want to perfect your build; basic construction; preparing parts for better finishing; complete paint and adhesive selections and applications; test fitting; front suspension build; mating the chassis to the body; complete engine construction and finishing; using decal setting solutions for that “painted on” look; dashboard detailing; making realistic looking tires; proper brake caliper orientation; window trim and engine bay detailing; using “clear” glue for glass installation; build options discussed;  decal preparation and application; make “carpeting” from craft flocking; tire and wheel differentiation; making custom floor mats and license plates; using Gravity Colors for a top-notch finish; brake caliper finishing and orientation; making heavy window tint with Alclad products; proper directional tire orientation; making crystal clear “glass” with floor wax; removing the copyright script; a gauge decal map; undercarriage construction and finishing; expanded car and designer history; suspension construction and detailing; are all fully examined in this 20 page, full-color Step-by-Step review in PDF format.

 

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1967 Nickey Camaro RS-SS 427 1:25 Scale Revell Model Kit #85-4377 Review

2016 June 16
by Doug

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1967 Nickey Camaro RS-SS 427 1:25 Scale Revell Model Kit #85-4377 Review

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In 1967 Chevrolet released the Camaro, as a rival of the Ford Mustang. In those times, builders and modifiers took note of this little two door beauty and before long made it into some MONSTER rides. Some of the large dealers providing popular street legal racing builds were Nickey, Yenko, and of course GM with the factory COPO and Z11 versions. This was the “First Generation Body” and the start of what are still being made as the two-door Camaro.  It has been equipped with many different engine and transmission options lending themselves to a noticeable racing career. When bought new in 1967 this would have cost $2800 optioned as is, but now these cars bring top dollar at up to $500K+ with only 410 made in ‘67.
 

For the Modeler: This review covers the Release of the Nickey Camaro by Revell. This is Kit # 85-4377 in the current catalog. This is a retooled re-release and is a Skill Level 5 kit in 1:25 scale. The kit contains over 128 parts molded in White, Chrome, Clear and Clear Red. There are Vinyl tires. The overall construction is straight-forward and the build goes together well. Take your time and test fit the parts and locations. The motor is nicely detailed and simple accessories will make it contest ready. Interior assembly is simple and highly detailed. The body is one piece with separate front and rear valance sections. The waterslide decals are extensive with interior instruments and multiple body stripes. The typically excellent Revell Instruction Booklet is included.  Overall Dimensions are: 7-5/16″L x 3″W x 1¾”H.
 

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; highlighting and detailing the dashboard; interior color scheme; suspension build sequence; engine bay detailing; header notes; trademark identification and repair; version considerations; redline tire decals; applying a customized paint fade; a suggested tool list; mounting the shocks; clarifying the instructions; adding an aftermarket distributor to wire the engine; using “clear” glue for window glass installation; making custom floor mats; applying interior sheen methods; engine assembly and detailing; complete chassis detailing; tire detailing for realism; wheel assembly and installation; using decal setting solutions for that “painted on” look; making custom license plates; detailing the undercarriage; finishing the turn signal indicators; using a silver marker to make realistic looking trim; making great looking tires; a ‘crystal clear’ window glass treatment; complete engine construction and finishing; suspension construction and detailing; are all fully examined in this 24 page, full-color Step-by-Step review in PDF format.

 

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