Monogram - Revell 1957
have always liked Monogram ar kits. I built many of them
as a youth. Maybe it's the thick plastic and basic parts
in the kits that I like so much. Most of them can be built
without any fuss, and fit together well.
they the most detailed kits? Not really. But that doesn't
stop me from enjoying assembling them.
one is painted in a Tamiya metallic red, right over the
molded white plastic.The interior has been painted Tamiya
white, with red carpet. This car was built as a mild street
machine, so I added any speed parts included with the model.
Such as the roll bar and high bucket seats, which I painted
chassis was painted a flat black, with the rear suspension
painted a metallic color, as well as the gas tank which
I masked off to paint.
engine uses Revell's twin 4 barrel setup intake and exhaust
headers. I used a chrome pen to do all the stainless trim
on the car's body. It didn't work as well as I wanted on
the large fin trim pieces on the sides. I would recommend
using chrome foil on those if you build one. I think you
will get better results, and a more uniform patina.
really like the wheels with this kit. The exhaust is molded
into the chassis, which is unfortunate, but I can live with
it as they are easy to paint (I decantered some chrome spray
paint and painted them with a brush).
cars have some trim and emblems on the body which I sanded
off for a smoother look.
the engine bay, the firewall is bland, and has two square
holes for working hood latches. I covered those holes with
sheet plastic prior to painting. The model does not include
any brake parts for the firewal, so I added a master cylinder
from my parts box. I also used a piece of solder to make
a new upper radiator hose, as the one with the kits was
just a wee bit short to work.
it's a good kit, and I have another one to build. I think
that one is getting a blower through the hood for sure.