The kit for the AMC Gremlin X is a reissue. It can be built two ways – either stock or as a pro-stock dragster. This kit has a lot of detail and is very nicely done, very true to the real Gremlin X. The model is nice and heavy and durable.
The instructions are well drawn and easy to read. The instructions have all the parts numbered, but the parts are not numbered on the part trees. You will have to figure it out by the drawings.
Construction begins with the motor, which can be constructed stock or as a drag motor. Whichever way you choose, it’s highly detailed and true to the real thing.
The interior comes next. The dash is highly detailed, displaying all the gauges. The seats are buckets that can be used two ways – stock or drag. The drag option has a roll bar that shows padding that a drag car should have. Tire selection is either slick and skinnies, depending on if the kit is built stock or drag. Optional tinted windows are included in the kit.
After all the major parts are painted and assembled you can attach the interior to the frame. Place the tires and rims onto the supplied steel axles and affix the interior at the rear and front of the model. To fasten the body to the frame, glue it at the rear hatch panel and the front window frame. After that, the chrome parts, like the bumpers and grille, can all be glued in place. It is easier to place the decals on the model before the body is glued to the frame.
My thanks to Round2 for supplying this great reissue kit for review, and to IPMS/USA for the opportunity to review this kit. Enjoy the memories.