1978 Pacer X
A cousin of mine had a Pacer X back in the late 1970s and I thought it was a pretty cool little car, so I thought I’d give the MPC kit a review. I was greatly disappointed in the kit.
The kit engine is pretty well detailed and the parts fit properly as long as you can get past all the flash. I decided to go to the wild side and installed a small block Chevy engine.
The chassis in the kit I received was warped. Even soaking it in hot water wasn’t enough to bring it all the way back. All the running gear is molded as one big piece with very poor engraving.
The interior matched the chassis for being warped and poorly engraved. Keeping with the different motif, I left out the back seat and covered it with popsicle sticks. I painted the body in HOK limegold kandy or a silver and a gold basecoat.
More warpage on the body and I was unable to get it really straight. There was also plenty of flash on the body. Remember the popsicle sticks in the interior? They were there as the floor of this sedan/delivery style of Pacer X
Thank you to Round 2/MPC for allowing me to review a very lackluster kit and thank you to IPMS for the opportunity to build and review a the kit.