A throwback to the ’64 original design, the 2010 Mustang captures the classic lines of the original “pony car” in contemporary form and is the subject of Revell’s recent SnapTite series release. As with their ’63 Corvette (reviewed previously), the 2010 Mustang is a beautifully engineered kit for novice and veteran modelers, alike. Once again, at the hands of 6-year old Camden, this review sample went together flawlessly in exactly an hour shortly after being discovered on our doorstep.
The kit consists of 9 sprues (3 black, 2 goldenrod, 2 chrome, 1 clear, and 1 transparent red), the goldenrod-colored body, black interior tub and chassis, 4 vinyl tires, steel axles, 4 self-tapping screws, and a sheet of peel-and-stick decals. Surface detail is both raised and recessed, as appropriate, and appears to lend itself well to those who wish actually to paint the finished product.
All of the parts essentially fell together without much coaching or help from dad. The biggest challenge for young hands was press-fitting the steel axles into the wheels. Otherwise, all of the snap-fit features were suitably-engineered for little hands. We did add a dab of superglue to the rear taillight assembly to ensure a lasting hold.
Along with Camden’s strong endorsement, this modeler and dad also highly recommends this kit to any parent or other adult wanting to get a sharp-looking, easy-to-build kit into a youngster’s hands, and would even recommend it to the more-experienced modeler looking for an easy curbside build with near-instant gratification.
Many thanks to IPMS/USA and to the good folks at Revell for the sample and for another great kit to help share the hobby with younger generations.