BRE Datsun 510

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August 8, 2014
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Company: Revell, Inc. - Website: Visit Site
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What a wonderful and fun kit to work with. There was very little, if any, flash on the parts.


The little 4 cylinder engine comes with some speed parts and goes together extremely well. I decided to install a small block Ford V8. Surprisingly enough, it fit right in.


The chassis features nice detail and crisp engraving. Exhaust is a separate piece as are the front & rear suspension systems. The front suspension has several tiny parts to be glued together and are very fragile. Once installed on the chassis, the front suspension is strong.


The interior features a floor, separate side panels, and a dashboard that are well engraved. The only drawback is that the “full” interior consists of just 1 seat. I deleted the fine roll bar, used a set of my resin seats and flocking. I drilled holes in the dash and glued in several pieces of wire with some Micro Krystal Klear on the tips hoping for a toggle switch look.


The kit features a beautifully engraved body with no flash. After priming the body with Duplicolor white sandable primer, I shot a few coats of HOK cinnamon pearl. A coat of Nason 2 part urethane clear went over everything. Only a little bit of wet sanding and polishing Novus #2 was necessary before applying a coat of The Treatment Model Car Wax.

Assembly of all the components was very easy because everything fit the way it’s supposed to fit. There was very little flash.

Revell needs to be thanked for producing a super kit and thank you to IPMS for the opportunity to build and review a marvelous kit.


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