Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

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Scale
1/25
MSRP
$23.95
Product / Stock #
85-4053
Company: Revell, Inc. - Website: Visit Site
Provided by: Revell, Inc. - Website: Visit Site
Box Art

Jeep must be an American icon. They’ve been around forever and keep on going.

Engine

Well, there isn’t an engine. All you get is an oil pan molded into the chassis.

Chassis

The chassis features nice detail and crisp engraving. The exhaust pipe, front and rear differentials, and springs are separate assemblies. The kit comes with actual springs for springs – they were a very pleasant surprise. It’s been a long time since I’ve had to screw the chassis to the body, but this kit calls for it. Fit is right on and the screw heads are covered by the suspension parts. The kit also has metal axles to hold the wheel/tires to the suspension. Wheels are gorgeous bead-lock units and the no-name tires are just beautiful. I’d like to see the wheels/tires in a Revell Parts Pack that they had years and years ago.

Interior

The interior features a floor, separate side panels that are beautifully engraved, and front a rear seats. The dashboard can be further detailed by adding the instrument panels decals that are supplied. I added flocking to my build.

Body

The kit features a beautifully engraved body with separate door handles, hood latches, lights, mirrors, and fender extensions. After priming the body with Duplicolor sandable primer, I shot a few coats of HOK passion pearl, and then a coat of Nason two-part urethane clear. Only a little bit of wet sanding and polishing with Meguirs Scratch X 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.

I’d like to thank Revell profusely for producing and supplying a super kit, and a big thank you to IPMS for the opportunity to build and review this marvelous kit.

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