Mazda RX-7 2 'n 1

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February 3, 2020
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Company: Revell, Inc. - Website: Visit Site
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I still remember the commercials for the Mazda Wankel engined cars – like they hum. This was a pretty quick and simple build and was a pleasure to build


I have no idea about the size of the engine but it’s a Wankel rotary engine. The parts fit together like they should with no flash. There is an option for a different carburetor and air filter. I used the stock unit. I didn’t detail the engine to keep it an out of the box build.


Interior is just a basic tub. The gauges were strange because there’s 3 gauges well engraved on the dash but the included decals have 2 large gauges and 3 smaller ones that didn’t even come close to a match. I just detail painted the engraved pieces. The interior is also flocked.


Smooth, crisp lines and no flash. I should have used bare Metal Foil to cover the emblems before prime, but I forgot. I had to file the hood hinges so they would slide into the slots more easily, but that was about it for body work. The kit comes with a gorgeous set of fender flairs and body spoilers for the performance version. Obviously, I didn’t use them. The instructions call for burnt orange body color and House of Colors Tangelo pearl was about as close as I could get.


A very simple and basic chassis is in the kit with separate front and rear suspension pieces and exhaust. No shocks or springs to deal with. There’s 2 sets of wheels in the kit – stock and performance. I used the stock version. The performance wheels have extended wheel backs to increase the width. Both wheel versions use the same tire.


The instructions are several pages long with suggested a paint color for specific parts and a numbered list to tell you what part is what.

This Revell Mazda RX-7 was a fun kit that’s well detailed. Thank you to IPMS for allowing me to review this kit.


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