Street Fighter - Bad News

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Company: Revell, Inc. - Website: Visit Site
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From the instruction sheet-“This glass-bodied sleeper patterned after a ’60 Chevy panel truck looks like a clean semi-custom…” Designed by Tom Daniel it is a pro-street style custom wagon. Tom Daniel was prolific designer of wild customs; over 75 of his designs were made into scale models.

The kit consists of 72 parts molded in orange and transparent red with chrome-plated parts and four soft rubber tires. The instruction sheet is simple and easy to follow with clear drawings and part numbers as well as paint callouts.

Construction begins with the engine/transmission halves. The oil pan is not a separate piece so some clean up of seems are necessary once the halves are together. The intake manifold, dual carburetors and distributor are molded as a single unit with the air cleaners and oil filler neck separate. These items along with the valve covers and fan belt/alternator are chrome plated. Add the headers and the engine is done. The frame and floor pan is a one-piece unit; the front and rear suspension mounts to it. The suspension components are simplistic but have positive locating points. I found it odd that the rear traction bars are not chrome plated, the instruction sheet calls for them to be painted silver. The interior is bucket style with the custom boat seats, center console and door panels molded as one. It mounts directly to chassis pan. The rest of the interior is rounded out with the custom steering wheel, roll bar and bullet fuel tanks.

The glass is one piece; it covers the windshield, rear window, vent windows and sunroof. All glass on the vehicle is tinted red. The decals are exceptional. They are thin, opaque and laid down well without requiring setting solution.

The model overall is simple with a one-piece tilt front end. On the down side, the front end is wobbly and my sample had a good deal of flash which I am sure is due to the age of the molds. That being said the completed model looks good setting on the shelf and it was fun to build, it just takes a little more work.

I would like to thank Revell for providing this model and IPMS for the opportunity to review it.


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