Issue #198

Inside the October 2015 Issue of Model Cars Magazine: The Cars of Thunder Road Wayne Moyer builds the DeKon Monza 2015…

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Issue #197

Inside the August/September 2015 Issue of Model Cars Magazine: Eight Pages of NNL East Coverage One For the Street, Mobeius…

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Issue #196

Inside the July 2015 Issue of Model Cars Magazine: Eight pages of GSL XXV Coverage Bill Coulterʻs Styrene Star Marcos…

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Issue #195

Inside the May/June 2015 Issue of Model Cars Magazine Tim Boydʻs Ramcharger Dodge FED The Last Lotus, by Wayne Moyer…

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Issue #194

Inside the April 2015 Issue: Bill Borgen’s “Bent Road Incident” Moebius’ new Ford F100 Pickup Truck Kit Inspiration Files: Ford…

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Revell BMW M3 DTM 2012

Revell BMW M3 DTM 2012

1/24 Scale
#07178
$35 (est MSRP, Online)

Following up on Revell/Germany’s great DTM Audi A4 cars, there are two new BMW M3 DTM kits released. We haven’t seen them here in stores yet, but they are available from online sellers and stores. Check out the photos to see what’s in this great looking kit!

 

Revell VW Convertible

Revell/Germany VW Beetle Cabriolet

Revell/Germany VW Beetle Cabriolet

Revell/Germany 1970 VW Convertible

1/24 Scale
$30 US (est)
#07078

Revell’s new 1970 VW Beetle Cabriolet was recently released, and we stopped by the local hobby shop to pick it up. It seems that the R/G (Revell/Germany) kits are not sent out for us to review. We have to pick them up ourselves. This kit was released in Europe first, and there were some reviews of it that popped online shortly afterwards. The body is pretty well done. There was very little flash, the chrome was excellent, and everything seemed at first glance to be good. It’s nice to see the correct bumpers (see the review of the 1968 VW Bug posted here). It also has the correct headlights and taillights for that year/era. It says that it’s a 1500cc motor, but with the dual port heads, and the dog house oil cooler, I am pretty sure it’s a 1600cc, but I could be wrong. I have been yelled at already for my two cents on the ’68 Bug, so take my “expert” opinion with a grain of salt. I like the separate door panels, they are nicely engraved, and the pop up door locks are a nice touch. I don’t like the way the chassis is made or set up. The chassis pan should be one piece by itself. R/G has engineered it in a way that makes it look okay when it’s put together, but by themselves, the chassis doesn’t look right. It’s all about the illusion anyway, right? The end result works. That’s that.

It has right- and left-hand drive dashes and pedals. There is a soft up top, and the big convertible boot which is a nice two-piece unit. I’ll let the photos show you the rest of the story.

Final word:

I love it! And since I bought it myself, that says a lot! Good job, Revell!

Issue 181

Cover181Inside the November 2013 Issue:

Scratchbuilt Classic:
Noel Smith’s 1934 Bugatti

Wayne Moyer’s “Missing Mustang”

PT Beetle;
by Ken Kitchen

2013 iHobby Expo Coverage:

Scratchbuilding School:
Part 15, with Scott Colmer

Rocky Mountain Resin:
The tale of two Colorado resin casters