The long anticipated Revell 1/25th scale 1972 Hurst Oldsmobile 442 convertible plastic model kit features eye catching box lid artwork depicting a standard 442 convertible in the background and a Hurst version in the foreground.
This first parts group shows the convertible body shell, chrome tree, clear glass parts and transparent red taillight lenses, four unbranded tires and four metal axle pins. Note the absence of any semblance of a windshield frame attached to the body shell. Donâ€™t be alarmed. We will address that feature as this build/review progresses.
The next group of 72 Olds convertible kit parts (contained in a separate clear bag) includes the chassis plate, engine block and accessories along with under-hood components, a choice of two transmissionsâ€¦automatic and four-speed, front and rear suspension parts, and a complete dual exhaust system.
The next group of bagged parts for the 72 Olds includes: the hood and hinges, interior/engine bay inner fender panels, interior side panels, front and rear seats, dashboard with interior components, rear deck wing, sunvisors, outside rearview mirrors, convertible boot cover and wheel backs.
Here the 72 Olds Cutlass body shell is shown separately (left front Â¾) to help give a clearer view of the considerable surface detail, which is difficult to present visually in all-white plastic.
This rear Â¾ view of the Revell 72 Olds Cutlass convertible shows off the crisp panel lines, compound surfaces like an artistâ€™s blank canvas just itching to be painted and detailed.
Shown in this view is the twelve page, sixteen step instruction sheet booklet along with the extensive decal sheet with markings for both the standard 72 Olds 442 convertible and the Hurst version.
Thanks for looking. We hope you will enjoy this as much as we are.
Bill Coulter and Len Carsner
Edited by Casey, 23 August 2012 - 06:03 AM.