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Show me your Acura RSX

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I was just putting the body panels on a Revell Acura RSX Type S kit and only remember one being built on this forum. Has anyone else built this kit? Looks like a nice little kit. How well did it go together? It has so many optional parts- 3 front and 3 rear clips. Just wondering what anyone else's looked like. So.....post 'em if you have 'em.

I will say that trying to get this puzzle to fit back in the box so I can close it is a bear! Too many parts!!!!

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I built one but am trading it off because I'm not happy with it. BTW its an old build so thats why it is dusty and kinda crappy looking.

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This is my RSX with a turbo charged mid engine. I've build it a few years ago. The rear suspension is from a Honda NSX. I didn't have a great camera back then.

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Nice jobs guys. That's the same front end I'm using Patrick.

I like the conversion work you did Gerald.

So how well did the kit parts go together? Looks like it should be a painless kit, to me.

Thanks again for sharing. I'm thinking of doing a sort of T-top on mine for something a little different.

Later-

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I want to build a rsx or an intera! their a relatively hard kit to come by tho! all my freinds are into the hondas and all have integras or hatchbacks. their suprisngly quick!

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Wow Patrick love the civic. V-low I love the idea . I want to do that to a Cr-x . Btw your paint looks flawless.

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This one was built back in 2007 all box stock exept for the rear wing and side mirrors that are from the Integra kit.

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As boring a body style as there is.

I have to go back to the mid 70's to see anything that gets my juices non flowing.

Now I have to get into my American 2000 Cavilier with the blown Ecotech to get some beer.

See you at the next stoplight.

Bob

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I've pondered getting the Revell kit from time to time, but it looks like it was tooled from a diecast like the Subaru Impreza kit was. Is that true? It just sort of looks "chunky", like the headlight lenses don't look like they sit right, or that they look too thick. Same with the bumpers. I know that either Fujimi or Aoshima (or both?) makes this body style as a JDM Honda Integra, and although it is more than likely a curbside it looks like a much better quality kit than the Revell. Not to knock anyone's builds here, they all look pretty cool. This is a car I'd like to build eventually, so although I don't have one to show at the moment I'd like to hear about how the Revell kit goes together, versus the Japanese manufactured kits (if anyone here has made one, that is). A quick google search came up with this for example (this is a Fujimi kit):

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Ok, I think I'd prefer the Fujimi kit then. It's cool that the Revell has a lot of optional parts, but I like the accuracy of the foreign kits, even if they are curbside & don't have the extra bumpers & stuff. That's just me though, maybe I'll get the Revell kit & the Fujimi kit and build 'em both LOL.

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No pics of the Revell version I built, but I do distinctly recall having absolutely no issues with the assembly process.

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I've never had the chance to check out the Fujimi kit hands on, so I wasn't aware of how simple it is. I'm used to Tamiya kits and I guess I assumed that Fujimi was the same as far as how nicely it represented the car it is supposed to be, if that makes sense. I think I'll give the Revell a shot, and I agree about the taillights (those pegs are an eyesore LOL) but I really like the dark grey one shown above. From a financial standpoint I have to agree that it makes more sense to buy the Revell, it is simply the better deal. Thanks :)

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The Acura and the Subaru are the two of the tuner series I have not done, I agree that the Subaru looks chunky and just not right, and I thought about this one as well, maybe if I find them at the next swap meet coming up I may get them.

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The ONLY issues I really had with the Revell kit was slight body fit (non-issue really) and the wheel/tire fitment. But, that was taken care of in the mock-up/test-fit stage of assembly. Overall, combining the Revell RSX with some of the other kits in their 'Tuner' line (the Civics, DC2 Integra, and the Subaru Impreza STI) can yield a LOT of different options. I personally liked the line (for the most part) and am glad Revell took the gamble with them. Too bad more of their kits didn't have this many build options.

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here is one i did (still need to finish up the exhausts, but otherwise done)

shot before i installed the stock engine, this is one from a civic, to power the rear wheels

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and here it is at the strip

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even with 2 engines and AWD it cant hang with the 'cuda :huh:

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I am unaware of how the Fujimi or Aoshima kits are so I won't make any comments either way on them. So far this kit looks to be very well designed, fit wise. I haven't gotten into putting much more than some of the sub assemblies (engine block pieces, front suspension, etc) together or test fitting things. I glued the custom front end on and had test fitted the chassis in before reading the instructions. Then I realized that the headlight buckets were supposed to go on first (requiring taping them off before painting or painting the front end separate from the body). Having thought that I would need to do some major mods to get them in, I was happy to see that they will slide into place just fine from underneath. Whew!!! Dodged that bullet. Hopefully the rear taillight panel will be as easy.

I am still contemplating cutting the roof out in a T-top style. I have opened up the screened areas in the front end. I need to remove mold lines from the body and then I can primer. I have some custom wheels from the parts box that I am putting on mine. I just need to get one more aluminum ring for the front wheel from my buddy this week. I'm really excited about the wheel combo I came up with.

I really appreciate everyone's input on this kit. I really like the silver one with red seat inserts. And I like the custom wing on that white one also. Where did it come from?

Later-

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Fujimi Integra...

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