Audi R8 Spyder

Published: September 12th, 2012     
Box Art
Box Art
Reviewed by: Jack Kennedy - IPMS# 12511
Scale: 1/24
Company: Revell, Inc.
Price: $27.99
Product / Stock #: 85-4940
Product provided by: Revell, Inc.

When I was in Montreal a couple of years ago for the GrandPrix, I saw an Audi R8 and went nuts over it. I sure wish I had $164,000 to get one. I got the next best thing, the new Revell kit of this car.

When I opened the box, I was surprised by the number of parts. Upon looking at the very complete and well thought out set of instructions, I knew I was in for a fairly easy build. This is the first 1/24 kit I have built in many years and I was really impressed with the quality of the parts since I last built one of these cars.

The build was very straightforward with the engine being built first and then the interior. All of the parts fit beautifully. I had sprayed all of the parts with Duplicolor automotive primer grey. I actually used this grey for the interior color. I also used Duplicolor for the body of the car.

The suspension was a treat to build. I don't know who engineered this kit but they sure knew what they were doing. The suspension even steers.

When all of the sub-assemblies were complete, I put them all together. Everything just snapped together beautifully.

I must say that the decals were absolutely terrific and snuggled down with a dash of Micro Sol. I really liked the mesh decals on many of the smaller parts. It added a lot of class to the finished car.

One thing I was surprised with was that they gave you an optional soft top roof. Nice touch.

I really liked the way this car turned out and look forward to doing more of these Revell kits, even if I have to spend my own money.

I would highly recommend this and many like it to a builder who has a few kits under his/her belt.

I wish to thank Revell and IPMS/USA and Steve Collins for allowing me to review this kit.

  • Engine
    Engine
  • Interior
    Interior
  • Left front
    Left front
  • Completed interior
    Completed interior
  • Under the hood
    Under the hood
  • Grille detailing
    Grille detailing
  • Headlight details
    Headlight details
  • Right front
    Right front

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