Foose Custom Cadillac Eldorado

Published: October 9th, 2017     
Product Image
Box Art
Reviewed by: 
Jim Stepanek, IPMS# 48016
Scale: 1:25
Company: Revell Inc.
Price: $24.95
Product / Stock #: 85-4435

Chip Foose is one heck of a designer and his 1948 Cadillac Eldorado is no exception

Engine

A fuel injected big block Chevy engine fits nicely.  I had a set of Cadillac valve covers that I like better than the kit pieces and they fit so well.  The entire engine goes together quite well with no flash to clean off.  The old school Caddy air cleaner is a plus.

Interior

Door panel and dash engraving was very crisp and easy to detail paint.  Side panels are separate pieces which makes for easier painting.  The interior is also flocked.  There are no options for the interior.  It's either kit or scratch build something.  Why anyone would want to carve up the beautiful interior is beyond me though.

Body

I modified the body by stripping the chrome off the bumpers and molding them in; added dual quad headlights and a grille from the parts box.  The rear fins were shaved down and taillights filled.  Then a slit was cut along the trunk line and taillight added there.  Pearl-Ex antique silver was used and covered with a 2 part urethane clear.

Chassis

Gorgeous chassis has an independent rear end with a 4 link system.  I'm not too sure about the front end be seems to be Corvette.  The frame rails are separate from the body pan making painting much easier.

Instructions

The instructions are several pages long with suggested paint color for specific parts and a numbered list to tell you what part is what.

I really enjoyed this Revell 1948 Foose Cadillac Eldorado kit.  Flash is non-existent and everything fits the way it should.  Thank you to IPMS for allowing me to review this kit.

  • Box Art
    Box Art
  • Interior
    Interior
  • Engine Bay
    Engine Bay
  • Front Left
    Front Left
  • Right Rear
    Right Rear
  • Driver Side
    Driver Side
  • Underside
    Underside