Mazda RX-7 2 'n 1

Published: August 19th, 2017     
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Reviewed by: 
Jim Stepanek, IPMS# 48016
Scale: 1/24
Company: Revell, Inc.
Price: $22.50
Product / Stock #: 85-4429

I still remember the commercials for the Mazda Wankel engined cars - like they hum. This was a pretty quick and simple build and was a pleasure to build

Engine

I have no idea about the size of the engine but it's a Wankel rotary engine. The parts fit together like they should with no flash. There is an option for a different carburetor and air filter. I used the stock unit. I didn't detail the engine to keep it an out of the box build.

Interior

Interior is just a basic tub. The gauges were strange because there's 3 gauges well engraved on the dash but the included decals have 2 large gauges and 3 smaller ones that didn't even come close to a match. I just detail painted the engraved pieces. The interior is also flocked.

Body

Smooth, crisp lines and no flash. I should have used bare Metal Foil to cover the emblems before prime, but I forgot. I had to file the hood hinges so they would slide into the slots more easily, but that was about it for body work. The kit comes with a gorgeous set of fender flairs and body spoilers for the performance version. Obviously, I didn't use them. The instructions call for burnt orange body color and House of Colors Tangelo pearl was about as close as I could get.

Chassis

A very simple and basic chassis is in the kit with separate front and rear suspension pieces and exhaust. No shocks or springs to deal with. There's 2 sets of wheels in the kit - stock and performance. I used the stock version. The performance wheels have extended wheel backs to increase the width. Both wheel versions use the same tire.

Instructions

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

This Revell Mazda RX-7 was a fun kit that's well detailed. Thank you to IPMS for allowing me to review this kit.

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