Porsche 911 Turbo

Published: September 15th, 2015     
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Reviewed by: 
Jim Deck, IPMS# 47248
Scale: 1/24
Company: Revell, Inc.
Price: $24.95
Product / Stock #: 85-4330

This is a Level 2 kit and contains 87 pieces. The kit is molded in white, chrome, clear, and clear red plastic. The instruction manual is typical Revell with drawings and pointers.

This kit looks a lot like the Monogram kit I built on my grandmothers back porch in the 70's. Some web snooping has led to this being linked to the 1976 Monogram release but I couldn't tell you for sure. What I can tell you is that this kit goes together really well with no real vices. The window fit could be better but I got around that issue with a bit of pressure and strategic gluing. Unfortunately the glue gave up its hold during final assembly. Next time I would cut off the door windows. The engine is only a few pieces but detailed enough to look good. A more accurate and detailed painting guide for the engine would have been nice though. The interior is well done with multiple pieces and decals for the individual instruments. The chassis is basic with few parts just like the real thing.

This kit really hit a sweet spot with me. Just enough parts to have convincing detail but not so much as to bog down the build. This would be a good intro kit to anyone who is ready for some glue together goodness or for us experienced guys who just need a bit of a break from that AMS build we are drowning in. It's just pure entertainment. The fact that it's on my dream car list doesn't hurt either. 

A big thank you goes out to Revell for this review sample. It is an enjoyable build even with the fit issues on the windows.

  • Top View
    Top View
  • Left Front
    Left Front
  • Right Rear with Engine
    Right Rear with Engine
  • Engine view from Back
    Engine view from Back
  • Left Rear
    Left Rear
  • Underside Detail
    Underside Detail

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