Toyota Celica GT Four RC

Published: January 12th, 2013     
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Reviewed by: Dale Huether - IPMS# 48186
Scale: 1/25
Company: Hasegawa
Price: $43.99
Product / Stock #: 20255
Product provided by: Hobbico

The Kit

This kit review is for Hasegawa's Toyota Celica GT Four RC. The kit comes pre-molded in a deep black color and is modeled after European automobiles - and, in fact, Japanese ones, too - in that it is designed for right-handed drive, with the steering wheel and all controls placed on the right side.

The Build

The model went together well, almost like a snap-together. The interior consists of a total of three pieces - two seats, the steering wheel, and a small segment of cloth that is intended to be used as the carpet on the flooring. There is no motor to build, because there is no place to put the motor beneath the hood. The chassis is equally simple, consisting of a total of 4 pieces with minimal detail. The interior was painted gray.

Final Assembly

The body and interior are attached to the chassis at four contact points. After doing so, all that is left to do is put the decals on the body. The kit's decals are very small and didn't like to stick very well. Basically, this kit is extremely simple and apparently intended for beginning modelers. It's much too simple and basic for well-seasoned modelers. The kit doesn't need a lot of painting or gluing; it's almost like a snap-together. It was very simple to build, but still interesting.

I'd like to thank Hobbico and Hasegawa for supplying the kit, and IPMS-USA for allowing me to review it.

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