Automotive

Reviews of products for scale automotive models, including motorcycles and motorized vehicles.

Milk Trike

Published: January 24th, 2021     
Milk Trike
Reviewed by: Dave Morrissette - IPMS# 33653
Scale: 1:25
Company: Round 2 Models

Round 2 has reissued the 1/25th scale Milk Trike kit and it is great to see it again. MPC was a very popular model company in the 1960's and 70's and thankfully, Round 2 has saved their molds. The Milk Trike was one of six trike kits which came with different window colors and extensive decals to customize your build.

 

Inside the box, there are 57 easy to build parts molded in white, chrome and three colors of windows- clear, transparent purple and transparent orange. There are preprinted black tires and a large decals sheet giving many options. I decided up front to stick with the Milk Trike theme and try to duplicate the purple color in Alclad Candy colors.

 

"Supernatural" 1967 Chevy Impala

Published: December 21st, 2020     
"Supernatural" 1967 Chevy Impala
Reviewed by: Michael Reeves - IPMS# 51129
Scale: 1/25
Company: AMT

The popular CW show "Supernatural" just ended its final episode to many viewers' chagrin. The timing of this car kit's release couldn't have been better. Nobody puts "Baby" in the corner...sorry- couldn't resist. And from what I have been reading online, many modelers who aren't fans or have never seen the show are really excited as it is the first 4-door version of this popular car model. As I will mention in the review, there is some disappointing aspects of this kit however that would've made this so much better. I'm not a highly skilled car modeler, but enjoy one now and again...so keep that in mind.

Audi R8 LMS GT3 SPA 24 Hours ’15 with Detail Up Set

Published: November 6th, 2020     
Audi R8 LMS GT3 SPA 24 Hours ’15 with Detail Up Set
Reviewed by: Dan Brown - IPMS# 47967
Scale: 1:24
Company: Platz

The Audi R8 GT3 is a mid-mounted V10 engine sports car produced by Audi to compete in the GT3 touring car racing series. This series is based on a vehicle that must be available for sale to regular consumers with minimal changes. Due to the low cost for entry to the GT3 race series, many teams have taken part and the Audi R8 LMS GT3 version has been delivered to many racing teams around the world. It is very active in both endurance and GT races. This new kit from PLATZ reproduces the AUDI R8 LMS GT3 from the 24-hour Spa race in 2015 in 1/24 scale. My example also included the Detail Up set specifically for this kit from NuNu.

U-9 Grand Prix Car Model

Published: November 6th, 2020     
U-9 Grand Prix Car Model
Reviewed by: Dan Brown - IPMS# 47967
Scale: N/A
Company: UGears

UGears is a Ukrainian company that opened in 2015, and UB LLC is their distributor in the US. Their kits are built from laser-cut plywood and cover a vast range of interesting topics. Everything from cars to bikes, trains and even a horse. Their kits are all given a difficulty rating that corresponds to the number of included parts and the estimated assembly time. This Grand Prix car is my first UGears kit and it listed as an advanced kit with an estimated assembly time of 6 to 7 hours.

Audi R8 LMS GT3 SPA 24 Hours ’15 with Detail Up Set

Published: October 24th, 2020     
Audi R8 LMS GT3 SPA 24 Hours ’15 with Detail Up Set
Reviewed by: Dan Brown - IPMS# 47967
Company: Platz

The Audi R8 GT3 is a mid-mounted V10 engine sports car produced by Audi to compete in the GT3 touring car racing series. This series is based on a vehicle that must be available for sale to regular consumers with minimal changes. Due to the low cost for entry to the GT3 race series, many teams have taken part and the Audi R8 LMS GT3 version has been delivered to many racing teams around the world. It is very active in both endurance and GT races. This new kit from PLATZ reproduces the AUDI R8 LMS GT3 from the 24-hour Spa race in 2015 in 1/24 scale. My example also included the Detail Up set specifically for this kit from NuNu.