Mat Irvine: The kit is a new-tool production, the result of using modern techniques and methods such as a chassis separately moulded from the floor pan, and metal stub axles to hold the wheels. The interior is now made up from individual panels for the floor and sides, which makes painting far easier than the classic one-piece moulded tub.
Most parts (below) are moulded in white, making overpainting other colours straightforward.
The white has already been applied to the bodywork (below). It was masked for the black coat only after drying for at least two weeks.
Black coat sprayed on (below).
Details (below) of the interior side panels. BareMetal Foil has been used for the window winder and door handles. Decals have already been applied in the upper example.
The engine (below) is not super-detailed (so no plug leads) but the decal sheet provides rocker cover labels.
The completed body and rolling chassis (below) ready for final assembly.
The finished car (below) looks extremely realistic.
Plan 9 From Outer Space diorama, plus police car.
First issue (above) of the new '57 Ford kit, with second issue (below).
Revell ’57 Ford Custom Police Car
Assembled length: 200 mm (8 in)
Manufacturer’s ref: 85-4081
Thanks to Revell-Monogram for the review kit
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