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64 Ford Mustang Convertible 1/25 from Revell Monogram

March 4, 2011

by Iggy Perez

I love this kit. Not only because it is 64 Ford Mustang, which is my favorite car, but also because of the kit itself. First of all, the box is just awesome. It comes in a full color sheet metal box. The box alone, with the art work on top, is already worth the purchase. You may not find this kit everywhere, though. I am pretty sure that this one has become a collector’s item in the meantime.

65 Mustang Convertible Revell Monogram Instructions

The instructions are pretty clean. They have a clear layout and they show pretty well where everything belongs to. The format is also very handy. Although big paper instructions may give you the feeling of real blueprints, smaller “booklet” like instructions are much more handy, specially if you go back and forth, instead of respecting the steps in the order described.

65 Mustang Convertible Revell Monogram Body

The kit it self is pretty neat too. It is very well molded, the quality is just great. Many kits are manufactured with older molds and just look like toys. This one is nothing like that. It has very sharp and well defined parts, with not so many imperfections or excessive material to get rid of. The body features a closed and open soft top, as you can see on the pic above.

65 Mustang Convertible Revell Monogram Chromed Parts

The car features several chromed parts. Everything you would expect for such a Mustang and maybe a little bit more, like the chromed door handles, for instance. The typcial Mustang (“fake air intake”) side body trims are chromed parts too! All in all, the chromed parts are very clean and have almost no imperfections!

65 Mustang Convertible Revell Monogram Chromed Instruments

Along the chromed parts you will find a rather unusual part. The dashboard instruments are made as a single chromed part. This is great for two reasons: first, you may build the car as a junker with missing dash board instruments (just need to finish make the hole on the diver’s side) or second you may complete the build and paint the background black, wiping off the excessive paint. This can look really cool indeed!

65 Mustang Convertible Revell Monogram Glass

The clear parts are pretty modest for such a great kit, though. First of all, the vent windows and the windshield are a single part. This may not be a big deal on a hard top scale model, but it can look really cheap on a convertible, where the inside view of the car is pretty exposed. I would have liked separated vent windows you can snap into the frames on the doors. Besides, the kit doesn’t include any red clear parts of the tail lights. At least the front lights are clear parts and not chromed parts.

65 Mustang Convertible Revell Monogram Interior.

The interior is, in my opinion, not that exceptionally great either. The side panels don’t have many details. Working back rests for the front seats could have been a nice detail too, for a convertible at least (ironically, many pick up trucks have this feature).

Pros:

  • Great molding, very sharp parts
  • Open or closed soft top
  • Clean chromed parts
  • Handy and neat instructions
  • Awesome box with colector potential!!

Cons:

  • Only 95 parts
  • No custom parts nor GT rims, nor any “GT” like option
  • Not so many special details for the interior. Vent windows and windshield are a single part
  • Almost no decals

Conclusion: As I said, I love this kit. It has a very good quality and comes in a very special packaging. However, if you are looking for many parts, engine options, custom street machine look or anything “extra”, this is the wrong kit (or you will need to use a donor kit for more parts). Anyway, this is one of the best Mustang kits out there (together with AMT’s 67 Fastback, wich I may write about in the future).

UPDATE: Check out this post I wrote after the review, as I started building this kit.

Michael F. Akai March 4, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Iggy & Seb, having had many Mustang’s from 1964 1/2 to 1968, and still owning the 64 1/2 and your Grandfather having owned a Junkyard you all know what Rust Buckets these Cars were, it seems as though every part of these Car’s Rusted, and left very little to work with,
And now today there are many parts for them, one could really build one from the ground up.
I can’t wait to you what your going to do to it.
Best of Luck to you both.
Mike

Ruben June 8, 2011 at 7:10 pm

Where can I buy this kit?
It’s almost my dad’s birthday but I can only find the 1964 1/2 version..

Thanks in advance!

Iggy June 8, 2011 at 7:33 pm

Hey Ruben!

Well, that’s a cool birthday present! Depending on which part of the world you live, Amazon may be a good place to get a kit. Check out this Revell 1:24 ?64 1/2 Mustang Convertible

They have great shipping options for the US – shipping to other countries may be expensive, though.

Let me know if you need more help, would be glad to contribute!

Iggy

Ruben June 16, 2011 at 3:31 pm

Hi Iggy,

I live in the Netherlands but that aint the problem. I’m looking for this exact same one from ’65 but i only seem to find the 64 1/2 which aint the ’65 xD
Or am I so confused that there aint even is a ’65 convertible?

Iggy June 16, 2011 at 7:25 pm

Hey Ruben,

there is definitely a 65 Mustang Convertible on the market and that’s from Revell. To my knowledge, the 64 1/2 is from AMT (and honestly not that much of a great kit). I posted a link above from Amazon.com – which is expensive to order from the Netherlands. You may want to check out http://www.ebay.de, although it is Germany, it is surely cheaper to send a package around the EU than over the atlantic. I just checked out http://www.marktplaats.nl/ but I couldn’t find anyone offering this kit.

I just found this one on ebay.de: http://cgi.ebay.de/REVELL-07190-64-1-2-MUSTANG-CONVERTIBLE-1-24-OVP-/130404771820?pt=Standmodelle_Baus%C3%A4tze&hash=item1e5cbae7ec#ht_1421wt_894

I hope I was able to help you.

Iggy

Ruben June 16, 2011 at 9:21 pm

Thank you so much for your help!
I found one on the German eBay and if everything goes well It will be delivered tomorrow which is great because saturday it is my dads Birthday 😀

Again, I really appreciate your help and i’ll keep track of this website from now on!

Iggy June 17, 2011 at 6:08 am

I keep my fingers crossed that you get it on time!

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