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Kit Review – 65 Ford Mustang Fastback by Revell

March 3, 2012

by Iggy Perez

This is a very cool kit. There are a few Mustang kits around and this is one of the best that I know of – together with the Convertible I’ve shown you in a previous post.

65 Mustang Fastback Revell - Body

The body is pretty good. The body details, such as the emblems, are very well detailed, but pretty thin too. You should take this into consideration while painting this model. Masking the emblems can be a good solution, but these seem to be just too small to mask. The battery is moulded into the engine compartment – to be honest, quite a cheap trick for such a great kit! The wipers are pretty well moulded – as well as the door handles.

65 Mustang Fastback Revell - Parts

The chasis is pretty good too. To start with, the exhaust system is a separate part – as well as the rear axle. I know that this is what we would all expect – but as you know too, many kit builders don’t put much attention to the chasis. Thanks Revell for not forgetting these details this time!

65 Mustang Fastback Revell - Chromed

The chromed parts are as good as the chromed parts that come with the Convertible I already wrote about in a previous post. What’s different: this kit comes with the GT rims, instead of the wheel covers that come with the convertible. By the way, AMT’s 67 Fastback comes with these rims too. Other details such as the dashboard known from the convertible version are included here too!

65 Mustang Fastback Revell - Decals

The decals are pretty cool. To start with, it comes with red decals for the tires. Appart from that, you also get the emblems as decals – so you may want to sand down the emblems from the body and place the decals instead. The GT stripes for the sides come in two colors: black and white (you may not see the white stripes in the pic).

Pros:

  • Great moulding and very well detailed
  • Pretty cool decals
  • Some details in the chasis

Cons:

  • Not so many parts (only 80)
  • No red clear parts for the taillights

All in all, a pretty cool kit. Don’t expect many big surprises, though.

Dennis March 3, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Nice pics there from Argentina. The blue car is a model of a 1953-54 Henry J. Made by Kaiser.

Keep up the good work.

Iggy March 3, 2012 at 9:36 pm

Hey Dennis,

thanks for the input! I would have never thought of that – but in fact, Kaiser was a very popular car maker in Argentina to the extent, that at some point the so called “IKA” (Industrias Kaiser Argentina) produced many models for the local market. I should have thought about that!

Thanks again,

Iggy

Robert Gillmeister March 3, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Regarding the review of the ’32 Ford 5 window coupe by Revell. I really wanted to get this kit and build it like the blue foreground model. However I couldn’t find it at a reasonable price so I bought the AMT ’34 Ford 5 window Street Rod. Although I haven’t built it yet, like many of you probably do, I perused all the parts and fit some pieces together. I have to say that number one, I’m a big fan of “baby moon” hubcaps of which this model comes with. The chrome in this kit is THE BEST I’ve ever seen over the many years I’ve built models! It’s got just the correct shine to look realistic,not too bright.Also the details on the body and fit that I”ve noticed are top quality. Big help in making a great model. A tip- I always make a thin black paint wash to brush over the chrome pieces. Then I dab the excess off with a cotton swab. The black left in the crevices gives the part more detail and depth. Sometimes you have to do it a couple times to get it just right. Robert

Iggy March 3, 2012 at 9:40 pm

Thanks for the tip! That is really a great way to add some depth to the models. Thanks for sharing!

allen March 3, 2012 at 7:35 pm

as you no the blue car is a henry j ,or an alstate .that car was sold thru sears or wards to old to rember

Iggy March 3, 2012 at 9:32 pm

Hey Allen,

indeed, it is a Henry J. as Dennis already commented. Thanks for the input!

Thanks for commenting!

Iggy

Chris Newton March 5, 2012 at 3:19 am

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Seb March 6, 2012 at 11:55 am

Hi Chris! Thank you for your great feedback! We are originally from argentina but live now in The Netherlands(Seb) and in Switzerland(Iggy) after living both many years in Germany. I’m glad you like our books, thanks for buying and enjoy building your models! If you have any questions you know where to find us!

Tony Murdoch March 7, 2012 at 1:00 am

Can’t seem to find an upload button. I have a few pics of rusty stuff I would like to share.
Thanks! Tony

Iggy March 15, 2012 at 5:50 am

Hey Tony,

send us an email with the pics.

Iggy

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