Since its introduction in 1964, the GT has been the peak of the performance lineup for the famous Ford Mustang line. Even after fifty years, however, the Mustang GT still delivers the performance, the style, and the bang for your buck that the American public thirsts for. 2014 marks the final model year for the 5th generation Mustang. With incredible performance and big 5.0 liter V-8 engines, the 5th gen was one mean machine but gearheads everywhere can’t wait for the next one.
Revell 85-4309 Mustang GT 1/25 In the Box
Another day, another model kit. Above you can see the pictures of the recently released 2014 Mustang GT in 1/25 scale from Revell. This one built-in around the estimated time on the box. 2 hours and 45 minutes I clocked. That will count the fact that I did spray paint some parts. As you can see on the set of pictures above, the kits doesn’t have many parts as in any other regular model kit. Don’t let this discourage you because even though details come mostly molded-on, these kits are inhering some parts from the regular kits.
I did encounter familiar parts like the engine and transmission halves with alternator, A/C belts assembly, etc just like on the Revell Mustang 302 Boss featured here. The only missing part I noticed as ‘individual part’ was the oil filter and frankly for the market this model kit is mostly intended for, it is completely understandable due to its small size. The upper firewall with brake booster is also there as with the 302 Boss. To close this paragraph, you can make this engine look as good as you would like. The parts and detail is there.
Moving to the chassis is a no brainer and the pictures speak by themselves so you can see the level of detail you’ll get on the part that we’ll see the least. The interior tub is very close (yet again to the 302 Boss.) The difference is that the emergency brake and shifter stick are molded on. Bucket and rear seats are molded in black color as well as the door panels. I have no idea why Revell chose to mold the dashboard in the same color of the chassis. It is an odd color with some glitter in it. For that one I had to go to my old flat enamel spray paint from Testors. I painted the black trim on the rear brake lights with Vallejo Color.
Out of the box you won’t get the trouble to get the real 2014 Ingot Silver Metallic color with Blue stripe. Mustang lovers correct me if I’m wrong; But I believe that Ford didn’t offer the Ingot Silver with Blue stripe on the GT version but rather Black.
I believe that perhaps want to keep these kits with little to no tiny parts as much as possible and that’s understandable. But can we please get chrome parts as mirrors to fill out those empty shells that are the rear view mirrors? 😥
Getting plenty of detail and a painted body shell can satisfy a seasoned car model builder as well as new comers in the hobby. I like the fact that Revell goes to the straight color suggestions. This also helps the beginners create little by little their supply stock. Just because you bought certain color for this kit, doesn’t mean that you won’t be using it on the next one. For the $19.99 MSRP of this model kits is quite a bargain plus you get the satisfaction of building this model kit yourself. For the more seasoned car model builder, this kit is a nice relief build or great for weekend warriors at the club meet.
As for the die-cast niche (myself included): You won’t get this level of detail for $19.99. And I don’t mean the die-cast you find at the mega pharmacies around the nation and mega stores. Yes, they are nicely painted but with a blob of chromed plastic they call an engine. Detail in the die-cast community comes at a price. Some readers might find that I’m comparing apples to oranges; Maybe, but I’m more on the what we get for our hard earned money.