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Revell Brad Keselowski # 2 Ford Fusion

Sometimes controversial, but always competitive, Brad Keselowski is one of the leading stars in stock car racing. His racing achievements speak for themselves: 2010 Nationwide Champion and 2012 Sprint Cup Champion. He is one of a select few who have won races in all three of NASCAR’s major racing categories. In 2010, Brad joined the famous Team Penske racing group. At the helm is Roger Penske, whose teams have won championships in most of the major racing categories.

KIT HIGHLIGHTS
  • Detailed racing interior and metal axles.
  • Kit85-1472
  • Skill Level: 2
  • Scale: 1/24
  • Length: 8-3/16″
  • Width: 3-1/8″
  • Height: 2-3/8″
  • Parts: 35
  • MSRP: $22.95

Here’s a recently released kit from Revell USA. We announced this kit not too long ago and a sample arrived to our premises. This is the new Revell Brad Keselowski # 2 Blue Deuce Ford Fusion kit # 85-1472. It is a Snap-Tite MAX kit meaning that it is more detailed than regular Snap Tite kits hence the higher price tag. You can build this model kit straight our of the box or paint the parts as you would with a regular non-snap-tite kit.

The model comes molded in white, well, sort of. It is hard to convey this in a picture with so many display variants out there. But if your screen monitor is right on track with color reproduction, there is a slight gray tint to that white on the body shell. I do not understand why because many model kits from Revell are molded in true white. I decided not to throw stickers at it and be with it. I went ahead white a rattle can of Krylon Short Cuts Gloss White SCS-053 and brought the shell to a real white color.

The stickers are not that bad and if placed carefully, they will have no air bubbles trapped in between. I insist Revell, this kind of models should provide a version of stickers and regular water slide decals. Remember, new hobby comers will eventually have to deal with water slide decals on the rest of your model kits line. I for one will be more than happy to pay a little extra should you decide to add them.

The wheels came molded in black. I decided to match the color with Silver also from Krylon Short Cuts line. The entire kit is a breeze to build and as a Nascar fan, I definitely love the subject.

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR
Even with the slight off-white color I highly recommend this kit.
My sincere thanks to Revell USA for sending in this review sample.

George Collazo
George Collazo
George has been hosting review sites and blogging about toy collectibles, travel, digital photography and Nikon digital imaging since 1998. His first model kit build was a Testors 1/35 DODGE WC-54 in 1984.
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