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Revell-Monogram Acura RSX Type S

August 2006
RELATED TOPICS: MONOGRAM | REVELL | TUNER
Acura RSX Type-S
Revell-Monogram No. 85-2861
Model Type: Injection-molded styrene
Molded Colors: White, clear,gray, black
Scale: 1/25
MSRP: $15.25
Pros: Best kit in the Tuner Series
Cons: Gap between windshield and body; hood-hinge problems
This kit is part of Revell-Monogram's Tuner Series lineup. The body is molded in white styrene, and has options for front and rear bumpers, side skirts, spoilers, seats, stereo equipment, wheels, and air intakes.

The 120-plus parts are crisply molded with little flash, and parts fit is good, with a few exceptions: There is a gap between the top of the windshield and the body, and the hood hinges didn't want to snap into place under the dashboard (I cut off the hood struts and simply placed the hood on the body). The hood-to-bumper fit on my sample needed work,too.

The car could sit a tad lower, but it's the best of the Tuner Series. The only stance snafu was the rear driver's-side wheel, which stuck out farther than the passenger's-side rear wheel.

I painted my model with Tamiya Olive Drab spray, because flat paint jobs have become a popular "this-car-means-business" scheme. The wheels wear flat-black paint with Stoplight Red lugnuts to simulate anodized units. The decals were easy to apply and had good opacity.

I'd recommend this kit to anyone who likes these ferocious FWD cars.

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