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Revell 1967 Dodge Charger 426 Hemi

Revell 1967 Dodge Charger 426 Hemi
1967 Dodge Charger 426 Hemi
Revell No. 4247
Model Type: Injection-molded styrene
Molded Colors: White, clear
Scale: 1/25
MSRP: $22.95
Pros: Accurate; plenty of detail; excellent fit and finish
Cons: Two-piece dashboard; rather light on “race” parts
Revell 1967 Dodge Charger 426 Hemi
We’ve all bought a kit that was, well, a challenge to build – right? Some kits turn out to be a chore to build, as opposed to fun.

Revell’s 1967 Dodge Charger may not be perfect, but this kit is definitely a pleasure to build!

Revell is marketing this kit as a “2 ’n 1” that can be built stock or in race form, but the race version only consists of a set of headers and an air cleaner; slicks and mag wheels; and drag car decals. No roll cage, suspension, or other engine parts are included.
Dodge offered four V-8s in the Charger in 1967. This kit included the big daddy: the 426 Hemi. The one-piece block and transmission are molded as left and right halves. All of the other engine parts, such as the heads, covers, intake, carbs, starter, etc., are molded individually and mount to the block. The accuracy of the engine is good, and the buildup is simple.

To make a factory-stock Hemi, the chrome plating on the valve covers will have to be removed, so they can be painted semigloss black. The chrome on the air cleaner in my kit had some fuzz under the plating, which looks ugly.
The chassis is detailed well. The front suspension is a separate four-part unit that builds up without any issues. The exhaust system is a separate unit, which makes painting a breeze. The leaf springs are molded to the rear axle, but the front and back of the pumpkin are separate pieces, as well as the rear shocks and the driveshaft.

Revell scores points with the interior, too. Every part is a separate piece that mounts to the interior bucket. Unfor-tunately, the dash is a two-piece unit; the seam runs right through the center of the top and will need filling. I love the amount of detail that went into the center console, and the detail molded in the doors and dashboard.
Revell 1967 Dodge Charger 426 Hemi
Revell did a great job capturing the look of the Barracuda-inspired fastback design of the 1967 Charger. You’ll need plenty of chrome foil to replicate all of the chrome trim on the 1:1 car. Not only was trim found around the windows and wheel wells, Dodge ran a strip all the way down both sides and covered the rocker panels in chrome too.

I painted my model silver, but if you are looking to showcase the miles of chrome work on your model, another body color is a better bet!
Back end
The wheels replicate Magnum 500s, and Revell includes redline decals for the tires to finish the factory look. Although I didn’t use any of the race graphics, I found the decals I did use to be nice and thin, yet sturdy, and they went on easily.

Installing the windows is a bit tricky. The front window opening doesn’t have any pins, locators, or lips to hold the glass while the glue dries (nor do the side vent windows).

This is probably not a good kit for a beginner, but it does make for an easy, enjoyable build for an intermediate-level modeler. Go for it!


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