Popular Culture Collectibles Reviews

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Ferrari, Cobra, Buckley, Foxbat And Heinkel

Two red hot muscle cars rated a 2 Skill Level are the 1:25 Scale Revell Ferrari California and '69 Ford Mustang Mach I Cora Jet.
The Ferrari is a two-seat convertible with chrome star shaped wheels.  This aerodynamic speed demon on four wheels is low to ground, all curved surfaces with strategically placed air vents and scoops that keep the car perfectly stable as is it practically flies along the speedway.  Check out the minimal grill, triangular shaped headlight covers and lush light brown leather interior.  To display the engine use the cutaway hood.
Motor-City Muscle describes the Mustang Mach I Cobra Jet perfectly. Painted red with black accents and featuring lots of chrome this beauty is all business with its 428 cubic-inch V-8 engine that cranks out 400 horsepower.  With rear and front stabilizing spoilers and opening front hood revealing the almost solid black engine the car also comes with custom rear signals and decals.  Zoom!
My favorite models to assemble when I was young were ships-specifically WWII  warships.  Is it any wonder that Revell's USS Buckley Destroyer escort is my favorite model in this review?  This no-nonsense ship bristles with weapons including deck guns, torpedoes and depth charges.  I love the little details like a full bridge, multiple upper decks, lifeboats, railing, twin propellers and so many other details I can't possibly list them all.  Look for decals with authentic markings, a customized display stand and full instructions on how to paint the model with its proper color scheme.
Another WWII ship of a different type is the Heinkel He 111H-22 Nazi bomber with V-1 Buzz Bomb.  Modeled by Monogram, the bomber takes the most skill to assemble.  Look for full interior and exterior details including a cockpit that opens revealing the flight crew, full landing gear, a detachable V-1 Buzz Bomb, instructions for duplicating its unique camouflage paint scheme, decals and fully adjustable wing flaps, upper gunner rotating cockpit and much more.
The Mig 25 Foxbat is a Level 2 fighter with four  mounted missiles, heavy armor, twin rear jets, oversize stabilizing fins, a cockpit that opens, adjustable landing gear and decals for customizing markings.