1994 Chevrolet Impala SS – Revell

94impala1Another one of the older Revell kits that has been brought back from the early nineties with stronger plastic and the actual model on the packaging rather than a GM promo shot, and it’s clear this one’s a more advanced version of the SnapTite Impala of the ol’ days.

Though speaking of the box art, notice those American Racing rims? I was half concerned that they’d have replaced the standard Impala SS five spokes for the huge “vintage” ones, but they’re not even a part of the kit. Oh well! Anyway, carrying on!

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The old Revell feel’s all there, with good detailed parts and far more reasonable prongs to make sure stuff stays where it needs to go. It’s a bit of a shame it’s more related to its SnapTite cousin with the parts count being… minimal. The engine block’s about four pieces in total. Though at least they’re good lookin’!

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The decals and instruction sheet are from the early 90s kit and they show their age pretty badly, though all things considered the mold quality is just awesome. The interior has a good amount of detail, though the decal solvent rejecting decals for the interior actually sort of ruin it cause they’re almost LEGO basic.

One giant downside that I had with the kit was the engine sitting too high. The engine cover’s now stopping the hood from actually wanting to stay shut and that’s after I dug holes into the engine where the arms are meant to sit so it’s lower already, as well as took off the bottom prong on the cover so that sits lower too. And still it barely, barely closes.

All in all it’s a pretty simplistic little kit that brings out a rarity pretty damn well, I like it a lot! Now if only, if only we could also get a 2003 Mercury Marauder… One can only hope.

’94 Chevrolet Impala SS specifications:
Kit: #85-6399
Skill Level: 2
Parts: 66
Molded in: White
Scale: 1/25

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