REVELL AG 1:24 JORDAN 197
New Pictures Jan 24 1999
This model is of the 1997 Jordan F1 team driven by Gincarlo Fischecella and
Built straight from the box with one item changed.
Kit includes engine and I guess you can call it that. Unless you want to do some major detailing I suggest you make the model a curbside. Body is a one piece item so if you want to show the engine you will have to do some cutting.
Instead of assembling the front suspension as per the instructions, I built up some small structure inside the front of the car. This would allow me to cut the suspension parts so that I could install them after the body had been assembled. Without the suspension in the way I can putty and sand the body until the seam line wasn't there. This took quite a bit of time to get a nice finish.
Tires and wheels do not fit properly.
Front suspension is assembled in a clam type assembly. This leaves a very nasty seam line down the sides of the car.
One of the best decal sheets I have seen. Used a little Micro Sol to get it to go around curves. Carbon fiber decals for wings given.
Seatbelts are molded into seat.
No tobacco decals included.
The turning vanes and supports are a bit thick. They aren't too bad in the kit but they can be replaced. These are relatively simple so I replaced the ones in my kit with sheet brass and brass rod.
Some of the decals are slightly larger then they should be. Careful placement will make this almost unnoticeable. Decals include the ones that go on the rear of the body and the ones that go on just below the side pod intakes.
Photos added Dec 27, 2010