Revell 1:24 Players Forsythe Reynard
Revell 1:24 Players Forsythe Reynard
Revised Nov 26 2000
This is the car that was driven by Greg Moore and Patrick Carpentier in the 1998 season. Unfortunately Greg Moore perished in his last race for the Players Forsythe team during the 1999 season.
The kit is special to Canada only and is in a larger box than the other CART kits. Also included is a tube of glue and higher price tag. For those who can not get the Canadian kit there are aftermarket decals to make the Players car but I understand they do not have the decals for the driver figure.
The kit is a curbside and does not provide the proper "Players" decals. These can be replaced with aftermarket items but will not be easy since the decals included in the kit has the "Forsyth" logos in the main part of two large decals.
The kit provides a driver figure and helmet decals.
The decals look great and if they are like the last few Revell kits they should fit perfectly.
Other CART kits provide different wheels and some include rain tires. This kit does not have rain tires.
The kit provides front and rear wings for road courses and ovals.
1. The front suspension is assembled in a clam like manner like their previous F1 kits. This creates problems for filling in seam lines if assembly instructions were followed
Here is the sidepod painted
The main monocoque with the front bottom of the floor cut from the rest of the kit and glued on here and the rest of the floor pan after surgery
Here is the engine block painted semi-gloss black
Here is the finished model Side view
The only decal I had a problem with is the one for the nose cone. Using Solvaset I managed to get the decal to sit down. This decal goes through the front upper suspension members before meeting up with the sidepods.
The decal had to be cut where it met the front suspension (green arrow) and the decal cutout for the side pod is too short (yellow arrow). Not much can be done here except try and match up the colour of the decal and paint the missing portion in. Moving the decal back will screw up the alignment of everything.
Solvaset had to but used liberally to get the decals to sit down.
I put the Mercedes logo on Iyellow arrow) before the multi-coloured stripe (green arrow). Unfortunately I put it on too low and had to work it off when I noticed the error. These decals also have to sit in NACA ducts. Since the modeller gets a choice of which side the fuel filler goes on the multi-colour stripe will be long on one side of the model. I just applied the decal and waited until the decal dried before trimming the overhang with a new exacto blade.
The rear fin on the back of the body can be white or blue. To make life easier I chose the blue.
There are quite a few decals for the driver. These did take some work and setting solution to fit on the model. Most of the decals for the driver is not seen or are covered by the seat belts.
The whites portions of the decals are very opaque. If you replace the Forsythe decals with Players one then the large white areas of the model will have to be painted.
Since this was a quick out of the box build I did not paint the white portions of the front wing.
This is a nice looking car. This is a limited edition kit I believe for the Candian market only. Unfortunately after Greg Moores death some people tried to profit off of it. Revell quickly released quite a few more of these kits. This made the model available to the average builder in Canada. Those in other countries will have to get them mail order from a Canadian source.
Other kits come with rain tires and different wheels but this kit does not have these options. There were options for different wings for the ovals and road courses. I chose the road course wings.
These kits are curbside and contain no engines. There were rumours of Revell offering resin engines but as of the above date there was nothing yet.
The driver figure included is nice since it does add a scale to the model. It also covers the ugly seam line down the middle of the seat.
There are aftermarket Players decals for the car but these may get hard to find. The car never ran in the 1999 season with the Forsythe logos. IT did run in the 2000 seasons with the Forsythe logos.
Photos added Dec 27, 2010