Neddy Posted February 12 Share Posted February 12 ...Isetta 250. (I wonder how many of you have clicked on this thread only to be disappointed? ) After the Mustang this is like going from the sublime to the ridiculous but I've always had a fondness for bubblecars having owned a Heinkel/Trojan Kabine in my teens - I wish I could find a Kabine kit but no luck so far, therefore this is as close as I can get to one. You need a sense of humour to own one but the grin factor is enormous, I had more fun driving that thing than any other car since and I've had a few firebreathers over the years. It is often said (and proven hilariously by the indescribable Jeremy Clarkson) that 3-wheelers are unstable but that doesn't apply to bubblecars, they sit so low that their CG is only a few inches (a few cm in new money) off the ground and it's almost impossible to roll one. However, back to the plot... First impressions of the kit (supplied as a pre-owned by Kingkit and well up to their excellent standards) are good, moulding quality is very good, the kit is comprehensive (an awful lot of parts to go into such a small car!), the decals are innovative (including whitewall striping for the tyres and tartan-like seat covers) and the instructions are very clear, in full colour and including a colour guide which even gives the Revell paint codes. The engine is first to be assembled (a far cry from the Ford 289 V8 mounted in the last model!) and the parts fit is excellent, much better (as you'd expect) than the AMTs I've been building of late... ...more anon.... 17 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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