AMT 1/25 1925 Ford 'Tall T' Kit First Look
By Ken Kitchen, Front Range Auto Modelers (FRAM)
|Date of Review||November 2011||Manufacturer||AMT/Round 2|
|Subject||1925 Ford 'Tall T'||Scale||1/25|
|Kit Number||670||Primary Media||Styrene|
|Pros||Two complete cars, lots of options||Cons||See text|
|Skill Level||Experienced||MSRP (USD)||$29.95|
The classic 1925 Ford “Tall T” is being reissued in its original Trophy Series format. The stock “Tall” coupe body has been retooled for this issue. The kit contains enough parts to build 2 complete cars.
Here are the basic stats from the Round 2 Models website:
- Scale: 1/25
- Skill Level: 2 (ages 10 and up)
- Glue assembly, paint required
- Molded in white, plus clear, clear purple and chrome parts
- Includes stock height “Tall T” hardtop body
- Build two complete cars
- Stock black vinyl tires
- Pad printed "narrow-whitewall" tires
- Pad printed whitewall no name drag slicks
- Stock, street or strip building options
- Original 1960's decal reproduction
- Mini display box included
- Original 60s packaging
The kit is molded in white styrene. There are six parts trees molded in white, plus one chrome tree as well as “glass” in both clear and purple. There are two bodies a coupe and a roadster. The roadster body may be mated with a turtle deck, stock pickup bed, or a shortened pickup bed. There is a wooden keg-style tank that may be used instead of the bed. The keg comes with gas cap and keg handle. There is a problem with the roadster body in my kit as there is a thickening inside the left-side cowl. The custom interior will not fit with this lump there and the modeler will need to grind it out. I’m not sure if the tool was set up improperly or has been damaged as the roadster body in my chopped coupe kit does not show the same damage.
The roadster body may be built with a stock-style down-top, or an up-top. Stock and custom firewalls are provided, as well as two different windshield frames for the roadster, one stock and one for the rod. There are two radiator shells, one of which is a chromed, chopped down unit; each has a separate radiator. Headlamps feature clear lenses. All of the kit's windows are offered in either standard clear or optional clear purple plastic. There is also a set of four cycle fenders, as well as a chromed Moon tank with its own big knockoff fuel filler cap, chromed round taillights, an aerial, and some nerf bars, old-fashioned cowl lamps, and other accessories.
With a dozen or more possible building variations this reissue is as exciting today as when I first built it in the late 60’s. However I would not recommend this kit for junior modelers as there are so many building choices and some of the parts can be quite fiddly to work with. Whereas any experienced modeler should easily be able to build multiple variations.
This kit is highly recommended!
My sincere thanks to Round2 Models for this review sample!