MPC 1/25 Super Judge GTO Funny Car Photo Feature
By Steve Causey
|Date of Review||November 2013||Manufacturer||MPC|
|Subject||Super Judge GTO Funny Car||Scale||1/25|
|Kit Number||0784||Primary Media||Styrene|
|Pros||Re-Release of a well loved kit Tampo printed drag slicks||Cons||1960's engineering; Car body needs work to represent typical funny car body|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||$24.99|
I build models 6 or 7 days a week. And what do I do for fun? I build funny cars. The Round 2/ MPC re-release of the Arnie Beswick Super Judge was eagerly awaited in my house. Arnie was one of my heroes and the cars he drove to national fame were great looking ,very capable race cars. He won against some well financed race teams against the odds.
The kit is molded in white styrene with a choice of clear or orange tinted windows. The Body needs some work to remove door handles, badges and marker lights. The kit is a late 60's release with little or no changes to the sprues. The builder will need to pay careful attention to the assembly and to keep sure that the chassis is square with no twists.
I painted my body with Tamiya fine white primer followed with the colors coats of Tamiya TS 31 Bright Orange. You might notice the bullet fuel tank is missing, as I was clamping it together, the clamps acted like a catapult, and the tank disappeared into the maw of the carpet monster…I wired the engine with fine solder painted yellow. I used 1mm fiber optic strand for the 'chute release cable