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Police Car

Revell 1/25 2005 Chevy Impala Police Car Kit First Look

By Ken Kitchen

Date of Review December 2005 Manufacturer Revell
Subject 2005 Chevy Impala Police Car Scale 1/25
Kit Number 1928 Primary Media Styrene
Pros Multi piece well detailed interior Cons One piece chassis
Skill Level Beginner MSRP (USD) $15.25

First Look

Chevy Impala
Chevy Impala
Chevy Impala
Chevy Impala
Chevy Impala

The Impala was first introduced by Chevrolet in 1958 and has been one of the most popular cars made by Chevy. This latest version is no different. It’s becoming one of the most popular cars in the service use category, whether it’s as a police squad car or in the rental car fleet.

Engine: None. This is a promo styled Easy-kit.

Chassis: Molded in black. Promo style one piece chassis.

Wheels and Tires: No name tires and styled steel wheels with dog dish hub caps.

Interior: Molded in blue. The interior consists of a platform-style interior, with separate door panels, 2 piece front bucket seats, laptop computer, interior barrier, and shotgun. The rear seat and console are molded as part of the interior bucket. The dash is a well done one piece unit with a separate 2 piece steering wheel and a video camera.

Body: Molded in white. In a word “Beautiful”. No mold lines! No sink marks. Well done engraving overall. The only flaw I could spot is that the Impala emblems on the C pillar are a little shallow.

Decals: Well not really. The kit includes stickers for two different police departments.

Comments: Cleanly molded, attractively packaged with excellent photos of the model on the box top, side panel and end flaps. The instruction sheet is well laid out with each part label by name and with painting suggestions.

The Last Word: It’s and excellent kit, worth the price of admission. It’s an “Easy-kit” that most beginners will enjoy. And the Lunatic fringe is just glad to have this latest Impala available in any form.

My sincere thanks to Revell for supplying this review sample!