Product Review Taken From Four Small Wheels Magazine Ford Escort RS1600 1st RAC 1973 Makinen Alternative version BEL007 1st 1972 With a year between announcement and arrival, we imagine that there are plenty of rally fans out there with very itchy modelling fingers! To simplify pattern making and allow for maximum of flexibility, the kit parts are common to both and looking at some of them there would appear to be possible further kits to come. The kit is kerbside but there is full suspension and drivetrain to get stuck into underneath before the sump-guard goes on and a choice of gravel or normal treaded tyres. Makinen favoured left hand drive and Clark right, so parts are included for both with the instructions telling you which pieces to use for the particular kit. The decals are clearly printed and include optional seat belt decals, or you can use the fabric supplied and the buckles included on the etched fret. Given how widely these cars competed, both in rallies and races, there is a huge amount of scope for modification and there are some parts to help here such as alternative grilles with round headlights for these rally cars and the square units used on the racers and later road cars.
Launched in 2011, a very good range of plastic kits and decals for the rally modeller. Made in China for Belgium.
Ford Escort RS1600 model by Belkits
Plastic Kit: 1:24
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