Product Review Taken From Four Small Wheels Magazine Renault 5 Alpine Monte Carlo 1978 Accessory set available REN24448 Cup transkit REN24449 Alpine & REN24450 Alpine Turbo Like the recently released Mk2 Escort from Italeri, this basic pattern has previously appeared in Esci and Revell packaging. The kit offers excellent value with plenty of engine and chassis detail, including the correct offset torsion-bar rear end which results in slightly different wheelbase left to right. The main body is moulded in standard form, with the wheel arch extensions for the rally version supplied as additional parts. The trickiest part of the build looks to be around this area as the original arches need to be cut back to patterns included in the instructions. A three-colour paint finish is needed but this is relatively simple with the roof and lower sides to be masked, the bumpers and arch extensions as separate pieces. Two decal options are included for Ragnotti and Frequelin, who finished second and third respectively on the Monte.
Excellent value plastic kits offering a decent level of details for very little cost. Made in Italy.
Renault 5 Alpine model by Italeri
Plastic Kit: 1:24
Monte Carlo, Rally
Frequelin G, Delaval, Ragnotti J, Andrie
#12, 19, Calberson
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