AMT 1/24 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T
A major drawback to this kit is that it is curbside only, which means that there is no engine detail. Many people who are fans of the car and Dodge in general are huge fans of the HEMI engine. I was a little disappointed building the kit knowing I wouldn't be able to pop the hood and show off the HEMI. So, when people ask me in their Southern accent, "Hey, that thing got a HEMI?", I won't be able to show them. The only engine parts you will see are molded in the chassis. You will have to detail them yourself on the underside of the car. I made sure to hit the exhaust and bottom of the engine with a little chrome paint.
I really enjoyed build this kit. Most car modelers I know build 1/24-1/25 scale cars, but this one felt much bigger than the typical model car. Now I'm curious to see a real-life Challenger to see how big it really is. I mentioned how AMT made some shortcuts in this kit, but I think they were worth it when it comes to the finished product. The exterior parts fit great; you can see this right out of the box you can quickly mock up the kit by just plugging in a few pieces. If you like the way a completed model looks on your shelf, you will love this kit. The directions were clear and easy to read and I am really happy with the way it turned out. It is such a sharp looking car and I have a several friends who like it very much. I have intentions of building this kit for a friend, although, it may be a little while before I get to it. Thanks for reading and happy modeling.