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  1. Ddms's Avatar Member
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    I'm thinking about starting a Revival or Casadio kit. I don't know much about them and wonder whether building one is something I'd enjoy doing.

    I've been building mostly styrene Casadio Revival kits? kits like Fujimi Casadio Revival kits? and Tamiya Casadio Revival kits? , and some 1/43 resin Casadio Revival kits? . But I much prefer older race cars like those in the Revival line. There is also an LSR car that really rings my bell.

    I'm now finishing up an all-metal Wills Finecast BRM. It's a pretty crude affair compared to the plastic kits I've been building, and has required a lot of what I call scutwork - sanding Casadio Revival kits? , filling, priming, resanding, etc. I've added quite a few details. It's near completion, and I'm gratified by the result, even if it's not up to modern standards.

    I understand that Casadio was the original maker, and then Revival "revived" the line. Is there a difference? Are the kits reasonably accurate and well-constructed or is a lot of "adjustment" necessary? I understand they come pre-painted. I especially like painting; will these kits benefit from my skills along those lines?

    Any suggestions or advice about Revival will be much appreciated.
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    Im lucky enough to have 5 of these. 4 build and whats left of the Auto Union C. Personally I love these kits. The original Revival kits are better with cleaner detail but they also command a premium. Ill actually be selling my built cars this week.

    Ive build several Ferrari's and Alfa 8C and the Mercedes as well as the T35 Bugatti (I no longer have that one, slight shelf mishap) And the Auto Union C that in my opinion is the hardest to build, especially for the Revival line that requires you to make some of the parts.

    Anyway I think you'll love it and I hope you plan on posting the build here on SMC.
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    I'll probably buy a kit on eBay. How do you tell the originals from the later versions with softer detail? In other words, what questions would I ask?

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    Honeslty the original Casadio kits are almost impossible to find. Only one on ebay now and its built. Dont get me wrong the Revival kits are very good and Im sure you'll be very happy with one. If you do get lucky and find and original the wheels are usually a little better and the body is a better fit. Aside from that the motors are basically the same.



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    Hi guys,
    I have attached some pics of a couple of my Revival kits. I have built four from memory. These are the metal body kits which come with the body prepainted. The plastic kits arent made any more I believe. They come with quite reasonable detail but are begging for a bit of extra work. There are however compramises made in the suspension detail to allow for the weight of the kit. I like to polish the inside of the cockpit as it makes a nice counterpoint to the exterior colour. These pictures are not as sharp as I would like but I think you get the idea. Revival are the most cost effective way to get older racing car models. The wire wheels are a nicely done for a high production volume kit as well.
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    Attached Images Attached Images Casadio Revival kits?-250f-engine-bay-jpg  Casadio Revival kits?-alfa-158-jpg  Casadio Revival kits?-maserati-250f-jpg 
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    Indeed a full thumbs up for Revival / Cassaido kits. The only thing I do not like about the Bugattis is that the front axle is to wide, and the rear a bit to narrow. I have not studied a way to fix that yet.

    The bodies come pre-painted, but on the yellow Bugatti this could have been better. At least the Bugattis are fully from metal. The Alfas are metal bodies with lots of metal but also plastic details, and I also have seen full plastic Alfas.

    Your painting skills will really enhance the models, and building them is really enjoyable. Go for them!
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    I too have been contemplating starting a Cassaido Alfa P3. As someone commented they are not easy to get hold of but I managed to find one on ebay 'part built'. From the pictures posted only the engine had been started so I bought it very cheaply in the hope that the previous owner hadn't used any glue (the parts are push-fit). Fortunately that gamble paid off and it took all of five minutes to strip it down. From looking at what I have got I'd say that although the body parts are pre-painted they need stripping and starting again. The paint is very thick and obscures a lot of the detail. The pipes along the right hand side of the chassis (were they cooling or oil??) are moulded in and would look better ground down and new ones scratch built Casadio Revival kits? and there are other little detail bits that could be done to improve the model.

    I also have the Revival F2 1952 Ferrari 500 which is also pre-painted metal/plastic but has plastic wheels which frankly look terrible so if you haven't bought your kit yet I'd certainly steer clear of those versions.

    Now that the subject has come up I think you maybe have just re-ignited my interest in the P3.
    This site can be a dangerous place!

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    Hi guys,
    for any who are interested you can find the company at www.revivalinternational.com
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    It's the Maser 250f that I'm hankerin' after. Does that have wheel problems too? Any cautions specifically re the Maserati?

    Beyond the general run of 1/20 upgrades - most of which are for modern racers - are there better wheels and other upgraded detail parts available for Revival cars? Any suggestions as to sources?

    (Right now I'm working on a 1/24 Fujimi Casadio Revival kits? Porsche 356 Speedster. I'm also building one of Gio Castello's twin-cam Carrera engines [constructed mainly of PE] to be displayed alongside it. And a couple of smaller projects are standing in the queue. So the Revival project may not begin right away.)

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    Just in case I gave the wrong impression there Tom, not all the kits have plastic wheels. All of them are produced with the proper wires, including the 250f, but there was also a budget series of some of the models which differed only in that the wheels were plastic.

    Martin
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    I sell on ebay a real Casadio built model of Alfa Romeo P3 (not Revival)
    my account on ebay : tauje200

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    post expenses for US is 20 euros (expensive but realistic, Post is expensive in France)**:)'
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