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Polar Lights 2005 Ford GT

December 2005
RELATED TOPICS: SNAP | 1/25 | STYRENE | POLAR LIGHTS
2005 Ford GT
Polar Lights No. 53026
Model Type: Injection-molded
styrene snap kit
Molded Colors: Yellow, black, clear
Scale: 1/25
MSRP: $18.99
Pros: Prepainted body
Cons: Some parts need glue to hold them in place

Power. It all comes down to power. Cars, models, everything. And the 2005 Ford GT just exudes power, which translates remarkably well into 1:25 scale with Polar Lights' snap kit.

As part of Polar Lights' Great American Rides series, the kit comes with a completely finished body. This rapidly emerging feature is most appreciated by modelers like me, who have overflowing schedules. That made this kit whet my appetite even more; I could have this dream car on my desk, if not in my garage, with the little spare time I had.

The kit is billed as Skill Level 2, for ages 10 to adult, but it will be too difficult for your average 10-year-old. Glue is supposed to be optional, but I used it in several spots to hold poorly formed parts (engine hoses, for example) in place.

After you make it past the engine, the kit's larger parts snap solidly into the frame and hold tight. The GT was a fairly quick build, taking only a couple of hours from start to finished model.

Speaking of finish, the finish on the Ford GT is impeccable. I quickly dispensed with the notion of applying the supplied optional decals; the body would probably reject them, it's just so cool.

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