Born 2 Race Subaru Impreza WRX STi

       
 
Danny Krueger's Subaru Impreza WRX STi from Born 2 Race
Born 2 Race WRX STi door stickers Born 2 Race Impreza engine Born 2 Race Subaru rear

I've built several of Revell's diecast muscle cars, but this was my first shot at one of their more recent cars. I am happy to say that the quality and options available here are pretty much on par with their classic counterparts. Nearly all of the parts fell together without trouble, and it took parts swaps and upgrades easily.

Not that I had to change much: to replicate the Born 2 Race car, I really only needed to swap the rear spoiler for an STi wing, replace the wheels, and change out the front seats. The wing is a straight parts exchange from Revell's plastic STi - much like their Charger, Revell's plastic and metal kits can swap parts (right down to similar mounting holes). The wheels were a little more difficult, but not by much. Fujimi's Enkei NT-03s looked to be the closest match to the screen-used parts. Their snouts were a little too big to fit the stock brakes, but that was fixed with a few minutes of Dremel work. Once that was fixed I was able to use the stock axles and some parts box poly caps to mount them. Finally, I replaced the front seats with a set of Tamiya racing buckets I had on hand.

Paint is Rustoleum Glossy White with Tamiya Italian Red for the stripes. The decals and license plate were made in Illustrator. Everything else - including the turned aluminum exhaust tip - is straight out of the box.

 

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