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#61 Jairus

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 05:27 PM

1) Price- higher than most were willing to pay compared to a typical $10 kit of the day.

2) Subject- as Mark said, they're just not that popular. I think Ken touched on that fact that the 1:1 cars weren't all that popular either.

3) Availability- these were never mass-merchandised at chain stores, so that makes them less available to the general public.

I have no problem with you having a slight emotional attachement to theses kits, but if you want honest answers, you should be willing to put aside you personal feelings and listen.



1) Price? Where can you find a $10 dollar kit today? Really want to know that one..... But all are sold!

2) Subject? Fine, there not popluar. But why are they all sold?

3) Availability?..... they are ALL SOOLLLLDDDD OUUTTT! (holy cow....)

I have no problem listening if your answers were remotely relative to the subject matter. I am not talking about availability, the fact they were ever, or are now, or have ever been in YOUR personal hobby shop!
The cars are gone.
The kits are sold.
The product is in the public's hands.
Has nothing to do with Galaxie Ltd any longer or the fact that there is an orange color on the box.

The fact as I see it is that modelers today are lazy pure and simple.

Edited by Jairus, 16 April 2010 - 05:31 PM.


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Posted 16 April 2010 - 05:35 PM

Well, I'm sure they gave you a case of these kits since you worked on them so, no you never bought a turd...you're just the keeper of them.

So, if modeling is dying, why not get to work on the artwork for the funeral program? You're a natural for it. Have another drink, Jairus, and a good night.


I got two kits, one of each, not a case. And I have subsequently purchased all my own personal builds, but thanks for the compliments :lol:

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 05:39 PM

I think the reason you don't see many built is because the vast majority of ALL model kits don't get built. I have one each of the Galaxie kits and like the subject and the kit. I would love to build them but...too many kits - too little time!!! :lol:

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 05:59 PM

What other factors?
Decals?
No color call out on the directions?

I fear that Galaxie (Yes, Gary reads these posts) will see words like "Turd" and "Undesireable" and decide to NOT invest ten or twenty grand for something new, with sentiments such as those posted in this thread.
Frankly I am very disappointed.

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 06:43 PM

I was done with this until I saw this madness.


I AM DONE because of all this MADNESS!! I thought this was supposed to be a REVIEW , not an ARGUMENT on the kit!! I guess I'll either check out the kit my friend bought at our LHS or BUY ONE (Yes my LHS still has one or two on the shelves) the next time I'm there!!

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 08:19 PM

I just picked up a sedan delivery yesterday at my LHS! I've been in the place many times since 1998 & have never seen these on his shelves...I thought they must have been reissued, but no?

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 09:28 PM

I personally am looking to buy an aerosedan and an SD online this very minute...
I had always wanted one of these, but always spent the $$ on other kits...
after seeing the photos and the details, they have gone to the top of my "must buy" column...

I personally hope Gary (nice 427 Galaxie BTW..) reads this and considers doing a "more mainstream" kit...
can you imagine the sales/excitment if Gary did an accurate '70 Cuda!?!?!?

BTW #1.... will the reviewer please continue!!!!
BTW #2....look forward to the article Jairus..

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 11:33 PM

I really don't get the negativity about these kits - In my opinion, they're some of (if not the) best US Car kits on the market.
Sure, they're for the experienced builder, but they're definitely worth every last cent of the pricetag.

If they plan on expanding the tooling for these, I would certainly like to see a coupe version and possibly some extra optional speed parts for the (beautiful) stovebolt six

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 01:30 AM

I think the reason you don't see many built is because the vast majority of ALL model kits don't get built. I have one each of the Galaxie kits and like the subject and the kit. I would love to build them but...too many kits - too little time!!! :P

Bingo, bingo, bingo!!!!!!!!!! I bought this kit because I like the subject. My liking ia subject has nothing to do with when it gets built. I wouldnt have boughten a kit at 25 bucks if I had no interest in it, and I dont thing anyone else would either. My favorite car is the 59 Ford. I am just barely starting a kit I bought back in the mid 90's.

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 02:58 AM

I personaly got the kit because the box art. the box art show me something I thought would be cool to build. and that's my storey and I'm sticken to it.PAPAFO :rolleyes:

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 04:02 AM

Wow, this has got to be the longest review, with out a review I've ever seen. As for subject matter, this kills me,... modelers complain when the same subjects are made ( tri 5 Chevies, Camaros, Mustangs, etc, etc ) And then complain when someone makes something differnent like a 46-48 Chevy? As for the subject matter, I like it, a customer of our brought a 47 Delivery street rod in to our shop for a stereo. So when I saw the Galaxie kit on the shelf at my LHS I bought it back in 98. Of course I have yet to build it, along with all the others. Yes its not perfect, but what kit is? I hope to see more from Galaxie soon. Dare to be Different ! Go to a 1/1 car show and see the subject matter there, now lets see it in 1/25th !

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 04:10 AM

I fear that Galaxie (Yes, Gary reads these posts) will see words like "Turd" and "Undesireable" and decide to NOT invest ten or twenty grand for something new, with sentiments such as those posted in this thread.


Jairus, I think Gary is made of tougher stuff than that! :rolleyes: He published a model magazine for twenty years! He shook off a lot more garbage sent his way doing that than he ever would recieve manufacturing kits!

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 04:26 AM

I fear that Galaxie (Yes, Gary reads these posts) will see words like "Turd" and "Undesireable" and decide to NOT invest ten or twenty grand for something new, with sentiments such as those posted in this thread.
Frankly I am very disappointed.


I for one agree with you J. This kit is not a TURD..It is beautifully molded and boxed, The detail is second to none in this scale

Since I started this thread..I am tired of all the whiners who know so much about the kit..Looks like Billy was the only MAN here to post his build. C'mon Mark and Harry put up or shut up...lets see YOUR builds of this sweet kit...Since your talkin Turds...here is a REAL TURD...
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I wonder since we see all this knowledge given here why any kit wouldn't be perfect!!

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 05:57 AM

C'mon Mark and Harry put up or shut up...lets see YOUR builds of this sweet kit...Since your talkin Turds...here is a REAL TURD...


Obviously you haven't read my posts before you commented on them.

I never said anything about this kit being a "turd," what I said was that it could have been engineered in such a way as to accommodate the chrome trim without relying on stickers. And I also said that aside from the chrome stickers, the kit is very well done.

Next time you want to call me out on something I've said, at least know what it is that I said before you decide to pop off.

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 06:06 AM

C'mon Mark and Harry put up or shut up...lets see YOUR builds of this sweet kit...


Not from me, this car doesn't appeal to me.

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 07:41 AM

Obviously you haven't read my posts before you commented on them.

I never said anything about this kit being a "turd,"
Correct....others did



what I said was that it could have been engineered in such a way as to accommodate the chrome trim without relying on stickers. And I also said that aside from the chrome stickers, the kit is very well done.

Next time you want to call me out on something I've said, at least know what it is that I said before you decide to pop off.


Whoa......big guy.....I have followed every post here.....Seeing as you build larger kits and not this scale how can you comment on a kit that you do not own or want?.....this is one of the posts I refer to:


So flat 2-dimensional mylar stickers look realistic??? Stickers that don't even work all that well???

The chrome trim should have been on the chrome tree... no slots or recesses needed on the fenders for placement. This kit was obviously intended for adult builders... pretty sure they could handle gluing some chrome trim in place without "help." Better yet, include both styles of fender, with and without chrome trim. An extra set of fenders would not have broken the bank, seeing as how the whole kit was new from the ground up anyway. I mean, if they can do multiple grilles...

Or better yet, mold the chrome trim on the fenders and let the builder decide whether to keep it, or sand it off.

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 07:48 AM

Which Mark? Mark Taylor didn't buy the kit, doesn't want the kit, has no interest in the subject matter, & thus isn't very likely to build it obviously. You have read the comments, right? Posted Image

Yep.....that might be the rub...but he sure can opiniate on it!

There seems to be a general air runnung through this thread of "Well, if you don't like the subject matter of this kit, you obviously aren't a serious modeler & just throw kits together, don't take the time to build properly, don't appreciate good models, & that's why this hobby is dying, yadda, yadda, yadda......" Bull!!! I care not one whit for military modeling, have no interest in it, & have no models of tanks, planes or ships, no matter how nice they are, simply because the subject matter is of no interest to me. Does that mean that I'm not a "serious" modeler!?! Posted Image Posted Image

nope..Not MY comments Posted Image



BTW Mike, that 32 Ford kit you used as an example comes from a modified 30+ year old tool, from a different era for modeling & kit design, & thus isn't exactly a logical comparison to the Galaxie Chevy. Yes that ex MPC Ford can't compare to the Galaxie Chevy, buty based on it's origins, it's not really fair to expect it to.

Posted ImageNot fair possibly BUT it is a turd!!! Posted Image


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Posted 17 April 2010 - 07:50 AM

I'm going to ignore the childish "put up of shut up" playground taunts And, while Galaxie may have sold out of the kits, I tend to believe there are still quite a few of thm in kit retailers' storage facilities waiting to make their way into modelers' hands.



I just wanted a simple review as I had never seen one...I love this place!!!Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 07:50 AM

I would have loved to build this kit. It really appeals to me as I am into vintage drag cars. This car would be a very typical 50's drag car that the every day Joe would have brought to the track. Of course the style could be used in all sorts of builds. I never got my hands on one because of the price tag. Eventually I probably would have got one when the funds were available. And if I had the kit and did not build it right away it would likely be that I am the kind of guy who saves the best for last. Maybe that is some others excuse as well. The more detailed a kit the better. I get really tired of having to scratch build the sloppy details in most kits out there. Luckily Revell is improving all the time. I say hatts off to Galaxie for making a not so popular model subject weather they meant to or not. I know there is a large number of us out there that would love to see more wagons , four doors etc. The 48 Chevy could be considered somewhat ugly, and I love it. :rolleyes:

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 11:41 AM

Wow! Looks like you need to be wearing your hard hat before you enter this thread... :)

So anyway... now that all the opinions pro and con have been stated... how about a few photos of some built examples? Anyone out there (besides Billy) have one to show?