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#1 58 Impala

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 10:31 AM

Just saw this model on the shelf at my LHS, is this a reissue? Has anyone out there built one, is it any good? Kind of a steep price for the kit, was wondering if it is worth buying.

#2 Harry P.

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 10:40 AM

Are you sure it's not a '52 Beetle?

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 11:13 AM

I'm with Harry, if thats the kit its nice.

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 01:21 PM

If it's the kit I think he means, then yes, it's a reissue, and it's very nice. Fully detailed engine, opening hood, trunk and doors, front seatbacks tilt forward, IIRC, separate chrome trim spears, etc. I think there's also an open/closed sunroof option.

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 01:35 PM

You're right Harry it was a typo., I meant 52. I think the kit box said it had the 1200cc engine. It looked like a neat kit,I think I may go ahead and buy it.

Edited by 58 Impala, 12 November 2011 - 01:38 PM.


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Posted 12 November 2011 - 02:23 PM

I remember it being about $50 ten or more years ago. (and worth it)

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 03:17 PM

I haven't seen one around.

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 03:26 PM

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 05:00 PM

Yes, it's a re-issue, and as mentioned, very nice. Lots of detail throughout, but it builds a 100% stock split window Beetle.

I bought one in the '90s to use for a Durachrome Bug F/C project, so I have very few parts left on hand, but the beltline chrome trim is indeed separate, as are the door handles, center hood trim piece, and I recall semaphore turn signals in the B-pillars. I think I paid $60 for it over a decade ago, so prices really haven't gone up that much on these kits.

Buy it. You won't regret it.



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Posted 12 November 2011 - 05:22 PM

Just what I need.... ANOTHER 1:16 kit to buy! :lol:

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 05:32 PM

I think the kit box said it had the 1200cc engine.

Not if it's a '52. 1200 was a later engine.

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 05:54 PM

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 01:29 AM

It is a reissue and it is worth every penny.
Yes, it would have a 1131cc engine, which is fiscally a 1200 in Germany. Even a 1101cc would be.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 10:43 AM

in that scale there's no reason for not installing working lights. it BEGS for details and deserves them.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 11:20 AM

Moving trafficators would be nice with the working lights.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 12:43 PM

don't see why not.... carve them out of clear styrene; paint the surface and put a light fiber into the end... Q.E.D......

was this the same basic kit that Revell used for the "Elegant Beetle" custom Rolls nose version?

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 01:40 PM


was this the same basic kit that Revell used for the "Elegant Beetle" custom Rolls nose version?


No, the two kits are not related. The Elegant Beetle was a Monogram kit, and the VW Kafer was a Revell AG tool. The VW Kafer is related to the 1/16 Karmann Ghia, though.

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 04:05 AM

Love it! That would make a great model!

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 05:51 PM

So it's not a 3n1? Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 02:16 AM

What we REALLY need is a 1/24-25 split window! :)