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#261 Jim Whalen

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:04 AM

Hi,

Thanks for the reply Jameston - I'll make use of the information you've supplied!

Cheers,

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#262 Greg Myers

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:44 AM

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:30 AM

Cruz, where did you buy your kit? Gotta get me one.



#264 cruz

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:32 AM

Cruz, where did you buy your kit? Gotta get me one.

Got mine at my local Hobby Store but should have waited and saved 8 dollars if I would have purchased it from my regular guy....



#265 Scalefinishes

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:10 PM

Hi Guys,

 

Thanks for the helpful replies. 

Matt - you can't get Testors model car paints here, a shame as I like the Honduras Maroon and it would make a change of pace from all the bright red ones (I don't mind bright red - in fact I quite like it as my 1:1 hot rod is bright red!!).  I was quite optimistic when I heard that Testors paints would start to be sold over here but all that is being imported are the military colours plus some of the basics.  A plus is the metalisers are over here now and they're a nice product.

 

Marcos - ScaleFinishes can't ship paint outside of the U.S. either - I'll either have to get some chips or see if my local car paint shop can use some of the codes from the paint manufacturers, it seems getting the codes isn't too difficult.

 

Cheers,

 

Jim

Jim,

 

    You can email me about the colors you are looking for. I will be more than willing to send you the formula info I have, and you can see if a local paint shop will mix it for you.



#266 Jantrix

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 10:51 AM

I just got this kit in a raffle at a local show. I'm still kicking around ideas. Can those building this show what they have done? I'm thinking a land speed racer.



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Posted 31 July 2013 - 04:24 PM

Could someone please tell me if the Corvette valve covers in this kit are an exact copy of the ones in the 58-58 kit. if not could someone let me know the length and width of the rocker covers in the 62 kit.



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 01:46 AM

I really think the new Revell 62 Corvette is closer to 1/24 scale not 1/25. The reason I say this is I was going to do some kit bashing between the 62 Vette and the 67 2n1 Vette convertible, the 62 is huge compared to the 67. I put the 62 up next to the 1/24 65 Vette and they were closer in size. Has anyone else noticed this?

#269 jaydar

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 03:05 AM

Well if it is so is my Pro Modeler '58 Corvette because they are vitually identical!,,

#270 plowboy

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 03:19 AM

I always thought the '59 Corvette that Monogram put out several years ago looked bigger than 1/25. Or was it 1/24? I don't have the kit any longer since I traded it away. Wasn't the '62 based on the '59s tooling? Do you have an AMT or MPC first generation 'Vette to compare it to? I don't think comparing it to the '67 is a very accurate comparison.



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 03:25 AM

Every Monogram kit I have ever owned has been 1/24th. I don't thing Revell will re-tool any Monogram kits to fit their 1/25th standard.



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 03:39 AM

Every Monogram kit I have ever owned has been 1/24th. I don't thing Revell will re-tool any Monogram kits to fit their 1/25th standard.

 

The '55 Chevy convertible and '65 Impala SS are 1/25 scale. I can't recall any others though. Surely, those aren't the only Monogram 1/25 scale kits. I'll have to look through the stash.



#273 Ace-Garageguy

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 03:50 AM

Well, you could always try getting some dimensions from a real one (wheelbase, length, height, width...all available online) and measuring the model, and then actually working out the scale. Simple math, no argument.


Edited by Ace-Garageguy, 08 October 2013 - 03:51 AM.


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Posted 08 October 2013 - 04:00 AM

Just went on line to find 1:1 dimensions.

62 Corvette
Total length 177.2" width 70.4"
Wheelbase 102" length 57" front 58.8 rear

67 Corvette
Total length 175.1" width 69.6"
Wheelbase 98" length 56.8 front 57.6 rear

Other than the total length, the differences in 1/25 scale would be negligible. The 62 looks like its 6" wider than the 67.

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 06:04 AM

Just went on line to find 1:1 dimensions.

62 Corvette Wheelbase 102"

 

And what does the 1/25 scale Revell model's wheelbase measure? Should be 4.08".



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 08:07 AM

The wheelbase on my '58 is 4.125. On the '62 body, it appears to be about 4.25 to 4.375 to the center of the wheel openings.

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 01:56 PM

Every Monogram kit I have ever owned has been 1/24th. I don't thing Revell will re-tool any Monogram kits to fit their 1/25th standard.


Well that's where things get sloppy after the merger. The '58 Corvette was a Revell Pro Modeler, then the '59 was issued in a Monogram box.

The '59 Cadillac was the honest to goodness pre-merger 1/25 tool.

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 10:41 PM

The 58, 59 and 62 are based on the same tooling.



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 03:51 AM

 

The '55 Chevy convertible and '65 Impala SS are 1/25 scale. I can't recall any others though. Surely, those aren't the only Monogram 1/25 scale kits. I'll have to look through the stash.

 

 

 Two kits I have never owned!



#280 Greg Myers

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 05:12 AM

 

You're wrong, as usual. The '58 and '59 are, indeed, based on the same tooling, but the '62 is an all-new tool.

 

Prove it  :lol: