............Check the Red Ram Hemi from the 2002-era Ala Kart against the same engine in the original Ala Kart kit or the '29 Model A roadster and you'll see an obvious difference in size- the newer engine is a bit underscale, while the original is just a teensy bit overscale from what I've seen.....
Yes Chuck, and I'm one of the ones who drove some of the last nails in the coffin on the debate as to whether the later-release AMT Ala Kart Red Ram was correct or not, by doing the unthinkably radical thing of actually MEASURING a real one and dividing by 25, then posting the results several years ago on other forums.
I've since brought up the noticeable underscale smallblock Ford engines in the Revell Buttera T and its derivatives.
Then there's the fact that NONE of the '34 Fords on the market have the correct scale-length hoods; some are several scale inches off, and it makes a difference in the first impression of the car (to me especially I guess, as I deal with the 1:1s regularly and have a sense of what they're supposed to look like, proportion-wise). Other examples abound ad nauseam.
Minor scale discrepencies don't bother me, but when engines or hoods are SEVERAL INCHES incorrect in scale, there's really something wrong. Like I've said before, I wish I could get paid for turning out results that were so inaccurate. I'm certainly not perfect by any means, but several scale inches discrepancy? Come on.
Edited by Ace-Garageguy, 05 February 2013 - 04:15 AM.