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#61 gtx6970

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 02:11 AM

Friends, you have to remember, this is a test shot, how many test shots of the Hudson & Chrysler 300 C did we see before they hit the shelves, & it was a lot longer than 8 0r 9 months, this is why we shouldn't bash a kit, or the time frame until we see the finished product in our hot little hands, a lot can change before we actually see a finished product. I for one can put up with a few delays if they are going to address a few problems in the meantime.


Ditto, I prefer to not pass judgement till I see the final version in person.

But what I can see is the rear portion of the hood bulge is to tall and to squared off at the back end.

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I'll add in here,
If the hood is the only flaw in it, (and so far thats the only glaring fault I see ) I'll still be tickled pink and do the happy dance when it arrives .

If Aoshima wants to compete - take this and run with and do a 1971 Cuda or a 1971 Challenger and go head to head with it on sales potential . An accruate 1/25th scale 1971 Challenger could easily eclipse a 1970 Cuda kit

Edited by gtx6970, 10 October 2012 - 04:25 AM.


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Posted 10 October 2012 - 03:02 AM

looking forward to getting this one...

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 04:05 AM

Keep in mind that is the hood shown on the Pro Touring style version. It may represent a custom design, meant to resemble a stock hood but not quite stock...or as others said, this is the prototype tooling, not the finished product.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 04:12 AM

I truly hope that if there's any tweaking to be done (all indications point to there being very few), that Revell do so and not slack off and let things slide. I can still distinctly remember Revell's second "attempt" at this kit back in 2007, and I was very disappointed when the model went on sale as I saw the test shot at the New Jersey NNL. Nary an error was fixed, and when I pointed out the obvious errors to the rep there------------all I got was an "Oh Well."

My hats off to Revell for FINALLY getting this kit right from all appearances! :D

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 06:43 AM

I truly hope that if there's any tweaking to be done (all indications point to there being very few), that Revell do so and not slack off and let things slide. I can still distinctly remember Revell's second "attempt" at this kit back in 2007, and I was very disappointed when the model went on sale as I saw the test shot at the New Jersey NNL. Nary an error was fixed, and when I pointed out the obvious errors to the rep there------------all I got was an "Oh Well."

My hats off to Revell for FINALLY getting this kit right from all appearances! :D


That's where the fine line between critiquing a test shot and bashing a kit comes in. I mean look, the Hudson was put on a spit and roasted here, and the end result was much better for it. Saying something sucks to be ultra-uber nit-picky is one thing, but pointing out obvious flaws in something, and hopefully having the producing company fix them before the kit goes into production is a vital part of the consumer-producer interaction.

If everyone sees something wrong, but never says anything about it, then they have no right to critique the end result.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 07:18 AM

The twin scooped hood is messed up. It's not even close to a factory example on a real 'Cuda. It's too squarish at the rear(it should come to a slight peak in the middle),doesn't extend far enough towards the rear of the hood (too far ahead of the cowl vents which look a little big also) and it just drops off at the rear when it should gently slope back into the hood. Of couse, Revell could just claim that it's a "custom" hood and not meant to represent an actual factory hood.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 09:13 AM

I figure that's the case. Factory inspired aftermarket hood. Regardless not a deal breaker. I even plan to build one of these! Pro touring... with Chevy power!

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 09:20 AM

Excellent news!!! Now, if only they would release a such a nicely detailed kit of...

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 09:51 AM

I figure that's the case. Factory inspired aftermarket hood. Regardless not a deal breaker. I even plan to build one of these! Pro touring... with Chevy power!

Noooo...Chevy engine in a Mopie is soo wrooooong.. :)

For a Pro Touring build, I'm leaning towards using the 6.1 Hemi from the Magnum SRT or the Challenger SRT.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 02:09 PM

Not much to add that hasn`t already been said, except it is hard to believe we have a *completely* new tool from a subject that was already kitted twice before. Unless my eyes deceive me, even the wheels are new? Nice too see Revell put all that effort into getting it right. Can`t wait to get my hands on a few.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 03:03 PM

Great job by Revell on the body proportions, the hood looks like it can be fixed easily enough, and the resin casters are sure to offer up a corrected version. I haven't built a perfect kit yet, they all have something that needs attention, and this one looks at least on par with the imported kits.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 04:27 PM

I'm probably going to grab one of these just for the support. E-bodies aren't really my thing and Hemi-everything is a little overdone to me, but I do like what I'm seeing with this kit...

Charlie Larkin


I was thinking the same thing. Maybe I'll fill the hole in the bonnet, paint the thing sad-and-lonely-gold-metallic and install a leftover Lindberg Slant Six.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 03:44 AM

Let the bashing begin, lol. I dont think it looks that bad. The pic on here is a bit fuzzy tho. This is, however, a test shot. so alot can change.


Actually it began a few days ago when I made the same comment in the Toledo thread and nobody noticed....... ;)

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 07:08 AM

Question on the kit: I know the car body is correct for the '70 Cuda (no "shark" gills, yay!), but will it have gills included in the parts set to put them back on for a more accurate '71? I'm thinking no, since I also don't see a '71 grille in the kit either.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 08:39 AM

Revell might sell more of these if they added a small-block to the kit; it could recreate a 273, 318, 340 or 360 with a few minor visible changes (a Slant Six is available in the Lindberg Belvedere or Coronet kits). A transmission option would be nice, too. And I would imagine that it should not be too difficult to add optional rear ends to this kit, too; some might be already available in other Revell kits. But I do hope that "we" don't go beating Revell if a particular detail isn't exactly perfect yet. Granted, this kit has been long awaited and "they" have had a lot of time to research and prep, but I don't think we're gonna see perfection of any type in any kit from any manufacturer. I'll buy the kit, foibles, flaws, faults and all. Thank you, Revell (and Tim Boyd).

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 12:25 PM

The 340 6 pak is as easy as robbing an AMT Duster kit, just say'in.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 12:49 PM

If this kit sells well, it wouldn't surprise me if they don't do a AAR as a followup.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 01:01 PM

I still want to eventually see an option to convert this kit to a '71 with front grille, corrected tails, and shark gills. With optional rear louver and spoiler it would be perfect.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 01:32 PM

I imagine there will be several versions of this kit before too long.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 05:03 PM

The 340 6 pak is as easy as robbing an AMT Duster kit, just say'in.

The only problem with using the engine you've mentioned , at least right-out-of-the-box , is that a/c compressor !
The "Street Machine" version has the non-a/c pulleys and belt , but not the regular kit
(you hear this , Round2 ? Next release of this kit should include both setups ; the "standard" one with a/c , and the "custom" one with just the H2O pump / crank / alternator arrangement).

johnbuzzed is right ; let's see this kit with transmission options as well as differential options , please :) .