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#1 Erik Smith

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:31 PM

So the new Revell 1962 Corvette kit has these, what I think, cool wheels.

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However, the brake detail is very poor - there are no calipers on the discs! So after going through about ten boxes and drilling out some (and subsequently destroying), I remembered these wheels sets from Fujimi have brakes:

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I haven't seen all the sets that are in these series, but the few I have have the same "generic" Brembo disc brakes.

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And lo and behold, the brakes basically slide right onto the kit wheel stub!

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A little clean up - and it's not perfect (no caliper detail on the back of the disc) - but it is easy!!

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Edited by Erik Smith, 23 February 2013 - 12:35 PM.


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:33 AM

A good tip. Thanks.



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Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:04 AM

Those are a big improvement Erik! I really don't understand why Revell is now putting junk disc brake setups in their new kits. :rolleyes:  There's no excuse for it especially when they already have separate molds for rotors and calipers. I have a mold for a nice set of of rotors/vented calipers with details on both sides that I use to replace the Revell junk. One can only rob so many setups from other kits before it becomes a real problem.



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Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:15 AM

Pegasis makes raw, chrome, or gold rotors with calipers, for their 19 and 23 wheels....I have used these many times



#5 Duntov

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 06:40 PM

Perfect... I have some of these....great match up!!