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1/25 Mopar fan and starter wanted

18 December 2014 - 05:04 PM

I am looking to trade for a 1/25 7-blade fan, distributor and starter for a 1960's-era, 440 Mopar V-8 engine.  These parts can be fresh-from-the-tree or from a built-up if they are in reasonably good, (reuseable), condition.  I have a fairly-extensive parts box to trade from.  Thanks!

Reissued 1/25 '53 Studebaker Starliner 3N1 kit questions

20 September 2014 - 05:25 AM

Glad to see this 1/25 '53 Studebaker Starliner, "Mr. Speed" kit return with all of its original parts.  Can anyone post some pics of this reissued kit's parts trees?  Wondering if they have a lot of flash and the general condition of this reissue. 


Also wondering; does the body have cutting-guidelines inside it for removing the roof to add the kit's chopped top piece?  


I like the chopped top, but would rather build this kit as a "custom" with a much-less-severe chopped top; I'm wondering if a portion of the stock top and the chopped top piece could be combined to build a custom Stude with only a 2"-3" chop instead of the much larger chop provided in the kit.

Newly reissued Revell BRE Datsun 510 Racecar kit

06 July 2014 - 03:16 PM

I just received my newly-reissued 1/25 Revell BRE Datsun 510 racecar kit and found this kit to be pretty much as I remembered it from the original, mid-1970's issue. There is very little flash in my kit and everything looks to be molded very well. The new decal sheet also looks excellent. One area of disappointment for me though; the kit has new tires in it, and although produced with excellent tread-pattern and plain sidewalls, these new tires seem extremely small to my eye. The tires are right at 3/8" wide, making them slightly-wider than 9" in 1:1 scale; (this dimension seems about right to me). But the tire's sidewall height is right at 7/8", or slightly taller than 21" in 1:1 scale. That sidewall height dimension seems too small to me. Were the tires used on these little Datsun racecars really that small?