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In Topic: 57 Chevy side trim-how do I treat it?

Yesterday, 09:00 AM

I did one of the Revell kits last summer; on it I did the "washboard" area with the matte aluminum Bare-Metal Foil, and the rest of the trim with the regular chrome finish foil.  Painting the washboard area with aluminum silver would work too.  You're looking for something of a contrast between the anodized aluminum insert, and the polished stainless trim.

In Topic: Jaguar XJ6 V8 Swap - Worth It?

02 July 2015 - 03:06 AM

If I were going to dive into a project like this, I'd start with a solid car. 

In Topic: Petty Belvedere

01 July 2015 - 10:40 AM

The body is more accurate than the Lindberg Belvedere, but the Jo-Han chassis has stock exhaust detail molded in.  Combining the Lindberg chassis and interior with the Jo-Han body would give you the best of both kits, though the Lindberg kit has some inaccuracies ("too new" rear axle, too-wide rear inner fenders).

In Topic: Johan kits - that good or just out of production?

01 July 2015 - 08:50 AM

I've never had much trouble with "tire burn" in Jo-Han kits; certainly nothing on the level of MPC or (the worst) early Sixties Revell kits.  Revell used to bag their tires back then; trouble is, they put the taillight lenses in the bag with them!

In Topic: Johan kits - that good or just out of production?

01 July 2015 - 07:56 AM

There's also the '61 Oldsmobile F-85 wagon.  Again, not offered as a kit when new, but first available in kit form (and in styrene, not acetate) in the USA Oldies series. 


Most of Jo-Han's subject matter wasn't considered cool back in the day (Ramblers, Olds Toronados, big Chryslers) but a lot of us appreciate that stuff now!  It's highly unlikely that we'll ever see new kits of many of the things Jo-Han did as promotional models, so if you want a big mid-Sixties Chrysler or Plymouth, or a two-seater AMX, your only alternative in most cases is the Jo-Han stuff.  People are realizing that whatever is out there now is all we will ever see in the future.  I don't think any of us realized or understood just how small Jo-Han was compared to AMT, MPC, Revell, or Monogram.