GREAT tutorial Fletch! I can see how well you thought this out,and it worked out great! I got a coupla 40's in my stash,so I'm gonna try it on both the new Revell kit, and an old Lindburg kit too. If I can make it work on that mess, it'll work on ANY old kit! Thanks Fletch, you REALLY did us a favor here!
The thing about this process is that it will work on ANY
coupe including 33/34, 36, 37, 40, 46-48 and 49 Fords amd Mercs. It will also work on 37, 51 Chevys and the 41 Plymouth. With slight variation it will also work on any of the "Fat Fender" era sedans as well.
If you don't have access to the P/E circular blades it's not the end of the world, you'll just have to level the roof side-to-side and front-to-back.
On the '40 coupes it makes no difference the manufacture of the kit it will work. I've used the same steps on an AMT, Lindberg and Revell kits, it work equally as well on them all.
As I noted in the above post from Raul, if you're going to restore the drip rails make sure the Strip Styrene you use is fresh otherwise be prepared for your frustration level to go sky high as I will assure you it will fracture and break at every curve as soon as you apply the cement of your choice.
If you have questions about chopping a '40 or any other please ask. Knowledge of the process is just wasted trivia if not shared.
Edited by Fletch, 29 April 2009 - 05:26 AM.