Revell/Model King '53/'54 Chevy gasser
Posted 02 December 2006 - 03:52 AM
Thanks for the review.
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Posted 04 December 2006 - 08:05 AM
i recall also the spaghetti-thin exhaust pipes the old kits had; always swapped in something else, usually the duals from AMT 49 ford, altered to fit better.
is the scale accurate to where it would not be acceptable to adapt the monogram 53 belair engine/wheels? i know some older kits kind of fudge the scale (sometimes due to mold deterioration and not on purpose) and the difference between 1/24 and 1/25 not so noticeable in those cases. at any rate, i'd build mine as a low-dollar backyard drag racer, probably with the six banger in it and full "aged" interior. got some new ideas for strengthening those thin rear springs, too. one is to simulate a set of airlift springs between the axle and the frame; the other is a set of ladder bars similar to quicksilver kit. others come to mind, too many to list.
any thoughts on converting that gasser axle to poseable steering?
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I'm a bit disappointed but will still enjoy building a mild custom out of it.
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:14 AM
I have just learned of this kit and was wondering what's the story on it?
Is it a reissue of an older kit? Has anyone built this?
Also, I've been wondering what is the difference between "Model King" kits and the "regular" ones of the same model by the same brand?
Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:27 AM
Model kings versions are all ( in most cases ) some kind of re-issue / old kit. He basically buys the entire run to have the kit re-issued.
Some are just straight repops , some have model king only parts/decals included .
What this tells me is the tooling exists and the manufactures will at some point ( probably ) re-release it on there own.
Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:49 AM
Yep, same 'ol Revell '53/4 Chevy sedan which includes the "gasser" high-rise front leaf springs and straight axle, as well as a blown 409(?). Typical '60s Revell kit, which is to say, not the best, and definitely nowhere close to modern standards.
I believe this kit shares many of its parts with the '53/4 Sedan Delivery kit, and whoever did the box art for this kit cleverly disguised the six-spoke billet wheels which were tooled up in the mid '80s when the SD kit was reissued with the Brian Borden(?)-style graphics.
Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:50 AM
Model King is Dave Burkett out of New Jersey. He has private runs done, and does his own box art and decal art. He's run this kit at least 3 times now that I can think of in the last 10 years. Most of the time they're straight reissues of however the last issue from the manufacturer was, in this case this kit still has very 90's looking billet wheels.
He generally takes on kits that deserve to be reissued, but the manufacturers are somewhat hesitant about bringing back. Since he assumes all the risk of the entire production run, they'll make it without having to worry about selling it.
Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:51 AM
The kit is a reissue of the 1960's era Revell kit with Model King box and decals.
This is really a rerun of a sell out of this kit from MK a few years ago. It can be built into a decent kit but is a 50 plus year old mold. 53 or 54 and a number of other options are included.
Edited by Dave Van, 28 February 2013 - 11:55 AM.
Posted 16 March 2013 - 11:39 AM
Too bad they couldn't release the Dave Deal box art version: