Jump to content


1/25 Galaxie Ltd. '46 - '48 Chevrolet Aerosedan


  • You cannot reply to this topic
209 replies to this topic

#181 Roncla

Roncla

    MCM Avid Poster

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 418 posts
  • Location:Auckland,New Zealand
  • Full Name:Ron Clarkson

Posted 21 May 2012 - 08:24 PM

Great video Doctor. Thanks for the insight in to a kit that I must get a copy of.

#182 niteowl7710

niteowl7710

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,706 posts
  • Location:FayCoPA
  • Full Name:Doing the grunt work so the U.S. Postal Service can deliver your mail.

Posted 21 May 2012 - 10:29 PM

You may not have been able to find it in your LHS, but this kit and the others Galaxie Limited makes (sedan delivery, dragster, and trailers) have always been available directly from them via their website.

Edited by niteowl7710, 21 May 2012 - 10:30 PM.


#183 Casey

Casey

    MCM Ohana

  • Moderator
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,324 posts
  • Location:Milwaukee, WI
  • Full Name:Casey Littmann

Posted 24 May 2012 - 04:07 AM

a new version of this car will be out in the fall as a five window coupe. I got that from a very reliable source while at a Buick car show/Lionel train exhibit Sunday.


Fall of 2012? :D Regardless of when, it's good to see Galaxie Ltd. putting out something new, or at least a modified reissue...though a '41 Chevy coupe would be a nice "next" version.

http://www.modelcars...7316&hl=galaxie

[attachment=17949:48chev.jpg]

#184 Deathgoblin

Deathgoblin

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 978 posts
  • Location:Columbus, OH
  • Full Name:Brian Wilson

Posted 24 May 2012 - 04:43 AM

Here's mine. :)


fleetline front

fleetline rear

fleetline engine


#185 bbowser

bbowser

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,437 posts
  • Location:Green Mountains
  • Full Name:Bruce Bowser

Posted 24 May 2012 - 06:53 AM

It's my day off, and I just found this thread. Read all 10 pages. I had thought about this one for awhile, but now it's definitley on my 'must have' list. The fact that it has a detailed Blue Flame 6 is enough for me. And I probably won't build it for several years but I'll have it :)

#186 Deathgoblin

Deathgoblin

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 978 posts
  • Location:Columbus, OH
  • Full Name:Brian Wilson

Posted 24 May 2012 - 09:35 AM

bbowser: the six is really nice on this kit. Everything is really nice.

#187 Guest_Johnny_*

Guest_Johnny_*
  • Guests

Posted 24 May 2012 - 01:09 PM

Hmmm...got to worry about losing parts in the loo or sink, though... I've learned from experience not to open kits on the sofa or bed, because parts disappear on their own or the furkids abscond with them...


In the loo??? Did you swallow those parts???? :lol:

#188 moparfarmer

moparfarmer

    MCM Avid Poster

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 393 posts
  • Location:Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
  • Full Name:Wayne Farmer

Posted 24 May 2012 - 05:08 PM

Doc, I always wondered what was in that kit. Because of your "Unboxing" I will have to buy one of these cars and the newer one coming out. Will I ever build it? probably not due to my skills but was sure nice to see whats inside. Thanks Doc.

#189 thatz4u

thatz4u

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 900 posts
  • Location:God's waiting room, Florida
  • Full Name:Al Rich

Posted 25 May 2012 - 10:04 AM

what is the wheelbase on the sedan delivery? SAE Oct. 1999 had a great article on installing a front clip & big v-8 in the sedan kit

#190 charlie8575

charlie8575

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,645 posts
  • Location:Marlborough, Ma.
  • Full Name:Charlie

Posted 29 May 2012 - 11:16 AM

bbowser: the six is really nice on this kit. Everything is really nice.


The Stovebolt could almost be displayed as its own model. I must agree, it's a beautiful molding.

I have both bodies and I'm looking forward to the sport coupe due out later this year.

Now, if Galaxie would do a 1941 model, which I think is a really pretty car.

Charlie Larkin

#191 kevjoh

kevjoh

    MCM Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 27 posts

Posted 30 May 2012 - 08:54 PM

Bring on ther coupe version, I remeber hearing this rumour somewhere around 10 years ago. Anybody able to shed any light on weather this will actually happen.

#192 Dr. Cranky

Dr. Cranky

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 15,422 posts
  • Location:Transylvania, Florida
  • Full Name:Virgil "Doctor Cranky" Suarez

Posted 31 May 2012 - 06:09 AM

Wayne, that's the spirit behind these videos. They are just to show folks what's on the inside of the box. UNBOXING lives on, thank you.

#193 Edsel-Dan

Edsel-Dan

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,388 posts
  • Location:Pocomoke, Maryland
  • Full Name:Daniel Lee Gunter

Posted 31 May 2012 - 04:48 PM

I thought they were going to do the Coupe & Convertible bodies with 40/41 style front clips giving us
the option to combine all 4 kits to build all body styles for all years.
That was the report back when the 2 48's were first announced.

#194 cwobeaman

cwobeaman

    MCM Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 29 posts
  • Location:NYC/Long Island
  • Full Name:CWO3 Shannon Beaman USMC

Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:32 AM

The Galaxie team are producing models much like them moebius team....They are amazing and I really wish revell wound take some lessons from the two upstart companies that are proving that things can be built right.

#195 horsepower

horsepower

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 931 posts
  • Location:Redding, California

Posted 20 December 2012 - 12:27 PM

I have a half dozen or so of each one of these, & every time I pack for NNL West, I throw a couple in, but usually when I get there I think "what if these go the way of other great Chevy kits & disappear forever in some dusty storage facility" (like my garage)? & put them back in the "keep" pile, someday I will build a couple. (I can't say what my wife says about that, moderators you know)


Edited by horsepower, 20 December 2012 - 12:27 PM.


#196 Craig Irwin

Craig Irwin

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,848 posts
  • Location:Pendleton Indiana ( near Indianapolis)

Posted 20 December 2012 - 01:27 PM

I thought they were going to do the Coupe & Convertible bodies with 40/41 style front clips giving us
the option to combine all 4 kits to build all body styles for all years.
That was the report back when the 2 48's were first announced.

I imagine budget concerns didn't let him to do all of the orignaly intended new tooling.



#197 1320wayne

1320wayne

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,969 posts
  • Location:Daytona Beach, Florida
  • Full Name:Wayne Stevens, JR.

Posted 20 December 2012 - 01:28 PM

I went back and read all 10 pages of this thread and all of the intense discussions regarding the desirability of this kit and here is my take. I'm a Mopar guy at heart but to me it doesn't matter who the automaker is, when you see something that strikes interest, you go after it. I didn't realize when this kit first came out until reading this thread, simply because it wasn't something that I was looking for/waiting for when it was first released. But, sometime around mid 2002 I saw a picture of a car in an issue of Street Rodder magazine and had to run right out and pick up one of these kits as I wanted to attempt to build a replica of what I saw.

 

Here is the real car.

 

1948Chevroletvi-vi.jpg

 

With a lot of kitbashing, styrene and filler I was able to come up with this. Not a true replica but I had so much fun creating it. The point to my response here is simple. If not for this motivation to replicate this real car I would have missed out on a very nicely detailed and designed kit. So much so that I had to go out and purchase a few more. Granted, I haven't built any of them since but then again, I have over 400 models that I haven't found the time to build yet either.

 

DSC02238-vi.jpg

 

DSC02235-vi.jpg

 

DSC02236-vi.jpg



#198 High octane

High octane

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,026 posts
  • Location:Midwest
  • Full Name:Nick

Posted 20 December 2012 - 01:57 PM

The Coupe prototype  (test shot) was on display at the Milwaukee NNL this past April.



#199 38 Crush

38 Crush

    MCM Friend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 245 posts
  • Location:Central Oregon
  • Full Name:Harold

Posted 20 December 2012 - 02:20 PM

Was that Coupe proto made out of resin or from Galaxie?



#200 High octane

High octane

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,026 posts
  • Location:Midwest
  • Full Name:Nick

Posted 20 December 2012 - 04:39 PM

From Galaxie.