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#21 Matt LeBlanc

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 02:42 AM

Nice as usual!!!!

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 04:34 AM

Nice build.

The problem with that kit as well as the Willys Pick Up and the Henry J is the frame. This is designated a gasser. NHRA rules required a stock type frame which meant rectangular frame. These all share a round tube frame which would automatically make this an altered.


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Posted 07 August 2010 - 04:16 PM

Tom, very nice buildup. Your paint work is superb. I did a review build of the last time this kit was released around 2005 for that "other" mag. and other than what you stated above the only other finicky issue with this build was getting the doors to assemble properly where they would open and close without any problems. I mean, if you want to pick apart all of the inaccurate parts included in the kit regarding it's gasser status then you can do that but otherwise it's a pretty good kit from back in the day. I look forward to purchasing another one, if for no other reason than to get a set of those great looking decals.

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 09:06 AM

Tom, what did you paint the centers of the wheels with and how?


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Hi Dave, I brushed on some Alclad dark aluminum.

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 10:53 AM

glad to see this one back....

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 03:03 PM

A really cool motor for this is the baby Hemi in the Miss Deal or the Olds in the original Beatnik Bandit.

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 01:11 PM

I'll be buying a couple for sure.

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 04:04 PM

Tom,

That's not my usual subject matter, but your build makes me want one! Thanks for sharing,

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 12:54 PM

I'm getten me one right now. B)

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 06:55 AM

More vintage box art:

 

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Original issue?:

 

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Wrench Connection:

 

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HOT ROD series reissue from '86?:

 

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2004(?) reissue?:

 

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 09:22 AM

I've got several of the '99/'00-ish issues in my stash (maroon car on the box), and this is one of my all-time favorite kits!

 

Now I wonder what kit I was thinking of...

 

Perhaps the Monogram-branded reissue?:

 

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I guess Revell-Monogram was already mixing brands back then.  :huh:



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Posted 22 March 2013 - 11:19 AM

Sorry about this, but I haven't seen one of these kits of the Austin on the shelves in I don't know how long. YEARS. Is it still available? Or is it only a Model King offering?



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Posted 23 March 2013 - 09:11 AM

Sorry about this, but I haven't seen one of these kits of the Austin on the shelves in I don't know how long. YEARS. Is it still available? Or is it only a Model King offering?

They're reasonably easy to find on the big auction site at reasonable prices



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Posted 23 March 2013 - 09:51 AM

A feature I've never seen anyone mention, is that fact that you can switch the inner door panel, and interior panels side to side, and reverse them. They have in structure detail, which is odd Revell put that, since when assembled, would be invisible. But, they also mold inner engine details too ! But anyways, the doors, can be detail painted, or opened up, with a dremel and or some cutting and filing. I think that would give it a more stripped down race look than finished button tufted interior panels. I think this might apply to a lot of the gasser cars. A few holes drilled in them too, to simulate where the window regulators were.



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 07:46 AM

Whoa!!  Dig the  sheen on the clearcoat,,,nice