Monogram Classic Crusier 37 Ford Sedan
Posted 28 February 2011 - 06:16 AM
I am impressed and will get a few lore of these.
Perhaps I'm not a Model expert but I like this a lot.
Boy I can't wait to clear the bench and start on this one.
Posted 28 February 2011 - 06:30 AM
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Posted 28 February 2011 - 10:10 AM
My only gripe, and its not really a gripe but an observation, is that the roof is chopped. Its a small chop, yes, maybe 2"-3" tops, but its not stock height. So much for my aspirations to do a stock '37. That aside, its a great kit, and the newer wheels are a nice addition.
Posted 28 February 2011 - 10:13 AM
I don't remember if it's this kit or the coupe, but I seem to remember one version of this '37 having mismatched directional wheels on one side.I haven't built one in ages, but I do like this kit. About my only real gripe is that Chevy engine. Groan...
Chuck, I think it was the droptop with the trailer that has the funky wheels. As for the Chevy engine being a "gripe", yeah I know smallblock Fords are the in thing but remember, this kit is vintage 1987 and for then, the 350 in the kit was state of the art...!
Posted 28 February 2011 - 05:11 PM
Posted 01 March 2011 - 02:35 AM
(I admit to buying quite a few of these kits JUST for that MII frontend!)
You and me both!
Posted 01 March 2011 - 09:07 AM
The orange one in the old gray Monogram box art is actually the one I'm working with right now. The coupe version's TPI setup was VERY nice indeed, and the billet wheels were pretty nice, even though I'm not really a fan of billet wheels on fat fender cars.
That kit was one of the very first ones I built when I returned to modeling in the '80s. I had the version that was molded in orange. I painted the body Odds N Ends Tangerine and the fenders metallic brown ... it was pretty sharp!
I've bought at least one copy of every subsequent kit Revell has released from this tool. The latest updates to the coupe version, including a new TPI intake setup, are really sweet.
Since everyone else is airing their minor gripes with the kit, here's mine: I wish the fenders and floorboard had been molded separately. Would've made painting a lot easier.
Posted 01 March 2011 - 02:40 PM
Thanks for reviewing this kit. I always wondered what was inside and this tells me the kit is worth it....... the price point (compared too other things on the market) pretty much seals the deal. The subject is pretty interesting. I suspect I would do a very mild flat motor powered 50's hot rod with this......will be interested to see where you take yours....please keep us informed on what you do here!!!
Regards Bill (Duntov)
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Posted 09 May 2011 - 04:19 PM
That's an excellent kit. I've done a couple of them. Whatever color you choose, please make it shiny.
Posted 10 May 2011 - 10:17 AM
I have to say the kit for what it consisted of went together well. I just wish stock pieces were part of the plan .... Ed Shaver
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Posted 27 May 2012 - 04:59 PM
I am not a fan of that at all. I would prefer the front to be a little more like the rear. It would make it easier to
mount the wheels than the spindles. I got mine on there but it wasnt easy.
Posted 31 May 2012 - 01:41 PM