Best kit to build 1964 GTO?
Posted 09 October 2011 - 04:11 PM
Which brand of kit would be best to build a 1964 GTO(stock)? Thanks!
Posted 09 October 2011 - 04:35 PM
Posted 09 October 2011 - 04:40 PM
Posted 10 October 2011 - 01:56 AM
The monogram 1/24 kit is nice - although pretty typical for the era, simplified but separate suspension,etc. It is readily available and cheap too.
Revell Monogram's kit is of the 2dr "post" sedan, where the Polar Lights version is the hardtop. As for accuracy, Monogram's kit is a bit off proportionally, and much too squarish, boxy. The Polar Lights kit, while a snapper, has a much more accurate body shape to it, and it's 1/25th scale.
Posted 10 October 2011 - 02:01 AM
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Posted 10 October 2011 - 09:25 AM
I've seen the Polar Lights kit in person, and in my opinion the only way it should have been mentioned was if the title of this thread was "Worst kit to build build a 1964 GTO"!!!
EDIT: This is one of the 2 in 1 reissues Dave mentioned, and if you'd like a pic of the box for it and what the other version looks like, let me know. I think I still have the box here somewhere.
Edited by highway, 10 October 2011 - 09:27 AM.
Posted 10 October 2011 - 02:18 PM
Posted 10 October 2011 - 02:31 PM
Here's my stillborn '64 convertible that I never finished..........the acetate windows have now warped among other things. I may take it totally apart sometime and redo it. Don't look for that anytime soon though...............
Edited by MrObsessive, 10 October 2011 - 02:31 PM.
Posted 10 October 2011 - 03:03 PM
Posted 10 October 2011 - 03:16 PM
hey i want my 64 back!
Posted 10 October 2011 - 05:35 PM
My vote goes to the Monogram kit as well. Admittedly, I haven't seen the other two kits in person, but my father and I are Pontiac and Chevy nuts and I think the R/M version looks nice and goes together ESPECIALLY NICE.
Here's a molded in red monogram that I built. (I didn't have any trouble with bleed through BTW)
(Wish it was at least wearing the GR-RRR license plate in those pics. The motor wasn't even glued in yet! LOL I'll have to take some new shots of her one day...)
Bill, that convertible is just BEAUTIFUL!!
Posted 11 October 2011 - 06:10 AM
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Posted 13 October 2011 - 07:25 PM
The only thing the Polar Lights kit is good for is the interior/seats/dash, chassis, suspension parts, maybe the wheels & tires, and exhaust... to maybe use on the AMT 64-65 kits. But the PL body and engine (worst phonco motor ever imo!) are only destioned to be ether discarded in the trash bin, or used as test parts mules for paint/primer.