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#281 plowboy

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:27 AM

 The only thing I don't  like about this kit? That electic fan blade. Please, Revell, stop molding these to the radiator core! Make it separate or mold it to its housing. B)

 

 

Agreed. It especially doesn't make any sense when all of the past variants of the '32 had that piece molded separate. :wacko:



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Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:50 AM

 

 

Agreed. It especially doesn't make any sense when all of the past variants of the '32 had that piece molded separate. :wacko:

Yeah- those only had the brackets for the electric fan molded to the core. Still not great.... <_<



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Posted 28 January 2013 - 05:31 AM

This makes no sense. If a kit sells well, Revell doesn't really care if some people would rather have a traditional hot rod. They will make what sells. Period.

 

Read my entire post. I specified that (in my opinion) the kit will primarily sell well likely to correct parts that appeal to traditional crowd, not because of it being a TV car. I said I'm afraid that they (Revell) will think the latter and make more kits with TV cars on the box without much good parts inside. Period.



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Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:59 PM

I know very little about the 1:1 build, other than what's apparent from the pix.

 

Does anyone know how the 'chrome' side trim was made? Hammered stainless? Cast aluminum?

 

Up top's kinda ugly, but most tops with side curtains are, so that's no points against it.

I'm trying to get confirmation on that, but I'm having some trouble posting on the site (it's been a while since I've been on there). Just looking at it myself, thouhg, I'm inclined to think it might actually be painted, rather than an actual separate trim peice. There is a white pinstripe running around the outside of the silver part. I will admit, it is somewat hard to tell, as with the lighting at some angle it looks like brushed stainless or maybe aluminum, but other angles it looks like a really bright silver metallic paint. Once I can get a confirmation either way (I'll get the color code if it indeed paint), I'll pass the information along.



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Posted 30 January 2013 - 07:27 PM

Have any of you test fit the Rat Roaster firewall on any of the Revell Deuce body shells?



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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:08 AM

Have any of you test fit the Rat Roaster firewall on any of the Revell Deuce body shells?

 

Tried it on the 5-window.  Needs the side locators trimmed off, but the top locator lines it up right.  The other hoods will need some trimming to work with the firewall, as the RR hood is very thin on the back edge.  



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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:33 AM

I've begun a comparison and compatibility thread on another forum where I'm analyzing the differences between the Rat Roaster and the old Revell 1/25th roadster as well as compatibility with the other currently available kits. There are quite a few differences, some of which will require some work on the part of modelers to adapt or correct parts.

 

Here are some pictures of the firewall and fitment issues. It's as Brett eiscribes, pretty simple to correct. If you want to use the inset firewall front the other kist there's a gap you'll have to fill because the edge in the bodywork for the firewall is much slimmer on the Rat Roaster.

 

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Roadster-Bodies-Firewall-Areas-Web.jpg


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:46 AM

All very do-able.

 

 

Good stuff.

Thanks, Bernie!

 

 

 

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:16 PM

Still haven't found out anyhting on the "trim" yet. I had to reset my password on the Gearz site (been a while since I've been there), and it seems I can't post in the formum there. My posts keep getting deleted/lost/not posting. I did make a post in their Chatter section, but no response yet. I have, however, looked at pretty much all of the pics showing the sides of the car that are on the site, and the "trim" looks to actually just be a silver paint stripe along the character line, which is oulines with a white pinstripe.



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:37 AM

Still haven't found out anyhting on the "trim" yet. I had to reset my password on the Gearz site (been a while since I've been there), and it seems I can't post in the formum there. My posts keep getting deleted/lost/not posting. I did make a post in their Chatter section, but no response yet. I have, however, looked at pretty much all of the pics showing the sides of the car that are on the site, and the "trim" looks to actually just be a silver paint stripe along the character line, which is oulines with a white pinstripe.

Check out the very first post of this thread. Link to Stacey David's very own site showing you everything about his car you could possibly want to know.



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:29 AM

Still haven't found out anyhting on the "trim" yet. I had to reset my password on the Gearz site (been a while since I've been there), and it seems I can't post in the formum there. My posts keep getting deleted/lost/not posting. I did make a post in their Chatter section, but no response yet. I have, however, looked at pretty much all of the pics showing the sides of the car that are on the site, and the "trim" looks to actually just be a silver paint stripe along the character line, which is oulines with a white pinstripe.

 

Here is what I took at the 2011 IHOBBY show with the Rat Roaster on display:

 

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I still have the hi-res images on my computer.

 

HTH

 

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 09:28 AM

 

Here is what I took at the 2011 IHOBBY show with the Rat Roaster on display:

 

 

{pix omitted purposely}

 

 

I still have the hi-res images on my computer.

 

HTH

 

Gerry

 

 

So, what's the answer?  Is it real, or is it Memorex?   I mean, is it real add-on trim or is it painted-on faux trim?



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:18 AM

 

 

So, what's the answer?  Is it real, or is it Memorex?   I mean, is it real add-on trim or is it painted-on faux trim?

 

 

I recollected real, but it was a year and a quarter ago.  But the more I look at the hi-res photos, it appears to be painted.  So, My put is that it is painted.  The tell tale piece is the end of the "chrome" spear appears level with the body line.

 

Looking to see if I have any more info.


Edited by Exotics_Builder, 02 February 2013 - 11:26 AM.


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Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:03 PM

OK.  A little sniffing around and I found the Hot Rod Institute photo archive of the Rat Roaster prep and paint.  It appears they used the polished body metal, masked it, highlighted it and then clear coated.  Here's some selected photos:

 

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And here's the link:

 

http://www.hotrod.edu/siterun_data/photo_galleries/?image_category=41


Edited by Exotics_Builder, 02 February 2013 - 12:04 PM.


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Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:47 PM

Mystery solved. 

 

 

Thanks, Gerry.

 

 

Everybody paying attention?

 

 

B) 



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:39 PM

Mystery solved. 

 

 

Thanks, Gerry.

 

 

Everybody paying attention?

 

 

B) 

 

Also the reason why it looked flat on the panel from my photos and I thought it was metallic.  An interesting approach.  Plus some decent detail photos on that site for those interested.



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:58 PM

Thanks for finding that. On the site and the show, there was no mention on exactly what was done for the stripe. That does explain why it didn't really look like a separate peice, and at some angles, it wasn't as shiney. Now the real trick is going to be replicating it accurately in 1/25 scale.



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 08:40 AM

I was disappointed to learn that there would be no beam axle with the Rat Roadster. That being said, there are many beam axles in other kits that can be adapted. My favorite is the beam axle and hairpins in the AMT '41 Woodie I used on a traditional Deuce. I also adapted the quick-change with mono-leaf transverse spring from the same kit.
The kit has not yet arrived at my LHS here in Victoria BC Canada but I am looking forward to it. Every two years Victoria has one of the biggest Deuce Days anywhere with hundreds of '32's from all over North America on display around the Inner Harbor in mid July. The car modelling community has two Deuce model displays scheduled - one at an in door car show the first weekend of June and another at the host hotel for Deuce Days.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 05:48 PM

Did anyone notice the fact that this kit doesn't have a master cylinder? Or am I just not seeing it in the box or the instructions?

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:33 PM

Did anyone notice the fact that this kit doesn't have a master cylinder? Or am I just not seeing it in the box or the instructions?

 

Is it mounted under the floor, on the frame x-member?