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#421 Chuck Kourouklis

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:22 PM

*laughing*, yeah, 17 years baby! "Donut boxes", sheesh, ya had to remind us.  I 'member doing the fit-assessment review like it was yesterday, one of the best-building kits I'd ever experienced.

 

Fwiw, it was the three-window the guy was carping over. Guess I'll have a look tonight...



#422 Casey

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:31 PM

If someone has the '32 Speedwagon, roadster, 3W, 5W and RR kits to do a nose-to-nose-to-nose-to-nose-to-nose comparison, that would be awesome.



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Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:56 PM

Not that it matters but the model on the box doesn't have a distributor...another mess up

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 04:13 AM

It would have been cool to see the Rat Roaster kit in Tim Boyd's '32 Ford article.  I wonder if it would be possible to see a comparison like that of the '57 Chevy kits many years ago...



#425 Greg Myers

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 06:00 AM

Wasn't the Speedwagon the first kit in this wonderful series ?



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 06:05 AM

I believe the murray bodied three window was first. The speedwagon was second, the roadster was third, the sedan was fourth, the 5 window was fifth and last but not least is the rat roadster. Feel free to correct me if im wrong or i missed one.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 06:45 AM

I believe the murray bodied three window was first. The speedwagon was second

 

The 3-window and Speedwagon both appeared in the 1996 Revell catalog, and the earliest copyright date I see for the Roadster is 1997.



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 07:01 AM

I was thinking the Roadster was the first, but to confirm what Casey says- the 3-window and Speedwagon were in the 1996 catalog. No sign of the Roadster in that year's catalog.



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 07:09 AM

Yup.  Azers got the sequence exactly right.



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 07:23 AM

Weird thing is, I was certain I got the roadster as a 13th birthday present, which would have been 1995. I hate being reminded my memory isn't so good! :lol:



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 07:24 AM

Yep.  Revell strung us out on the '32 roadster kit.  That's the one I REALLY wanted!



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:12 AM

Not that it matters but the model on the box doesn't have a distributor...another mess up

The model IN the box does...   



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:12 AM

 

 

I have all of them except the Rat Roaster, so if you'll send me one, I'll get right on that comparison!   :)  

& I have the Rat Roaster too, along with a half dozen of the Speedwagaon's the first roadster is the only one I don't have multiples of, does that make me special? (other than the fact that I'm computer dumb & can't post pictures)



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:28 AM

Not that it matters but the model on the box doesn't have a distributor...another mess up

 

 

The model IN the box does...   

 

Now that this is all cleared up, perhaps you might like some help finding it, Andy?

 

Courtesy of Casey earlier in the thread:

 

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Or were you actually talking about the boxcover model? 'Cause to be fair, those are often from earlier production samples, and they have omissions all the time.


Edited by Chuck Kourouklis, 12 February 2013 - 09:43 AM.


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Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:31 PM

I was talking about the one ON the box



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:47 PM

Ah, okay then. Tooling isn't always final for those.



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:54 PM

Looks like a nice kit....I may pick one up for the custom Gibson ES 335 hollow body guitar.



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 03:14 PM

Yup.  Azers got the sequence exactly right.

To add some personal insight here...Revell sent me test shots of all three - the three window, the Speedwagon, and the Roadster Highboy, approximately August of 1996. There were no instructions for any of them. The decal sheets for the three window and Speedwagon arrived a couple of weeks later. I immediately built the Three Window and it appeared on the cover of the other model magazine we love in the December, 1996 issue (sent to subscribers around mid-October). Bill Bozgan also built a kit and his review ran as a sidebar to my article. By the time these articles appeared, the kit had just been introduced, followed by the Speedwagon a few weeks later. But the Highboy Roadster wasn't released until May, 1977.

Mind you, doing this all from memory so take it with a small grain of salt....

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:30 AM

Here are all the pics I took of the Rat Roaster's parts, as well as a few from the Revell 5-window kit for comparison. If you want to see something else up close, just ask:

 

http://s916.beta.pho...ids Rat Roaster

 

 

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 07:11 AM

Buick,

Olds,

and  Cadillac... or could that possibly be a Studebaker?

NOW we're talkin'. :D

 

That reminds me... was there ever a kit of the Little Deuce Coupe in the second pic? Because there really should have been.