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#1 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 02:03 PM

Anyone have information or pictures of the kit yet? It's going to be a wonderful model subject, I think . . . thanks for your comments in advance.

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 02:43 PM

All I've seen are the photos from the I-Hobby show of the test shot. Based on the Revell 58 / 59 kits it should be a great kit. I was going to try and mate the old AMT 62 with an MPC 60 front to come up with something "buildable", But I'll gladly wait. Long overdue subject, but I can hear the "don't we have enough Corvettes allready" cries coming.

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 03:26 PM

That's all I've seen too. Hopefully more will come forth soon.

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 03:37 PM

I can hear the "don't we have enough Corvettes allready" cries coming.

As far as good kits of this body style, I don't think there are any!

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 03:46 PM

yep; fifties 'vettes that don't have glaring proportion problems, body/trim gaps, and mistaken trim for the year are far and few between, even WITH the seemingly endless supply of them.... i try every one that's offered, but sadly, all of them have issues....

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 04:23 PM

I'd be happy if they reissued the 58/59 tool again especially as the 59. I was up & down the rows at Motor City NNL and couldn't find one of them. But the 62 should be cool as well.

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 04:33 PM

The Revell 59 were never as plentiful as their 58's were, both are due for a reissue.

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 04:40 PM

All I've seen are the photos from the I-Hobby show of the test shot. Based on the Revell 58 / 59 kits it should be a great kit. I was going to try and mate the old AMT 62 with an MPC 60 front to come up with something "buildable", But I'll gladly wait. Long overdue subject, but I can hear the "don't we have enough Corvettes allready" cries coming.


I was about to do that very thing, 'cept I wanted to make mine a '61. I'll wait and see what the new tool looks like------if it's as nice as the '58-'59 kits (I have both), it should be a winner. B)

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 05:06 PM

Yes, I think the 61 was trimmed better, with the two toned coves and lack of rocker moldings, but the 62 did have the 327!

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 05:48 PM

In case you haven't seen it, here is the photo from Ihobby:
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Posted 27 November 2011 - 07:12 PM

It's very nice and I will mostlikly buy one. It seams that it is missing the ridge that goes down the center of the trunk. The Revell 58 and 59's are very nice. I have a few of them along with both the resin 61 and 62 transkits from Historic Racing Miniatures. They are very nice and the trunks are open just like the 58 and 59 kits.

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 07:55 PM

In case you haven't seen it, here is the photo from Ihobby:
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Doesn't the kit come with pre-painted Todd & Buzz figures also?

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 02:08 AM

Love it, right proportions or not, I think it's going to be a fun kit to build and paint.

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 03:34 AM

Glad they waited and released a full detail modern kit ala the 58-59- was afraid we would get another of their diecast based plastic kits

Would have liked to have seen an opening trunk - especially on a kit of "the last Vette with a trunk"

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 04:28 AM

The trunk actually looks easy enough to cut open.

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 04:31 AM

It's very nice and I will mostlikly buy one. It seams that it is missing the ridge that goes down the center of the trunk.


Maybe it's my sight, but it looks like it's there to me. ;) That's an important to detail to miss if isn't there-------that's what made that little "bump" in the trailing edge of the hardtop and soft top unlike the '56-'60 model years.

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 07:01 AM

It seams that it is missing the ridge that goes down the center of the trunk.


It does look like the ridge is missing. That won't be a very easy detail to add if it in fact is missing. I had the '59 Vette and like a big fool,I traded it off! :rolleyes: I'll be content with this '62 until I can score another '59 even though I actually like the '62 better. One thing I learned recently was that the '62s weren't offered in two tones. Anyone know why that was? I can kinda understand the cove not being painted a different color,but it looks like the top would have been available in a different color.

Now if we could just get Revell to backdate it's '64 Chevy pickup to a '62.

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 07:40 AM

And I also see a couple of options for suspension . . . right?

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 07:42 AM


One thing I learned recently was that the '62s weren't offered in two tones. Anyone know why that was?


GM by '62 was trying to get away from the "fifties" look of two tones, excessive chrome, and wide white walls. Actually the Big Three were all doing this, as tailfins were all but gone by '62. Chevy by '62 was probably trying to warm up the crowd of what was to come for '63-----even though the "ducktail" look was intro'd the previous model year, and the basic body shell dates back to '53.

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 07:43 AM

Looks like stock and custom by the wheel covers and 5-spokes and 2 sets of tires.