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#201 Greg Myers

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 11:41 AM

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#202 tim boyd

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:52 AM

I can speculate that the hardtop roof will be in a subsequent issue of this kit. I can also speculate that there might a gasser-type version, but how much it might actually be changed from the stock version tooling would be a big question in my mind. TIM

PS - no insider knowledge here, just guessing! TB

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:31 AM

I'm with you on that one!



Hear, hear!! B)

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:12 AM

It is not a styrene conversion of the diecast nor is it based on the 58-59 kits of years past. This is indeed an all-new tooling.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:43 PM

It is not a styrene conversion of the diecast nor is it based on the 58-59 kits of years past. This is indeed an all-new tooling.


Nobody has disputed that in this entire thread of 11 pages (have you read it?). What's your point?

#206 plowboy

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:48 PM

Maybe you missed this post on page three.

Based on Garry's profile shot above, this is another diecast-to-styrene kit from Revell. It's the "Route 66" Vette from a few years back.



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Posted 11 November 2012 - 03:16 PM

I am planning on using a P/E set for mine so I am not worried about eliminating those letters at all. I am working on one right now and so far I added the front bezels and painted the model also. All I need is to polish that clear.

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Great job on the paint Cruz, may I ask what color you used?

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 04:35 PM

Thanks Kevin, that is Valspar automotive paint, Chevy Rally Red.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:55 AM

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:58 AM

I think after reading all the pros and cons, the PE set is the way to go ifin you want all the flash on your build. I'm going for a shave and six tailights.Posted Image

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:17 AM

I think after reading all the pros and cons, the PE set is the way to go ifin you want all the flash on your build. I'm going for a shave and six tailights.Posted Image

It's difficult to tell from this angle , but I wonder if --given the car's country-of-residence-- those inside laights are ambre ? I know that many countries require ambre lenses or bulbs for turn signals / hazard lights .

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 09:28 AM

I can speculate that the hardtop roof will be in a subsequent issue of this kit. I can also speculate that there might a gasser-type version, but how much it might actually be changed from the stock version tooling would be a big question in my mind. TIM

PS - no insider knowledge here, just guessing! TB


An educated guess, I'd say Tim, based on the apparent presence of hardtop glass in some iterations of the preproduction samples...

Hmm. Yeah. A gasser for the next version would be very cool.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:36 AM

Would those of who will not to buy this kit because of the lack of a top in this version buy the kit if the next version includes only a hard top, and not a soft top?

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:13 PM

Would those of who will not to buy this kit because of the lack of a top in this version buy the kit if the next version includes only a hard top, and not a soft top?


Yea. Haha! I don't like buying a convertible especially, without an uptop. Kit just doesn't seem complete. I'm also waiting on Aoshima to tool up engines for the 86 before I buy them.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:29 AM

Would those of who will not to buy this kit because of the lack of a top in this version buy the kit if the next version includes only a hard top, and not a soft top?


Somone would then complain of the lack of a soft top or boot!

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:30 AM

Would those of who will not to buy this kit because of the lack of a top in this version buy the kit if the next version includes only a hard top, and not a soft top?


It wouldn't matter to me whether it's the hardtop or soft top. But,since I've saw the issues with the mold lines,my interest in this kit is waning quickly. Judging by photos of the real car, it looks like Revell got the placement of the emblems on the header panel wrong anyway. I guess they had to space the script and emblem further apart to make room for that mold line. :rolleyes: I'm not up for having to spend another $13.99 plus $5.50 shipping for a photo etch set for this kit. Even with a photo etch set, it's going to be very tough to get the Corvette script placed and spaced apart perfectly. It can be done, but it sure isn't going to be easy.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:22 AM

Somone would then complain of the lack of a soft top or boot!


A convertible boot on a Corvette? :blink:

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:59 AM

It looks like these two parts, visible in the iHobby 2011 pics, are no longer included in the kit? One appears to be an anti-sway bar and the other a round...custom air cleaner, maybe?:

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I assume the hardtop's rear and side glass piece (blue arrow) is not included, either?

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:01 AM

Hardtop glass is definitely out.

The others - hmm, interesting...

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:20 AM

are there empty spots on the tree ?