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#101 Ron Hamilton

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 11:31 AM

Ok Model Car Garage how about some photo etch for this one? It would be really nice to see a strong after market support for this one!!!

joe.

They already make it. MCG 2109 for the 1961-62 Corvette kit. It will work for the Revell Kit.

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 03:48 PM

Revell has included uptops with some of their kits ('48 Ford, '72 Olds), so it only applies to a few of their convertible kits. But, if an uptop is a make or break deal, pass on this kit.


In a manner of speaking, you got an uptop for the Olds eventually, that didn't make it in the first issue of that kit either. I'm surprised we didn't see the '58 and/or '59 get reissued in '13. Try to find one of those '59's...if I recall neither of those kits come with any roof options either.

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 04:13 PM

I have both the 58 and 59 kits. They both have uptops one issue is a soft top and the other is a hard top I just don't remember which has what. Also most of the Revell convertables I have have uptops or hardtops.

The 64 Mustange Pace Car, 55 Chevy Pace Car, 53/54 Corvette, 57,58,59 Corvettes, 68,69 Corvettes, 427 Street Cobra, Baldwin Motion Drag Cobra all these have tops.

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 05:17 PM

In a manner of speaking, you got an uptop for the Olds eventually, that didn't make it in the first issue of that kit either.


I wasn't going to chum the waters with talk of a future modified reissue (with at least one option being a race car with a hardtop) since this kit did just hit store shelves this week, but that's never stopped us before. :D

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 05:21 PM

Try to find one of those '59's...if I recall neither of those kits come with any roof options either.



I have both the 58 and 59 kits. They both have uptops one issue is a soft top and the other is a hard top I just don't remember which has what.


Looks like the Monogram '59 included the hardtop:



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Posted 22 October 2012 - 11:46 AM

I think I'll wait for the second version that may come with an up top. You would have thought that Revell had learned their lesson with the '72 Olds,but apparently NOT. :rolleyes:I just hope they don't make us wait as long as we had to on the Olds. By the time they did come out with the up top, I had already lost interest in it and still haven't bought that kit. In this day and age,there's absolutely no excuse for producing a kit of a convertible without an up top. It's just plain stupid.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 12:30 PM

I think I'll wait for the second version that may come with an up top. You would have thought that Revell had learned their lesson with the '72 Olds,but apparently NOT. :rolleyes:I just hope they don't make us wait as long as we had to on the Olds. By the time they did come out with the up top, I had already lost interest in it and still haven't bought that kit. In this day and age,there's absolutely no excuse for producing a kit of a convertible without an up top. It's just plain stupid.


I totally agree. Leaving out a top on any convertible is flat-out wrong.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 12:39 PM

I started triming parts up and test fitting things last night, and was able to give it a good looking over. This thing is going to fall together and look right!

But the photo etch kit is already ordered!

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 07:28 PM

Why do some of us bash a kit because of what it does not have? Of all the complaints I see about not having an uptop on a convertible then why do I not see more uptops on builds? Just about all convertible models I have seen are displayed without the uptop. Also if everyone feels this way and this kit does not sell then why would Revell spend more money on a kit that did not sell?

Plus a little side note. Revell has yet to reissue both the 58 Pro Modeler Corvette or the 59 Corvette.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 06:20 AM

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 07:31 AM

Why do some of us bash a kit because of what it does not have? Of all the complaints I see about not having an uptop on a convertible then why do I not see more uptops on builds? Just about all convertible models I have seen are displayed without the uptop. Also if everyone feels this way and this kit does not sell then why would Revell spend more money on a kit that did not sell?

Plus a little side note. Revell has yet to reissue both the 58 Pro Modeler Corvette or the 59 Corvette.

For me, personally, it usually isn't an issue. But in this case the lack of an up top might be a deal breaker for me, since both of the versions I want to build of this will require the lift-off hardtop. I'm sure it's possible to find a workable top for one, and/or wait for a resin caster to fill in the blank, and if that happens I might still get a couple. But until then, I don't have much use for a kit that's not 100% complete from the box for how I need to build it.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:42 AM

since both of the versions I want to build of this will require the lift-off hardtop.


Here lies the problem, most Corvette race cars, drag, SCCA, ect, were ran with the top up, or more often a hardtop in place.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 03:24 PM

Here lies the problem, most Corvette race cars, drag, SCCA, ect, were ran with the top up, or more often a hardtop in place.

... as well as the M/SP ( Modified / Sports Production ) 'vette in the pic shared by Greg Myer ...

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 04:29 PM

Your point well taken on a building the version you would most likely built with this kit. Thanks for clearing that up.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 04:47 PM

No biggie for me w/ the hardtop, I have a few parts AMT '62s I can source one from. And I figure the 2nd issue will have them. Alas, I went to my LHS and they had only 2 left, both of which had been reserved. I should have preordered one...oh well, wait until next month when the OLDs get them...

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 05:28 PM

I'm a modeler, not a kit assembler. I'll make one from another kit work, but it would have been nice.........

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 05:31 AM

I'm a modeler, not a kit assembler. I'll make one from another kit work, but it would have been nice.........


Not everyone has another Corvette kit to rob the roof from to build this kit the way they want it. I'm surely not going to buy another kit to get the roof for this kit that should have had it in the first place and make it work. :rolleyes: As long as we keep accepting and buying kits like this,this is what we will keep getting from Revell. They should have used their tooling dollars on a roof instead of custom parts. This is 2012. The '70s and '80s are long gone. So, there's no excuse for producing a kit with no roof.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 09:19 AM

Guys - and I'm talking generally, not jabbing specifically at Craig who seems quite affable and well-reasoned for the most part - ya might wanna watch that whole modeler/assembler false dichotomy, and its consequent implication that people who rightly point out things that shouldn't be missing only do so because their building skills are limited.

First, there's a healthy number of us who criticize and then fix the problems, who've demonstrated the outright falsity of that premise time and time besides time over time again.

But second, and of perhaps more interest to those using this argument, the whole modeler/assembler canard has an inevitable smugness about it, which might appear to result from a life so bereft of meaningful accomplishment that the user is desperate to be smug about something.

Don't get me wrong, I'm sure NOTHING COULD BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH in most cases, and I honestly don't believe it applies to Mr. Irwin at all. But the fact remains that even the most vaunted modelers ain't exactly curing cancer, so it's kind of a silly thing to express smugness about - intentional or not.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 12:27 PM

I'm sorry if I offended anyone, I've seen great looking models built from only the parts in the kit. What I'm trying to say is that over the years I've built 4 doors from 2 doors, sedans from hardtops, convertables from coupes, 65's from 64's, and so on. There is no perfect kit, so I build what I want from I is kitted. Sometimes if you want something bad enough you just got to do it yourself.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 06:57 AM

Just picked up mine at my LHS, I am loving it, might be my next build!!