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#121 sjordan2

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 08:05 AM

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


Dying to see how you'll do it! What color do you have in mind?

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 11:00 AM

Anyone wanna actually review this kit and its contents in this thread please?

#123 jaydar

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:23 AM

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

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Thanks and i really hope it fits. i just ordered it from MCG along with the set for the '68 - '72 Corvette and some seat belt material.
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:54 AM

Nevermind lol. It sucks. No uptops at all and no brake calipers for the rotors...good job.....pass.

#125 Erik Smith

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 04:34 PM

I purchased this kit today. Overall it is nice. It seems to be not as crisp as other new releases - could just be my attitude right now too. Anyhow:

Mild line dissecting fuel door - a little askew

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The mold line up front - good luck

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Bits of flash and a couple not-so-well planned small parts - side mirror and door handle (sprue attaches on door handle button)

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Actually looks a little worse in person

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I am not sure I like this wheel mounting method

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The "brakes"

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Lots of ejector pin marks on interior - may be a no factor depending on seats, etc

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The decal sheet is nice - lots of small details AND a replacement for the script you will sand off the front

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It's a nice kit. I am just being Debbie Downer and pointing out some things that are not like 90 percent of the rest of the kit. I will more than likely get another and wait patiently for that resin hardtop....




#126 TooOld

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 04:40 PM

The flash and attachment of parts on the chrome tree doesn't look good . I thought this was an all new tooling ?

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 05:04 PM

I think the sprue attachment points for the door handles is the best possible location-- at the lowest visible point when mounted on the car.

I am not a fan of the "flanged" wheels in recent Revell kits, either, but it does make the sprue attachment points a non-issue. Heck, you can even twist them free and nobody will ever be able to tell.

One out of nine well placed ejector pin marks in the interior floor is not a good ratio. Using flocking/embossing powder gonna is pretty much be mandatory when building this one. And why the laser date on the floor, too? That seems very odd, even though it will get painted over.

Those brakes are extremely basic, but I assume they are only to be used with the custom wheels? Speaking of which, could we get a pic of those, pretty please?

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 05:37 PM

Is this kit really a new tooling or a die cast repop? I've been looking forward to it coming out, but now I'm having second thoughts about buying one. I'm a collector of Corvette kits, but for $26 I don't know. Maybe I'll wait for Hobby Lobby to carry them then I can use a 40% off coupon, that way I won't feel bad if the model isn't up to past Revell kits.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 05:55 PM

Is this kit really a new tooling or a die cast repop?


Yes, it is all-new.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 05:59 PM

Yes, it is all-new.


I thought it was a kit of the previous diecast Rout 66 car? Either way, this is unacceptable. Junk.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 07:53 PM

One out of nine well placed ejector pin marks in the interior floor is not a good ratio. Using flocking/embossing powder gonna is pretty much be mandatory when building this one. And why the laser date on the floor, too? That seems very odd, even though it will get painted over.


Guess this is as good a time as any to learn how to do flocking...

And what's the deal with those codes stamped, or as Casey suggests, laser-etched into the parts lately? I'm finding they're actually affecting the primer- right over them I'm getting a different color. Why did they start doing them, and why do they always put them where I can see paint? (Same thing with all the copyright notices....major peeve.)

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 04:32 AM

So much for constant improvement!!!!
It is certainly no '67 GTO, '72 Hurst/Olds, '69 Charger to name a few of their best.
I checked the chrome sprue on my '58 Pro Modeler Corvette and the '62 appears to be a bit better in terms of attacment points. I think overall the ejector pin marks are worse.
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 04:45 AM

I purchased this kit today. Overall it is nice. It seems to be not as crisp as other new releases - could just be my attitude right now too.

It's a nice kit. I am just being Debbie Downer and pointing out some things that are not like 90 percent of the rest of the kit. I will more than likely get another and wait patiently for that resin hardtop....


Erik posted what he feels are the kit's worst points, so maybe that's enough to drive people away, but I would be interested in seeing some pics of the rest of the kit, too, so I can judge it as a whole.

Thanks for posting the pics, Erik.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 05:40 AM

Okay, so here is the rest of the story...

Body - very nicely done, really smooth plastic (good or bad?),
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The custom wheels - I don't know if we've seen these before?

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The rest of that sprue - nicely done valve covers
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More chrome
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More chrome - nice spinners, separate mirrors and door handles, steering wheel is nice and thin - looks in scale, fragile, though.
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Front ends and rear - custom front end is lowered, not by much - looks about 1.5" scale inches?...
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 05:47 AM

Oh, that's a poor picture. Exhaust, hood, etc...
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Here is the 327 - very nicely engraved - I didn't do a parts count, but it will be a stellar looking engine when done - and yes, there is a bracket to hold the generator...
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Frame - again, quite nice and appears there won't be much clean up...I love the look of built chassis and this one will be cool without the body in place...
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Interior - nice, nice
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More engine parts - see the generator bracket?
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Custom tires - can't tell so much in the photo, but they are two different sizes for front and rear...
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Stock rubber - sidewall detail is just the line...but they look decent
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...and the whole decal sheet. Two sets of gauge faces, underhood details, seat belts (I have never tried decal seat belts), etc. Great decal sheet.
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 06:45 AM

Thanks for posting all the photos Erik I think I will have to run up to big 4 and get one. I wish it had a hard top for a Big John gasser!

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 06:56 AM

Is this kit really a new tooling or a die cast repop?


Yes, it is all-new.


Not having either the past '58 or '59, I just have to wonder if this 'all-new' tooling is actually modified tooling from these previous kits?

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 07:19 AM

Gonna have to get this one. Thanks for the pics! :)

#139 Erik Smith

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 07:24 AM

Thanks for posting all the photos Erik I think I will have to run up to big 4 and get one. I wish it had a hard top for a Big John gasser!


I would almost guarantee we will see a resin top coming out shortly. Too much interest to miss that opportunity.

#140 Erik Smith

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 07:30 AM

Not having either the past '58 or '59, I just have to wonder if this 'all-new' tooling is actually modified tooling from these previous kits?


I am not an expert, but comparing both kits, I would say this is definitely not modified from the 58/9 kits. Too many slight differences - mold lines, ejector pins, etc., in different places.