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#61 Greg Myers

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 09:20 AM

New question: Do the older AM kits ( without the fidlley hoods) all have the PE parts ?

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 11:12 AM

I have this version:

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First issue - the one with "issues"

it has this:

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and these - sidewall detail, relatively flat tread surface, but a fairly "textured" sidewall finish:

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I paid more for this kit than the Revell - I purchased it about 2 years ago. One of the LHS in Spokane still has the AM in stock for $31 and the Revell for $19.99.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 12:05 PM

Here is a page for reference pictures that I found

http://www.racingico.../004/004-07.htm

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 05:59 PM

I though this kit was a retooled Monogram Vette like the Sunoco one from a few years ago.

Then as I crused down this topic, I relized this was a reboxed kit by a company i've never heard of before, plus didn't know about this kit and how detailed it is untill now. In my entire 7yr span of pouring glue, I've haven't seen one of the AM kits in person, EVER.

LHS has the Revell boxed issue for $22.79, but i'll wait & see if I can get the AM issue @ NNL East for less than $20 cause prolly the revell boxed ones will be floddin' the market.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 07:08 PM

No, it ain't this one : Posted Image

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 07:11 PM

Ima talking about the Sunoco racing one from 2006 (the one in blue & yellow, w/ side pipes)

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 07:18 PM

ain't no Grand Sport, the white kit does have some GS parts. Posted Image

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 07:37 PM

Ah, though it was a GS. Been so long since i've seen that one. TNX for the pics.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 07:39 PM

Wasn't that blue one orginaly made from the "Stingray" car, seen in Monogram & Revell boxes?

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 10:40 AM

I picked up mine today , I cant wait to get started!

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 11:19 AM

This kit certainly looks interesting enough .............. Ed Shaver

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:12 AM

No, it ain't this one : Posted Image


I want to get my hands on this one too.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:18 AM

In the last few months, one of the two leading model mags (sorry, don't remember which) had a tip about filling tires with silicone. Wonder if that would help "fill out" that concave tire surface?

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 10:54 AM

I'm really pleased that this kit is going over so well. It has long been one of my favourites. Just a few comments on some of the posts made in the thread.

Hoods - there were only two hood styles used on the coupes with fender flairs. The one with the louvres in the front and sides (as seen in the Revell and first AM kits) and the one with the openings only in the front (as seen in the Nassau version by AM 2-3 years ago). The AM Nassau hood is not right - Historic Racing Miniatures does make a corrected version. The hood with front and side louvers was on all three cars at Sebring, but I have seen photos of #3 (the blue Revell kit) and #4 (original white AM kit) with the side louvers taped up with tape that closely matches the body paint of each car.

The hood in the '67 coupe shown above is very similar to the Nassau hood - and is probably better done than the one originally in the AM kit intended to be the Nassau version.

The Penske Sunoco roadster (dark blue car) and Wintersteen roadster (white with blue stripe) both had hoods like the one in the Revell Penske Corvette kit. Both roadsters had L88 motors when they had those hoods.


The early cars (pre fender flairs) had 'stock' ' hoods, but with various scoops and intakes 'glassed in depending on the race. BTW - Historic Racing Miniatures has released a transkit of the early Grand Sport (pre flairs), and Vintage Racing Miniatures should have early GS decals probably in the fall sometime.

Regarding the GS kit decals - how do they look? Are they Cartograf? I do not have a kit yet and I (VRM) provided the artwork for the decals for the #3.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:09 AM

I'm not too happy with the rear tyres either,any solutions or alternatives...

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 02:08 PM

I'm not too happy with the rear tyres either,any solutions or alternatives...


The tires are kind of an odd size with an odd hole size, I can't think of any kit that would make a good tire donor. Maybe someone will find a good kit tire and resin cast it.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 01:35 AM

Everything I've read on these cars say they were painted Mecom Blue (supposedly a 1959 Cadilac color). Does anyone know of a Tamiya or Testors shade of blue that would be close. Also the instructions say the interior is a flat medium blue, any ideas on that.
I've found some photos of the original cars, but it's hard to tell as they are so old.
I ordered some of the Grand Sport decals from V-R-M, and they are excellent. The open scoop hood option is offered on Strada Sports website, and will allow the builders some more options.

Any help on the paint is greatly appreciated.

Happy Modeling, Have Fun, Vernon

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 02:28 AM

I would like to know the correct colors for these cars too.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 03:52 AM

http://www.racingico.../004/004-07.htm

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 10:02 AM

From my research, the color most often credited to #004 (box top version) is the Caddy color Pelham blue from '60 (IIRC). Though I have been told that it was a slightly modified version and it appears to have a touch more silver in it (when you look at the pictures on the restoration site). Thought that may be an effect of the lighting...

I can't help you with the current colors for our hobby. One of the hobby paint makers (not Testor or Tamiya, the mail order exact color ones) was supposed to be coming out with the correct Mecom blue some time ago but I haven't seen nor heard of it yet. I was going to purchase the color from a local auto paint supplier. I think all but the most anal amoung us would accept any suitably shaded, barely light, metalic blue.