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#1 Casey

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 04:29 AM

This kit is supposed to be out this month, and I found a few good reference photos of Bob Tindale's car as it is now, so I hope they will be useful for someone. Hopefully Revell has included some better tires than the last go 'round, as the semi-hard two-piece rear slicks were, well, not so good.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 04:41 AM

i might have to finally build a purpose-built drag car.... showrod? i always thought the Crate was a beauty but never could rationalize it..... it's got so much going on in it... a buttload of chrome, eye-searing orange paint.. flip-up body...

yep. going to need one of these.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 05:17 AM

I built one of these up as a kid, one of my favorite models can't wait. Thanks for the photos Casey.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 06:38 AM

I'm glad I didn't try to build this as a kid! It's a challenging, but satisfying project for an adult modeler of moderate ability. Remarkably accurate and faithfull to its subject, with lots of opportunity to add detail.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 06:45 AM

Tried this on in my early teens, and man, it was a handful! I'll look forward to this release. I'd like ta give it a second try! :lol: ;)

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 07:08 AM

Yes. this is typical of Revell's late '60s show rod kits- many chrome plated parts, and many of them small. I tried my hand at the "Demons" series "Chopped Deuce" version in the early '80s and failed miserably. :huh:



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Posted 23 March 2012 - 07:34 AM

I was looking this yesterday on ModelExpress, and it looked like VERY interesting. Maybe I should pick one up... That's cool combination of ShowRod and DragCar, so it's interesting because of that also.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 08:06 AM

I have heard a lot about this kit over the years. but have not seen very many built. I have built the Chopped Duece when I was younger it was pretty cool. However, I was going through a Firecracker phase and nothing was sacred.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 11:21 AM

Is there a minature Guy Beaudette in the box? I'll need that.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 03:22 PM

Nice pictures of a pretty neat old car ! I always wanted this kit growing up , but never bought it because my big brother built one first . Definitely getting one this time .

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 03:28 PM

i used the body once on a club project but never have attempted building it out of the box. its on my short list.


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Posted 23 March 2012 - 03:37 PM

The body is great for making a chopped sedan street rod, but you'll have to deal with those fiddly door hinges. I used brass doll-house hinges when I made my version of Hell Rod, using this body.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 05:29 PM

Yes. this is typical of Revell's late '60s show rod kits- many chrome plated parts, and many of them small. I tried my hand at the "Demons" series "Chopped Deuce" version in the early '80s and failed miserably. :huh:

.......Ditto, Casey! I failed miserably with the Orange crate in the early '70s.

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 05:18 AM

I missed out on this kit when they last reissued it. :( That won't happen again! I may even get more than one this time around.

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 02:29 PM

I bought an original built-up example years ago, kind of marvled at all the delicate little parts (that weren't broken) and sold it online a year or two later. I've always been interested in the kit- I like the 1:1, and there are a TON of cool parts in this thing for all sorts of hot rod and racing projects.

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 02:56 PM

I just picked one up on sunday. It looks like an awsome kit. Unfortunatly it was missing the front tires, and the chrome tree was broken right through the chassis and the front half of the chassis is missing. Got it at the swap meet so i can't bring it back. Oh well time to get another 32 and figure out what type of hotrod to make out of it.

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 03:05 PM

The most recent release of the Orange Crate (the one with the resin hood from about 10 years ago) used Revell's solid one-piece M&H Racemaster slicks on the back, so I'd expect this issue will too.

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 04:04 PM

I didn't notice what type the rear tires are but they are one piece black vinyl.

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 08:48 PM

I built this resin hood version several years ago, but i replaced the resin piece with modified parts from Monograms 1/24 32 Ford roadster. I forgot to drill the two breather holes to mate with the air cleaners when the "hood" is closed, but whaddya gonna do. I am interested to see how they handle the hood in the re-issue. Hoping to get a couple more of these, one for all the great parts and one so I can build one of the earlier versions.

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 08:57 PM

The kit I got has a resin hood with the intake holes in the side.