Revell '50 Oldsmobile Club Coupe 2'n1
Posted 08 October 2012 - 03:56 PM
Posted 08 October 2012 - 04:41 PM
Posted 08 October 2012 - 07:51 PM
No idea, Lee. Just Google "red fishing line" and you'll have plenty of options.
It's in the party section right next to "red solo cup."
Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:09 PM
Yes I know the third air cleaner is on crooked but that's fixed now.
Edited by Borgis, 08 October 2012 - 11:10 PM.
Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:49 PM
That's one of the two beefs I have as well, especially since the box advertises tampo printed white walls. The decals can look good however, and it is easy. Brush Future on the sidewalls, apply the decals, then coat in clear flat. They look good if done coorectly. Tommy Logan, Roadhawg here on the forum, has done it with lettering, and they look nice. My other beef is the lask of underhood bracing.
Hmmm.................I picked one up today at the LHS. I'm a little concerned with the decal white walls, but other than that it looks super.
Posted 09 October 2012 - 12:17 AM
Posted 09 October 2012 - 07:03 AM
Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:11 AM
No need to buy fishing line...although no doubt that is another solution. We all have all the clear red fuel line we'd ever need right in our stashes. Just stretch some taillight sprue.
Got any ideas as to how & duplicate the old transparent red fuel line tubing from back then, & the red spark transparent red spark plug wires also? Thanks for all of the ideas I know I'll get.
Decal w/w's? Nothing to fuss about at all. No need to even get out the airbrush...just thin out some acr white and brush them out. Looks better than any of the other options anyway.
Bill, thanks for checking out the speed parts options. I didn't realize the '40 sedan had an Olds mill. Now I have to track those parts down. And you're right on the fastback insight, although no doubt we'll see several conversion projects and a resin body in no time at all. Will/way and all that.
So far, I couldn't be much more pleased with this kit. I'm making my first build a very mild custom to celebrate the quality of the kit as it comes. I'm betting my second one is a hardtop conversion.
Thank you, Revell. Kudos!
Edited by Gluhead, 09 October 2012 - 10:14 AM.
Posted 10 October 2012 - 11:06 AM
Posted 10 October 2012 - 12:09 PM
Could be. If so, if you use the whitewalls according to the directions I mentioned, you would want to do all of it after mounting the tires to the wheels, as that same flexing would probably crack the Future, decals, and clear coat.
I think the deal with the whitewalls is that there's some stretching and prodding required to get the tire over the wheel - nothing traumatic, but maybe a bit more than a tampo print would tolerate.
Posted 10 October 2012 - 12:18 PM
**edit** - Hey Harold, sorry about that - I just realized I was essentially repeating what you said...
Edited by Chuck Kourouklis, 10 October 2012 - 12:52 PM.
Posted 10 October 2012 - 12:57 PM
Posted 10 October 2012 - 08:42 PM
Just for kicks I tried out one of the w/w decals. It snugged down okay with liberal use of MicroSet, but it's a hair too large. If you plan to use them, they'll need to be carefully trimmed down slightly with a #11 and a circle template.
Posted 10 October 2012 - 11:36 PM
Posted 11 October 2012 - 01:29 PM
Posted 15 October 2012 - 12:02 PM
So far- the assembly ease of this kit is AMAZING. This thing is almost falling together! I've never built a Tamiya kit- have a couple to get to, but I can see what all the Tamiya builders rave about. This is one of the easiest-to-assemble kits I've ever built.