Model King Laguna
Posted 31 May 2012 - 05:17 PM
Looking at the tires, they aren't slicks, but have little tiny grooves in them. I was under the impression that they raced on slicks.
Are these tires period correct? Anything else to watch out for with these Model King kits?
Posted 01 June 2012 - 07:55 AM
Not worried about the chassis not matching the the car make....no real concern for that kind of accuracy, was just wondering if there were any pit falls I should watch out for in the building of the kit. I could tell from the outset that it was just a generic chassis since it comes in 2 pieces, and you have to determine the length based on what body is in the kit.
I don't know if the tires that come in the Model King kits are the same as the MPC ones....the instructions show cutting the center of the tires out (as per usual for MPC kits), but the tires that came with it aren't on any sprue and have no center to cut out (nor even a hint of one). Gotta decide if it is going to be worth going to the effort of shaving them down, or leaving as is, but they just don't look right as they are. Will have to find a bolt, nut and some washers and chuck them into a drill.
Posted 03 June 2012 - 12:02 PM
Posted 03 June 2012 - 05:02 PM
Well considering DW only drove the Gatorade Laguna in '76 and '77....slicks it is! But I will use the advise about the Monogram wheels, they do look much better.
Posted 04 June 2012 - 02:29 AM
Firewall body color? Green cage color? Aluminum?
Posted 10 June 2012 - 09:05 AM
I used later Monogram slicks and some yestedays decals to build Lenny Ponds super speedway car from the Daytona race
Posted 10 June 2012 - 02:46 PM