1969 Olds 442 W30
Posted 28 June 2012 - 08:36 AM
So I wound up with the Hurst exhaust (I like the Cherry Bombs). The wheels are from the Model King '71 Thunderbird and the tires are from the kit, only because I'm out of those nice AMT Eagles. This was an OK kit with a few gripes. The location of some pieces is best described as 'vague', and the shell interior falls flat on what is otherwise a relatively nice kit.
Posted 28 June 2012 - 09:48 AM
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Posted 29 June 2012 - 12:18 PM
Posted 29 June 2012 - 12:36 PM
Obviously Harold put in a lot of effort on this model. His attention to detail, the chassis detail, etc. etc. This model is not a slapped-together gluebomb, it's a very nicely done model. Jeez, even the side marker lights have been detailed. Just want to be clear about that.
So why do so many people (not just Harold, but a lot of you) sweat the details, yet you leave off the mirrors, both inside and out? To me, a model of a street car (or especially a factory-stock) that's missing all the mirrors jumps out at me immediately. I mean, leaving off the mirrors is like skipping the headlight lenses or the steering wheel.
So what's up with that?
Posted 29 June 2012 - 12:40 PM
Posted 29 June 2012 - 12:45 PM
l tend to agree, Harry. But then again, maybe we're just sweating the mirrors?
I see it done so often, I just had to ask. I mean, I really don't get it. Mirrors are such an obvious feature (more so when they're obviously missing!).. why do so many guys leave them off? It can't be laziness or lack of attention to detail, because in every other way these models are so well done.
Again, this isn't meant as a "complaint" about Harold's model.
Posted 29 June 2012 - 01:12 PM
For Harry -- They are a pain to clean around when dusting? Don't look to scale to the builder ? They fall off more than stay on ?
Posted 29 June 2012 - 02:06 PM
Posted 29 June 2012 - 02:21 PM
Nice olds Harry !!
For Harry -- They are a pain to clean around when dusting?
You can't display models out in the open... they'll get dusty in a day! Ya gotta have some sort of enclosed display.