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#1 Drgon63

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 03:43 PM

What a piece of history.....
what a bear of a kit.....Built Box Stock
Think i did ok though....!















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Posted 22 July 2012 - 03:49 PM

Gorgeous

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 03:49 PM

You did a great job on that kit. I have been on a kick to build some of the older kits that have been released and they can be a challenge to make look good. Yours looks good, very good.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 03:50 PM

BTW, doesn't the body lift off or tilt back on this kit ?

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 03:51 PM

Great Job !

#6 Ace-Garageguy

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 03:54 PM

Very VERY nice. It is indeed one of the most challenging kits, and you've done a fine job. I recently bought 5 of these as gluebombs from one builder who just kept trying and trying and couldn't quite hit it.

#7 Drgon63

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 04:00 PM

BTW, doesn't the body lift off or tilt back on this kit ?


Yes the body can be removed or tilted up.... the pics just did not look right with it up.....not a whole bunch to see on the interior.....very bland inside....

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 04:03 PM

Well done! I could not have built that box stock for love nor money.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 04:10 PM

Knowing the difficultes of this kit, you did one HE-double hockey sticks of a great job. Simply amazing workmanship! Is this an original, or the recent release?

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 04:14 PM

That is AWESOME!!!!! I love this kit and you did it justice. It's nice to see one done right. :wub:

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 04:46 PM

Nice build of a classic

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 04:48 PM

Nice build!

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 04:58 PM

You nailed it ! You built it straight out of the box and it looks great !

#14 Drgon63

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 05:25 PM

Knowing the difficultes of this kit, you did one HE-double hockey sticks of a great job. Simply amazing workmanship! Is this an original, or the recent release?


This is the reissue......lives up to its level 3 ranking for sure...the flash on the chrome trees is rough at best... to do it 100% i would strip clean up the flash and re chrome or allclad.. but overall a very satisfying build despite its difficulties

Tom

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 10:42 PM

LOOKS GREAT!

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 01:32 AM

Fantasic build, I built one of these 10 yrs ago (resin hood) & the paint on the wheels is still tacky to touch.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 02:41 AM

Excellent build on a classic kit. nice work.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 01:11 PM

Beautiful just beautiful

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 01:18 PM

I've built this kit and wonder why all the comments about how much of a pain it is? Not just here, but in general. I don't remember any particular problems with it. It all fit together just fine. So what is the great problem everyone else seems to be having with this kit? I mean, I realize it's a small kit, there are a lot of small parts... but I didn't have any particular problems. So why the reputation as a "difficult" kit?

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 02:41 PM

I've built this kit and wonder why all the comments about how much of a pain it is? Not just here, but in general. I don't remember any particular problems with it. It all fit together just fine. So what is the great problem everyone else seems to be having with this kit? I mean, I realize it's a small kit, there are a lot of small parts... but I didn't have any particular problems. So why the reputation as a "difficult" kit?


Harry

The Orange Crate kit is overall a very rewarding kit to build but does have its share of difficulties, for the average builder or someone just starting in the hobby the problems arise mostly from the kits 1962 origins....strait from the box the kit is a challenge to get correct... here are some of the points i am referring to

-Chrome trees with excessive flash ( old tooling ) had a lot of flash if i remember correctly in the late 60s early 70s when i tried to build it as a kid
-Many parts not having positive mounting points (Frustrating)
-small parts on heavy mounting points on the trees ( very easy to damage parts even with a sprue cutter )
-heavy attachment points on visible areas of the chrome parts ( Strip, Cleanup and then re chrome or allclad would be recommended )
-Very Fragile parts (again with heavy attachment points )
-Old tooling trying to utilize as little space by molding parts to other parts such as parts using Chassis as a sprue
-Vague instruction sheet not always clear where to place part.




Overall it is a very satisfying build... I tried to build this kit as a kid and it found the wall because of some if not all of these points back then, Today however i have a lot more patience and tools available to build a replica of this very high profile, very cool and historic race/show car from the 60s... not impossible to build by no means.. but patience and perseverance to pay off...
Does it deserve the #3 skill rating....each of us build to our abilities and this kit i do believe can test some peoples abilities and frustrate others...

On a positive note ( yes not all bad...)

-The chopped 32 Tudor body is awesome
-The 417ci Oldsmobile engine with the front mounted Potvin supercharger and Hilborn Fuel injection is impressive and can be and probably will find its way into other projects
-The wheels and tire will definitely find their way onto other projects
*Just a Kool all around subject matter...*

Tom