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#181 martinfan5

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 03:13 PM

Is it just me or is this kit shapping up to be another fail?,  more so with the little things, like no clear lense's for the taillights and what ever other issues have been pointed out thus far



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 03:28 PM

Guys are getting too picky...Without sounding too smart a** why not go out and buy a real one if its not PERFECT...Its a model car.  Things can't always be just like the

real thing. There is only one real thing, the 1:1 version.  There are little flaws in all models..



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 03:35 PM

Guys are getting too picky...Without sounding too smart a** why not go out and buy a real one if its not PERFECT...Its a model car.  Things can't always be just like the

real thing. There is only one real thing, the 1:1 version.  There are little flaws in all models..

I really dont care about the flaws, I was just asking ,   I have better things to worrie about in my life weather or not a kit is perfect



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 03:54 PM

Martinfan5  My comment wasn't direct to you personally.  I went to all who complained of little stuff...We should be lucky that they are trying to make another one better than

the last two abortions they had out.  This one looks pretty close...



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 04:01 PM

Martinfan5  My comment wasn't direct to you personally.  I went to all who complained of little stuff...We should be lucky that they are trying to make another one better than

the last two abortions they had out.  This one looks pretty close...

No worries,  I really didnt think you were,  I posted that so Brett would come and post what he did :P

 

My comment was aimed more at Revell then the builders,  they cant seem to get stuff correct , and all it does is just cause people that take this hobby way to seriously to get bent out of shape over little things,  not talking something big like wrong body proportions.



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 04:56 PM

Keep nit picking about this kit and it might not even make it to production it is just a model kit not the real car.



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 05:08 PM

Keep nit picking about this kit and it might not even make it to production it is just a model kit not the real car.

You miss the point...would you prefer new kits have Palmer level quality?  Revell needs to raise their game, take accuracy more seriously.



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 05:11 PM

If it comes out looking EXACTLY like it appears in the pictures so far, it will still sell like hotcakes on sunday

 

I'll take a case of them right NOW



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 05:30 PM

I honestly believe that all of us just want for Revell to succeed in spades with this release , hence the sincere criticism .

 

The prototype's lack of clear tail light lenses is just that : prototype . I'm just happy that Revell had at least something to share in respect to their progress .

 

Do I want for clear lenses ? Yes . Will the (potential) lack of them deter me from buying at *least* one when it's released ? No.

Now , a malproportioned body just might keep me from buying it ...



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 05:53 PM

If it comes out looking EXACTLY like it appears in the pictures so far, it will still sell like hotcakes on sunday

 

It will.



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 05:55 PM

The prototype's lack of clear tail light lenses is just that : prototype . I'm just happy that Revell had at least something to share in respect to their progress .

 

Do I want for clear lenses ? Yes . Will the (potential) lack of them deter me from buying at *least* one when it's released ? No.

Now , a malproportioned body just might keep me from buying it ...

 

It's hard to know what or if anything will be changed from what we see in these test shot built ups. They appear to be the same models shown at the Toledo NNL in October 2012, so we probably won't see anything definite until the kit arrives in November.



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 06:35 PM

Seriously, taillight lenses?  That's what we've been reduced to? 13 pages on a kit that's still months away from production and we're gonna gripe over taillight lenses?  Seriously, if they're clear folks'd be complaining about how hard it'd be to paint or foil the chrome surrounds, clear red they'd be complaining that the backup lens isn't clear.  I think doing them chrome is genius, just flow a little clear red in there and Bob's your uncle, easy taillights, the chrome bezel is defined, add a little pearl white on the backup lens I think you'll end up with a great looking taillight.  I think they found the best way to do it for this particular car.



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 06:40 PM

Seriously, taillight lenses?  That's what we've been reduced to? 13 pages on a kit that's still months away from production and we're gonna gripe over taillight lenses?  Seriously, if they're clear folks'd be complaining about how hard it'd be to paint or foil the chrome surrounds, clear red they'd be complaining that the backup lens isn't clear.  I think doing them chrome is genius, just flow a little clear red in there and Bob's your uncle, easy taillights, the chrome bezel is defined, add a little pearl white on the backup lens I think you'll end up with a great looking taillight.  I think they found the best way to do it for this particular car.

Agree 100%....Lets get real here guys...



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 07:25 PM

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 01:35 AM

Not to mention the actual chrome bezel on a 1/1 is so thin,,,, IMO,  I think it would be extremly difficult to replicate in 1/25th scale  with anything other than to chrome the entire  bezel and paint around it

 

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:25 AM

Like I said, I think a chrome part is the way to go for this car.  A little clear red and black, with a little pearl white on the backup lens.  I think it's genius to do that part in chrome...  

 

And I'm pretty sure the 70 AAR Cuda had them molded into the bumper/rear panel.  It has been a long time since I've held one in my own hands, but that's how I remember it.  So anyone that says "at least the AAR Cuda had separate lenses" I think is mistaken.  But I could be wrong, as I said it has been a long time since I saw one.  A long time and lots and lots of therapy sessions have passed since then...  But sometimes, when I close my eyes at night, I still see the streched wheelbase and over exagerated haunches.  And I hear the lamentations of the wimmin...  And all those poor, poor kittens...  My God, the kittens...     #AARCudaPTSD 



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:55 AM

Like I said, I think a chrome part is the way to go for this car.  A little clear red and black, with a little pearl white on the backup lens.  I think it's genius to do that part in chrome...  

 

And I'm pretty sure the 70 AAR Cuda had them molded into the bumper/rear panel.  It has been a long time since I've held one in my own hands, but that's how I remember it.  So anyone that says "at least the AAR Cuda had separate lenses" I think is mistaken.  But I could be wrong, as I said it has been a long time since I saw one.  A long time and lots and lots of therapy sessions have passed since then...  But sometimes, when I close my eyes at night, I still see the streched wheelbase and over exagerated haunches.  And I hear the lamentations of the wimmin...  And all those poor, poor kittens...  My God, the kittens...     #AARCudaPTSD 

My therapist contends that the Frankenstein 'Cuda had clear lenses , whereas the 1971 original had the chromed pieces .

My therapist is rarely wrong ... after all , she is my wife , too .

 

The kittens are just fine , by the way :D



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 07:40 AM

I think the original Revell AAR Cuda kit is from the early 90's.  The one based on the longer wheelbase Challenger chassis, photo of a real car on the box.  I never bought the "improved" 2000's version, but I did give it a once-over a time or two (is that a "twice-over"?).  I built the 90's one as a teen.   


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 08:31 AM

I have a sealed 1st issue with the orange cuda on the lid , but the only other one I have is the molded in purple later issue and it has chrome tail lights . I don't think I've ever had the AAR version in my hands. I used to have ( may still have it somewhere ) the black street machine version with the 2 scoop hood but I don't remember the tail lights it has/had.



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 09:57 AM

I used to have ( may still have it somewhere ) the black street machine version with the 2 scoop hood but I don't remember the tail lights it has/had.

 

The Monogram 1/24 '71 kits all have solid, chrome-plated tail and backup light lenses with horizontal rib detail.

 

I don't recall what the 1/24 Revell AAR kits had, and to be honest, don't really care. Those kits should never see the light of day again, and hopefully Revell sees fit to backdate the interior tub to the correct Challenger T/A pattern.