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Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:11 AM

A K-9 UNIT???!!!???


Honestly who is building these box art models? 



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:41 AM

Cool box art, I'll be grabbing 1. Wouldnt wanna be the dog sat in that tho lol



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:02 AM

Funny, I don't remember 'em tires to be so tall in the pics from October.  Eh, well, I'll do my part buying a few to encourage the rumored drag release.

 

Think a fair amount of the funkiness could be diminished just by shimming the rear end up a wee...



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:06 AM

A K-9 UNIT???!!!???


Honestly who is building these box art models? 

Dollars to doughnuts they're photoshopped on anyway.  But I'm thinking Revell's throwing them in there as a bonus for police car modelers for use on other more appropriate K-9 cars.  



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:23 AM

Funny, I don't remember 'em tires to be so tall in the pics from October.  Eh, well, I'll do my part buying a few to encourage the rumored drag release.

 

Think a fair amount of the funkiness could be diminished just by shimming the rear end up a wee...

Looking back at page one, these are definitely the same models they had on display.  I'm thinking it's got something to do with photshopping out the shadow underneath the cars, because in the other pics you can see they fill up the wheelwells the same way, but don't look so high.  



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:26 AM

Yup, true.  You could be onto something there.



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:27 AM

Dollars to doughnuts they're photoshopped on anyway.  But I'm thinking Revell's throwing them in there as a bonus for police car modelers for use on other more appropriate K-9 cars.  

 

 

Much like the '57 Ford.  It also has K-9 decals but I don't recall police agencies having K9 markings on cars that early.  There were a few agencies using police service dogs in the mid-60's but it didn't become common until the mid- to late-70's.  K-9 markings and warnings and caution signs on police cars are more recent developments.



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:35 PM

So official word is May release? I can live with that and it is fairly close to Ed stating late April (which is the schedule he gets from Revell as Ed is not in charge of release dates. He is just in charge of new product development). 

 

The box art cars are the same ones that were on the NNL table last October, and whoever did the box are Photoshop did a bit of a poor job on the tire look. They were not that massive on the display models (but if they come through too large, I already have a cure for that).



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:51 PM

Anyone else notice they changed the box art police markings as well?, the pics on page one show CHP markings, the box art is generic markings, I wonder if the plan was to use CHP markings and that has since changed



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:52 PM

Which tires would these cars have originally been equipped with? Goodyear Gatorbacks?



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:03 PM

Anyone else notice they changed the box art police markings as well?, the pics on page one show CHP markings, the box art is generic markings, I wonder if the plan was to use CHP markings and that has since changed

 

 

Good point.  I didn't even look at the picture in post# 101 until you pointed it out.  Goofy generic looking star.  Probably a licensing issue.  CHP probably wants money for their $tar. 

 

And, another good point is the police dog markings.  No way a 2dr coupe is going to be used for a dog, especially not a smal 2dr coupe.

 

 

WOULD IT BE SO HARD TO FIND A KNOWLEDGEABLE CONSULTANT FOR THESE EMERGENCY VEHICLE KITS, BEFORE THEY'RE PUT ON THE MARKET? 

 

Like the Rat Roaster ... so close but then so far off target at the same time.



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:08 PM

 

 

Good point.  I didn't even look at the picture in post# 101 until you pointed it out.  Goofy generic looking star.  Probably a licensing issue.  CHP probably wants money for their $tar. 

 

And, another good point is the police dog markings.  No way a 2dr coupe is going to be used for a dog, especially not a smal 2dr coupe.

 

 

WOULD IT BE SO HARD TO FIND A KNOWLEDGEABLE CONSULTANT FOR THESE EMERGENCY VEHICLE KITS, BEFORE THEY'RE PUT ON THE MARKET? 

 

Like the Rat Roaster ... so close but then so far off target at the same time.

Well, least with this one, the K-9 issue is just decals, but I agree, a little bit of research would show that a 2dr would not be used as a k-9 unit in most case's. 

 

Still excited about the kit, and going to get a few ,  as for the decal issue, not a big deal, I wasnt going to use them anyways, and I am sure a good majority of the guys that are going to build the PPV of the kit are going to use aftermarket decals too.  



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:29 PM

Which tires would these cars have originally been equipped with? Goodyear Gatorbacks?

 

I distinctly recall Gatorbacks and Michelins with what I thought was a TRX-looking tread in 1993, when I went shopping for a new one.  Mine had the gators.  I was under the impression the gatorback was the most frequently used tire for 5.0 ten-holes from '85 on.

 

What's a '93 225/55-16 got to do with a '90 225/60-15?  Well, when you check what was oem Michelin for '93 (recall the kit was nominally a '92 at the start), you find a Pilot XGTZ4.  Got no idea whether this is truly accurate to what was available 20 years ago, but it sure seems to have tread and sidewall properties similar to what's in this kit:

 

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:11 PM

What's with the black band at the sides of the windshield? At the top I can understand, but the sides? No windshield perimeter trim, either (yet?)?

 

Is the wide, black waistline trim band a feature of all stock '90 LX notches? Not sure if this one is still totally stock with a stock tires size, but they do look tall, too:

 

http://www.allfordmu...php/photo/50981



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:12 PM


 

Is the wide, black waistline trim band a feature of all stock '90 LX notches? Not sure if this one is still totally stock with a stock tires size, but they do look tall, too:

 

http://www.allfordmu...php/photo/50981

Well least Revell is keeping constant with to tall tires on their Mustang kits :lol:



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:16 PM

I think Revell overdid the windshield black edging..it's there on the real thing, but much narrower..  I'm more of a GT fan as far as Foxes go, but I've seen LXes of that era both with and without black beltline molding.  IIRC, the '91-93 LXes got the body color molding.  I have all the brochures of that era somewhere in my stash.

 

 

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Edited by Rob Hall, 13 February 2013 - 02:31 PM.


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:22 PM

I guess a 225/60R-15 isn't quite Gatorback territory, and they are a bit taller and narrower than I was expecting for a 5.0L powered car, or a highway pursuit car. This LX is wearing 225/60R-15s and they fill up the wheelwells fairly well, so it looks like I was wrong about the tire diameter:

 

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:44 PM

Rob, you are correct that 1991-93 LXs wore body colored belt moldings. 1979-84 the belt molding was black, 85-86 it was Dark Charcoal, 87-90LX it was black, and in 91-93LX it was body color. I specify LX from 1987-93 as the GT was completely different trim-wise. Regardless of trim level in 83-84 and 85-86, the trim was the same color. 1979-82 it did somewhat depend on trim/option level, but most followed the black approach. 

 

That should also help answer your trim question, Casey.


Edited by whale392, 13 February 2013 - 02:45 PM.


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:47 PM

Rob, you are correct that 1991-93 LXs wore body colored belt moldings. 1979-84 the belt molding was black, 85-86 it was Dark Charcoal, 87-90LX it was black, and in 91-93LX it was body color. I specify LX from 1987-93 as the GT was completely different trim-wise. Regardless of trim level in 83-84 and 85-86, the trim was the same color. 1979-82 it did somewhat depend on trim/option level, but most followed the black approach. 

 

That should also help answer your trim question, Casey.

So what would be correct for the model?



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:51 PM

If you are building it 100% out of the box, the body molding would be Black for the stock version.