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#1 Erik Smith

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 07:40 AM

Super Tire Thread - Good tires and Where to Find Them.

I get frustrated by the lack of accurate and/or attractive tires supplied with kits. I am not overjoyed to do so, but I will buy kits just for the tires. So, this leads me to my thread...

I would like to get a thread going showing kits (and the tires) with what you consider are the best tires available. This can include factory stock, custom, pro-touring - whatever you fancy.

**Please** - DO NOT POST WITHOUT PHOTOS OF THE TIRES AND THE KIT INFORMATION.

I would like to keep the thread relatively concise and provide pictures and sources. Let's keep personal communications to PMs to limit the amount of gleaning required to obtain information.

Edited by Erik Smith, 11 November 2012 - 07:52 AM.


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Posted 11 November 2012 - 07:42 AM

I'll even start the show:

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From this kit:

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:36 PM

Check out the resin section, forum member Chief Joseph is casting some nice Radial T/A's and Eagle GT tires. I should have my order by the end of the week.

I agree that the tires in the 69 442 are nice and someone started a thread on submitting a message to Round2 to see if they will consider offering those tires in a multi pac like the recent slicks.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:57 AM

I agree that the tires in the 69 442 are nice and someone started a thread on submitting a message to Round2 to see if they will consider offering those tires in a multi pac like the recent slicks.


That was my thread, and I'm asking all modelers who're interested in obtaining more of these tires to send Round2 a brief, friendly message saying that you'd like them to make the new Ployglas GTs available separately like they did with their new pad-printed slicks and whitewalls. Here's a link to the contact point: http://www.modelcars...47

#5 Erik Smith

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:45 AM

More tires

AMT parts pack Firestone Deluxe Champion tires
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Back side of tires have print too!! Very nice.

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These are readily available and look like this:

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These ones are more expensive than the AMT Racemaster slicks, but still, you get two sets for the price of a discounted kit and they take up less shelf space!


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Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:52 AM

These tires are okay - decent whitewalls (quality varies by kit) - good for late 50s early 60s stuff.

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But, the big bonus in this kit:

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It's difficult to photograph decal sheets, but that's a decal for Good Year Polyglas F70-14s. COPO Camaro anyone?

The tires and decals can be found here:

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 12:56 PM

Great pair of M&H Racemaster slicks (10.50x15):

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Find them here:

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Edited by Erik Smith, 12 November 2012 - 12:57 PM.


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Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:16 PM

Good old days. These are the ubiquitous Revell tires, but in the days of old they actually had sidewall detail - and decent, looks-in-scale sidewall detail. I like them. Good Year Blue Streak Sports Car Specials:

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Mine were in this kit, although many others had them.

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Now, they are in a lot of kits but the sidewalls are blank.



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Posted 13 November 2012 - 06:21 AM

Good old days. These are the ubiquitous Revell tires, but in the days of old they actually had sidewall detail - and decent, looks-in-scale sidewall detail. I like them. Good Year Blue Streak Sports Car Specials.

Mine were in this kit, although many others had them.


The Monogram 1/24 Shelby GT350-R, the Monogram 1/25 Owens-Corning Corvette, and R-M 1/25 Pro Modeler '48 Ford Convertible kits included the same tires with the raised letters still present.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 08:41 PM

The Revell Special Edtion '37 Ford Pickup has two sets of five tires, all the same, so you get ten tires total, like so:

 

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 03:39 AM

Great topic Erik !   How about a set of Mickey Thompson " Cheater Slicks " !

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I know they are in these two kits ,  and maybe a couple more .

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 07:57 AM

Good old days. These are the ubiquitous Revell tires, but in the days of old they actually had sidewall detail - and decent, looks-in-scale sidewall detail. I like them. Good Year Blue Streak Sports Car Specials. Mine were in this kit, although many others had them.

 

The Revell-Monogram ProModeler '48 Ford Convertible contains the pre-"washed" sidewall GYBSSCS tires, too:

 

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The same kit also contains a nice set of Goodyear Super Cushion whitewalls, too:

 

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 08:19 AM

The classic(?) Monorgam/Revell '50s whitewalls with the polystyrene whitewall insert, this being the slightly smaller size found in the '65 Chevy and '50 Ford pickup kits, just to name two:

 

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Since we're talking about whitewalls with PS sidewall inserts, here are the Monogram "pie crust" whitewall slicks, found in the Boot Hill Express, Orange Hauler, Little T, and Lil Coffin, among others:

 

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And for something at the other end of the spectrum, Dick Cepek Giant Puller tires from the AMT Orange Blossom Special kit (and maybe others?):

 

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 08:51 AM

I found some nice big n little tires with white wall inserts in the Revell '29 Ford Pickup kit.

 

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:15 AM

Modelhaus T-197

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Modelhaus T-426

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And from the recent King Cobra

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Slicks

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And two whitewalls

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:53 AM

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 I like the Suburbanite snow tires from the Hogans Hero Jeep kit.



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Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:24 AM

Here are the Goodyear Airwheel tires from the original issue Revell '37 Ford pickup kit, before the sidewalls were smoothed:

 

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Source kit:

 

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 01:03 PM

Erik, I just started another tire thread specifically for tires sizes.  Didn't see this.  For those of us 3D printing it would be nice to have a resource for the tire sizes also so that we can design to them.  I would request that that would be great information to add.

 

http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=70198 



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:59 AM

Allan Rab @ Ma's Resin http://public.fotki....esin-price-lis/ has a bunch of nice tires

 

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:41 AM

New tire set from Pegesas.

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