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#41 Modelbuilder Mark

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 01:59 PM

 

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

 

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

 

Would REALLY like to see this in more kits, and/or released as a tire set alone. 



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 04:36 AM

Yup, they definitly look odd and the real ones look way better than the AMT ones. I don't usually use them but they were the best fit [of what I had] for on this car. Possibly a poor choice on my part but it's done. :unsure:

 

 

Oooh sweet, really nice job on that AMT Cobra.  Those tires work much better than the old hollow Goodyears that I'm assuming were in it (unless you built it from the most recent Round 2 reissue)



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 08:47 AM

They exist! Goodyear Eagle ST big 'n' littles, found in the Revell-Monogram Pro Modeler '40 Ford Convertible:

 

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The execution is a bit lacking though, as the tread grooves look a bit too wide, the raised band on the sidewall should be flush with the rest of the sidewall, and the raised tires size characters didn't survive the molding process.

 



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 09:21 AM

They exist! Goodyear Eagle ST big 'n' littles, found in the Revell-Monogram Pro Modeler '40 Ford Convertible:

 

 

The execution is a bit lacking though, as the tread grooves look a bit too wide, the raised band on the sidewall should be flush with the rest of the sidewall, and the raised tires size characters didn't survive the molding process.

 

Those tires with the Goodyear lettering can also can be found in older issues of the '34 Ford Snap kit.  They're a bit funky because the inside of the tire is a larger size than the outside due to the design of the wheels.  Not sure if they're the same way in the '40 Ford, but I would think so, they look like the exact same tire. 



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 10:05 AM

Not sure if they're the same way in the '40 Ford

 

They are.  -_-



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Posted 28 May 2013 - 03:58 AM

Kinda surprised to not see any of Aoshima's tyres in here yet. I found a few pics on my computer, so I thought I'd post 'em up.

 

Here's one of their 18" tyres, I was very pleased with the sharpness of the details.

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Here's their 19" tyre also. A little flash on some tyres, but the crisp detail more than makes up for that in my opinion.

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I have a few more photos lying around here somewhere too, I'll post those up when I find them.



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 05:50 AM

Goodyear Blue Dragon slicks from the Monogram Pro Modeler '70 Ford Torino GT kit:

 

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 02:24 PM

Those are decent, wouldn't mind a few sets of those.



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 10:58 PM

Those Blue Dragons are in the Revell '67 Charger kit too. Or, were at least- I'm not sure about the current release.



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Posted 01 June 2013 - 01:48 AM

Not sure if the tire detail will show up as much in this pic but my favorite red line or white wall tires are the hard rfesin ones from Replica's in Miniatures of Maryland.  Goodyear tires with very crisp detail.

 

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 12:28 PM

Kinda surprised to not see any of Aoshima's tyres in here yet. I found a few pics on my computer, so I thought I'd post 'em up.

 

Here's one of their 18" tyres, I was very pleased with the sharpness of the details.

 

 

 

 

Here's their 19" tyre also. A little flash on some tyres, but the crisp detail more than makes up for that in my opinion.

 

 

I have a few more photos lying around here somewhere too, I'll post those up when I find them.

 

They are great looking tires, but they have limited appeal and use due to the low profile etc. But I agree, VERY nice sidewall detail and treads. 



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 06:35 AM

MPC '32 Chrysler Imperial:

 

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MPC '28 Lincoln:

 

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Pirelli Cinturato P7 from Revell (Fujimi?) Toyota MR2:

 

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AMT G70-15 Custom Wide Tread Goodyear Polyglas GT:

 

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 11:16 AM

Are those Goodyear Custom Wide trades the AMT version, or the MPC version??

What does the tread look like?

 

The MPC tire is wider with a more visible tread pattern. The AMT came mostly without the 

raised band seen in the pic above, and a "Ghost " tread pattern (Very Hard to see)

 

The MPC G70's have been in many recent AMT kits.

They started in the 70's Annuals. Most notably the Vette's 

Some larger cars and the Chevy pickups had them too.

But, I have MPC 69-72 Chevy Pickups, and 72 Impala, & 73 Caprice that had the smaller F70's

instead.

 

The recent Retro Deluxe 78 Monte Carlo kit has those G70's. but might look better with the F70's

 

I have the 32 Chrysler & both 27 & 28 Lincolns, and agree on those tires too.