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Revell 427 Cobra reissue - anyone gotten one?


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#1 GirchyGirchy

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:18 AM

Revell re-released its 427 Cobra....other than the wire wheels (which aren't really historically correct), any big changes or updates?

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#2 cobraman

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:00 PM

I have one ordered but have not received it yet.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:57 PM

No changes from the last 427 Cobra street kit. the AC wheel knock offs on the wire wheels look great on photoeched wire wheels on a 289 roadster.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:53 AM

Are those photoetch wires in the pic? If so, surely they're not included at that price.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:00 AM

The non-photo-etched wire wheels in the kit are actually not that bad for plastic. What has been lacking from all the Revell/Monogram 427 Cobra kits are inner front fender / engine compartment liners. Both the AMT 289 Cobra and Fujimi 427 Cobras have them. I have been planning to make templates from the Fujimi kit so I can make some up for my next R/M 427 Cobra build. The engine compartment cannot look right without them.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:49 AM

So is this kit based on this Monogram kit?
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If it is, the kit is really great. And if it is based on that kit, I hope there's the convertible top included. Wheels are very nice in that kit, it turns out really nice build.
Here's my effort, not the best in the world, but I'm happy with it.
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Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:21 AM

So is this kit based on this Monogram kit?
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If it is, the kit is really great. And if it is based on that kit, I hope there's the convertible top included.

Sounds like it's a straight reissue of that kit.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:31 PM

Was the Baldwin Motion Cobra Revell had out a few years ago based on this kit?

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:49 PM

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The Baldwin kit is releated to both the street version and the more common race versions. It comes with the helibrand wheels and scooped hood from the race versions. It also includes the dash, bumpers, dual quad set up and plain valve covers from the street kit. The exhaust, hardtop and windows are unique to this kit and I have not seen them in any other kit yet. Note the street kit has a soft top.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 04:02 PM

The Baldwin kit is releated to both the street version and the more common race versions. It comes with the helibrand wheels and scooped hood from the race versions. It also includes the dash, bumpers, dual quad set up and plain valve covers from the street kit. The exhaust, hardtop and windows are unique to this kit and I have not seen them in any other kit yet. Note the street kit has a soft top.

Would be nice to see that reissued...I have a couple of the road race versions, but not the drag one..

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 04:35 PM

Here is the Baldwin Motion Drag Cobra if anyone is interested. Like Raoul said, heldibrand wheels, scooped hood, slicks, etc. came with this that are not in the above kit apparently.
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Posted 22 November 2012 - 06:59 AM

Here is the one I built to replicate (sort of, i didn't change every detail) a 1967 AC 289. It's basically a 427 Cobra with a 289 engine, wire wheels and "narrow hip" rear fenders. The wheels are detail master wires with the kit knock-offs.

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