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#21 impcon

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 01:36 AM

I'm not the world's greatest fan of the tri five Chevy's although I do like them. I guess that there have been so many releases over the years that I am kind of tired of looking at them and even in real life, I would not go out of my way to rush right out and buy one. maybe it's because my personal tastes tend to lean more towards stuff that is less trendy but I will probably buy one of these lits when ( if ) they are released. Revell has come a long ways IMHO from the old multi piece body models and kits where things just do not go together well at all such as the '53 ( 54? ) Chevy two doors and sedan deliveries. They really are setting the standard by which model kits are judged these days and I hope that they continue to keep bringing out more unique stuff. The hobby needs some diversification and fresh input to survive.



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Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:48 AM

Theoretically they should be able to use the boot and up-top that's in the '55 BelAir convertible kit for the '57.

 

But I really, really hope they don't make the windshield frame a separate plated piece. As can be seen on the '55 kit and the '59 Impala and Cadillac convertible kits, they never fit properly and always look out-of-scale. They should mold the frame with body just like the old AMT kits, and let us foil it. Kind of doubt they will though, unfortunately.


Edited by John Goschke, 26 December 2012 - 08:49 AM.


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Posted 26 December 2012 - 04:07 PM

I bet the Windshield frame IS Separate & from the 55 kit along with the Boot cover.

Since they were likely the same on the actual cars anyway.

 

I don't care. I am just glad to Finally get a Convertible kit of the 57!!

Will they do the 56 too??



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Posted 26 December 2012 - 04:11 PM

I bet the Windshield frame IS Separate & from the 55 kit along with the Boot cover.
Since they were likely the same on the actual cars anyway.
 
I don't care. I am just glad to Finally get a Convertible kit of the 57!!
Will they do the 56 too??


I agree completely, a 57 nomad and 56 hard top are next on my got to have list!




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Posted 26 December 2012 - 05:53 PM

Oh boy, ANOTHER '57 Chevy.



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Posted 26 December 2012 - 07:23 PM

How about a panel delivery for the 55,56, and 57.



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Posted 26 December 2012 - 11:34 PM

Oh boy, ANOTHER '57 Chevy.

Don't buy it.  Some of us have wanted a ragtop for decades.



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Posted 27 December 2012 - 12:54 AM

to those that are talking about the NASCAR convertible division, we don't need a "new" kit to do this as a lot of the "convertibles" that were raced in that division were actually just the "hardtops" with the roof removed to qualify it as a convertible, if you can find a few pictures of some of those cars you can actually see where in some cases the top was removed with the "ol liquid air wrench" (to those that aren't familiar with the terminology, that's a cutting torch.) & as to using the windshield frame & up top from the '55, the '57's used a lower frame than the '55's.



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Posted 27 December 2012 - 12:59 PM

How about a panel delivery for the 55,56, and 57.

I think you are wanting the Sedan Deliveries, panel deilverys were truck based. If so all three are out in resin.



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Posted 27 December 2012 - 01:26 PM

How did they do the "Zipper Top" cars that could run one week as a Convertible

and then the next as a hardtop again??



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Posted 29 December 2012 - 12:01 PM

A friend's mom when I was in high school had a surf green '57 BA Vert, so rusty you could look through the windshield and see the ground behind the car. That might be a neat one to do...



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Posted 01 January 2013 - 12:47 PM

Glad to see this kit coming out.... i made a decent convertable using their snap bel air but i'd gladly welcome a new complete kit.... i also hope they do a new 57 nomad... that is desperately needed.... 56 Bel Air Hardtop would be awesome too

 

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 02:16 PM

I'm personaly hoping for a 56 Bel Air 2 door sedan.



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Posted 01 January 2013 - 03:43 PM

I'm personaly hoping for a 56 Bel Air 2 door sedan.

Revell has the Del Ray kit



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Posted 01 January 2013 - 04:01 PM

Revell has the Del Ray kit

 

Thats a 210, not a Bel air.



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Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:34 PM

 

Thats a 210, not a Bel air.

Do as I am, sand off the trim for the 210, find one of the old Bel-Air kits strip the chrome & apply the pieces to the "new" body, 'taint that hard & actually works out pretty well.



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Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:36 PM

How did they do the "Zipper Top" cars that could run one week as a Convertible

and then the next as a hardtop again??

they just added "tabs" to the cage & rear quarters so they could bolt the top that had sawed off back on. it all looks good from the stands at 100 miles an hour. LOL


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Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:44 PM

I think you would be better off converting the Del Ray into a Bel AIr by using the

separate Chrome from the OLD tool Revell Full Feature 56  Sedan kit.

 

I have one I am restoring and another O bashed into a Nomad Before Monogram

released their Modern tool kit.



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Posted 05 January 2013 - 05:47 AM

I think you would be better off converting the Del Ray into a Bel AIr by using the

separate Chrome from the OLD tool Revell Full Feature 56  Sedan kit.

 

I have one I am restoring and another O bashed into a Nomad Before Monogram

released their Modern tool kit.

 A quick look at "that auction place" and I found 2 of those old kits, One for $29, and one for $75. (Yeah, right!)  Hendrix Man. resin has one for $30 with no work. I bought one and I'm very hapy with it.

 

Years before the Del Ray kit came out I kitbashed a Revell 56 Nomad with an AMT 55 sedan, and I only had a little molding work on the rear quarter to do. it also came out very nice. I then put the Nomad roof and tailgate on an AMT 57 hardtop for a great Nomad, so that was a two from three build.

 

I know this is not a popular thing to say with the "Another 57 Chevy" complainers, but there are still MANY tri-five Chevys that never been kitted or need to be re kitted. The old Monogram 56 Hardtops are so out of proportion that they look like cartoons.



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Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:44 AM

If I'm not mistaken the convertible has a an 'X' member in the frame that the closed cars don't.  Couldn't agree more with folks pining for an accurate 56 hardtop and 57 Nomad. I'd be all over those, too!