Jump to content

1970 Chevelle SS

  • You cannot reply to this topic
4 replies to this topic

#1 Stang88


    MCM Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 57 posts
  • Location:Canada
  • Full Name:Michael Braune

Posted 19 January 2013 - 08:31 AM

Love this car but I have read many forums indicating how many people wish Revell would do a nice 1/25 scale, I have seen some nice Revel snap kits done but what about the Revell 1/25 Chevelle SS Donk 3 in 1 kit, would this not be a nice basis to build a sweet 70 Chevelle SS?

#2 Jantrix


    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,434 posts
  • Location:Tampa, FL. USA
  • Full Name:Rob Mattis

Posted 19 January 2013 - 08:34 AM

I have the AMT unbuild. It seems okay.

#3 Craig Irwin

Craig Irwin

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,848 posts
  • Location:Pendleton Indiana ( near Indianapolis)

Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:38 AM

There are three, the AMT 1/25 which might be the MPC one, the Revell snap kit in 1/25, and the Monogram 1/24 kit which might also be boxed by Revell. The Revell snap kit has the best body , but all three build up OK.

#4 plowboy


    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,728 posts
  • Location:in the middle
  • Full Name:Roger Hayes

Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:39 AM

The Revell '70 Chevelle is 1/24 scale. There are some problems with that kit, but not too bad. AMT has a 1/25 '70 Chevelle and as far as looks go, is better than the Revell kit in my opinion. Neither one have a very good chassis. But, a little work will help either one.  A lot of people swap the chassis from the AMT '69 Olds under the AMT Chevelle. 

#5 Ace-Garageguy


    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,619 posts
  • Location:Down two, then left.
  • Full Name:Bill Engwer

Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:07 PM

The worst problem with the Revell version is the horrible tool parting-line in the feature lines on the front fenders. It takes some pretty careful bodywork to make a really nice model. The Revell chassis isn't really bad actually, no molded-in exhausts or suspension (though the exhaust system is molded in one piece with half of the rear axle, easy enough to fix) and will detail quite nicely. The engine in the Revell kit is a bit on the blobular side, and the exhaust potrs run on some wonky angle; again, easy enough to correct with a little effort.