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#21 Guest_Johnny_*

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 06:30 AM

I'm sure that there are a lot of people, myself included that think otherwise on those kits!

While not perfect or the best kits ever made they are the ONLY kits made of that particular car and it is unlikely that a new mold would be made in the near future.

 

Just like SOME here say it's bad for the hobby for people to say a kit is ok with it's flaws the same can be said of those that HOPE a kit does not get repopped because they personally don't like it!



#22 Greg Myers

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 06:48 AM

I was thinking the same thing. Sometimes it's the only game in town.



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:28 PM

Who needs that one when we have this one......

 

Those of us that build stock.

 

and who builds em stock?

 

 

 

 

 

I do.



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:22 PM

I'm building a monogram '53 factory stock.  One of the details I changed to make it look more stock is to ditch the inner fenders and firewall, and replace them with the ones from the AMT 1951 kit.  I've got aways to go: this has been on the back burner...

 

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 11:12 PM

I'm building a monogram '53 factory stock.  One of the details I changed to make it look more stock is to ditch the inner fenders and firewall, and replace them with the ones from the AMT 1951 kit.  I've got aways to go: this has been on the back burner...

 

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I cannot see your pics.  How is that working out for you seeing as they are diffrent scales?



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Posted 09 March 2013 - 02:08 AM

I think this is the same kit I once had only it was boxed as being from the movie "Grease".  I remember it had decals that looked like rust and I thought, "Why would someone want to put those on a model?"  This was back when rust wasn't cool.  :lol:



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Posted 09 March 2013 - 02:30 AM

I think this kit has a lot of potential even if it is 1/24. First, I have scavenged the I-6 from it, for my 1/24 39 Chevy gasser. My plans for the rest of the kit, are to either add a sbc from a 1/24 '37 Ford kit and make a modern resto-mod or add the chassis from the 1/24 Tom Daniels Badman and the bbc from the '39 Chevy and make another gasser.



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Posted 09 March 2013 - 04:45 AM

who about use the bigblock and still restomod it :wub:  the amts rats fit better in the 53 kit its all up to you high tex or match racer to ur wild 37gasser.



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Posted 09 March 2013 - 04:58 AM

I have several 1/24 Mongram kits, and most suffer from the same ailment, the engines are too small. If I resto-mod the '53 I'll use the small block and use the big block in the Monogram Street Fighter on my shelf which also has a terrible engine. When it comes to 1/24 kits you have to plan and organize well so that you can make sure you have the right parts set aside to fix issues with each kit. Because you have a limited parts pool.



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Posted 09 March 2013 - 05:12 AM

I cannot see your pics.  How is that working out for you seeing as they are diffrent scales?

The firewall should fit between the fenders fine because the Monogram 53 Chevy is too narrow., but might need to have a strip added to the bottom because the body is too tall and needs to be sectioned. It looks like brewsterg6 may have made his inner fenders, and this body is too long but I havent looked close enough at this kit to see just where. 



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Posted 09 March 2013 - 07:49 AM

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I used the Model King / Revell 1953/54 Chevy and an AMT '51 Chevy for the donor along with a Ken Kitchen Buick straight 8 to build this.



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 11:56 AM

With a little work. This was from the Resin Realm site at one time.

 

Who said you can't build a '54 Chevy "High Boy" kit stock?.... The skirts are home made from styrene sheet. The emblems are also home made from
styrene then chrome foiled over with trimmed decal from '55 Chevy kit. The front bumper is '53 Ford! It fit fine with a little tweaking and trimming. The head light frames are modified '51 Chevy, the engine is from the Monogram '53 Belair kit and so are the back bumper guards & bar. The hub caps are trimmed down Revel '57 Chevy and the trunk script is photo etch. A true "Bone stock" '54 Chevy 210 sedan.

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 02:03 PM

I got one of these on the way!

I'm going to use this one as a guide except I will be attempting to make mine into a 4 door to replicate my first car!

The only thing I see on the one above is he needed to drop the top of the rear wheel well down a little so there would have been the room for the Belair trim to be just above it



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 02:53 PM

With a little work. This was from the Resin Realm site at one time.

 

Who said you can't build a '54 Chevy "High Boy" kit stock?.... The skirts are home made from styrene sheet. The emblems are also home made from
styrene then chrome foiled over with trimmed decal from '55 Chevy kit. The front bumper is '53 Ford! It fit fine with a little tweaking and trimming. The head light frames are modified '51 Chevy, the engine is from the Monogram '53 Belair kit and so are the back bumper guards & bar. The hub caps are trimmed down Revel '57 Chevy and the trunk script is photo etch. A true "Bone stock" '54 Chevy 210 sedan.

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Modeling at it's best, making do with what you have and talent certainly shows.



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 04:46 PM

I think they are fine for what they are and have enjoyed building them for some time now! 

 

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 06:37 PM

Some gorgeous models displayed! That being said, I've built the Monogram 53 and the Revell 54. The Monogram pretty much falls together, while the Revell is very fiddlly. The front end of the Monogram is way off and too flat, but the roof of the Revell is too arched. I think the best combo would to use 90% of the Monogram kit, and splice on the Revell front end. Just my 2 cents.



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 01:51 AM

Don't forget the Revell kit way too short trunk. I'm not saying the kit is junk, I'm just saying it needs fixed. If you place the Revell 53/54 Chevy beside a Revell 69 Camaro (I did) you will find they are the same length, that should tell you something.



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 11:48 AM

Delivery turned wagon..my two cents

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 10:28 AM

With a little work. This was from the Resin Realm site at one time.

 

Who said you can't build a '54 Chevy "High Boy" kit stock?.... The skirts are home made from styrene sheet. The emblems are also home made from
styrene then chrome foiled over with trimmed decal from '55 Chevy kit. The front bumper is '53 Ford! It fit fine with a little tweaking and trimming. The head light frames are modified '51 Chevy, the engine is from the Monogram '53 Belair kit and so are the back bumper guards & bar. The hub caps are trimmed down Revel '57 Chevy and the trunk script is photo etch. A true "Bone stock" '54 Chevy 210 sedan.

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Nice work!  I am hoping to do the same with this kit.



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 07:12 PM

The firewall should fit between the fenders fine because the Monogram 53 Chevy is too narrow., but might need to have a strip added to the bottom because the body is too tall and needs to be sectioned. It looks like brewsterg6 may have made his inner fenders, and this body is too long but I havent looked close enough at this kit to see just where. 

 

The inner fenders and the firewall fit in with minimal trimming.  Odd that I had to trim stuff considering the scales are supposed to be the opposite way, but that's what happened!  The length was fine because they end at the rad, and on the '51 kit they extend in front of the rad right up to the back of the head lights.