One of my favorites is no longer issued. As a mater of fact I couldn't tell you the last time it was issued. Or, if it was ever reissued. http://www.modelcars...showtopic=39756
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Posted 01 May 2013 - 12:06 PM
I tried one of the Revell kits (in a smaller scale - 1/32?) when I was about 8 years old. I think it was the '58 Buick Special. that pretty much cured me!
great set of instructions and assembled kit you have done.
Posted 01 May 2013 - 12:17 PM
When I was a kid, I almost quit building after dealing with the Revell 57 Cadillac Brougham, Ford Skyliner, and Austin-Healey 100-6. I was saved by JoHan and AMT.
Posted 01 May 2013 - 12:19 PM
Revell's Volkswagen T2 Microbus.
And Revell's Mercedes truck.
Again. Never. Again.
I managed to make them look half decent but God it didn't half take some amount of work.. and patience that I didn't have at the time.
Edited by Shelby 427 1965, 01 May 2013 - 12:39 PM.
Posted 01 May 2013 - 12:20 PM
I have a soft spot for the old Revell multi-piece '60 Corvette, reissued in a couple of different boxes.
I prefer the proportions of the basic model to the 1-piece AMT bodies, and the multi-piece construction lends itself to radical custom work.
The first car model I ever attempted was the multi-piece Revell '57 Ford wagon. I can't say I built it, as it was horrible when I 'finished' it, but I'd dearly love to find a virgin one to try again.
Edited by Ace-Garageguy, 01 May 2013 - 12:26 PM.
Posted 01 May 2013 - 12:37 PM
I just built this Revell Ranchero. These kits are much easier now that superglue is available. Trying to build these kits with regular model cement was a nightmare.
Posted 01 May 2013 - 12:44 PM
They won't let me print what I think of multi piece bodied models. Never had any luck with them but it could have just been me.
Posted 01 May 2013 - 12:45 PM
The first one I remember really having any success with (bulid is long gone however) So right now I have a few each of the Corvette , Ranchero (chopped and stock) and the Austin Healey
lined up, and two of the '48's in the wings.
Edited by Greg Myers, 01 May 2013 - 12:55 PM.
Posted 01 May 2013 - 01:00 PM
From the geniuses at Premier..
Multi-piece 61 Falcon all stripped and ready for assembly.
It's too tall, too narrow.. I was going to build it to modern standards as an April Fools Day build on another board.
Posted 01 May 2013 - 01:43 PM
These kits are much easier now that superglue is available.
I might have to agree with this. With an arsenal of glues and putties available, we're really just talking about a few more pieces, right? If the body fundamentally points you in the right direction, the rest is up to you.
Posted 01 May 2013 - 01:55 PM
I have a few too. 59 Skyliner (At least 7), 57 Ranchero, 60 (59) Vette) re-tool of the VW 23 Window Samba Van
56 Merc, Ford, Caddy, Lincoln, & Chrysler 1/32's Stock & Custum of both Ford Convert & Chrysler.
Volvo F12 Globetrotter Semi tractor.
All Revell. Plus Italeri Iveco & Volvo DLK & "US" truck with Baywatch trailer.
And Revell boxed Italeri Ford AeroMax semi cab.
I have never had a problem with them. And if they are the Only kit of a specific car, I WILL buy them!!
Posted 01 May 2013 - 02:31 PM
So what's the best multi piece body kit that can still be found at a reasonable cost ? I may try another one after all these years for the heck of it.
Posted 01 May 2013 - 02:34 PM
Didn't the Corvette just come by again ?
Edited by Greg Myers, 01 May 2013 - 02:36 PM.
Posted 01 May 2013 - 02:37 PM
Forgot both IMC/Testor's 48 Ford Coupe & Convert.
And a compilation of the 57 Squire built but needed to have major surgery.
I need to replace the engine bay area. The joint along the fender top on one side
The detail ridge there was filed/sanded down with all the body work repairing that
I was going to use an AMT Fairlane500 for that area, but might wait an look at the Revell Custom.
Posted 01 May 2013 - 03:35 PM
Ugh,Normally I try to avoid multi-piece bodies like the plague.
But I have built a few. The 59 Ford retractable wasn't too bad,and the top actually worked.
Right now,I have an old Pyro VW Beetle half assembled-for the past 2 years. And the Lincoln Futura. Not sure if that will ever get built.
You know,looking at the first pictures of the ancient hot rods- I have never built one of those. I might try an straight out of the box build one of these days.