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#1 Greg Myers

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 11:59 AM

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 - 12:01 PM

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 12:03 PM

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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.



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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.



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Posted 01 May 2013 - 12:19 PM

Revell's Volkswagen T2 Microbus.

 

Never. Again.

 

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And Revell's Mercedes truck.

 

Again. Never. Again.

 

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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.


#7 Ace-Garageguy

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 12:35 PM

i never liked multi piece body kits, tried one as a kid.



#9 Nitro Neil

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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.

 

 

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#10 Greg Myers

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 12:40 PM

Neil, that's a beauty. Well done. B)



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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.



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Posted 01 May 2013 - 12:45 PM

The first one I remember really having any success with (bulid is long gone however) 1_c4beb8ddb66c5a5796c9b33ab16487f9.jpgSo 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. :P


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Posted 01 May 2013 - 01:00 PM

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From the geniuses at Premier..

 

 

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Multi-piece 61 Falcon  all stripped and ready for assembly.

 

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It's too tall, too narrow..  I was going to build it to modern standards as an April Fools Day build on another board.



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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.

 

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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!!



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Posted 01 May 2013 - 02:30 PM

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Mike, very nice build. :D



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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.



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Posted 01 May 2013 - 02:34 PM

Didn't the Corvette just come by again ?

 

 


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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

keeps separating.

The detail ridge there was filed/sanded down with all the body work repairing that

separation/joint line.

I was going to use an AMT Fairlane500 for that area, but might wait an look at the Revell Custom.



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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.