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 - 12:38 PM
I have one of those Revell Vettes about 1/2 built. The body's complete , paint and foiled , just need to add the windshield. I did it up in white with red interior and dark grey grille teeth to look like the AMT "Street Rods" serise box art car. The rest of it's not done but I really like how it looks builtup. The way it went together, there was only a one inch seam between the doors and rear wheel openings that needed to be filled.
If I were to choose between the Revell multi peice kit and the AMT with the one-peice body, it'd be the Revell for me, no question.
BTW,, somehow Revell and AMT got thier dates reversed. The Revell is actually a '59 and the AMT is actually a '60. The seat patterns are the factor.
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.