The New for 59 Galaxie was an Option on the Fairlane 500. This is about Mid-year of the run when 'Galaxie' was added.
Yes on the actual car it still had the Fairlane 500 script on the trunk and 'V' between th eback up lights.
However, Galaxie replaced the Script on the rear fenders.
Now look at the Kit and read the script on the rear fenders.
"FAIRLANE 500", Thus the error.
AMT's Hardtop & Sunliner convertible Did have Galaxie on the rear fenders.
Anyone know Why the Fairlane 500 was Left on the Galaxie trunk line??
It Did have a Purpose
I think the Big problem with New builders getting these Old Muti-piece body kits is the lack of notice
that the kit IS an OLD design.
I bought the 59 Skyliner kit in 74-75 in its First ever re-issue.
It stated Right on the box, "As one of Revell's Oldest design kits, the body is made up
of separate parts, Trunk, sides, roof, etc........."
I had no trouble with it then. I still use the same technique in assembling them
Use the chassis as a support when gluing the body parts together,
Let set at least over night before removing the chassis, or other support piece used.
How many just Slap the engine together without smoothing seams??
Do the same on these kits with Body joints.
If you Scratch-build something, you should be able to handle these kits.
If you avoid them do to the multi-piece body, Fine, More for me!!!
I Like them, and will continue to buy and build them as long as I can!
The ones shown are beautiful examples.
It just comes down to the Prime rule, Take you time.
Makes no difference if it is an AMT with one piece body, or one of these Antiques still issued
with Multi-piece bodies.