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#21 Danno

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 12:22 PM

Maybe the police radio is for the "Bootlegger" option on the kit. B)

 

 

Hey, there you go!   A good, logical explanation.   ^_^



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 01:20 PM

Thanks for the review! Not really into NASCAR kits, but this one is cool! 

 

BTW, someone on Spotlight asked about this kit and I posted about the review here. The posting disappeared. Does this board now sell kits?  :rolleyes:



#23 Rob Hall

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 03:09 PM

Thanks for the review! Not really into NASCAR kits, but this one is cool! 

 

BTW, someone on Spotlight asked about this kit and I posted about the review here. The posting disappeared. Does this board now sell kits?  :rolleyes:

Nah..anything to do with the Spotlight Hobbies board is a can of worms, best to not get into it..



#24 Brett Barrow

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 05:07 AM

Yes, it's modified from the stock issue because they added the radio.   They probably ran the stock car kits and police kits at the same time and wanted to minimize the # of different trees..

That's exactly what they did.  MK's Police Car version should start shipping next week.   

 

With the modular design of molds nowadays they can "turn on" and "turn off" parts as they need them by pulling the inserts out or turning them so the runners don't line up (some of the Japanese companies - Bandai especially - use little "valves" they can turn in the parts runners to block of entire areas of part trees).  Back in the old days they would just make a spot weld to block off the mold runner, then they'd grind the weld out if they needed the part again. 



#25 Chuck Kourouklis

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 01:24 PM

Wow, lookie there!  Can't much fault Revell for listening - looks like they addressed a great deal of what people wished they did for the racing version of the Black Widow. Good show!



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 01:33 PM

I'll definitely bees having one or two of these. Roberts was one of my other race-car heroes when I was young...back when stock-cars really were actually based on STOCK cars. God I'm old. ;)



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 01:35 PM

...back when stock-cars really were actually based on STOCK cars. 

 

Yep. The way it should be.

 

How cool would it be if modern-day NASCAR still worked that way? Answer: Very.



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 01:38 PM

 

Yep. The way it should be.

 

How cool would it be if modern-day NASCAR still worked that way? Answer: Very.

 

 

 

Would it be fun to watch lap records at Daytona at 85 mph?



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 01:42 PM

..back when stock-cars really were actually based on STOCK cars.

 

 

My favorite part of the "golden olden days" is that they often literally drove licensed and registered, street-legal cars to the track ... taped over the headlamps ... and went racing! 

 

That's what I miss. 



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 02:49 PM

Hi Jesse...
There is advertising here on this board which does promote other sellers....
Hobbylink Japan, Ehobbies, etc....
Hence, the disappearance of your posting over there....
He's just trying to avoid competition with his own sales...
Makes sense, don't you think?...
Bill....


Not in the slightest, bit then it's hard to compete with sales from 1983 anyways.

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 04:16 PM

 

 

 

Would it be fun to watch lap records at Daytona at 85 mph?

 

Seriously, I have a late 1959 or1960 Hot Rod mag with a mildly warmed over (razor-edge tune, stiffer springs, shocks, tall rear gear and a little bigger brakes) factory prepped 1960 Ford Galaxie 2dr turning 150mph laps at either Darlington or Daytona. I'd think with today's vastly improved stock suspensions and much higher specific-output engines, a similarly prepped "stock" car could be pretty quick on an oval. Isn't one of the production Mustangs supposed to be good for 200mph these days ??


Edited by Ace-Garageguy, 24 July 2013 - 05:39 PM.


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 05:25 PM

Not in the slightest, bit then it's hard to compete with sales from 1983 anyways.

I'm sorry James, I don't know what you mean....



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 06:18 AM

 

 

 

Would it be fun to watch lap records at Daytona at 85 mph?

As long as the racing is good it doesn't matter how fast they go. This BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH of follow the leader isn't racing.



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Posted 15 August 2013 - 05:37 AM



Nah..anything to do with the Spotlight Hobbies board is a can of worms, best to not get into it..

 

Let's leave comments and opinions about other forums at those other forms, please, and focus on everything we have here for discussion.  ;)



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Posted 15 August 2013 - 12:21 PM

Nice looking kit. 

 

 

 

Surprising they have the 'police radio' in the stock car version. 

 

(If you don't need the radio for your vintage NASCAR Ford, feel free to PM me.  I can help you be rid of it.  ;) )

Maybe that is for doing the "shine" runner version!



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Posted 15 August 2013 - 02:12 PM

Maybe that is for doing the "shine" runner version!

 

 

Maybe the police radio is for the "Bootlegger" option on the kit. B)

 

Yeah, I said that 3 weeks ago......... :mellow:



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Posted 16 August 2013 - 08:17 AM

got my kit a week ago,very impressed with the detail, the modifications needed should be easy

to do and on another note,really looking forward to Fred Lorenzens' galaxie due in nov.,hopefully...



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Posted 16 August 2013 - 11:47 AM

I'm a BIG 57 CHEVY guy, but might have to sneak one of these into the stash . . . .. .



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Posted 16 August 2013 - 12:49 PM

So does this have a full stock seat with it as well or just the race prepared item?



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 02:03 PM

Great kit and subject. The reason there are a few inaccuracies with the kit is that the 1:1 car used as reference was a replica of Fireball's '57 Ford and not an actual race car of the day. The most glaring items are the stock, street exhaust system and the single hoop roll bar. As noted, the exhaust should exit through the center of the taillight covers and have no mufflers. The roll bar should have a front hoop and a single bar in the center to connect the front and back hoops.

 

There are probably other items that are not true to the real raced car. I doubt that the firewall that replaced the back seat was a plain, flat piece, there was probably some structural beading and the seat bolster would likely have been less "finished" looking.

 

Overall though, the kit is great. Includes some parts like the supercharger and double shocks on all wheels. I would like to see this start a trend where AMT and Revell would recycle some other kits into NASCAR racers instead of the usual drag/street racer fictional things. That's already been done, let's have something else for a change.

 

The 65 Galaxie with Fred Lorenzen decals will not be nearly as accurate of a race car as the 57 Ford. If they use the original 65 chassis the exhausts and mufflers are molded in and there was no other chassis parts for a race car. There will be a roll cage of sorts and a 427 engine. Good starting points.


Edited by Bill J, 19 August 2013 - 02:05 PM.