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#1 Ken McGuire

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 07:04 AM

I want to build the Historic Racing Miniatures 1963 Z06 Corvette (a resin transkit) which uses the Revell '67 Corvette as a donor kit. The HRM resin is 1/24 scale but I noticed that box art for the various Revell / Monogram kits (convertible / coupe) shows the scale to be 1/25. Is that a mistake on the box art (with the Revell kits actually 1/24)?

 

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 08:21 AM

The older Monogram Black rat kit is 1/24th scale I believe.



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 08:58 AM

I want to build the Historic Racing Miniatures 1963 Z06 Corvette (a resin transkit) which uses the Revell '67 Corvette as a donor kit. The HRM resin is 1/24 scale but I noticed that box art for the various Revell / Monogram kits (convertible / coupe) shows the scale to be 1/25. Is that a mistake on the box art (with the Revell kits actually 1/24)?

 

There are both 1/25 and 1/24 scale '65-'67 Vettes in the Revell lineup, some Revell 1/25 and some Monogram originated 1/24 kits. I think this kit would be the best donor:

 

revell-1966-corvette-penske-racing.jpg



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 09:26 AM

Ahh, I forgot about that kit



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 09:32 AM

Ahh, I forgot about that kit

 

I think it's what became of the '65 kit, or at least the most recent variant.



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 02:29 PM

Don't forget the reboxed Accurate Miniatures Grand Sport Vette from Revell. That is all race car and it is 1/24th



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Posted 27 August 2013 - 10:57 AM

Don't forget the reboxed Accurate Miniatures Grand Sport Vette from Revell. That is all race car and it is 1/24th

 

The 60's Grand Sports were tube framed hand-built race cars that had very little in common with production 'Vettes except for general external appearance. 

 

 I believe the Z06's were RPOs based on production cars. (kind of like the ZL1s and ZR1s of the 60's and 70's)


Edited by dmk, 27 August 2013 - 10:59 AM.


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Posted 27 August 2013 - 12:13 PM

They were. The Grand Sports are specially made RACE cars. ZO6's were based on production cars.



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 07:31 AM

I would inquire to HRM about the scale of that Z06 transkit.  Harold offers a transkit of the 1960 Cunningham LeMans Corvette for the Revell '58-'59 Corvette models, which are 1/25.  I buy HRM kits from Island Collectibles and the default scale in their catalog for HRM products is 1/24, with no reference made for kits that happen to be 1/25.  I contacted Ed @ IC and he verified that the '60 LM Corvette transkit was indeed 1/25. 



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Posted 01 September 2013 - 04:24 PM

It's a 1/25 if I am not mistaken. I have one of those, and I planned to combine it with the Revell '67.



#11 Ken McGuire

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 02:41 PM

You fellows were right when you said to check with HRM. The scale is indeed 1/25 as Harold said he used the Revell '67 Corvette kit as his base.