Thanks for all the interest and comments. I've been wanting to do a Victoria for a long time, but just couldn't get around the proportion issue to make it happen until I actually started doing some measuring.
You mean all AMT '32 Fords are off by that much? Rats. I bet the phaeton would be the hardest one to fix. If you didn't have the Revell kit to provide the rest, how would you correct the hood and grille of an AMT kit to match? I have a Tudor, a Vicky, and a B-400 conversion all in the project pipeline...
Yes and there are other minor issues too. Correcting the hood side panels would require adding material to the bottoms, similar to what I've done to the body shell here, and it would be on a somewhat cut-to-fit, model-to-model basis. The heights of the AMT grille shell and the Revell grille shell are very close to each other, so there would be considerable work needed to be done to get the lines to work together if the cowl was raised on an AMT body shell installed on AMT fenders.
I haven't yet looked in depth as far as what would be necessary to correct the proportions on the AMT body shells for use on the AMT fenders, which I love in spite of their shortcomings, but I'll be getting into it in the not-too-distant future. One thing I HAVE looked at is the fit of the Revell body shell on the AMT fenders, and it's remarkably good. SOME of the dimensions on both models were transcribed accurately enough to allow some mix-n-matching, with a little effort. This is the Revell 3W shell on AMT fenders.
The AMT kits' 'faces' reflect the stock appearance of a '32 Ford...
with high headlight placement, while the Revell kit
looks more like the street-rod style with lowered lamps.
Just another thing to keep in mind.
Edited by Ace-Garageguy, 05 September 2013 - 03:46 AM.