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#21 Harry P.

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 04:07 PM

Does anyone else wonder how they got the fenders to overlap the body sides like that on the parts tree???



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 05:22 PM

They are part of the body sides!!!

Look at the instruction page.



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 08:05 PM

I just hope they get around to scaling up their 1937 Packard Twelve (Stalin had one with armored doors and bulletproof windows, thus its relevance to WWII armor modeling).  But it's one of the newer 35th kits, so it'll probably be a while before it makes it to 24th. They seem to be following a similar schedule as they did for the original 35th scale kits. 

Except that Stalin's car was a Russian sort-of copy of a Packard 180--NOTHING interchangeable at all, not even sheet metal.  Packard enthusiasts and historians have argued about that issue for several decades, but with at least one or two examples now in the US, pretty much it's been confirmed that the ZIS limousines that were built in the Stalin era were actually rather crude copies of the senior Packard.

 

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 09:20 AM

Well, whatever that thing is in the ICM 1/35 Stalin/Packard car box is good enough for a scale-up, far as I'm concerned.  I'll take that Mercedes 770 too, sil vous plait...  B)


Edited by Chuck Kourouklis, 30 October 2013 - 09:21 AM.


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Posted 29 November 2013 - 01:09 PM

I just ordered my Opel Admiral kit today. I got it for $50.96. The GFs eyes got real big when I took out my VISA card, so I had to by her something she wanted. :unsure:  That went from a $50 day to a $400 day real fast. :o



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Posted 29 November 2013 - 01:37 PM

They are part of the body sides!!!

Look at the instruction page.

 

Ah, yes, now I get it.



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Posted 30 November 2013 - 10:18 PM

I just ordered my Opel Admiral kit today. I got it for $50.96. The GFs eyes got real big when I took out my VISA card, so I had to by her something she wanted. :unsure:  That went from a $50 day to a $400 day real fast. :o

So, in other words, that just became what might very well be the most expensive model you ever buy?

 

What cost $350- something small and shiny?

 

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 10:21 PM

That'll be a handful to put together, but it looks like a superb model.

 

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 03:10 PM

I am very impressed by the detail in this kit

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 06:36 AM

So, in other words, that just became what might very well be the most expensive model you ever buy?

 

What cost $350- something small and shiny?

 

Charlie Larkin

Laptop. Something she's wanted.



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Posted 11 January 2014 - 04:02 AM

I now have both versions, uptop and ( downtop?)

These are great kits, fine detailing and about 160 parts count makes them great when finished.

The only difference between these two versions are the ragtop parts.

Multipiece body seems to be easily assembled and I think it must be assembled before painting. Have to figure out the exact assembling process though because the instructions tell you to glue inner door panels to body sides before gluing body sides to interior floor and to other body panels.

 

The engine is gm straight six " stowebolt " as it should be and chassis and suspension parts are pure gm from that era.



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Posted 11 January 2014 - 11:43 AM

Looks like the revell of germany tool bumbed from 1/35 up to 1/24

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 11:45 AM

Dare i say rat rod with white walls??? Hmmmmmmm

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 12:54 PM

Looks like the revell of germany tool bumbed from 1/35 up to 1/24

The Revell Germany 1/35 kit is the ICM kit reboxed.  It's ICM's tooling. Revell Germany reboxes a bunch of ICM kits nowadays.  



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Posted 13 January 2014 - 06:32 PM

Just ordered the up-top version from Squadron Hobbies ---- should be interesting ---

 

I like the idea of white walls ---- hopefully I have some Modelhaus wide whites in stock that will work ---  will just have to see ---



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Posted 17 January 2014 - 06:49 PM

Your best bet is to get the up top version --- mine arrived yesterday and it includes the the up-top and the convertible boot ---- so you can go either way with it.

 

By the way --- this is a stunning kit ---- EVERYTHING and I mean everything has it's own special zip style plastic bag (you can open and close them) ---- the castings are sharp and well done ----I did not see any sink marks but it does have its share of ejection pin marks --- not an isse for most modelers---- it is reminiscent of the quality of the Galaxie 46-47-48 Chevrolet releases -----only thing so far that I can see is that it needs white walls ----  should be no problem there though----  get one --- you will not be disappointed!!  --- Revell-AMT etc should get their act together and strive to get to this level of quality ---- seriously!!!  I would love to see these guys do some USA 30-40 vintage fat fender cars and maybe some 50's on the same level of quality as this kit.

 

By the way --- this kit even boasts separate scale correct wiper blades ---- It is just that good----  

 

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 08:38 PM

i don't think whitewalls were such a big deal in Europe as they were in the USA.



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Posted 18 January 2014 - 08:47 AM

Your best bet is to get the up top version --- mine arrived yesterday and it includes the the up-top and the convertible boot ---- so you can go either way with it.

 

Bill (Duntov)

 

Thanks for the info', I was just about to buy the top down version, and after reading your post, have just ordered the top up version, thanks again .....



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Posted 18 January 2014 - 01:35 PM

Your best bet is to get the up top version --- mine arrived yesterday and it includes the the up-top and the convertible boot ---- so you can go either way with it.

 

By the way --- this is a stunning kit ---- EVERYTHING and I mean everything has it's own special zip style plastic bag (you can open and close them) ---- the castings are sharp and well done ----I did not see any sink marks but it does have its share of ejection pin marks --- not an isse for most modelers---- it is reminiscent of the quality of the Galaxie 46-47-48 Chevrolet releases -----only thing so far that I can see is that it needs white walls ----  should be no problem there though----  get one --- you will not be disappointed!!  --- Revell-AMT etc should get their act together and strive to get to this level of quality ---- seriously!!!  I would love to see these guys do some USA 30-40 vintage fat fender cars and maybe some 50's on the same level of quality as this kit.

 

By the way --- this kit even boasts separate scale correct wiper blades ---- It is just that good----  

 

Regards

Bill (Duntov)

 

Going by your comments, I just might have to get me one of these bad boys.  B)



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Posted 26 January 2014 - 08:42 AM

I had mine delivered yesterday, what a cracking kit, not one that's going to be put together in 5 minutes, loads of detail and the molding is superb.