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#81 Force

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Posted 16 November 2014 - 02:28 PM

Plastruct has diamond plate, but don't go by the scale that's marked on the packace, if you buy the 1:24-1:25 scale the pattern is a lot too big, the HO 1:100th scale pattern looks more right.


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Posted 18 November 2014 - 07:18 AM

Thanks Tim....:)

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Posted 18 November 2014 - 09:11 AM

The bass boat trailers have a pretty large area of diamond plate decking if it can't be found elsewhere....

 

 

 

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Posted 18 November 2014 - 11:07 AM

The one that I ordered from Model Roundup shipped today . Should be here within 7-10 days ...

 

Is it there yet?  ^_^



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Posted 18 November 2014 - 03:19 PM

 

Is it there yet?  ^_^

Yes ; received it on Friday at 1420 HRS .

 

My critique :

Over-all , it's a beauty . In spite of the moulds' age , flash and distortion is minimal-at-worst .

Chrome plating is excellent .

Decal sheet is *nice* .

 

The retooling of the original's custom wheel covers is a very nice touch !

Tyres are very nicely done ; period-correct whitewall on one side ; well-detailled blackwall on opposite side .

 

My only prima fascia "complaint" ?

The optional chromed-reverse wheels are --as the directs point out-- unusuable with the kit's stock-ish skinny Firestones . This also means that any wheel deeper than the stock steelie / hub caps , or stock steelie / custom wheel covers won't fit .

The 70's and 80's issues of this kit had two sets of tyres ; the old standby Firestones , and optional F70-15 Good-Year Polyglas GT's . In my opinion , these tyres should have been included in this issue.

 

9.9 points out of 10 !



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Posted 19 November 2014 - 04:59 AM

Photos?



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Posted 19 November 2014 - 05:40 AM

Photos?

 

http://www.modelcarb...com/53ford.html

 

Are the tires new, or have these been included in previous Round2 kits?:

 

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 06:29 AM

Those tires are in the Ford Model T double kit with the chopped coupe I believe. Very cool.

No custom tires? That is strange.



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Posted 19 November 2014 - 02:45 PM

Those are the ones , Casey .

Very nice tyres ; the blackwall side has the classic Firestone inscriptions .

 

Pharoah , I also found it to be peculiar that no additional tyres were provided . I'm not sure what Round2 has in their roster that would fit the bill in-so-far-as keeping with the vintage c.1962 theme ...



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Posted 19 November 2014 - 06:18 PM

One thing about keeping it 'vintage'.

The 1962 version didn't have the chrome reverse wheels,so they didn't need the wide tires.

Somebody dropped the ball on that. Otherwise ,a really nice kit.



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Posted 20 November 2014 - 03:44 PM

Are we talking about the same chrome reverse wheels with the baby moons???
The '34 Ford street rod kit has those same wheels that are a little wider..

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 04:58 PM

Are we talking about the same chrome reverse wheels with the baby moons???
The '34 Ford street rod kit has those same wheels that are a little wider..

They might be. I'm not familiar with the 34 Ford kit. Those wheels were used in other kit's too,but they weren't around in 1962 when the pickup came out. I don't know if they were going for a 'total retro' kit or what. But they should have put the custom tires in there,too. it's not like I have a bunch of those tires laying around...Oh,I guess I do. LOL



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Posted 20 November 2014 - 11:16 PM

Those are some beautiful wheels..
I plan on using a set for one of my '60 Starliner builds.. ;)

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Posted 21 November 2014 - 06:22 AM

 

http://www.modelcarb...com/53ford.html

 

Are the tires new, or have these been included in previous Round2 kits?:

 

DSC_0023.jpg

 

Those tires are hollow where the previous tires that came in the Double T kit etc. are solid tires. So, they are definitely different, if not new. It also looks like they have moved the mold seam from the center to closer to the edge of the tire. The tread detail also looks deeper and better refined than the older tires. I would have liked to have seen a set of the Good Year Polyglas tires also to go with the chrome reverse/baby moon hub caps. But, I have tires out the wahzoo. So,it's not a big problem.



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Posted 21 November 2014 - 07:07 AM

The AMT '49 Mercury has a set of chromed steel wheels with integrally molded baby moons, too, but here are the chrome sprues from the '53 Ford from the same 'site linked above:

 

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Posted 21 November 2014 - 07:08 AM

Got plenty if the Firestone Supremes.. Some are white wall and I got some that have redlines..