R&r Vacuum Craft
Posted 12 January 2008 - 08:21 PM
Posted 12 January 2008 - 09:14 PM
If you are comfortable with resin it shouldn't be a problem, I've never heard anybody say any of the stuff is unbuildable, just more work. If you are new to resin you might want to see if you get some feedback specific to that body so you don't jump into the deep end on your first resin kit.
Posted 12 January 2008 - 11:20 PM
Ray (or whoever did the master) grafted the roof off of the '62 Chevy Belair, and from a distance the conversion looks nice. But I can see where some of the original contours of the 4 door hardtop kit were sanded away to do the conversion, and weren't replaced as per the 1:1.
Yes, the chassis from the '62 Pontiac will work, but not without some stretching as I believe the '61 Olds 88's chassis was a bit longer than the '62 Pontiac Catalina. Forget the chassis out of the kit! It's totally useless as it's from the old '59-'60 promo and doesn't fit wheelbase wise whatsoever!
The interior is repopped out of the old '61 4 door kit................it's very shallow as a lot of kits were back in those days. If I ever build this one, I'd much rather replace the interior with something from the Chevy (with proper seat patterns) and make it presentable.
Stay tuned as I'll dig the kit out of one of my storage boxes and take some pics to demo....................I'll also see if I have one of the '62 Poncho kits' chassis to try on for size.
Posted 13 January 2008 - 01:37 AM
If you want to read more thoughts I have on the kit and whatnot, give a click here..........I put a description under most of the pics. (18 in all) You can decide if you want to go on with buying one or not.
I will say that Ray's models are not for the faint of heart, and while not impossible to build, they do require a bit more work than say Modelhaus to make presentable. His prices are very reasonable though for what you get IMO..................but expect to put some time in to make a showpiece.
Hope this helps!
Edited by MrObsessive, 13 January 2008 - 01:38 AM.
Posted 13 January 2008 - 06:34 AM
Posted 13 January 2008 - 09:23 AM