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chitownbri

Member Since 25 Sep 2013
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In Topic: If Monogram had went 1/25th...instead of 1/24...

01 May 2015 - 10:34 PM

The only time i care about 1/24 vs. 1/25 is when i'm trying to build a series of a particular vechicle, like for example Ford's f-series pickups.

The majority are 1/25 but then there's Monogram's 1/24 offerings(which look huge next to amt's). It would be nice to have all of the

generations of f-series in one scale.


In Topic: Trailer Skirt Air Deflectors?

25 January 2015 - 02:05 PM

i heard california requires them for 53' over the road trailers. i've installed dozens of strehl brand trailerblades (thats what strehl calls them).

the customers that i was able to talk to all said that these are needed to make runs to california.  strehl claims that theres a 5% savings in fuel

economy.


In Topic: What type of "Box Art" do you prefer?

11 January 2015 - 05:16 PM

i think ideally a kit should have an artists sketch on the box top, photos of the 1:1 and a built example on the sides and ends. and then do like what round2 does with the parts layout on the botom of the box.


In Topic: Italeri LA wrecker into a real semi?

07 January 2015 - 07:02 AM

it should have all the necessary parts to build a regular truck. i have the ford, scania and road commander wrecker kits and they all

had the extra parts to build regular trucks. the only problem is that the wrecker kits have the smaller, more generic sleepers on them.

so if you're using the instructions from the constellation kit be careful on the rear sleeper mount, you're gonna have to move it forward

to the next set of mounting slots on the frame.


In Topic: C4 Corvette accurate model

28 December 2014 - 06:42 PM

I'd say the best one is the 1/24-scale Monogram kit. They did an '86/87 convertible. Monogram never did the base 1988 wheels though. MPC/Ertl had a '88 convertible kit that's 1/25 scale, but it isn't as well detailed as Monogram's.

Monogram didn't do the '90 model year wheels either, which sucks because the mpc/amt wheels are too small to begin with to use on a Monogram kit. With some kitbashing you can do almost every model year and body style of the Monogram c4 vettes. '88 and '90 are about the only years you couldn't accurately do. On a

side note the Callaway speedster kit is the only non zr1 kit to have a 6spd trans. I believe 88 or maybe 89 was the first year for the 6 speed.