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Dave Darby

Member Since 08 Aug 2007
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In Topic: 1967 Dodge Charger

12 May 2015 - 04:07 PM

Holy Paul Hettick, Batman! That is a drop dead gorgeous model. My hat is off to you, my friend. Outstanding job.

In Topic: Revells next release from the Model A Roadster tool - a 30/31 Coupe

08 May 2015 - 06:50 PM

The small block Chevy motor doesn't bother me a bit, even though  I'm actually a Ford man. It's easy to swap out an engine if you don't like it. It's inaccuracies in the body that make for the hard work. My vote is leave the engine as is,  but for gad sake, let's put in a firewall that we don't have make excuses for. And 32 Ford roof insert? Since when is wrong OK? Anyway, as you can see below, Revell was able to get it right in the past, they can do it right this time too.



In Topic: Revells next release from the Model A Roadster tool - a 30/31 Coupe

06 May 2015 - 03:46 PM

Looking at a full sized version of this in this month's Street Rodder Magazine the firewall looks pretty much just as the full sized version does.
The pictures should give a few guys ideas of a kit bashed version all with Revell models.

Actually, no. The firewall on the kit is not even close. The old Monogram kits had it right, the old Revell sedan/woody had it right. This one is way off.






Compare the above to the real car below. The leading edges of the firewall are rounder, and it comes almost all the way out to the edges of the cowl. The firewall looks almost like a continuation of the cowl.


Revell has some serious fixing to do on that piece.




And, just because it is so cool, a little inspiration...



In Topic: Revells next release from the Model A Roadster tool - a 30/31 Coupe

05 May 2015 - 11:45 AM

I hope they tweak that firewall some. The edges are way square, and it's on the smallish side.  I'd still like to see a 30-31 A roadster. The coupe has already been done in 1/24th. But I still see some future purchases here...

In Topic: Monogram 55 Ford Panel 'Bootlegger'

04 May 2015 - 08:14 PM

It's a great body style that you don't see enough of. The shame about this kit and its pickup truck sister is that it came out during the bad era for Monogram design that brought us the miss-shapen 56-57 Chevys and some other poorly proportioned kits. The hood is too tall and square, the roof isn't as bad as the pick-up, but still isn't great. I'd probably section one of these down to fit the AMT cab front.


Hey Revell-Monogram, how about a panel version of your 48 F-1 Pickup?