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Len Carsner

Member Since 27 Oct 2006
Offline Last Active May 10 2015 05:41 AM

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In Topic: 66 chevelle

22 April 2013 - 04:28 AM

I remember reading some place about the time Nascar tried to measure the car, only to find out it didn't match. Smokey told them go find a car i the parking lot and measure it. They found one in the front row of the parking lot, measured it and found that it matched Smokeys car, so they let him pass on and race. As it turned out the car in the parking lot was a "plant" and Smokey had modified it to match the race car. Tricked 'em again!



In Topic: My Builds For 2012.

18 December 2012 - 10:38 AM

Al of them are great but I'm lovin' that Simca!

In Topic: Building the Revell 1950 Oldsmobile - We're Finished! 10/30/12

19 November 2012 - 05:23 AM

A few folks are reporting engine/chassis/inner fender clearance issues...some have even contacted Revell about it...did you notice anything like this during your builds?

Hello! I didn't realize this thread was still getting comments.

I didn't have any problems, but I put the engine in the chassis then put the floor section with the fender wells over it. I flexed them a bit and it all went together without fuss.

Len C.

In Topic: Building the Revell 1950 Oldsmobile - We're Finished! 10/30/12

31 October 2012 - 10:06 AM

These are spectacular builds.

Anyone notice a typo on the rear fender decals? They say LABOR DAY STEP. 4
The 1:1 reference shows it's supposed to be SEPT. 4, which should be easy enough to fix with a little knife work.

Also, if the goal is to be authentic to the 1:1, shouldn't "GRIFFIN MOTORS ENTRY" be on the left front fender?

We're submitting an article to MCM concerning further detailing for the stock car, which will include additions to the markings.

Len C.

In Topic: Building the Revell 1950 Oldsmobile - We're Finished! 10/30/12

30 October 2012 - 04:25 PM

Now lets look at a picture of the car that inspired Bills’ project:
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In many ways Bill chose a tougher road to go, as duplicating a race car can be difficult when there are so many people who may be familiar with the subject and may nit pick over details.

Here’s Bills’ result:

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Here are five views of the finished, out-of-the-box build of the Revell 1950 Oldsmobile as driven by the late Buck Baker during the nineteen-race NASCAR Grand National season. This was the first year of this series using the GN moniker that was in place until the early 70’s when it changed to Winston Cup Series.

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The finished Buck Baker 87 NASCAR Olds model strikes a handsome pose with the hood propped open here with a short length of plain guitar string. It congers up visions of Buck and the crew in the pits at a dusty, rut and pothole infested dirt short track prepping the racecar for a day of bone-jarring beatin’ and bangin’. Like they say…”that’s just racin”.

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Bill Lastovich was a steady hand in product development at Revell for many years. A great friend to Bill and me was lost earlier this year. Bill's passing was actually a great loss to the whole model car building hobby. The new Revell 50 Olds kit was one of Bill's pet projects. He was really looking forward to seeing it in production. When we were asked to provide this internet build/review of this long awaited model car kit, we couldn't help but feel like we were doing this one for Bill. And indeed, we are.

Well, we’ve finally come to the end of the road on this project. And while it may have been a long time between updates it was certainly not the fault of the kit as it was, as with all of Revells recent releases, an absolute pleasure to build.

And now that we’re finished it’s time to sit back and watch your 1950 Olds projects as they get posted to the boards and show up at contests. We hope you will enjoy this kit as much as we did.

As always we want to thank Ed Sexton and Roger Harney of Revell. Without them we would not have had this opportunity.

We’d also like to thank the owners of the forums that we post to, without whom we wouldn’t have this great space to discuss and display our work.

Finally we’d like to thank all of you that followed along with our build. Your comments and suggestions were very helpful and entertaining.

Thanks to you all, and we’ll see you again soon with another exciting build/review!

Take care,

Bill Coulter and Len Carsner