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In Topic: Stacking Models

Yesterday, 03:14 PM

Really a lot depends on the boxes, not all model boxes are made equal. I've got some semi-truck kits in the closet stacked 15 high and not showing a sign of strain. I've got other kits I wouldn't trust the boxes to go over 3 high.

In Topic: 1/25 AMT '36 Ford Coupe

29 April 2015 - 02:09 PM

Yes, the door handles are separate parts. 
Mine Monogram kit only came with the mags. 
The AMT wheels are not the most accurate for a factory stock car. If you really want to build a 100% accurate model, the best wheels are from the Revell '37 Ford pick up.

I just happen to have some of those '37 Ford wheels that were not going to be used, now they have purpose. Thanks

Edit to add, the Monogram kit arrived. The Early Iron Collection kit with the yellow street rod box art does not include stock (or close to stock) wheels, and the engine is a '48 Mercury flathead. Guess I'll be looking for a Ford flathead as well as the wheels.

Other than that it looks like all the parts to build a stock cabriolet are included.

In Topic: 1/25 AMT '36 Ford Coupe

29 April 2015 - 11:32 AM

So if I re-scribe the door panel lines what about the door handles, are they separate parts?

I have one of the Monogram Cabriolet kits on the way, should be in my hands this week. I understand the yellow "Early Iron" kit includes stock parts except for the wheels which are similar to stock or can be swapped with the stock wheels in the AMT kit. I'm thinking many will be building customs so it shouldn't be too hard to find a trade for the AMT wheels.

In Topic: 1/25 AMT '36 Ford Coupe

26 April 2015 - 05:48 PM

Ok I think I understand now, the hood length is a model kit issue not a feature of the 1-1?

Also going back through the posts again it sounds like the hood / cowl issue only applies to the second issue 5 window, not the Dick Tracy issue?

Both versions are relatively easy to find, so perhaps Dick Tracy for the roadster conversion, and the later version for doing a 5 window? It sounds like they improved the fit of the top in the later version of the 5 window.

In Topic: 1936 Ford deluxe convertable?

26 April 2015 - 04:55 PM

Thanks, I thought it was a cabriolet but was having a hard time deciding. Off to get the Monogram kit.


not fully understanding the difference, is it the crank out windshield which makes the distinction?
i was always under the impression a cabriolet had window frames around the doors and those cute squiggly "S" irons on the convertible top. or is this a landau?

Not sure on the full definition of roadster vs. cabriolet, but at least on the '36 Ford the windscreen seems to be the giveaway feature. The roadster has a very narrow frame and wind wings, the Cabriolet has a little more substantial frame around the windshield. Since it has roll up windows I guess it doesn't need the wind wings.





If I had an extra $67,000 laying around I wouldn't be just be looking for the Monogram kit. :wub: