Hey, we're not going to just take your gearhead man card away, but your regular man card too! 😀 Nah, just kidding. You can do worst. A few years ago I bought Academy's 1/24th scale Opel-Pontiac Le Mans GSE. A local hobby shop had a couple of them sitting on their shelves for years. (In fact the rest maybe still be sitting there.) Sometime the "plain" or "nerd" car can fun to model too.
Very nice. I like the looks of tall Ts. Or the phone booths as they were called back in the 50's and 60's. I would think in real life, they'd be much more comfortable the get in and out of of, and drive than a T chopped like the one AMT offered in their chopped Model T double kit. For this reason when I bought and built mine, I used AMT's tall T kit.
Thanks Ron for posting the pictures above. The quality and portions look simular to the Cord 812 by Pyro Kit I built back in the 1970's. Because of Mongram's great Cord 812 kit I'd never did built another Pyro version again. This is fine for the Cord. The problem is, in anything remotely 1/25th - 1/24th scale for the Auburn, the Pyro kit is the only thing available. Someday I may buy one. But I know it's going to take a lot of work to make it look okay. As far as chrome parts go in the new Lindberg reissue of the Pyro Auburn. What parts are chrome plated? Wasn't everything that would be chrome on the real car, molded into other parts on the model, requiring paint or foil? The hub caps are molded into the wheels. The step plates to the rockers. I'm not seeing the grille or headlamps above. Were they seperate pieces that could be chrome plated? I assume the side pipes and bumpers could be offered in chrome. I would like to see a more modern Lindberg version, showing the chrome parts.
Do we need a new Barracuda? Why not just give us a new next generated Challenger? Plymouth is dead. And that's a shame. But, why does Dodge need a Barracuda, when they already have a Challenger? Challenger has done well for them. Right?
Looking wrong? True to scale it is wrong. But a 3 inch difference in wheelbase? (And what ever in overall length?) The kit of the car looks okay to me. If I didn't know the kit was based on AMT's old '65 Bonneville kit I'm not sure I would have known anything was wrong with the kit. When I was kid, I'm doubt that I knew there was a difference wheelbase and length of full-size Pontiac models. I would have thought trim and features were the only difference. Even a Canadian Pontiac Laurentian would not have looked that different in size to US Bonneville to me, at the time. So it comes down to how picky one wants to be. If it bothers you and doesn't look right, don't buy or build it. Or modify it to make it look right.
My IPad just proved Lewis' point. It all of the sudden decided that I didn't need to see what I was typing. That's why my above entry does not looked finished. It's not. And it would not let my see the text again, when I tried in edit it! Lewis Black knows what he talking. Great video!