I like posts where I learn things or see a different perspective, Im not going to comment on the same step that is taken in every kit and as someone posted earlier, state that you are looking for feedback as some dont want it and some can be WAY to sensitive. If you are looking for someone to stroke your ego and add meaning to your life, Im not your guy.
what has curbed me is the kits in HL and the like have steadly crept from 16-22 to 19-29 for standard 1/25 scale, kits I bought there in the last bit seem to be rising sharply. Not a ton of choices though as there isnt much of a scale community around me so second hand kits are scarce.
I know I should stop but I just cant, It got's me man, it be call'n me lol.
Ive been pulled several times in my street strip car and have never had an officer question the removal of the door beams, bumper supports, inner dash, factory column, etc. etc. never had one take issue with the lack of factory seat belts either. You cant see most of the weight reductions but its obviously very modified, most cops are cool with it and are curious. It isnt smart to have a cage on the street but it's a necessary evil for the track, a cage is far more concerning to me than the removal of door and bumper supports.
I cant speak for fastback but in my shop it always starts with several sit downs and planning and in that stage many things are discussed and how they will effect everything else both from a looks and function standpoint. I have no issue with putting 14 or 15 wheels on a car but I will point out that brake selection is limited as well as tire selection as they are just not common sizes any more. I dont have many customers so it makes it easy for me to know what each one prefers and I cant tell you how much easier it is than when I was working at other shops that would take on any job just to get it. As far as the idea of ruing cars by changing them I feel those people may be under the impression there all nice to begin with and that simply isnt the case, most of my work involves replacing 30 to 50% of the body on every build, the years of abuse, neglect, wear and tear, and frankly poor crafstmanship by people that didnt know better or just didnt care make finding nice survivors harder by the day.
I can appreciate everyones point of view on what they prefer but many things just have to change as a result of what the car is being asked to do, N5015's and factory disc/drums with 1000rwhp is just not logical at all. It's all in what you want the car to do and bee.
although some are far better than others and they have some great subjects but all MPC kits are old tool reissue's so they are not going to be near the quality or ease of build of the newer stuff. The revell 69 goat is decent and builds ok even though it appear's a touch small to me, the MPC funny car version is cool but again detail and fit arent the greatest. There are some detail issues with a few of them but as a series the revell special edition kits build really well.
All that said I am sooooo happy they repoped a bunch of the vintage MPC funny cars
its the kit, I have have a couple in the closet of no return, it can be built decent but wasnt worth the effort to me, besides I'm more a 66 fan and the revell 66 kit is light years ahead of the mpc67. Just an old tool of a great subject.
thats why I love plastic, you can do anything and it doesnt matter and you dont need to take out a second mortgage to do it, I feel about the same way in 1:1, if its fun do it, theyr just metal glass and rubber.