The Foose cab in the picture is missing the separate roof panel part. What you see is basically the top side of the headliner, so to speak. The whole thing looks wider though, compared to the old Revell. At least in that picture
Aand we have a winner! The winner is first and foremost myself, because I wanted a kit of this truck and I voted for it to be made. - And now I have one! It looks good too!
The engine hole is not as bad those from back in the stone age of things, and looks as if it can easily be filled if need be.
One of the great features of this kit is something I have been wanting for a long time. Different size wheels of the same design and with rubber to match! The different size rollers we have been served in other kits have (almost) always had same diameter wheels. Different width yes, but same diameter, and then those would be fitted with different height tires. This always bugged me because due to the different aspect ratio of the tires, the rims in the larger tyre would visually appear to be smaller than the one in the smaller tyre. Not anymore though. This kit has them right! I am excited about this. Please do inform me if I am actually late to the party, and the other Foose kits have been equipped so for a long time now
Interesting engineering choices alright! Like the metal axle through the engine. I'm not going to make too much noise about it,, but I have to say I thought they stopped doing that years ago. It seems to look fairly clean and concealed in this truck, but then again - it seems wrong somehow. I'm sure somebody is going to have a cow about it. Bring out the popcorn!
That was such a great event! Kudos and deep respect to the organizers, man do they know what they're doing! As for me, I cannot even determine which part I enjoyed the most. I got to meet Juha Airio and see his work (even brought some of it home). I had one of my models chosen for photography by Model Cars mag, that was a first for me and it kind of left a mark. Then of course there was a lot of great and friendly attendees and vendors, and not to forget manufacturer representatives big and small alike. I really like that the kit producers take time to come and talk with the lunatic fringe. I hope I'll be able to go back next year!
I talked to Dave at NNL East today, and he told me of an hitherto unannounced expansion. He said that after the 4x4 Ford (1970), the next one in line is a 1964-66 one. He mentioned the year, but I have forgotten. The message in this is that although the chassis and running gear is identical to the pickups we know, the body will be the previous style. That is cool, and I didn't see it coming. That is - didn't know the chassis carried over, allowing for expansion of the Moebius range.
I like the way you are thinking and it s a good looking car too, but do you know how much they would be able to carry over from the 300? I must admit I do not know all there is to know about these cars. Are all the dirty bits (engine and entire underside) identical between them?
WHAT?! Air-Trax is coming?! ..and C1?! Along with the usual suspects and Revell & Moebius. Man, my wallet is going to be in deep trouble. I'm going to have to leave my cards at home, and only bring what I can afford to spend in cash.
Sometimes it is quite possible to use kit headers and modify to fit. The ones I used on this build, I found in the '67 MPC Malco Gasser kit. I had to make the pipes a little longer in order for them to reach out over the frame, and you can see the joint where I added a short piece of 2mm plastic rod.
The only real scratching going on were the collectors, - and the long end pipes bent out of aluminum tubing but those were easy.
Err.. guys? He mentioned he will be using the fenders. They are just not ready to be test fitted yet. Funny thing is, just last week I had my Speedwagon kit out and was dreaming up something along the same lines. I even decided on an off-white color for it. I guess you beat me to it Stuart
Or the lack of induction ducts? Is the steering hooked up? Where exactly is the radiator? It does not seem to be a finished job. Even so, I don't really think it was ever meant to actually drive. I guess there are reasons why someone would want to put an exotic engine in a rod and not drive it, that happens from time to time - but what leaves me scratching my head is the stance.. But here we are discussing it, and the builder / owner is getting attention.
Nothing really. Other than that the one with paint - err.. comes with paint. The paint cups and glue sits in a vacuum formed plastic tray, that is placed next to the regular kit box inside a cardboard sleeve. - Or was it an outer box? I'm not certain anymore. Anyhow, this makes the "paint included" kit slightly larger than the other one. But that's about it.
Yeah well, but remember that the bigger one is a Monogram kit.. I guess it is not fair to generalize, but the kit shown has severe problems with it's proportions. One of those is the width which is far too great. So even though the length is not that far off (subtracting for the molded-on spoiler) it makes the model look much larger than it should. Another consideration here is that Monogram probably made it somewhat larger than actual 1/24 scale. Their '57 Vette is a gross offender in that department, measuring out to close to 1/22. Try to put one of those honkers next to a '57 Vette from AMT.. Now, I am not out to smear the Monogram name, but when 1/24 is not 1/24, and 1/25 is not 1/25 but somewhere in the ballpark of about there. - You cannot really compare apples to apples, but you need to evaluate each kit on its own merits in terms of scale fidelity.