The Greased Lightning Ford seems like a no-brainer..they wouldn't have to change much from the previous stock offerings. Nerf bar, chrome reverse wheels from the '49 Mercury, and boom, done. And if it really did need to be "Hydramatic"...they could drop in the Cadillac engine and hydramatic transmission from the '49 Merc kit too. I wonder which it will be...
Cool to know that Revell is OK with fixing certain areas on kits sometimes. I'd love for the back of the roof and the quarter windows, visor and window openings to get that treatment on the '30 A coupe!
Were those taillights inspired by a 1:1 car or did you just get creative? Because I don't think I've seen that particular solution before, and it really suits the lines of the car! Just when I thought I'd seen every taillight solution on a '40...something cool and unique comes along. Bravo!
Yep, some incredibly cool ideas happening here. Looking forward to seeing more! The shortened trunk is a neat touch, and I love the re-worked windshield area and lower cowl. Is there any plan for a custom grille insert shape? The vertical slot in the '36 piece somehow doesn't suit the feral attitude of the rest of car IMHO.
I agree that it would be nice to have some more contemporary subjects available (ie, RAM trucks) to capitalize on current trends, but Round 2 has a certain business model and I think they're doing a great job of updating and marketing the kits they've purchased the rights to. I may not be a huge fan of every single kit they re-release, but I have to keep in mind that my modeling tastes may evolve, and 20 years from now I might be very glad of the pool of 2010s-era Round 2 kits that will probably still be available on auction sites etc. Recently I picked up the AMT '32 Victoria. I have a vintage example of the kit (that was much cheaper, funny enough) and now I can keep it intact for the sake of collector's nostalgia, and build the new kit instead. I know I've purchased some kits in the past that I thought were kinda garbage (not from Round 2 though!) --but then my tastes evolved a little and I suddenly found creative uses for them.
The "GigaHorse" from Mad Max:Fury Road has twin functional engines,each with a functional blower but fake twin turbos. Looks like a blow-through rig with a hat over dual 4bbl carbs on each blower. It had dual intercoolers...but I'd need to see photos from additional angles to know if the general layout is legit.
If you want to see insane engine layouts and combinations, tractor pulling is where it's at!
Thanks everyone! Tim, I'd love to join in, but I'm on the west coast, a mere 2000 miles away RockinRodneyRat--those weathering powders look good;the 'self adhesive' feature in particular interest me. If/when I weather this thing, I'll probably use a homebrew mix of artist's chalks and it will be an experiment of sorts...