The Forums will be down, Friday, November 24th starting 8 AM PST for upgrade.We'll probably be down until 1PM PST, but it might be longer. I'm doing a major forum software upgrade, so I expect the forums to operate somewhat differently when we come back online.
What a load of bollocks. Why push this false dichotomy that there have to be "car guys" and "big rig guys" and never the twain shall meet? I like both and I know plenty of others who also build a variety of subjects. 90% of what's posted in the car section doesn't interest me, but I just scroll past it.
Forum logic: "I don't want to engage in buying or selling on here, therefore nobody else should be allowed to do so". Of course it's up to the forum owners/admin, but given trading is allowed already, and aftermarket suppliers are self-promoting willy nilly in forum threads, a formal buy/sell/trade subforum would be helpful. All the naysayers would be free to ignore it, so should one be created, its existence needn't trouble them.
Or, as I mooted earlier, they farmed out the artwork to China along with everything else. These recent efforts don't strike me as being done by anyone with a feel for the subject, or even much skill as an artist. Now I'm wondering where the other box art is lifted from.
My '69 shortbed has a warped hood, the '71 is not as bad but still doesn't fit properly. Moebius '65 Plymouth has a noticeably warped body, so from my experience some warpage is to be expected with their kits. As mentioned above, the grilles are all wrong because of the oversized headlight surrounds. Aside from those problems, the chassis and FE engines appear to be mostly cribbed from the '70s AMT pickups. The front suspension attachment is completely wrong, having the radius arms mounted outside the frame rather than underneath, and the twin axle beams are far too short - they should also mount under the frame rails, not part way along the cross member. I reworked mine to look more a bit more prototypical. I could have done more - that huge kink in the driver's side beam is still wrong, but by that point I was questioning why I was spending so much time on this... 1:1
Bumping this thread to comment on the Streetburner reissue of the B-M Camaro. I just bought a factory sealed one, but it doesn't have the 'fly eye' air filter. The instructions show it as chrome part #81, but that's the standard Chevy air cleaner and it appears they've used that on the new box art too. I'm a bit miffed, because I had the original Skip's issue and I remember the fly eye being in it, so it's disappointing that Revell has dropped one of the distinguishing features of the Motion cars.
They're OK size wise, but 8-stud fixing and have military tread pattern on the tyres. Also, the PCD of the stud pattern is larger than you'd typically see on US trucks - same goes for 10 stud British and Euro wheels vs. US ones, the US wheels have a smaller PCD.