dodgefever

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  1. dodgefever added a post in a topic Question about AMT 57 Chevy kit   

    Those white/red line Firestones were found in late '60s AMT annuals. Could be the first issue with the Pepper Shaker box art?  I think that was the last with the original custom parts:
    http://public.fotki.com/drasticplasticsmcc/mkiba-build-under-c/amt-instructions/automotive-cars--pi/chevrolet/1951-1960/amt-57-chevy-pepper/
  2. dodgefever added a post in a topic Moebius 71 Ranger Pickup   

    Some people seem to be conflating objective criticism with outright rejection...  I am happy these trucks have been released, but it doesn't mean I have to accept all the flaws.  I have both kits and I will build them, but I'll also be correcting things which shouldn't need correcting.
    From plowboy's comparison, it seems pretty obvious that those parts were derived from the old AMT tooling. Would you really expect to see exactly the same parts breakdown and exact same shape moulded parts locators (look at the block/trans locator and the top of the carb)?  That's a big coincidence on kits tooled 40 years apart by different companies.  Compare with the FE engines in the AMT '66/'67 Fairlane and Comet, or the '60 Starliner - those are streets ahead in detail.
     
  3. dodgefever added a post in a topic 1969 Ford F100   

    Good job on that. First one I've seen with the trim corrected.
  4. dodgefever added a post in a topic How did I miss this ? I thought AMT was the only game in town. Revell '58 Chevy   

    Don't bother with those Pegasus wheels, they don't look enough like Astro Supremes and they're oversize for 1/25. The chrome reverse ones are worse, they just look toy-like.
  5. dodgefever added a post in a topic Moebius 71 Ranger Pickup   


    LOL. That's no excuse for not getting the basic geometry right. If they can tool up tiny sway bar links, they can do better with the fundamental parts.
  6. dodgefever added a post in a topic Moebius 71 Ranger Pickup   

    Wow. That explains a lot.
  7. dodgefever added a post in a topic Moebius 71 Ranger Pickup   

    I've found the front suspension needs some re-engineering to match the 1:1. The kit has the radius arms mounted outside, and parallel with, the frame rails. The real thing has the radius arms mounted under the frame rails and angled out to mount on the axle beams under the coil spring. The beams are also wrong; they should mount on brackets under the frame rails, not inside the crossmember and the driver's side isn't cranked like it is in the kit. It makes you wonder what they were looking at?

    Here's a photo for reference:

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  8. dodgefever added a post in a topic Miss Deal/Revell Parts Packs Mashup   

    Good start, and much better without the whitewalls.
  9. dodgefever added a post in a topic 57 Chevy side trim-how do I treat it?   

    The trim was stainless, but the ribbed inserts on the rear quarters were aluminium.
  10. dodgefever added a post in a topic Moebius Ford F-100- '69/'71 kitbash   

    Interesting build, thanks for pointing out the differences. I have both kits on the way, planning to combine parts to build my uncle's long gone Explorer - big block, 3 spd, two tone Grabber blue and white.
  11. dodgefever added a post in a topic Revell's "Hot Rod Hydro" - What's New and Different with this reissue?   


    Looks that way, must be licensing BS. That would explain the change from 'Hemi' to 'Hot Rod' as well. Lame.
  12. dodgefever added a post in a topic OK, I concede on the "Blower" issue.   


    Not. That one is just as bad, and the one in the new tool '41 Willys isn't much better. The blowers in the '60s Revell kits and parts packs are much more authentic. There lies the source of our frustration: they nailed it 40+ years ago (same with the A firewall), there's no excuse for "good enough" now.
  13. dodgefever added a post in a topic Old GMC transmission question   


    No, that's a Revell kit, completely different. You want the old AMT W925, Alaskan Hauler or T600.
  14. dodgefever added a post in a topic `55 Chevy Sedan150 Gasser "WelderUp"..a little something for you gasser lovers   

    That thing is an abomination. Whitewall slicks on mags, faux spindle mounts, header wrap, awful stance, tacky bodywork. Ugh.

    This is a gasser.


  15. dodgefever added a post in a topic Flashback: AMT Scirocco   


    There's not much to the rear suspension on the 1:1 (I own one). The kit has a decent representation of the torsion beam and trailing arms, along with the coil-over struts. Those are the parts on the bottom of the upper sprue here: