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  1. They’re not just coupes, they’re called Gran Coupes. At least according to BMW.
  2. I’m betting they will be made of the same plastic eating rubber material. This time, however, they’ll probably be sealed in a clear protective bag like the rest of the parts.
  3. Relax…it’s probably on one of those freighters coming in from China. They’re all stacked up right now in the ocean off Long Beach.
  4. Nice build Tim! However, those front windows still look really really looooong contributing to the chop top roofline appearance. Also, I still don’t like having to “glue” the lower body-sides to the chassis to retain the slight tuck under. Perhaps your 2022 build will address those problems. Thanks.
  5. Strawman ploy. Those particular examples do not negate the entirety of what I stated. Go back and read about the Revell ‘68 Charger that had to modified because Dodge corporate didn’t like the rooftop. Or, read about the ‘61 Impala that had to be modified by Lindberg because it too had major problems with the body. There are many examples of this, if you do a search. If the other models were corrected due to their inaccuracies, why won't they correct the Chevy II chop top before it goes into production? Or, will they? This “it is what it is” sounds weak. If people on here have that attitude about it, then they probably won’t fix it. Mediocrity at best around here, I guess. In a way, you sort of contradict yourself. If 3D scanning is the “be all end all” for complete accuracy, then why didn't they use that? Too expensive? Tolerance stacking? Nope, I’m still not buying it.
  6. Monogram only and it was 1/24th scale. The Chevette would be nice to see again as a reissue.
  7. No offense, but this is a far cry from the sentiments you espoused during the Revell “chop top” Mustang LX days. Have they finally beaten you down? Or, do you have a vested interest in seeing the ‘65 Chevy II gasser do well in the marketplace? As a modeler and hobby consumer, I know why these things happen. It is primarily due to the location of production and the relationships between the home office and the designers/tooling engineers that work in these foreign countries. You don’t have to be genius to figure that one out. I do know that having factory support is highly advantages for a new kit release. If you don’t have that, you will be in a constant uphill battle to get the details right. So, developing and maintaining good relationships with the auto manufacturers is probably the best thing you can do as a model company to ensure accurate looking models.
  8. Someone in the thread made a reference to how the upper window drip rail on the driver’s-side was not accurate. Then, people chimed in to complain about the custom BFG’s that are in the kit making one to assume that it’s a POS reissue or something. The BFG’s are included to give an alternative tire option for the custom/lowrider crowd. I agree, it’s a terrible choice. However, at least we have the Firestone whitewalls, of which, most people will probably use instead. I think most people who build this kit will probably build it stock or as a period custom with parts box/aftermarket wheels and tires. I don’t think anyone is going to make a “gasser” out of it.
  9. So, does that make the whole kit useless, then? And, why are you speaking for somebody else? I don’t care for the BFG’s either. However, I think most people who buy this kit are going to be using the stock tires, not a late model custom tire. I’m just grateful they also include the Firestones, in a whitewall no less. In some years of past kits like this, you couldn't even get that.
  10. I agree. Tim Boyd is a very talented experienced builder so I’m sure he can work his magic on what they gave him.
  11. It’s says right on the box pic that was posted above….”pad printed Firestone ‘whitewall’ tires” included. If you don’t like the BFG’s, you don’t have to use them.
  12. At least it’s only on one side in a particular spot, not the whole dang roof being about 3 scale inches lower. However, we certainly don’t want to say anything if a model company makes a major, really noticeable, goof on a new tool. 🤭
  13. You’re comparing two different things. Not all Supras are the same. The MKII Supra by MPC was/is a much better kit than the F&F derived MKIV. Also, I don’t think the MKIV could be built stock. The MPC Supra, if reissued, doesn’t exist in a vacuum. However, for mostly 1/25th fans, the MKII Supra would be a much desired addition unless they can find sources for the original annual. Also, if you like to make custom builds or build several that are in different color/trim combinations, having a new reissue to build from would be much better than trying to search and scrounge the original annuals. In the sea of Camaros/Firebirds/Mustangs/ect that we always seem to have, the MPC MKII Supra would be a welcome addition. Also, it would full a much absent model in 1/25th scale. Some people don’t mix and match different scales so freely as you have implied. Since I build mostly in 1/25th scale, those Tamiya kits that you so highly speak of would not be a consideration for me. As I said before, having it just sitting in the warehouse collecting dust is not making them any money. It’s a pretty good kit and they should reissue it.
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