Wasn't there supposed to be a 1/16 Bus? No mention of scale that I can make out, so I guess it's the 1/24 in Lufthansa livery. F40 must be the old Monogram snapper. Don't need to be able to read German very well to see confirmation that the Ferrari SWB is the Italeri kit.
I like mine well enough - sure as shootin' it beats nothing at all! I noticed that the axle bricks have been uniform across the Aventador, Veyron, and P1, and wondered what compromises might result - thought perhaps they might play with wheel offsets to bring things closer to scale. Eh, well. They fudge the discrepancies pretty nicely.
Great overview as always, Tim. Just fine with the choices Moebius made on this one - I'll dogpile with everyone else on the parts box angle (or mix 'n match with current and future Satellites for that matter).
VERY kool, and here's what grabs me from that shot: this body shell has always had a big ol' kink in the belt line right at the C-pillar that I'm not making out in this photo! Wonder if the builder leveled that or Round2 did...
Man, I could swear once upon a time Arii had a poly washer set with some rubber BFGs that would have had about the right pattern - like the ones Marc Nellis has at the bottom of this post, iIrc: Ma's Resin thread from a few years back Of course, you lose a bit of period sidewall profile, but you also get rather less of the bias-ply look Revell's Blue Streak tires give you (for anyone who might have noticed that, and not a huge deal at any rate). Also, if Revell-Monogram's decal stock were still that practically cellophane-stiffness material from decades back, I'd be right with Chris in his recommendation to remove the molded scripts before using them. But since around 2000, R/M's been using a much more flexible and compliant, solution-compatible carrier. So with that in mind, I'll offer the counterpoint that if you want a bit of 3D detail under those decals, they might just conform to the raised script with a bit of setter/softener - or at least, you don't really need to knock the molded scripts all the way down for the decals. As you might have seen at "On The Bench", the engine isn't so badly compromised in detail; its chief problem is that it comes across neither fish nor fowl as a 351. It looks like it has the Cleveland timing chain housing cast to the front of the block, but the rounded trapezoidal head design of the Windsor/Fairlane 221 family. The Boss 302 used Cleveland heads modified for a Windsor block, but whether the reverse is at all typical of a built 351, I have no idea. In my prep for block sanding, there appears to be no pigment leaching of any kind thru a few coats of Tamiya Fine White and a mist coat of Tamiya Fine Gray primers. It looks pinkish ONLY where backlighting the translucency of the red plastic comes into play.
Good show! Going by just about ANY recent Revell USA pattern involving new tooling, I think I'd put 10:1 on it being 1:25. As others have said repeatedly, all-new, no relation to die-cast Donks, retro/simplified design as in the S&H Torino. I'll reiterate, we only have what - nearly 30 years of Revell/Monogram re-scaling to 1/25 from patterns used for 1/24? Long as the thing looks right. And if it does, a quarter-mile comp version down the line would be pretty awesome.