Goody gumdrops. Since I have a standing PW at HLJ, I put in for a back order - hoping it might come with the Mosquito in September and not the Sesto in December. This'n's a mandate for moi, and I was mightily ticked to see an order stop practically soon as it was listed. Maybe shoulda gone with Search this time.
HUH. Well we see now what might justify that finned tranny pan, anyway; and as such, I ain't got a huge problem with Moebius leaving us to file it smooth. Ain't having much problem at all with the street car, actually. Its design, engraving, and execution are more than enough to compensate for that slight windshield crown and those funky vent wings, far as I'm concerned. In fact - possibly excepting Revell's '68/'69 Charger once they corrected it - I think this model easily has the measure of any other Chrysler B-body kit engineered in the last 30 years.
I'd look a little sooner at the P/L Coronet greenhouse than at the Lindberg '64's - that latter is pretty sweet to build, but it has its own pretty obvious accuracy issues (a beltline kink at the C-pillars? Really?) In fairness, even with its quirks, the Moebius kit really appears to be the best recently-tooled stab at a Chrysler B-body of this vintage. There's some nice design and engineering here - really admire the sharpness of the tires, the treatment of the headlights, front grille, and supporting sheetmetal; the general interface between floor pan, interior and body shell - and the inaccuracies are such that they shouldn't take a huge amount of effort to fix. Should we have to? Y'all know where I stand on that. But in relative terms, for the resources Moebius has available to them, their auto kits are definitely trending in the right direction if this Satellite is any indication. Really looking forward to the promised drag versions.
I'm just STOKED that they're actually going LIDAR now. Can't wait to see how that turns out. They claim on the website that the '14 'Vette body is "computer designed". Wonder if that's what they mean...
General footnote - 'Member the Fujimi and Revell 430s, where the Japanese kit wiped the floor with the German one and then Fujimi's Scuderia trounced them both? Yeah... NO, this time around. One might swipe the wheel and tire package from the Fujimi kit, but Revell's 458 is otherwise far more complete all-'round. If you can find a US version intact, it should come in all-white plastic instead of white & gray as in the RoG. That and some decal variations are probably the chief differences between the two Revell boxings, and maybe price - usually cheaper stateside for the US version, depending on the vendor.
Well, every single one of these has either been superceded by the next generation, or has one well-publicized and waiting in the wings. They were all a little more current when Jada did 'em those six or seven years ago (Shelby or not for the Mustang). Once again, I'll be interested in seeing if Round2's marketing department knows something we don't. Might test one or two on my nephews and my lady's... And '57 - '58 Plymouths, oh man - I like to daydream about my little cottage industry of steel-tooled, styrene-injected body shell corrections, and that one is high on the list. Maybe when I hit the lottery. Sounds like a great way to make a small fortune out of a big one.
Uh-huh, and maybe Steve is also wondering about cross-compatibility between the wagon's cop car parts and the sedan, 'cause the Model King squad car ain't on every street corner in the UK. Which I would guess means the jist of this thread is, oh, pretty much exactly what he was asking. The MK release has about twice the number of service graphic options, by the way, a few of which overlap with the Del Rio's. The wagon still offers a pretty comprehensive decal selection that'd probably work for the sedan. The red lenses for the siren and strobe are the same, too.
To, uh, answer your question, Steve, the radio is nearly identical, close as it can be for apparently not coming from the same mold. The small chrome tree with the strobe, siren, and other bits is identical.
Thanks, Charlie - It shoots a bit better than it really appears, and I have no idea just how accurate the coloring is, but that's just dry-brushing - Tamiya red-brown over a tan or maybe desert yellow base. Monogram's engraving provided the grain highlights for the dry brush to pick up. Not so bad for tooling from a half century ago...