Gentlemen. The WHOLE PREMISE of the test is for rivet-counters to pick nits on an actual 1:1 car posing as a model. BY DEFINITION, they'd HAVE TO BE MISTAKEN to do so. And the behavior forecast for this photo test would have far greater credibility if more rivet counters had a track record of being mistaken in what they observe of models. So these nits would get picked based on a follow-the leader suggestion, then, and sod all comparative analysis? Alright, and I suppose there's a pattern of behavior in the discussions around here to support that notion? Cool ain't the word for it. It's BEAUTIFUL, Del. I am so ACHING for something like this to happen, perhaps to an extent you might not believe. Oh yes, you can bet it'd be quite the social experiment. And if somebody finds a way to set such a thing up, I just might. On the order of 5 to 1, say.
Yeah, about fools - Okay. So in order for this little test to have any basis in reality, it's really most advantageous to you if "rivet counters" have a pretty consistent track record of being WRONG about the errors they point out - otherwise, how likely are they to be mistaken in your 1:1 photo test? So I guess you all have this whole litany of rivet counter mistakes to lift your test scenario out of a fond little fever dream. Right?
The RPP stunt with the Del Rio got me good 'n ready for this kit. Made sure to request one get set aside on what I thought was an early date - and nope, two of 'em had gone already. Nabbed the last just in time. Prob'ly gonna put in special orders from here out.
Actually, I ain't fer sure that it's in stock - thought I saw words to that effect in my billing email, but I can't find that confirmation after looking again. But I do know that I plowed through, placed my back-order, and immediately got billed.
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.