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Chuck Kourouklis

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  1. Chuck Kourouklis added a post in a topic AMT's Horizon TC3- Loser from the past, out of box!   

    Yeah!  Nice.  Looks like it goes together and sits well.
  2. Chuck Kourouklis added a post in a topic AMT's Horizon TC3- Loser from the past, out of box!   

    WOOOOW, never knew of this one!  Just hit the ol' online auction site for one.
    Always appreciate your wry little take on these, Adam!
  3. Chuck Kourouklis added a post in a topic WHAT BUGS YOU   

    Comes to chrome mold lines, one major bit of kudos I must deal Revell/Monogram:
    From the Black Widow forward, they've managed to mold a '57 Chevrolet front bumper/fascia in a way that not only looks more accurate than nearly any previous attempt, but also hides the mold seams on the rear edges for a totally clean wrap from front to side.
    No kiddin', don't think there's been near enough said about this accomplishment.
  4. Chuck Kourouklis added a post in a topic New from Beemax   

    Just about to SAY - bully if the Audi kit comes with some guts too!
  5. Chuck Kourouklis added a post in a topic Revell 1966-'77 Ford Bronco   

    Anybody 'member when it was AMT doing EVERYTHING in a scale 15" diameter, and it was Revell/Monogram ya looked to for a decent tire profile?  And now we gotta use those same AMT wheels for a correction reference.
     
    *siiiiiigh*
  6. Chuck Kourouklis added a post in a topic Corvette C7R - Revell new tool   

    Until people can deal with others pointing out problems without dredging up dead horse memes that are in themselves perfect examples of dead horses, keyser in fact has it exactly right.
    The problems don't start with people pointing out inaccuracies on stuff with an inherent mandate to be accurate.  The problems - personal attacks - have always started with those who can't handle those inaccuracies being pointed out.  There would be no "lemming" talk getting thrown around without YEARS of "rivet counter" slams before it.
    That is a cold, granite-hard FACT, whether it squares with anyone's politics or not.
  7. Chuck Kourouklis added a post in a topic Revell 30 Model A Ford Production Halted?   

    It just figures that it would happen to THESE kits, some of Revell's very nicest recently, and not to a kit that could actually stand to have its body mold trashed and re-done...
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    *cough* MUSTNOTBENAMED *cough cough*
  8. Chuck Kourouklis added a post in a topic Revell 1971/73 Ford Bronco   


    Can't put eyes on the parts right now, but there are two different parts numbers for the hubcaps:

    and if I read the instructions right, 120 goes om the front wheels, 109 on the rears.
  9. Chuck Kourouklis added a post in a topic Revell 1971/73 Ford Bronco   

    One thing I mentioned in the other thread is that the plastic at the rockers is reasonably thin. You'll have some brackets to trim in the floor pan: 

    but you might be able to use some heat to bend the lower body.  If you have a bench-mounted vise, that might help.  One tool I'm imagining is something like a dowel with a slot cut lengthwise to grip the lower rocker edge flat as you bend more of an angle into it from the rest of the body.
  10. Chuck Kourouklis added a post in a topic Revell 1966-'77 Ford Bronco   

    Well danm.  The Ford GT and the C7 'Vettes gave reason to believe Revell was finally fixing their approach to wheels.
    As it's also been observed, that otherwise nice grille is pretty dead flat instead of mildly convex as the 1:1, and the pics above make me think Revell managed to slab-side the body just a bit (quite an accomplishment with a Bronco), particularly at the rocker level.  Just a tiny bit, maybe.
    The difference this time is, the plastic in both those areas is thin enough to give you some hope of correcting that if you're careful.
  11. Chuck Kourouklis added a post in a topic Revell 1966-'77 Ford Bronco   

    Now 'bout them missing pics...




    Think that's it...
  12. Chuck Kourouklis added a post in a topic Revell 1966-'77 Ford Bronco   

    Yup, Mike, plastic is definitely thinner there - though the two-stage detents seem to indicate smaller and larger rectangular patterns, for whatever that might mean.
    You're welcome too, Case -  the tires follow current Revell practice and they don't mandate any wonky orientation in the treads in their fit.  Wheels fit from either side.
  13. Chuck Kourouklis added a post in a topic Revell 1966-'77 Ford Bronco   

    Ah, shoot, guys - there's a post missing here, in case anybody was wondering where the chrome is.  Was trying to work from a tablet, wiped out what looked like a duplicate post, and that must have been the one.
    Will try to correct later...
  14. Chuck Kourouklis added a post in a topic Revell 1966-'77 Ford Bronco   

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