I 40 percented mine at HL as well. $29.99? (gasp). It's getting to be the only way I can buy new kits anymore, that and HL's occasional deep discount piles. Test fitting was promising. The front wheels may be the best I've seen in this scale. If you opt for the front wheel spats you don't use them, though. The decals are impressive. They include a nice brochure style trifold that has good close ups of the real car and the explanation about the original's inaccuracies and there is a hefty typo in the show placard. I'm pretty geeked over this one, missed it on the first run, but 30 bucks? And, of course, since I shouldn't have spent the twenty on the CCS, Revell's '29 finally showed as well. Ah, they'll be around. The beautiful decals won't provide everything needed for an exact dupe of the orig paint, you will need to mask the rear portion for a red/blue split through the fenders. The instructions call for the body to be shot just in red but the spats and canopy should be blue.
I saw one today in the local Hastings. It wasn't until then that I noticed the changes they made to the car to accommodate the figures that aren't included in this release. I was oddly excited about this until then. I suppose you could chop it lengthwise and eliminate the uprights. And it was 30 bucks. still there
I couldn't decide between the woody or the red trim, so since you can't see both sides at the same time . . . I also took the easy way out and decided to like the chrome blacked out from the beltline up
Thanks, Greg. I had the Boss A bone when it was new, but the Blue Beetle was a bit before I developed this habit. I see the mfg date stamp of 1964 but some of the chrome trees show a more modern tooling in areas like the part attachment points. And did the original BB have engine and wheel options. I'm remembering the BAB as a 1 version only kit
So the Boss A Bone was a Danielized retool of the Blue Beetle? I just got a BB and am liking it a lot so far. The wheels and tires are great, how much of this kit is new? The decal sheet is really nice, too.
I'd like to see pics of the 62. It almost seems that the Corvair is still under the radar price wise, so, keep it down (although I'm sure that's changing). They have been on the collectible car list since the 70s. My Dad and I were Clark's customers back then. I've got a white Franklin Mint '60, nice, heavy, but still die- casty and expensive and I don't want to modify it. It's in the background in my photos earlier here.
As far as the "how". From what little I know of industry, American tool and die makers are in short supply. Tooling may have been done in China by someone who's never even seen a '67 Camaro. My money is on somebody missing a "bring layer to front" command when this was layed up on a computer. I've done it and it's easy to miss.