98 corvette roadster

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  1. 98 corvette roadster added a post in a topic Minicraft Kit Reviews?   

    The thought that reissues don't get reviewed doesn't answer the whole question. Obviously, this forum site and a lot of other places are going gaga over reissues of early AMT double kits and other items from Round 2 and other unimaginative producers. The reissue of the Model A sedan at least has the positive of a ton of news parts and options. If you look at the '25 T reissue you will find that it is virtually unchanged from the original. For many that is a good thing because an original is too expensive to build. The idea that the manufacturer might not supply review copies is possible but they would also have to not supply announcements or kits to kit dealers. Seems pretty self defeating. I don't know what's wrong the other replies to this post are all positive about Minicraft models so it can't be a quality issue. Would kit dealers respond to this post please? Thanks
  2. 98 corvette roadster added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    Minicraft Kit Reviews?
    A month ago I bought a kit from Minicraft called Flaming Flathead with a copyright date of 2009. It is basically a reissue of their 1/16 Ford Model A sedan but includes hot rod parts and their warmed up flathead. The other feature most noticible is the optional fender to get rid of the spare tire well like they did with their model A roadster. I know this is an English company but why no mention of their kits in hobby publications? Are their kits so bad that they don't merit mention? I've never built a Minicraft kit but the ones I have accumulated look pretty good to me. Accurate, well cast and so on. This includes this sedan/flathead. Is their some deep dark secret I am unaware of concerning their kits. I live in Montana so have little contact with other modelers and with no shows within a reasonable distance from my home. Any comments on this kit or any others from the company. I should say I bought the kit on ebay and it is the only place I have seen it. Are the kit dealers also in on the conspiracy?
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  3. 98 corvette roadster added a post in a topic Wide Whitewall Tires   

    Revell's '31 Ford Sedan has a really nice set of wide whitewalls, big and littles. Has a nice set of steel wheels and caps as well. Hope this helps.