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  1. I don't know about anyone else, but I haven't seen any of Atlantis' automotive subjects at HL so far. Tons of aircraft, space and armor though.
  2. I agree, but I've only ever seen it in the yellowish resin used by most casters. The near white resin (most notably used by Replicas and Miniatures of Maryland) i have never had a shrinkage issue. As David also noted, the thickness of the resin body will be a factor. This is a modern tooled kit by Revell, and the interface between the body and chassis assembly is pretty precise. Flintstones quality has improved considerably in the last 25 years since i first purchased his stuff, but he is still all about volume (that's how he keeps the cost down) so his bodies are a bit thicker than you're probably used to. The speed with which these are produced may also contribute to the shrinkage apparent here. I'm glad you brought this up because my friend performed a chopped top on one of these bodies for me, and I haven't gotten around to building it yet, so I'll have to pay special attention to the fitment.
  3. I don't think this kit will benefit directly from Atlantis' new tire tooling since this kit has plastic tires molded together with the wheels. To use these new tires they would also have to tool up a new set of wheels for this kit (which wouldn't be the worst thing ever because those wagon wheel looking front wheels have got to go.)
  4. I don't think it's an easter egg, but a direct call back to the decal sheet from the original issue, although this time you get two dragsters in different colors.
  5. My storage process looks like this (in order of size) Automotive or workshop style parts cabinet with drawers Next level is i purchased the cheap food prep containers at walmart Then the next size up is various sized Sterlite storage containers, mostly the "shoe" size, but I do have a few larger ones for bodies and stuff.
  6. Sweet little hot rod Mat. Nice to see you building again
  7. Very nice hot rod. i especially like the finish on the seats, they look like real leather.
  8. Very cool little hot rod. At first it didn't hit me that it's wasn't the Revell roadster body.
  9. I'm not seeing the discrepancy between the bodies. The resin body is based on the Olds, so it doesn't make sense that it would now be too small to fit the Revell frame. Could you share pics of the frame/floor pan with the resin body to better illustrate where you are having issues? I'm not saying you're wrong, it just doesn't make sense.
  10. You and i both. Sooooo many great parts on that tree.
  11. This part? if so, that's the roof insert for the 30 coupe version
  12. Very cool conversion, and well executed as always from your bench.
  13. I think this is the first appearance of these wheels. Are the rears a deeper offset? Where are they from? if this is explained elsewhere I apologize, but I didn't see it in a quick scan of the thread.
  14. What your post just made me realize after all these years since the RR was kitted... Revell spent the money to make an all new mold, with RR specific parts, but didn't do the I beam. What a missed opportunity. I can see them not changing it in all the modified reissues over the years. But they cut all new steel for the RR, and didn't do the Ibeam, even though it's a design feature of the subject car. Thankfully they put it in the model A's
  15. I'm not saying everyone wants a W engine parts pack. What I'm saying is, if it is not their intent to offer it as an optional engine in one of the drag kits, why showcase it with one of the drag kits? With all the off-the-wall conjecture that surrounds Atlantis on social media, a confusing image like this only makes things worse. I appreciate them putting things out there, but for some reason Atlantis in particular is the victim(for lack of a better word) of wild rumor and speculation about their offerings, and at times can be very maddening to witness.
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