For amazing brass work on the subtleties of car models, Roger Zimmerman is right up there with Gerald Wingrove. You can see his 1956 Continental in progress in the Large Scale Cars section of scalemotorcars.com
Are you referring to me? I've posted the same complaint on the new site thread, but it also seems pertinent to this discussion and could possibly relate to others with the same issues. Isn't this thread about problems with posting images?
Without beating this into the ground (well, maybe), this is now the only forum that doesn't work with my ancient Safari 4.1 browser, so I can't post either text or images from my iMac desktop, OSX 10.4.1. That's too old to use any other browser. I can enter text from my iPad, but images remain a problem just because I haven't figured it out (very labor-intensive and brain-challenging).
Goes to credibility, Your Honor. Proves that editorial opinions are based on first-hand knowledge and skill. Conflict of interest? Well, there must me megabucks involved if you decided to jump on the MCM gravy train, so that's understandable
(As for the skill part, can someone fix these ridiculous strings of quotes?)
While I suspect that Monogram based the kit on their Phantom II Henley roadster, all I can find about the car you're describing is that it's a 1929 Springfield Phantom I Sport Phaeton (which would explain why Art insists the Monogram kit is a Phantom I). Google that description and check the chassis/engine against the kit. I bet it's a Phantom II engine in the kit. In any case, I don't have any reference for that or any Phantom I. While the Monogram classics look great, they also fudged big-time on their kits for the Mercedes 540k cabriolet and coupe.
I went back to both the RHD and LHD manuals and the caption shows that both are indeed the automatic version. I don't have any reference on the manual version, but I did find a couple of dash shots that have a chrome T-pull on the left side.
FYI, if you want to build one of the Monogram 1931 Rolls-Royces, you'll want reference for the Phantom II. The Phantom I was discontinued in 1928. You'll find great info and images at rmauctions.com, and I have tons of material I can share with you. I also recommend that you follow Cato's Rolls Sedanca and Harry's Rolls woody threads in Big Boyz to see their Pocher builds.