Most of the time differences (read errors for some) in a specific kit and the actual car a person is literally standing in front of or sitting in for that mater are indeed FACTS about what is different in the kit and the car you are going to model. The reason some of us are more passionate about said differences is because the subject is way more personal to us. I am using this kit to build a model of my race car that I literally drug out of a field and cut up, re-welded, body worked painted and had some of the best times of my life racing. So its important to me that ever detail remind me of the actual car as possible. I pre ordered 3 of these kits in December of 2014 so I am doing more than my part to support Moebius. I am in no way disparaging Moebius and am a HUGE fan of them. I think they make some of the very best kits. So I don't think I am HURTING Moebius by pointing out things on my real car that are not represented well in the kit. I thank Harry for sticking up for us. I am excited about this kit and want to talk about it. Moebius keeps pushing the release date out further and further and don't really give many updates on what is going so the only thing to talk about is what I plan on having to change and what I am going add and what not once I finally get the box of plastic in my hands. I am appreciative of this forum as a place to talk about this kit. For me it adds to the anticipation. None of the differences (errors) will prevent me from buying even more of these kits and my comments on the differences shouldn't stop anyone else for buy one either. I own the actual car that was modeled by Moebius so I consider myself to be a self proclaimed expert on this subject matter. Wiper motors don't move around in location on cars going down an assembly line. The operators don't get to decide to put the wiper motor on the fire wall on this car and under the dash on the next one... The wiper motor on this car was under the dash and not seen so Moebius could of used the time making that part of the mold to do something else,,, at least that's what goes through a layman's mind. I don't know "sick 'em from come here" when it comes to model kit making. So I am just talking... the wiper motor difference isn't a big deal to me and the brace difference isn't a big deal to me but I am going to change it when I build the kit so I want to talk about it. Just to show my anticipation I had 4 sets of custom decals for my build printed by someone I found on this forum. So all of this is talk is good for the hobby. There is a saying, "There's no such thing as bad publicity"...
If the kit is going to have the skinny bolt in brace it should have both brace styles then. A stock "from the factory" car would of had the wider welded braces. As you said most owners cut out the welded ones. The bolt in brace was a rare option that was mostly available to re-brace the towers for the big block 427 cars since that engine wouldn't fit with the welded braces.
That make sense to me Chris. It wasn't noticeable until the stripes were applied and don't know how hard it would be to change (notice I didn't say fix) It in no way detracts from the model your abilities, craftsmanship and your pure talent to create a model that is a work of art for us who can only stand and watch a master like yourself. And even when the model is done by someone as talented as you or a hobbyist like myself in the long run the builder's happiness is all that really matters.
You're probably right. I only had experience with the tri- 5 Chevys. I don't remember working on a 58 or 59. I just saw how he did the trim and assumed it was the same deal on the 59 since the vent windows are the similar .
That is just fantastic Chris. I don't know if it is the angle of the picture or not but it looks like the leading edge of the quarter window plate is a little to shallow of an angle.compared to your reference picture. The angle on the stripes looks perfect but in the picture the leading edge of the window plate is perpendicular to the upward slope of the stripes and the model it looks a little off. I know this sounds nit picky but you have done so much to make this thing perfect and I noticed it right off...
I think it looks terrific. I noticed you have the upper door window trim "flipped up" I am assuming you are going pose it most of the time with the doors open. Great detail, most wouldn't even care to put that detail in.
Please do, I would like to see it. I wish I had watched the movie again instead of using stills from the internet, I could have gotten some screen shots from scenes before the actually race and gotten some better reference, I took a lot of artistic license. They are close enough to look good on the shelf.
Oh, okay, that makes sense... I have only ever had 65s. I didn't realize the sedan top was different from 64 to 65 until you mentioned it. With Comet and Falcon sharing the same doors in 64 and 65 you would think Ford would have used the 64 top on the 65s. Especially since they made a wholesale change in the platform in 66.