Prices never go down. You know that. The manufacturers might receive the raw materials at a lower price, but they never pass the benefit on. Most of the time they invest in upgrades to make the product better.
I agree with Tim on the Cowl. The Revell kit is more correct. Overall profile is right on and even tho the rear wheel well recesses are too deep and maybe the arch slightly too high. It still doesn't detract from a nice hot rod. (It's a hot rod afterall.)
Just wish the '32 Ford frame was more stock appearing with a banjo rear end. But maybe that's just me. We are modelers after all....
Aliens are real! But they are not extraterrestrial but inter-dimensional. Too much proof exists to deny THEY exist. That said, the fact that they exist dovetails nicely with the holy scriptures in the Bible. Just saying! That's all I am going to say since I don't want Harry to give me negative points or ban me for talking about Jesus.
Yeah I feel your pain. For some reason the AMT Cougar kits tended to have more accurate chassis and engine compartment fender wells. But the '67-'68 Cougar kits are quite rare. Even if you had one... the wheelbase is longer than the Mustang.
For my '68 Shelby kit on the shelf I put Revell's 1/25th '69 Super CJ body and chassis in the box for the future project. Haven't done any cutting yet but the chassis is much closer than what the vintage AMT molds show.
I like it! Keep going and the devil will be in the details. I am working on a RM myself off and on. Painting the figures is taking longer than I thought... but a bus is worthless with out people in the seats.
Or in your case, race cars on the ramps and tools on the rack. ;-)
Before drawing up my Sketchpad for the January issue I considered using this kit as the basis. Went with the Revell '29 kits instead figuring that Brad would take the lead on the '61. But the more I look at the beautiful lines of this car I find myself considering it's flanks to be like "hallowed ground". A lot like trying to customize a 1968 Corvette, in that it CANNOT BE DONE! They are perfect as they stand! Even if the Ventura looks a little George Jetson. The 1961 Pontiac Ventura, as will a few other designs to me, remain a beautiful machine that need no improvement.