Super Sharp! I have the hardtop (actually the Hasegawa which I believe they're one and the same), and the color on your convertible is extra nice! Really shows off the low and lovely lines of this car!
Just an observation on my "obsessive" part, but AMT's new tool '57 Chevy always seemed on the "big" side to me. Particularly in the wheelwell area, they just seem to be a bit too large in relation to the rest of the car. A fantasy build of mine would be to cut the wheelwells out of the old tool '57, and graft them into the new body. Call me crazy, but it's just something I've noticed for years. And yes, when looking down on the body, the roof does have sort of a "pie shape" or taper to it from front to back. Could be the actual car is this way--------I was surrounded by '57 Chevy's when I was a kid in the '60's, but have never got on top of one to check that out to notice!
The '63 'Vette Convertible Prestige kit is on my "someday" build list. I've had this kit for years, but the biggest turnoff is that too basic chassis. I'd kitbash mine with the Revell '67, and fab up some other bits and pieces. I've always liked the standard wheelcovers with whitewalls over the finned aluminum wheels. Yeah, I guess I'm weird too!
I have iTunes on my PC.........all types of genre for music and whatnot, it's also free. I had Rhapsody (don't know about Spotify), and Rhapsody was starting to charge to stream their music, whereas before it was free.
That's interesting Tom. Both of my cats passed away pretty much within a few weeks of each other, albeit in different years. Not long ago, my sister who lives in N.C. told me that her cat had died-------he was 14 and had the same problem as mine which was kidney failure.
Excellent! That's what prevented me from buying the Pace Car kit in the beginning! Good to see the uptop make it in the kit. I've always hated convertible kits with no uptop...........makes them incomplete to me. Now we get to see those crazy 'Bay kit prices come down. Some of those guys were asking waaaay to much for that!
Greg, I just right clicked and hit "copy image", pasted it in the text box on the pic you just posted here-----and here it is.
Frankly, I think this is the easiest way to get pics to show here without pulling your hair out. As Bill (Ace) mentioned though, the pic has to remain at the current URL. If it gets moved, or if the site decides to take a dump, wave goodbye to the pics showing here in the original thread.
Yup! The '67 Mustang while not totally accurate for a GT, goes together pretty well without too much drama.
And yes, I think all of us here are certainly addicted to plastic! In my case, my addiction is to not leave well enough alone. I can never just "build them"-----I'm changing this or fixing/opening that. It's what makes life interesting, at least for me!
AMT's '66 Mustang "Shelby" wheels are missing the inset "angled" inner hub which is quite prominent on the '67-'68 1:1.
You can see the difference from what he offers as opposed to the 1:1 he also has pictured. A set of Shelby wheels I've always found quite nice were the ones offered by GMP. While not 100% totally accurate, they're a much better offering than what's out there.
These are on a GMP '67 Shelby Diecast that I have. Here you can see that the inner hub while seen, is not at an angle like the 1:1 pictured above. The spokes also should be painted aluminum like the 1:1, not black as seen here. Another little nit is that the spokes where they touch the rim, should be tapered in-----not shaped parallel as they are here. Unfortunately though, GMP's wheels are unobtainium, and I've never seen them offered on the 'Bay. If they are, prepare to get out your wallet and shell out some big bucks. I hear that they're very much wanted as they haven't been offered by GMP since they were made. I happen to have a set, but don't want to part with them as I want them for a future Shelby project.
Rob, i just copied and pasted the pic here in the text box. Right click, select "copy image", and then paste it here. I've been doing this ever since the board made the change-----less crazy making for me.
Modelhaus does make a '58 2 door hardtop Lincoln. If you click here it's the ordering info. No pic do they have of the kit though. Edit: OK I did some digging and here's a pic of what they have. Not the best pic as it's behind a case, and the sign is covering part of it.