I measured the steel wheel. I could see on the test shot that the wheels were small...but until I measured them I had no idea how small they really were. The visible outer diameter of the steel wheel is a scale 14"; the diameter is .56". Considering that the visible diameter of any wheel on any car is roughly 1" greater than the size of the wheel/tire at the bead because of the bead retainer, this makes the Bronco kit wheel a 13" wheel. Data shown by Gregg elsewhere on this forum shows Broncos used 15" and 16" diameter wheels. The visible diameter of the steel wheel should be anywhere from .64" - .68" diameter. Here's a comparison of the kit wheel/tire (on the right) next to the kit tire (on left) with an AMT Ford Ranger SXT 4x4 wheel inserted into the tire; it fits fairly well and stretches the tire diameter. The SXT wheel is .675" in diameter; it's the size the Revell wheel should have been.
If you look at the reply just after yours you can see the photo of the blue painted box art model; there are vertical panel line separations for the front and rear fender end caps that are not particularly visible on the photo of the raw white plastic body. They are there, I'm looking at the body right now. The mold lines are also at these panel lines so the cleanup is quite easy prior to paint.
I'm 99.9% sure whenever it happens from whatever company's kit designers that don't realize that the visible wheel diameter is greater than the stated size because of the bead retainer, which adds 1-2" to the visible diameter of every wheel. Followed apparently by no knowledgeable oversight or measurement in either the design or test shot phase. This isn't a shape issue, it's purely one of misinterpreting wheel dimensions and then reducing them for a model. It's frustrating that it's become somewhat expected from Revell because it's such a common issue with their models. Not always, but frequently enough, and both from Revell US and Revell GmbH.
A good thing IMHO since the wheel covers look tiny. That said, I haven't measured them or compared to anything more than photos, but they look barely larger than dog-dish poverty caps, not like Galaxie wheel covers.
I'm currently working on an original issue of this kit; fun so far. Not sure if there were any decals in the original kit, mine didn't have any, and don't see any referenced in the instructions. I did make my own decals for seats and woodgrain since most Pacer wagons seem to have had woodgrain trim. I kind of had to build this one after the Pinto Cruising Wagon...
Pics from the Friday evening COMA meet "pre-NNL" in Dayton, Ohio. Always a fun event, next year will be the 30th year of this meet that started in Randy Derr's basement and is now hosted at his church. COMA Meet 2016
Link will be available soon, probably this week or next. Early bird buys you floor rights and show entry. We will be set up in the Jonquil Room early getting people registered, and also in hospitality room the night before. Pre-registering for the show will shut down on our website Tuesday night before the show.
It starts when the doors open for vendors; by 8:00 AM. Doors have opened as early as just after 7:00 AM, depends on the people working the community center. We will have early-bird passes for sale online, and at the hospitality room the evening before the show, and if you show up early in the parking lot during vendor setup.
It's amazing how many people ignore this advice (or have zero clue about what it is)...including myself for far too long, until I was annoyed enough to ask my friend who is our club webmaster what he used for an adblocker and his advice was spot-on; he saw the expression on my face when we were having a meeting and I installed the blocker. I was amazed how such a simple change made such an improvement in the quality of internet surfing. I use Chrome and occasionally Firefox, both running uBlock Origin as browser extensions which work perfectly and seamlessly. Pages load faster, no more annoying ads at the beginning of videos, I never see the problem ads that make people create threads like this. It's so simple yet so many keep using the internet like they did in 1999. All I see is a small number next to the uBlock Origin icon which is the number of blocked ads...which for this particular page is 2.