I agree Del, the Redhead is a real beauty. Probably the most sensuous shape ever built as a car, and about the only one I can think of that I'd make the effort to scratch-build. I haven't searched the internet thoroughly, but so far I haven't come across any bare-chassis shots. Do you, by chance, have any reference material on that fabulous car? For those who don't know what we're talking about, here she is...
Both good looking models, and nicely useful to see both out-of-the-box possibilities presented side-by-side. To have built either of these from what has been available previously would have taken some serious kit-bashing, a very well-stocked stash, and more knowledge of '29 Ford rods than most model builders posses. Even after my critical comments, I have to say, overall, nice work Revell.
I don't see how anyone with even half a brain can fail to respect police officers who routinely and voluntarily risk their own lives, daily, to protect the lives and well-being of clueless civilians. There's something seriously wrong in the world today.
Great to hear that. Model building is one of the fun things that can have a very positive influence on young people's understanding of how things work, help to foster an interest in engineering, science and mechanics, contribute to developing fine motor skills and increased attention spans, teach patience and perseverance, and contribute to improved reading comprehension and the ability to understand written and illustrated instructions. These are good things. All that many kids need to become interested in things outside the tiny sphere of the peer-group-experience is exposure to alternatives, and adults who have the interest and who will take the time to show them things beyond their daily existence are helping to make a better future.
Once again, a BIG thanks to everyone who's following this thing, and everyone who's commented. I kinda wondered if someone would call me on the 4-link front-end. I did my homework on this a few years back, after seeing a 1949 movie with sprint cars running 4-links on tubular front axles. I did a double-take and ran the scene several times. I even went so far as to make blowups of the movie frames and to verify in other...dated...still shots I've found of period track-cars. Not a lot, but they were out there. Even a Kurtis or two. Honest. I agree, it wasn't 'til much later the setup became ubiquitous on the street, after Pete & Jake's kits hit the market, mid-late '60s I believe. Far as the polyester primer goes, I use it when I think it's appropriate, and you're absolutely right about it being a big time-saver. I usually have it in stock for doing work on the 1:1 cars anyway. It helped a lot on this one. As you may be able to tell, I'm a little obsessed with lakes cars. http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/65965-mickey-thompsons-challenger-one-still-alive-feb-8/