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Vintage 1:32nd Revell/AMT 56 Buick

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12 hours ago, Dave Darby said:

Multi piece body? Not a problem. This is the Revell 60 (Really a 59) kit. One of the perks of the multi piece body is the pioneering use of the platform style interior. Much better than the one piece AMT/ SMP kit with its tub style interior. And no visible seams.

 

 

You must not have tackled these 1:32 kits! Interior side panels are suppose to be attached to the exterior sides 1st, add front fenders/Eng compartment, dash, rear seat & trunk then attach to the floor pan. (The attaching pins are molded to the interior panels.) Throw on the roof at some point, too. If the dash, rear seat and chassis weren't intrical to the build of the body, then painting /detailing wouldn't be as nearly impossible it is. Or maybe its just me!?!? :blink:

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11 hours ago, #1 model citizen said:

You must not have tackled these 1:32 kits! Interior side panels are suppose to be attached to the exterior sides 1st, add front fenders/Eng compartment, dash, rear seat & trunk then attach to the floor pan. (The attaching pins are molded to the interior panels.) Throw on the roof at some point, too. If the dash, rear seat and chassis weren't intrical to the build of the body, then painting /detailing wouldn't be as nearly impossible it is. Or maybe its just me!?!? :blink:

Those 1/32 scale kits go together just like the Corvette in the photos. I don't think it is necessary to attach the interior panels to the body sides that early, unless I was just tacking them in as an assembly aid. I would deviate from the instructions and assemble and prep the body, then paint and attach the rest of the components.

 

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For the aircraft crowd there are limited run injection moulded kitsmade from fairly simple moulds that aren't intended to last a long time.   Maybe a similar approach with multi piece bodies that don't need moulds with movable parts might be a way to go with automotive subjects that might be hard to justify for more conventional injection moulded kits.

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On 1/23/2018 at 9:14 AM, Dave Darby said:

Those 1/32 scale kits go together just like the Corvette in the photos. I don't think it is necessary to attach the interior panels to the body sides that early, unless I was just tacking them in as an assembly aid. I would deviate from the instructions and assemble and prep the body, then paint and attach the rest of the components.

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for your response, Dave. Your "Vette turned out nice. I have decided that this is route to try. These 1:32 don't assemble quite the same, but  its worth the try. I have been contemplating trying to assemble the body w/o the interior pieces for a while now. I need to stop the procrastination and start the gluein' ! :)

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that was going to my plan, just re-engineer the kit a bit so I can paint and detail it the way I want to.

I just have to screw up my gumption and make some front and rear glass for them.

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5 hours ago, blunc said:

that was going to my plan, just re-engineer the kit a bit so I can paint and detail it the way I want to.

I just have to screw up my gumption and make some front and rear glass for them.

This thread has inspired me to pull out 1 of my Chryslers last night started gluing the body. Had to cut the locating pin off 1 of the pieces for better alignment, glued them and had to let them dry over night. Will glue another piece on tonight. I will have the 2 sides attached to the trunk & maybe I can get the cowl/firewall installed too..;) I have also been working on a 1:32 Lindberg multi piece '49 Ford. It has no separate interior walls. The interior detail is lightly scribed on the inside of the body panels. :rolleyes:

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I can't bring myself to do the '49 Ford, the proportions and shape of the front of the car don't look right to me. Same for the Pyro/Lindberg '52 Chevy's

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9 hours ago, blunc said:

I can't bring myself to do the '49 Ford, the proportions and shape of the front of the car don't look right to me. Same for the Pyro/Lindberg '52 Chevy's

I started the Ford as the '49-'50 Fords are 1 of my GF's favorites. (I think she bought the kit) I thought it would be a quick build. :rolleyes: It does look a little strange to me, too. I wished I'd started 1 of AMT's kits rather than spend time on the Lindberg. The body did glue together easier than the Chrysler has so far. I have the Pyro Chevy kits. I haven't really studied them, but I would really like to have a built station wagon sitting on my shelf. That won't happen for quite awhile. I've got to finish the Chryslers and a Revell '59 Chevy before I leave the 1:32 quagmire for awhile. (I have a 1:32 '56 Buick I'd like to restore, too!) Lots of 1:25 projects calling me.  :)

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7 hours ago, #1 model citizen said:

I have the Pyro Chevy kits. I haven't really studied them, but I would really like to have a built station wagon sitting on my shelf.

The PYRO '52 Chevy wagon has a problem - it's a 2-door, and Chevy didn't make a 2-door wagon in 1952. Only 4-doors.  You can always say it was a custom build for a resort, hotel, ski lodge etc.  That has happened.  Somebody built at least one 1958 Imperial as a 2-door wagon:

 

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Yes, despite the box art, the body is much closer to a Sedan Delivery in shape - and even then you'd have to shorten the doors to match that. Might make a good ambulance conversion?

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