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I'm looking to pick up one of these 2 door sedans. Plus or minus of these 2. I know the AMT is an older tool, but I read about the Revell having shape issues. I'm looking for a nice shelf model, so simple chassis is not necessarily a major drawback.

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18 minutes ago, heyjohnxx said:

I'm looking to pick up one of these 2 door sedans. Plus or minus of these 2. I know the AMT is an older tool, but I read about the Revell having shape issues. I'm looking for a nice shelf model, so simple chassis is not necessarily a major drawback.

If you want a '57 Ford sedan, in 1/25 scale, then Revell is the one, as AMT's kit is the somewhat longer, very different '57 Fairlane 500 hardtop.  

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Thank you Art, I guess I should looked a little closer at the kits. I did the AMT many moons ago, and have blanked everything from my memory. My folks had a 57 Ford for a couple of years before salt cancer got it. I don't know if it was a sedan or a hardtop. Just looking for some general hints on what might look better on the shelf.

 

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There are a lot of issues with the Revell 57. Owning a 57, the issues stand out like a sore thumb. The Del Rio is worse.

You can combine the Revell sedan and AMT hardtop and build a nice kit, but it is a lot of work. 

 

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Andy H, has done yeoman work on fixing the Revell kit. If you want to go for accuracy, follow his corrections. If you want just a 'shelfer' the Revell kit went together well for me. I'd be guided by what you to build. I was not at all impressed with Round2's much ballyhooed re-issue of the "improved" '57 Fairlane kit. The decal sheet was small, and the re-tooled parts were mostly a joke. But it would build a nice "Three-Footer", like the Revell.

Depends really on where you want to go with the build.

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