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I pulled this kit out from under the work bench this morning thinking I would build this one next. I'm leaning more towards the Highboy but just not sure yet as I'm still checking things out as far as color, version, wheels and tires, etc.  For you fellows that have built this kit let me hear any issues with either the Highboy or Channeled version.  Show me what you've built so I can get some idea's and inspiration.      

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1 hour ago, larman said:

I was saving all the posts of peoples builds of this kit on here and the Spotlight Hobbies site in a Fotki folder. After a while, I stopped, but here are the ones I got. I also did it for the '30 Coupe.

https://public.fotki.com/larman/revell-29-roadster-/

https://public.fotki.com/larman/revell-1930-ford-coupe/

Holly crapola.  If I can't get some good idea's from those pics then I need to clean my crack pipe.  ☺ Thanks for the links Larry.

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The one thing that ticked me off about this kit… look at the point where the frame rail meets the floor… the interior side panels key into the floor and it’s visible on the finished model.  I will fix that on my next build.

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I find it kinda odd that the link Larry gave me shows not one 29 Roadsters with the blower.  That's the one I was leaning towards.

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1 hour ago, Zippi said:

I find it kinda odd that the link Larry gave me shows not one 29 Roadsters with the blower.  That's the one I was leaning towards.

Looking forward to your build!  Blown is always nice

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1 hour ago, Zippi said:

I find it kinda odd that the link Larry gave me shows not one 29 Roadsters with the blower.  That's the one I was leaning towards.

the original issue of the '29 roadster came with a Buick Nailhead engine (car in orange on box art, current issue with SBC has black car on box art). -RRR

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Haven't decided on a color yet but can't paint this week anyway.  Rain and high humidity.  I'll scroll through the Testors enamel paint chart tomorrow and see what colors strikes my fancy.  I did some airbrush test on a 1956 Ford body with Testors enamel paint and I like the finish.  

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8 hours ago, TransAmMike said:

OK Bob, you threw me a curve on this one. I thought you were doing the  Ford pickup.   Gonna be cool tho..... throw that blower on it Buddy.

Well....I guess I'm working on both of them at this point.  I'm going to build the 29 Roadster while I'm still testing the enamel paint through my Paasche H.  

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I think (at least for now) I have found a pic of a 29 Roadster that I like the looks of with a blower.  Still now sure on the black.  I had some big tires in my stash that the stock wheels fit.  May be a little to radical.  

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I built that kit and I thought it was fine for assembly.  But, the floor pan where it meets the frame needs some work to hide the mounting tabs like Tom Geiger had pointed out. 

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Bob...Good luck with your project.  

These build and advice threads were based on the original kit with the Nailhead Buick, but other than the SBC from the '30A Coupe kit and the addition of the "Salt Flats" stye mag wheels and different decals, the latest release is essentially identical to the ones I built in these threads... TIM 

For the Highboy version....  Tim Boyd On-Line How-To #12: Revell's New '29 Model A Highboy Hot Rod Roadster album | Funman1712 | Fotki.com, photo and video sharing made easy.

For the Channeled version...  Tim Boyd On Line Model Car How-To #13 - Revell's CHANNELED '29A Roadster Hot Rod album | Funman1712 | Fotki.com, photo and video sharing made easy.

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9 minutes ago, mrmike said:

I built that kit and I thought it was fine for assembly.  But, the floor pan where it meets the frame needs some work to hide the mounting tabs like Tom Geiger had pointed out. 

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Nice looking Roadster.  I remember your build Michael.  I appreciate the info that you and Tom shared about the mounting tabs showing on the bottom.  For me....I'm not a big stickler on something like that so it's ok for me.  

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3 minutes ago, tim boyd said:

Bob...Good luck with your project.  

These build and advice threads were based on the original kit with the Nailhead Buick, but other than the SBC from the '30A Coupe kit and the addition of the "Salt Flats" stye mag wheels and different decals, the latest release is essentially identical to the ones I built in these threads... TIM 

For the Highboy version....  Tim Boyd On-Line How-To #12: Revell's New '29 Model A Highboy Hot Rod Roadster album | Funman1712 | Fotki.com, photo and video sharing made easy.

For the Channeled version...  Tim Boyd On Line Model Car How-To #13 - Revell's CHANNELED '29A Roadster Hot Rod album | Funman1712 | Fotki.com, photo and video sharing made easy.

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Thanks for the info and links Tim.  Much appreciated.  Nice looking Roadsters.   

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Remebered one othe thing . On the transmission mout their are t we o pins that locate the chassis to tge frame pan. Slightly ream them out and also take a little off the top. Its important when the 32 ford frame is used to get a tight fit to the frame.

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23 hours ago, bobthehobbyguy said:

Remebered one othe thing . On the transmission mout their are t we o pins that locate the chassis to tge frame pan. Slightly ream them out and also take a little off the top. Its important when the 32 ford frame is used to get a tight fit to the frame.

Gottya 

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On 8/18/2021 at 7:16 AM, Zippi said:

I think (at least for now) I have found a pic of a 29 Roadster that I like the looks of with a blower. ...

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That's a great looking roadster done in the modern style. Without going all the way to a replica build which would require a Hemi you could get much of that tough, hunkered-down look by modifying the kit frame somewhat. The stance of the highboy on Deuce rails is by a long way the better of the two options in the Revell '29 Roadster kit but even it requires further lowering, IMHO, to get a really righteous stance. My build of the Highboy was completely different than the car you're showing, but I still had to do the work required to get it to sit low enough. I landed up z'ing additional drop into the rear end and flipping the front cross member and shaving the front spring. On my build, which was Old School, I used narrow, tall rear tires so the kick-up on the frame is more visible than it would be with fat rear tires like you show. I also modified the rear suspension which is not necessary for a modern build like the example you're showing. The wheels on the example car, btw, can be found in any Revell 1/25th Highboy roadster kit.  Below are 3 photos showing the stance and the mods I made on mine. Again, an Old School style build so not totally relevant, but the chassis basics, IMHO, apply.

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Well....I decided on red.  I got the body, dash, and frame airbrushed.  Haven't decided if I'm just going to polish this or clear it and then polish it.  

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