Revell '66 Chevy Impala

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Hi.

Does anybody here have any pics from new ´66 Chevy Impala from Revell?

Is it a new tooling or re-issued???

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Hi.

Does anybody here have any pics from new ´66 Chevy Impala from Revell?

Is it a new tooling or re-issued???

Drago,

No pics yet as the kit is not out yet. It is a modified reissue of their beautiful 1965 Impala.

Marc

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Sigh............I hope they fix the roof on it............ :D

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Sigh............I hope they fix the roof on it............ :D

What, exactly, is wrong with the roof Bill? And will you by chance be at the MAMAs Boyz meeting tomorrow? It would cool to meet you!

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This is just my perception (and opinion) but looking at the Revell '65 from a front 3/4 view, the trailing edge of the roofline doesn't have the right angle to me compared to the 1:1. Both the leading edge and the trailing edge of the "C" pillar should be at the same angle, but to me they aren't. The rear window (part of the trailing edge) could be fixed------but with kits costing $20+ a pop, I'm just not that into the car (yet) to fool with it.

I know, I know, there I go being "Obsessive" again! :lol:

I'm won't be at the meeting tomorrow John as I've made plans to be visiting friends outta town............:o

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Thanks Bill. I am currently in work full force on this subject and it is coming along well (imagine that notion!). I have studied as many pictures of these cars as I can find to get my build as accurate as I can, but never noticed any inaccuracies with the A and C roof pillars. I'll look closer, but it's already in paint and there's no turning back on the bodywork. Still, I want an accurate 1966 kit to build.

Family does come first! Have fun!!!

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That's one of the great things about the '65 Convertible kit. Leave the top down and if there are inaccuracies with the pillars, you'll never know! ;)

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I for one, will buy a case of 'em! 66 was a GREAT year for Chevy's! I got a 66 convert from R&R, an put the roof from a 70 Galaxie on it, I know,I know,It's not accurate BUT it sure looks good ta ME! It LOOKS like a Biscayne, an I put a 427 outta the 68 Vette in it! Iwanted to do it in real life, but my Pop nixed the idea caz it was a 283 an it burned ALOT of oil, so Pops said it wasn't worth it. I COULDN'T tell him I was gonna change engines in it, he'd REALLY have gone thru the roof! BUT , the 66 Impala has ALWAYS been a favorite of mine from that day on! I'm REAL HAPPY to hear this,I just hope IT HAPPENS!!!!! ;):blink::blink:

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expect too see some test shot build ups next month at the iHobby show in Chicago. (october 22nd to the 25th). I honestly would not expect too see the the 66 Impala until April or May of next year.

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:rolleyes: AAWWW MAN. THAT AINT RIGHT! Edited by Modelsbyroni

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The comments on AMT's '67 Impala roof are correct. Here is a cropped photo of the kit's roof...

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And here is my friends '65 Hardtop. The sheetmetal for the roof is the same for the '67 Impala.

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The sides of the roof on the 1:1 form two distinct angles, where AMT's '67 body is a long sweeping bend, forming at the rear pillar leaving a too narrow post. I hold little hope of this being corrected. I hope they do fix it, of course.

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Jon, those are two completely different bodys. They share no sheetmetal, not even the roof.

Oh. Of course they don't.

I'll just crawl under this ant and exit stage left.... :huh::lol:

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Oh. Of course they don't.

I'll just crawl under this ant and exit stage left.... :lol::huh:

:lol: even i knew that

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I'll pre-order mine ASAP!

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I'll pre-order mine ASAP!

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I'll pre-order mine ASAP!

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I'll pre-order mine ASAP!

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I'll pre-order mine ASAP!

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I'll pre-order mine ASAP!

:lol: I hope your order doesn't go like your post, or you might end up with 4 cases of them :D

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:lol: I hope your order doesn't go like your post, or you might end up with 4 cases of them :D

No doubt, I thought for a minute something was wrong with my lap top ! :lol:

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Sounds like it's coming out in '10 sometime..haven't seen a specific month. I figure I'm good for 3 of 'em, one stock, one stock w/ Cragars or other period mags, and one as a basis for the MCW Biscayne conversion. I have the AMT '66 ht and conv and Modelhaus Caprice also, so that will make a nice little group in the display case eventually.

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If ya hang in there,I'll betcha they'll pop a convertable of it jus like they did the 65,an it'll save ya the trouble of hackin one up. Of course unless ya like ta do that kinda stuff B):o

Edited by george 53

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george 53 @ Nov 8 2009, 12:57 PM)If ya hang in there,I'll betcha they'll pop a convertable of it jus like they did the 65,an it'll save ya the trouble of hackin one up. Of course unless ya like ta do that likda stuff

Yeah, since I have the AMT convertible, I won't hack one up...will wait for Revell to do one... it would be sweet if one of the resin casters did a Caprice or Impala 4dr ht. I have the resin Caprice coupe and Biscayne, I think R&R makes a wagon also.

R

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If I want to build the 65 or 66 (when released) as a bel-air or a 4 door, what roof can I bash in?

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anyone gotten any new info on this?

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