Revell '62 Corvette Roadster 2'n1

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So.......When is the release date??? :huh: :huh:

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1961 was the last year with chrome trim around the cove which made painting the cove a second color easier. 1961 was also the last year of the 283 and wide white walls. 1962 was the first year of the 327, narrow whitewalls. I don't see the trunk ridge down the misddle either; hope it's there!

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So.......When is the release date??? :huh: :huh:

dito

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The Revell catalog only says it's for the first half of 2012.

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I have read most of the posts on this thread about the hardtop and i respect the views why one is desired, but i would prefer the soft up-top actually.

joe.

I'm greedy. I want both.

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I'm greedy. I want both.

And IIRC some of the old AMT and MPC Corvette kits had both the soft top and hardtop....I'd like both for variety..

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I hear you, Greg!

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Me three! :D

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The wait is almost over, folks:

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Those parts look pretty nice . I'll be buying a couple of these !

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The wait is almost over, folks:

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When ?

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When ?

Assuming this release follows the standard Revell pattern, end of this month for Preferred Partner shops, early next month everywhere else...unless there is a delay.

Edited by Rob Hall

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Nice, nice, anxiously awaiting the release. I just got my copies of the 50 Oldsmobile.

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Better pic from Toledo NNL:

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Looks like both the stock and custom versions are depicted, with the correct body-colored headlight bezels now. The Special Edition box looks a little different, too?

I am liking the custom wheels.

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Neat how the box has the red background at the top...

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Here's the photos of the 62 Corvette kit box and the built ups .....

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Sorry about the focus on the later ones........

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The 62 'Vette seems to be lacking the nose lettering and emblem. I sure hope they are not on the decal sheet.

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There is lettering on the nose of the car. The Corvette lettering and emblem are both present. That's the good news. The bad news is that they are both pretty shallow, and there is a mold line running right between them. It will be a bit of a challenge to pick them out after a coat or two of paint. (Good reason to use laquers) They are also on the decal sheet, so if you can't paint or foil them, you can stick the decal over them.

I just got home and opened it, and I am leaving early in the morning, so I can't post pics for a couple of days. At a first glance, it looks like some pretty crisp molding. Interior and chassis look nice. Lots of little parts. Hope it all goes together like the 50 Olds seems to. They might have another winner with this one. I need to see if I still have an old Countdown series AMT '62 so I can adapt the hardtop to this one. Overall, based on a 5 minute glance after a 16 hour work day, It looks like it should build up into a great model. Tires have bare sidewalls, which are something we just have to learn to live with, unless we buy aftermarket tires for every kit we build. Instructions look great and Decals are extensive.

Now where's my can of Honduras Maroon Paint???

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No hard top: No Sale.

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I , too , am very disappointed with the absence of "up-top" options for the convertibles , that Revell-Monogram makes <_< .

I can't think of a single good excuse for this oversight !

Aside from that not-exclusive-to-this-kit observation , I am impressed with what I'm seeing here !

For years I couldn't stand the '58-'62 Corvettes ( it was the quad headlights more than anything ) , but after seeing some vintage photos of modified 'vettes in 1/4 mile regalia , I changed my feelings regarding the '58-'62 !

A vintage MSC ( Modified Sports Car ; a variation of Modified Production ) or Gasser would be a great basis for this kit B)

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A hardtop and parts to do a race car would be a great followup 2nd version of this kit...I'd like to do something like this:

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or this

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Ok Model Car Garage how about some photo etch for this one? It would be really nice to see a strong after market support for this one!!!

joe.

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I , too , am very disappointed with the absence of "up-top" options for the convertibles , that Revell-Monogram makes <_< .

I can't think of a single good excuse for this oversight !

Revell has included uptops with some of their kits ('48 Ford, '72 Olds), so it only applies to a few of their convertible kits. But, if an uptop is a make or break deal, pass on this kit.

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Looks like a great kit to me. Why not use an up-top or a hardtop from one of the old AMT corvettes? The fit should be very close.........and they can be got as g'bombs for under $5.

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OK, I got mine earlier today. That mold line on the header panel will be a doosie to remove without damaging the Corvette block lettering, and primer should finish off anything left. Theres a real need for photo etch replacments here. No up-top, and the 61-62 tops are differant than the 58-60 tops, but with some work......... The top is needed for almost all race car builds so this is quite an opening for the aftermarket too. The Rochester FI unit is the first design like in the Black Widow kit, I was expecting the second design because of the 327 engine, the change must have happened with the body change in '63, but I can't find proof.

The "2 in 1" second version is a lowered front end, decals and some 1880's wagon wheels / tires (can you tell I HATE that trend?).

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