Revell '50 Oldsmobile Club Coupe 2'n1

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Yessir. Depending on their opacity and surface conformity, the decals might be a more desirable approach than masking and laying on white paint, even with the steps you described.

**edit** - Hey Harold, sorry about that - I just realized I was essentially repeating what you said...

Edited by Chuck Kourouklis

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You know years ago I did a test using every flat white paint I could get my hands on and spraying whitewalls onto tires. Then I squizzed and twisted them to see if they would crack. The only paint that stood up that test was Tamiya XF2 flat white. Works for me everytime! :)

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That's the one I use, Harold. It does the job very well.

Just for kicks I tried out one of the w/w decals. It snugged down okay with liberal use of MicroSet, but it's a hair too large. If you plan to use them, they'll need to be carefully trimmed down slightly with a #11 and a circle template.

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I've noticed a couple of people painting the bellhousing on the Olds engine a silver/grey bare metal finish. The bellhousing was integral with the block casting, so it should be engine colour. This is a slightly later 324, but the same basic casting.

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Good info, thank you.

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Yup! I'll use it.

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Thanks Stu, good to know. None of my reference pics show that.

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Thanks for that, Stu. I'll correct my painting tonight.

So far- the assembly ease of this kit is AMAZING. This thing is almost falling together! I've never built a Tamiya kit- have a couple to get to, but I can see what all the Tamiya builders rave about. This is one of the easiest-to-assemble kits I've ever built.

Charlie Larkin

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Love this kit.

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Yep. Me, too. 5 stars, Revell! My *only* wish so far is that the armrests and window cranks/door handles were separate...but that's pretty dang minor.

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i gotta thing with how easy this is to lower, theres a dropped custom version ala 49 merc waiting in the wings.

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I got my Olds last night. My wife picked it up at Hobby Lobby for me. I was kinda shocked that they had it already. They're usually a lot later on getting new kits. So far, the only complaint I have is trying to decide how to build it! There are literally so many different ways to build this kit! I'm definitely going to need a few more!

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Just got mine tonight at my local Hobby Lobby with my 40% coupon.......$16.50 including tax. :) Nice kit, think I'll do a mild custom. Just have to think of a neat color.

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Is anyone else upset over the fact that Revell says Tampo printed tires on the box but does not actually have them in the kit? It may be a small thing but I know people who bought the Gremlin kit from AMT just to get the slicks that were included. This seems to be false advertising and I've yet to see any explanation/apology for this oversight. In the kit, decals are provided for the whitewalls. but I thought Tampo printing put the lettering/whitewall directly on the tire. I have seen several theories advanced as to why they are not Tampo printed, but I still feel it was wrong to put the kit out with the claim of Tampo printed tires on the box.

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Doesn't bother me a bit I painted mine.

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Doesn't bother me, either...I painted mine as well. It's likely that even if they had been tampo'd, I'd have stripped them and repainted. :D

As far as the false advertising thing goes, mistakes happen. They probably intended to do them that way then found it problematic from a production standpoint, and the change was missed in the art department. I'm sure it'll be corrected on the next run.

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Revell screws up every so often with the box art (remember the pic of the stock grille on the '48 Ford coupe kit that looks nothing like the stock '48 grille and is nowhere to be found in the kit?). But honestly I didn't even notice the mention of printed whitewalls until you pointed it out.

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Revell screws up every so often with the box art (remember the pic of the stock grille on the '48 Ford coupe kit that looks nothing like the stock '48 grille and is nowhere to be found in the kit?). But honestly I didn't even notice the mention of printed whitewalls until you pointed it out.

Let's not forget the"68 Corvette that had a 429 either! That was a classic! I honestly hadn't noticed where the box stated tampo printed tires,but then I don't pay a lot of attention to box art. I wouldn't use the tires anyway as they look too big and wide for a 1950 Olds.

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Can someone please tell us a bit about the carb and aircleaner that comes with this kit?

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Let's not forget the"68 Corvette that had a 429 either! That was a classic! I honestly hadn't noticed where the box stated tampo printed tires,but then I don't pay a lot of attention to box art. I wouldn't use the tires anyway as they look too big and wide for a 1950 Olds.

At least it isn't as bad as the twilight years of RC2- who remembers the '70 Dodge Daytona kit with the '68 Roadrunner chassis, K-H 'recall' wheels, and what appeared to be a few scratchbuilt underhood details... none of which came with the kit? Or the most recent reissue of the '60 Apache fleetside, which showed the old SMP longbed version with side trim, not the short bed, sans side trim version the kit builds into. That certainly isn't misleading or anything.

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Not too concerned about the tires not being Tampo printed, they never seem to be centered correctly. It's better to paint the whitewalls yourself.

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Can someone please tell us a bit about the carb and aircleaner that comes with this kit?

The carb is a Rochester AA 2 barrel that was used for 49 and 50. Most places call it a backdraft carb but it seems to work like a regular downdraft 2 barrel except for the air entering from the back. The air cleaner is an old style oil bath filter. Here is thread from the H.A.M.B. that has a ton of Olds Rocket stuff, http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=149650

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Is anyone else upset over the fact that Revell says Tampo printed tires on the box but does not actually have them in the kit? It may be a small thing but I know people who bought the Gremlin kit from AMT just to get the slicks that were included. This seems to be false advertising and I've yet to see any explanation/apology for this oversight. In the kit, decals are provided for the whitewalls. but I thought Tampo printing put the lettering/whitewall directly on the tire. I have seen several theories advanced as to why they are not Tampo printed, but I still feel it was wrong to put the kit out with the claim of Tampo printed tires on the box.

I suspect the Tampo print didn't work out the way they were designed, so as a quality move they "upgraded" at expense. False advertising, I think they have the right to change parts as they want to...Call Angie on the 800 # she might give you some insite. Me I want about 6 of these!

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Wonder if it's too soon to hope for a '49 convertible transkit for this. I've got a set of Fred Cady Indy Pace Car decals I'm itching to find a use for.

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I was wondering how Tom Collidge's fastback body was coming along, so a little Googling and...I found some interesting stuff:

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I guess it wasn't known he did this body in 2001 based on the Ertl diecast?:

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Worth paging through: http://public.fotki.com/tomcoolidge/revell-1950-oldsmob/

Does anyone know when Tom's 88 Fastback body/conversion will be available for use with the Revell kit?

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