Monogram '53 Chevy

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Wonder if we'll ever see this one again any time soon ?

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Last issue was in 2004 or 2005. I would like to see a reissue too so I could build the car from "All or Nothing" by Theory of a Deadman.

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Who needs that one when we have this one......

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Yep, that's the car. I started it with a built kit and DESTROYED the body beyond recognition.

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Who needs that one when we have this one......

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Not the same scale

Not the same kit

Not the same stuff inside

It's from the Revell "Fiddly" series (floppy doors, hoods, trunk and spindly suspension,and the same ol 409)

come to think of it, I don't have one of those. But I still want a Monogram '53

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I would say so. Even though it's 1-24th scale made it look way larger than a comparable 1955 Bel Air , this kit went together well and looked nice on a display shelf .

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Not the same scale

Not the same kit

Not the same stuff inside

It's from the Revell "Fiddly" series (floppy doors, hoods, trunk and spindly suspension,and the same ol 409)

come to think of it, I don't have one of those. But I still want a Monogram '53

Yeah, I knew most of this. I was just pullin' your chain.... LOL

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Both the Monogram and Revell 53 Chevys have proportion problems, and the Revell kit is far from stock. This subject is long over due for a new tool.

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I knew that. water-monopoly-high-tank-toilet-1.jpg

and who builds em stock?

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Like to see this one too.

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Like to see this one too.

Maybe in a two pack? that would be pretty nice.

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Problem is, the Monogram '53 was on the books almost non-stop for ages it seemed. The market was so saturated you almost couldn't give them away. And at 1/24, wheel choices were limited. They're not hard to find even now.

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Yeah I'll be getting another one of these when I get around to working on all the '53 cars that I can find. Or I can redo the one I built about 20 years ago. The scale thing is really not an issue for me.

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I agree with Craig. We need a new tool '53 or '54. They are very popular in full scale. I have 2 friends with '53's. This one's very high on my "frothing at the mouth" for a new tool list.

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Who needs that one when we have this one......

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IMHO, that is a poor excuse for a model kit and not worthy of my time or glue.

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IMHO, that is a poor excuse for a model kit and not worthy of my time or glue.

That issue has some excellent tires

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I'd like to see the 53 again. And the 53-54 sedan delivery granted not the best kits but I always had fun building them. The last one I had was the 54 sedan delivery and I had as much fun as when used to build them back in the day.

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What is the difference between this kit and the later Revell version? I have one that is in the Lowrider box but the rest of the kit is really nice.

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What is the difference between this kit and the later Revell version? I have one that is in the Lowrider box but the rest of the kit is really nice.

The 1/24 Revell re-boxed Monogram kit? Not much, really, other than the addition of the lowrider parts, paints, and paintbrush.

I would be perfectly happy if any and all of the 1/25 and 1/24 Revell and Monogram '53/4 Chevy kits never saw the light of day again, echoing Nick's feelings above. These aren't great kits being totally honest, and all of them, including reissues, are still easy to find, and not very expensive.

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I'm sure that there are a lot of people, myself included that think otherwise on those kits!

While not perfect or the best kits ever made they are the ONLY kits made of that particular car and it is unlikely that a new mold would be made in the near future.

Just like SOME here say it's bad for the hobby for people to say a kit is ok with it's flaws the same can be said of those that HOPE a kit does not get repopped because they personally don't like it!

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I was thinking the same thing. Sometimes it's the only game in town.

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Who needs that one when we have this one......

Those of us that build stock.

and who builds em stock?

I do.

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I'm building a monogram '53 factory stock. One of the details I changed to make it look more stock is to ditch the inner fenders and firewall, and replace them with the ones from the AMT 1951 kit. I've got aways to go: this has been on the back burner...

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I'm building a monogram '53 factory stock. One of the details I changed to make it look more stock is to ditch the inner fenders and firewall, and replace them with the ones from the AMT 1951 kit. I've got aways to go: this has been on the back burner...

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I cannot see your pics. How is that working out for you seeing as they are diffrent scales?

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