Let's talk about your experiance with "Multi Piece Body Kits".

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I tried one of the Revell kits (in a smaller scale - 1/32?) when I was about 8 years old. I think it was the '58 Buick Special. that pretty much cured me!

great set of instructions and assembled kit you have done.

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When I was a kid, I almost quit building after dealing with the Revell 57 Cadillac Brougham, Ford Skyliner, and Austin-Healey 100-6. I was saved by JoHan and AMT.

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Revell's Volkswagen T2 Microbus.

Never. Again.

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And Revell's Mercedes truck.

Again. Never. Again.

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I managed to make them look half decent but God it didn't half take some amount of work.. and patience that I didn't have at the time.

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I have a soft spot for the old Revell multi-piece '60 Corvette, reissued in a couple of different boxes.

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I prefer the proportions of the basic model to the 1-piece AMT bodies, and the multi-piece construction lends itself to radical custom work.

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The first car model I ever attempted was the multi-piece Revell '57 Ford wagon. I can't say I built it, as it was horrible when I 'finished' it, but I'd dearly love to find a virgin one to try again.

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i never liked multi piece body kits, tried one as a kid.

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I just built this Revell Ranchero. These kits are much easier now that superglue is available. Trying to build these kits with regular model cement was a nightmare.

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Neil, that's a beauty. Well done. B)

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They won't let me print what I think of multi piece bodied models. Never had any luck with them but it could have just been me.

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The first one I remember really having any success with (bulid is long gone however) 1_c4beb8ddb66c5a5796c9b33ab16487f9.jpgSo right now I have a few each of the Corvette , Ranchero (chopped and stock) and the Austin Healey

lined up, and two of the '48's in the wings. :P

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From the geniuses at Premier..

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Multi-piece 61 Falcon all stripped and ready for assembly.

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It's too tall, too narrow.. I was going to build it to modern standards as an April Fools Day build on another board.

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These kits are much easier now that superglue is available.

I might have to agree with this. With an arsenal of glues and putties available, we're really just talking about a few more pieces, right? If the body fundamentally points you in the right direction, the rest is up to you.

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I have a few too. 59 Skyliner (At least 7), 57 Ranchero, 60 (59) Vette) re-tool of the VW 23 Window Samba Van

56 Merc, Ford, Caddy, Lincoln, & Chrysler 1/32's Stock & Custum of both Ford Convert & Chrysler.

Volvo F12 Globetrotter Semi tractor.

All Revell. Plus Italeri Iveco & Volvo DLK & "US" truck with Baywatch trailer.

And Revell boxed Italeri Ford AeroMax semi cab.

I have never had a problem with them. And if they are the Only kit of a specific car, I WILL buy them!!

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Mike, very nice build. :D

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So what's the best multi piece body kit that can still be found at a reasonable cost ? I may try another one after all these years for the heck of it.

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Didn't the Corvette just come by again ?

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Forgot both IMC/Testor's 48 Ford Coupe & Convert.

And a compilation of the 57 Squire built but needed to have major surgery.

I need to replace the engine bay area. The joint along the fender top on one side

keeps separating.

The detail ridge there was filed/sanded down with all the body work repairing that

separation/joint line.

I was going to use an AMT Fairlane500 for that area, but might wait an look at the Revell Custom.

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Ugh,Normally I try to avoid multi-piece bodies like the plague.

But I have built a few. The 59 Ford retractable wasn't too bad,and the top actually worked.

Right now,I have an old Pyro VW Beetle half assembled-for the past 2 years. And the Lincoln Futura. Not sure if that will ever get built.

You know,looking at the first pictures of the ancient hot rods- I have never built one of those. I might try an straight out of the box build one of these days.

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The only 1/24/25 scale plastic kit I've ever built with a multi-piece body is the '59 Skyliner, and I had no problem at all. After all, all of the parts of a model kit have to be glued together. So why should a body that has to be glued together be such a big deal?

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And like John said... the top really works! :D

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Except for the Spot-lights, that looks like a Box art build for the "Skip's Fiesta" series

issue of that kit. Nice.

Here is one of mine of that issue;

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And another getting a Different build!

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I need to get back to work on these!!

And I have been reminded me of another started. The Lincoln Futura. And I have the Pontiac Club De Mer

Plus a few Pyro/Life-Like/Lindberg "1/32" scale kits 57 Chevy convert, & various 32-40 Fords & Chevy's

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I've had a couple so far. The IMC/Testors 48 Ford convertible turned out pretty good. I've got a Lindberg/Aurora Triumph GT6 in my stash. I might do it next.

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That's really sharp Harry.

A lot better than mine. :(

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Thanks, John.

Dan... that is the "Skip's Fiesta" issue. I still have the guy and girl passenger figures around here somewhere...

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