1/25 Revell '62 Corvette Gasser

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Due in September/early October:

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I hope it comes with that cool, REALISTIC driver figure as shown on the box art :rolleyes::lol:

Seriously though, looks like a future purchase for me B)

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It does not matter to me but why a skill 3 part count??

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This will be a kool kit!

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Great looking kit. Very, very, nice subject, looks like a winner to me :wub: .

(Hope we get extra decals for other than D&M 1/1 version...or AMT's '62 Vette decal sheet may come handy).

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It does not matter to me but why a skill 3 part count??

Maybe nothing fits :)

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One for a box art build and a few more for parts donors!

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It is on my list. D&M is just "up the street" from where i live. Going past is often drool inspiring....

joe.

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It does not matter to me but why a skill 3 part count??

Probably due to the difficulty of removing the poorly placed mold lines on the body. :lol:

At least this issue now comes with a top! Since Revell now has the tooling for it, I think they should offer everyone who bought the first issue a new top and glass. I wouldn't count it though. :rolleyes: If this kit still has the stock suspension pieces, I'll buy it. If not, I'll wait for the next issue of it.

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It does not matter to me but why a skill 3 part count??

Maybe it's a parts count thing? Revell Germany kit skill levels are based parts count.

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Probably due to the difficulty of removing the poorly placed mold lines on the body. :lol:

At least this issue now comes with a top! Since Revell now has the tooling for it, I think they should offer everyone who bought the first issue a new top and glass. I wouldn't count it though. :rolleyes: If this kit still has the stock suspension pieces, I'll buy it. If not, I'll wait for the next issue of it.

If the NASCAR '57 Ford and it's total lack of a stock interior in exchange for the remaining Supercharger parts equation is an indication, I got $5 on this thing being only built as a drag vehicle in exchange for the up-top that was missing in the first run.

I have to wonder what oddball problem the next variation of the '50 Olds is going to have that will make the period speed parts that it's going to have useless to someone who wants to build a factory sleeper type vehicle.

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If the NASCAR '57 Ford and it's total lack of a stock interior in exchange for the remaining Supercharger parts equation is an indication, I got $5 on this thing being only built as a drag vehicle in exchange for the up-top that was missing in the first run.

I have to wonder what oddball problem the next variation of the '50 Olds is going to have that will make the period speed parts that it's going to have useless to someone who wants to build a factory sleeper type vehicle.

You're probably right James. I sure won't bet against you. I think Revell's new motto is "why produce 2n1 kits when we can make them buy two kits to build one model?" :rolleyes:

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"why produce 2n1 kits when we can make them buy two kits to build one model?" :rolleyes:

You do understand this works, right? Revell knows more about selling kits than you, I, and everyone on this forum combined, but still people persist in complaining when every possible part isn't included in a single box. Aoshima releases three versions of the BR-Z/MR-S and nobody has a problem with it, but when Revell does it they are evil for wanting to maximize their millions invested in some tooling? :rolleyes: AMT did the same thing with their '67 Impala, '69 El Camino, '66 Nova, etc., but that's okay? This has been going on for decades.

Revell's doing just fine with a few bitter souls not buying ten kits per year because they didn't include the parts those people feel they should've been included.

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You do understand this works, right? Revell knows more about selling kits than you, I, and everyone on this forum combined, but still people persist in complaining when every possible part isn't included in a single box. Aoshima releases three versions of the BR-Z/MR-S and nobody has a problem with it, but when Revell does it they are evil for wanting to maximize their millions invested in some tooling? :rolleyes: AMT did the same thing with their '67 Impala, '69 El Camino, '66 Nova, etc., but that's okay? This has been going on for decades.

Revell's doing just fine with a few bitter souls not buying ten kits per year because they didn't include the parts those people feel they should've been included.

Some people aren't happy unless they are complaining, I think...

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It does not matter to me but why a skill 3 part count??

Most likely due to the parts count and some additional "small" detail parts which require careful assembly. The '62 Vette, '57 Ford, and '50 Olds-- all recently created kits-- all have Skill Level 3 ratings.

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Hot boogie...I want one...IF the suspension is right, IF the engine is right, and a few more accuracy-related "IFs". I HOPE it's right on, really. It would be GREAT to see this well-done, like the man said, for a box-build as well as for parts-swapping.

BUT, you all DO realize that, depending on the exact era and the sanctioning body it runs under, the correct class for this thing probably isn't gasser, but rather "modified sports", right?

Here's a link to the '64 and '66 NHRA rules, if anybody's interested...http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=334715

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Most likely due to the parts count and some additional "small" detail parts which require careful assembly. The '62 Vette, '57 Ford, and '50 Olds-- all recently created kits-- all have Skill Level 3 ratings.

Personally I'd rather see a "Quality Level" rating on the box instead of a "Skill Level." "CAUTION: this kit was designed/engineered 50 years ago and the parts will not fit correctly without a lot of re-engineering by the builder."

Why would a kit that has 150 parts need a higher level of skill to assemble than a kit with 90 parts? Assuming that the kit was engineered correctly, parts count is irrelevant to the level of skill required to assemble those parts. If you have the skill needed to assemble a 90 part kit, you have the skill needed to assemble a 150 part kit. Isn't assessing a "skill level" based strictly on parts count alone a little silly?

Would a book with 100 pages be a "Skill 1" book and a book with 200 pages be a "Skill 2" book? If you have the basic skill (know how to read), then reading 200 pages takes no more "skill" than reading 100. It takes more time, but no more skill.

The only logical skill breakdown to me would be to differentiate between a snap sit and a glue-together kit.

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No roll cage or roll bar that I can see. No tech pass from me.

Dale

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No roll cage or roll bar that I can see. No tech pass from me.

Dale

I wonder how much the research guys at Revell make?

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BUT, you all DO realize that, depending on the exact era and the sanctioning body it runs under, the correct class for this thing probably isn't gasser, but rather "modified sports", right?

I don't think this car was ever designed to race, but rather be a gasser-looking show car, so correct class and equipment were probably never factored into the build equation. It's a 1/25 scale replica of one car, much like the Rat Roaster kit.

It takes more time, but no more skill.

One might argue patience is an acquired skill. ^_^

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I don't think this car was ever designed to race, but rather be a gasser-looking show car, so correct class and equipment were probably never factored into the build equation.

Sure looks like it's racing on the box cover...

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I wonder how much the research guys at Revell make?

Enough to do as much research as I do to answer tech questions correctly, for free...

Edited by Ace-Garageguy

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No roll cage or roll bar that I can see. No tech pass from me.

Dale

The 1:1 doesn't have a roll bar or roll cage it looks like..from this article, it sounds like the 1:1 isn't a '60s vintage gasser but a recent build in the style of the '60s gassers.

http://www.vetteweb.com/features/vemp_1006_1963_chevrolet_corvette/viewall.html

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One might argue patience is an acquired skill. ^_^

EXCELLENT point, sir.

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One might argue patience is an acquired skill. ^_^

And one might argue that patience is an innate character trait, like generosity or empathy. You either have it or you don't... it's not a learned behavior or skill. ;)

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