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I just got a Satellite today at Pegasus Hobbies.   Color me Sat-eisfied!  B)

They were being sold by vendors at the GTR NNL 2015 yesterday and were being snapped up.

 

GTR?    :huh:

Grand Touring and Racing Auto Modelers, or GTR Auto Modelers (most often known simply as GTR), in northern Illinois.  The main focus is on racing cars and exotic street cars in 1/24th and 1/25th scale plastic models, but all types are accepted and encouraged.  The club was founded in 1999, and is part of IPMS/USA (Region 5). 

The annual summer event was held yesterday.  It is NNL style (peoples choice) voting in 9 categories plus peoples choice overall, theme and a special memorial award. 

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I have the 65 Plymouth and it is a very nice kit but it still looks like a 65 Plymouth with a 54 Chevy windshield. The body looks great but too much arch on the top of the windshield. I am still glad we have it and will try to get use to it but I tried to tell them when the first test shot was available but I guess they didn't listen. Oh well too late now.

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I have the 65 Plymouth and it is a very nice kit but it still looks like a 65 Plymouth with a 54 Chevy windshield. The body looks great but too much arch on the top of the windshield. I am still glad we have it and will try to get use to it but I tried to tell them when the first test shot was available but I guess they didn't listen. Oh well too late now.

Elvin, this is something I overlooked when I first saw the buildup live and in person...........here's what I did to mine just a bit ago. ;)

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And here's the 1:1....................

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The 1:1 has an ever so slight arch.........what I did to mine was take a heat gun set to 450 degrees, and CAREFULLY pushed down on the center of the windshield header. Now the glass does stick up a bit-----I'll file this down a little and then I can replicate the weatherstripping with a fine bead of epoxy painted black. One thing I would strongly urge when putting on the windshield is to make a more positive location for keeping the glass in place. When I get around to building this, I'll add A pillar material on the inside as well as the header itself.

Oh yeah............something has GOT to be done with those vent posts! They seem to be at the wrong angle to me.

Easy fix though.............;)

I understand that many don't want to go through this trouble, and yes, it would have been nice if Moebius hadn't overlooked this. Somewhere along the line, it may indeed have been noticed but the cost to change it might have been too much, as well as setting the kit intro time back. Personally, it's not that egregious an error------it's just something that for my own tastes, I'd like to change.

As far as the overall execution of this Belvedere..............VERY WELL DONE! I'd love to see a convertible version of this down the road, as well as some more MOPAR stuff of this era own the road!

Hope this helps!

 

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Bill, you didn't happen to video-tape this? Call me...whatever you like, but I had a little trouble following exactly where to poke and prod. Even looking at the pictures of the body vs. that dead-on one you supplied, I'm having a little trouble seeing the problem.

Charlie Larkin

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I took some reference photos of a '65 a Satellite at the Goodguys Nats last month....on both the greenhouse/windshield, as well as my comment about the bodyside section through the rear quarter panel in the on-line kit preview I posted in June. http://public.fotki.com/funman1712/first-look-at-all-n/new-moebius-65-plym/new-moebius-65-plym/dsc-0464.html#media  

Here's a link to the 1/1 reference pix....http://public.fotki.com/funman1712/correcting-or-kitba/1965-plymouth-satel/

And here;s the windshield shot = Cheers...TIM.'DSC 0747

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Bill, you didn't happen to video-tape this? Call me...whatever you like, but I had a little trouble following exactly where to poke and prod. Even looking at the pictures of the body vs. that dead-on one you supplied, I'm having a little trouble seeing the problem.

Charlie Larkin

Charlie, this was an "on the fly" moment for me when I  did this, so no I didn't video this. Might have been hard to video as what I did was very pinpointed on where I pressed down to flatten the header. I didn't pay much attention to it as Mopar mid '60's B-Bodies are not my thing, but Elvin's comment had me looking particularly now that I have the kit. One reason which might lend itself to the "high arched" look, the windshield header chrome starting at the corners of the windshield should be about even or maybe a scooch lower than the side drip rails on the roof. 

I did go out and snag this kit as I've always liked this particular body style, and Tim's review and pictures had me go out and get one. :)

This will be a subjective thing for each modeler, but Tim's dead on shot of the windshield shows how the kit definitely has too high of an arch in the header.

FWIW, Revell's '55 Chevy hardtop and convertible suffer from the same malady.........too much of a curve in the upper part of the windshield header as opposed to the 1:1. Not a deal breaker IMO in building either kit, and this one is definitely worth buying and building.

Don't let what I did sway you either way from buying or building it...........this is just another one of my "obsessive" things, and believe me----when I get around to building this Satellite, it'll get the full boat "Obsessive" treatment! :D

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