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This is an Arii kit I built 10 or 15 years ago. The old Japanese instruction sheet gives no clue when the kit was released. To my knowledge it is still available.

 

The only issue I dimly remember was a fit problem of the windscreen.

Though a nice replica it is 1/24 scale, so among other models of American cars it looks rather big.

 



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Very nice job Thomas!

I have both the hard top & convertible in my stash, (same kit with different tops)

Started one many years ago, but never finished.

Something always looked a little out of proportion with these kits to me, but every time I see one finished, they look good.

Yours looks great!

Although, I will say that the hard top looks a little too "bubble top".

The rear glass seems to "round out" a little too much.

 

 

Steve

 

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Very nice and clean! Not too many of those built show up these days.

Very nice job Thomas!

I have both the hard top & convertible in my stash, (same kit with different tops)

Started one many years ago, but never finished.

Something always looked a little out of proportion with these kits to me, but every time I see one finished, they look good.

Yours looks great!

Although, I will say that the hard top looks a little too "bubble top".

The rear glass seems to "round out" a little too much.

Steve this is another one I'd like to "slice and dice" someday. I have the hardtop version and have a very definite way to fix what you mentioned.

BUT! The '58 Belvedere is what's calling my name the loudest as far as '50's cars to do next. I haven't done a Caddy in 10 years since I did that '61-------it's time to do another one, and this one (along with a corrected '58 Eldo Brougham) are in my gun-sights. ;)

 

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Bill, does it involve borrowing the roof from the AMT or Revell '58 Impala?

Yup! Sure does! I know that they are different scales, and there was a difference between '58 GM B and C body hardtops, but the basic shape is there and that's all I need. ;)

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