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Report-On B'Day Caddy

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  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Report-On B'Day Caddy
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 12:54 PM

If you don't want this say so.

     Otherwise here goes! The Atypical kit from  (Revell) ATLANTIS! But with one GLARING difference. The way the  top and bottom body unit fits, is unbelievable. I sat there for a full ten minutes in shock. Shades of Tamigawa. It was so tight in the crucial areas that the cleaned up parts just fell in place!

      Now, that said. I hope somewhere in that big pile of Molds they have the 57 FORD Country Squire ! Unless the mold has been modified into the Ranchero! Why? Well, even back in the day both fit well enough you could say, to get a decent build out of them. The FORD had operating features and an Engine.The Caddy is a curbside!

    IF, you were careful with ( REVELL CEMENT for Plastic Models)That's what it says on the full tube I still have! Then you had, even with hard plastic tires, two darned good looking models. By the way, back then REVELL came out with their parts packs.

      One of those was Eight,Yup Eight GENERAL (Dual 90) Tires. Caddys came with those unless you wanted your prefferred brand instead. THis tire had a groove in the center and Treads on both sides of the groove. It was intended to make the car more stable in the rain! They could be used with the Parts Pack Wheels. I don't know if they'll fit on the Caddy's wheels But I am gonna see. Catchya later AND Model On!

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 9:10 PM

T.B., I have a box of that Revell glue that was given to me by a very old friend, now passed, that I built him a model of the P-47 he flew in WWII. Still have about a dozen tubes and it still works fine. Not too crazy about the spider webs but they're easy enough to handle.

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 8:49 AM

Hi Fox;

       Yeah, I found that there is a small problem there. So I started putting it on with a toothpick.I held the tube close to the part and then used the toothpick to transfer a bubble of it to the model. It was good glue that dried a little too fast once it hit air!

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 7:37 PM

Yup! Nothing that a couple of old timers like us can't solve. Right?Wink

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, May 27, 2021 10:43 AM

YUP:

 Ain't that the truth!

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