1930 Packard Bottail Speedster

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1930 Packard Bottail Speedster

Postby Dragline » Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:15 pm

This was part of an OOB challenge back in 2012. I have a few of these classic Monogram kits. Auto modelers are a funny lot. There are quite a few who feel that 1/24 scale is just a wrong scale. Scale snobs if you like. I'll never understand it. If it's a subject I like and wish to build, I buy it and build it, scale be damned. There are some that say 1/24 just looks wrong displayed beside 1/25. If you can tell the difference then perhaps you have issues. For me it's all about building what you love. I'll never change.

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Re: 1930 Packard Bottail Speedster

Postby LyleW » Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:22 pm

Neat. I do like those cars of yesteryear. I had a few that were metal kits.
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Re: 1930 Packard Bottail Speedster

Postby BlackSheep214 » Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:44 pm

Oooooo....... shiny!
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Re: 1930 Packard Bottail Speedster

Postby Stikpusher » Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:16 pm

Oh that is a beautiful build! And man does that car have style!!!

Now the difference between 1/32 and 1/35 is pretty easy to see... 1/48 to 1/50 a bit less so... 1/24 to 1/25, are you kidding me? I hear ya about modeling snobs of one type or another. No thank you. Just because you don’t build a certain scale, subject, brand, etc. doesn’t mean others don’t, and that you cannot appreciate their efforts.
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Re: 1930 Packard Bottail Speedster

Postby Dragline » Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:27 pm

I'm with ya Stik. How is it you can limit yourself and walk past such a beautiful car because it's scale is NOT 1/25? Makes absolutely no sense at all.

For my part I've grown to ignore them and do my own thing. There are a great many complaints that the new Jaguar XKE from Revell is 1/24 scale. Like the world revolves around U.S. model builders who need to have their binky cleaned and bottle checked every hour. It's a British car and Europeans will be building it and 1/24 scale is the international scale after all. That's why Monogram made all their stuff in 1/24 back in the day. Sales across the ocean mattered to them and seeing 1/24 on the box made the sale that much easier. Though I imagine seeing 1/25 wouldn't have stopped many at any rate. It's all a mystery to me.
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Re: 1930 Packard Bottail Speedster

Postby midnightprowler » Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:44 pm

Beautiful. I agree. Scale to me is irrelevant.
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Re: 1930 Packard Bottail Speedster

Postby keavdog » Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:20 pm

Fist off - what a beauty. What color is that? I did the 32 caddy way back in high school. Second, I’ll build any scale car or bike. 1/12, 1/16, 1/20... I am partial to 1/48 except airliners which I do 1/144 or 1/200.
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Re: 1930 Packard Bottail Speedster

Postby Dragline » Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:29 pm

The colors are quite simple really. Duplicolor silver and a rattle can black for the fenders. Nothing fancy here. Some clear coat and it's off to the races.

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Re: 1930 Packard Bottail Speedster

Postby jeaton01 » Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:29 pm

Sweet, a beautiful car well done. Got that one in the stash. And the Pyro Auburn Speedster, 1/32. I've been collecting cars in 1/48 and 1/32 for quite awhile. The only one I've built is the Pyro 31 CadillacPhaeton. Another one I really should drag out is the Monogram 1/24 31 Cadillac V16 Dual Cowl Phaeton. Cars that were built before all the good styling ideas were used up!
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Re: 1930 Packard Bottail Speedster

Postby Dragline » Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:07 am

The dual cowl Caddy is in the stash here as well. I think I may break out the Johan Chrysler Turbine next.

How is the Pyro Auburn? Pyro kits tend to be.... well, you know..
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