I've been looking forward to this one for ages although I'm guessing it'll take a fair amount of tuning before it can run with Russell's car
The plans for the Greenwood Corvette (also variously referred to as the Super Corvette, Rocketship and Space-Vette) appeared in the Nov'76 issue of Scale Models and I've been meaning to build it ever since... all things come to those that wait (as they say)!
QUOTE The plans for the Greenwood Corvette (also variously referred to as the Super Corvette, Rocketship and Space-Vette) appeared in the Nov'76 issue of Scale Models and I've been meaning to build it ever since... all things come to those that wait (as they say)!
That's frighteningly spooky!
I too had that copy of Scale Models.... I too was sort of just getting around to building one.... Won't need to bother now
I got to hold on in my hand yesterday at my shop and they are fantastic! They look better in person than the pics. I wasn't very excited by this release until i got to see one up close and personel. You won't be disapointed.
Glad you guys like 'em. Not to offend anyone, but they remind me too much of over-the-top 70s American pop culture - disco music, platform shoes, hot pants, nylon polyester leisure suits, Super Fly wide lapels, etc. etc. Cheap flash and little substance. But then, maybe I'm being too judgmental. The Dukes of Hazzard, Starsky and Hutch, CHIPs and other fine TV shows displaying American iron in action certainly appealed to many people. I think I'll wait for the NSU though, since that's what I was driving back then.
I think revell's first release - the cobra - is (imho) still the most detailed and nicely done appearance-wise of the range. But this isn't far off, and unlike the cobra, it drives brilliantly! Nice consistent handling and fast lap times, love it!
Mine arrived this morning... well my sister (currently residing in Paris) rang me and said "What can i get you for your birthday that will get to you in time?" . Good old GS and their first rate mail order service!
First impressions are that it does look lovely (in a so ugly it's beautiful sort of way), although with a couple of niggles - the masking on the stripes is rather poor leading to some feathered edges and there is an irritating mould line across both doors. Painting of Mr. Greenwood's face is a bit poor too, the beginners mistake of failing to realise that the upper eyelid covers the top part of the pupil, so he looks a little shocked....
...no doubt with his foot planted firmly on the middle pedal and wondering why nothing is happening!
Brakes are quite poor, but the car just rolls sweetly on them so it's an interesting drive. On the club Ninco six-laner I kept forgetting and hitting my normal braking points then watching as the car smoothly cruises along regardless and comes to a stop mid-corner. But very smooth at all times. Not a racer(*), but lovely and complements my battle-scarred Hornby L88 nicely. I like.
Picked up the "Spirit of Riverside '75" today, entirely agree with the comments posted and Coop's observations.
Wow, really like this car. The wheels & tyres really set the car off, as well as the etched metal parts. Also I think that Scalextric should take a leaf out of Revell's book regarding driver figures. The driver featured in this car (with what appears to be correct era helmet and overalls) looks neat, if a little surprised!
Revell definitely have me hooked, really looking forward to the other liveries such as the "Old Blue" & "Mancuso" liveries, which would become instant favs. Also, although I very much doubt that this would happen, how about a version with the headlights exposed?
People have often mentioned in the past that your favourite car is the one you have just bought - how very true!
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