Post by cruzcontrol on Jan 6, 2013 18:58:14 GMT -5
Hi All.....I lucked out this Xmas & received the Round2 reissue 352 Pacemaker. There are no part numbers molded next to the parts even though the plans indicate part numbers. I found this to be the case with all the Round2 cabover reissues. This isn't a major issue as the parts are easily identified by sight. My kit came with moderate to heavy flash on most parts. This could be a problem when it comes to the chrome pieces. Both frame rails are warped slightly but I think I can straighten them. There is a large sink mark on the bottom of the oil pan but this is also something I should be able to repair easily. The left front spring was not molded properly and can not be repaired. Also, the passenger side of the windshield has a large sink mark & can not be repaired. I have several of Round2's reissued models & this is the first time I have come across serious issues that I can't repair. I am going to ask Round2 to replace the windshield & front spring. I'll let you know how that works out. Other than the above mentioned problems it's a great kit. The Goodyear tires are especially nice.
On the AMT kits they didn't give part numbers. The numbers on the instructions are the order numbers they want you to follow in each step. Part #1 for example is step #1 (left engine block half) #2 (Right engine block half) glue those together then add 3 (oil pan) etc. I have not ran across any AMT kits that had numbers on the sprues for the parts. Revell & Ertl did number the parts.