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Streamline Mach 5 resin kit

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Streamline Mach 5 resin kit
Posted by Karlito on Tuesday, March 08, 2016 9:43 PM

Hi guys, I am new to the forum and had a question. I recently purchased two Streamline resin Speed Racer Mach 5s; one built and another sealed in the original box. 

I was expecting the unopened kit to be the same but to my surprise it was actually a better casting with more detail. There are molded lines for the hood and trunk. The door opening is a different shape as are the vents behind the doors. The saws are metal unlike the wood from the other kit. There are also two sets of decals and windows/headlamps. I thought all these Streamline kits were the same? Not that I am complaining, I am just a little baffled.

 

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  • From: Bombala, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Thursday, March 10, 2016 3:37 AM
interesting looking kit. i've only built the Polar Lights styrene kit. which is more accurate? does it matter for a cartoon car?
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Posted by Karlito on Sunday, March 13, 2016 7:14 PM

Hard to say which is more accurate. I like the shape of the Streamline kit and the ability to be able to mold the body because of the exccess material on it. My father also built it and the Shooting Star when I was younger so finding the same kit and being able to construct is neat. 

I've been busy over the last week reshapping the body and giving it more curves as the model lacks some stock. 

  • Member since
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  • From: Upstate New York
Posted by spencer1984 on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 5:57 AM
Nice find! I have the Aoshima kit to build into Speed's car some day, but have always wanted to see what hte Streamlines looked like
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Posted by Karlito on Thursday, March 17, 2016 11:16 PM

It's a nice kit. Very simple with a lot of room to customize. I have been heavily modifiying the body as the car right out of the box is a bit flat and some of the body lines I don't feel are correct. 

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Posted by Karlito on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 9:53 PM

Mocking up wheels and and I wanted y'alls opinion. Top is Pegasus's CL in a 19" and the bottom is the same wheel in a 23". Both wheel and tire setups have the same overall diameter. Opinions on which one looks better? I am on the fence about it. 

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  • From: Upstate New York
Posted by spencer1984 on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 8:31 PM
So far so good! Personally, I like the heftier sidewall with the Mach - I think it's more appropriate for the vintage racer look
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Posted by Karlito on Wednesday, May 04, 2016 4:03 PM

Just a little update; been busy with classes so not much time to work on the car. The car is ready for paint, I started construction on the wheels, and ride height is mocked up and set. 

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  • From: Upstate New York
Posted by spencer1984 on Friday, May 06, 2016 11:47 AM
That looks like a nice clean mockup, should look great in the finished markings!
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Posted by Karlito on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 7:04 PM

Moved/continued in the "Other Models" section. 

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Posted by B1acKnight001 on Sunday, February 19, 2017 2:15 PM

Hello, I am also new to this forum. I have also recently purchased a Streamline Mach 5 kit. I got the kit More detailed kit with 2 set of decals. I was wondering what materials you used on this kit Karlito? If you remember. Everything you did from the fins to the body work came out beautiful. I was hoping you might have some tips for this build? :)

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Posted by Karlito on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 7:33 PM

Sorry for the delay in reply. But welcome and congrats on scoring a Mach 5 kit!

Materials are as follows: Bondo 801 professional glaze for the body work, styrene sheet for the fins (can't recall the exact thickness), Pegasus CL 1285 19" wheels, Detail Master wheel knock off photo etch, Detail Master seat belt hardware. 

Lots of other parts, such as the rear view mirror, were fabbed out of old plastic trees from previous models. 

Hope this helps!

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Posted by oldcarguy on Thursday, March 02, 2017 10:03 AM

Hmmm.

 I do like the heftier sidewall , but with that body I would assume you could engineer it accordingly . It looks good either way though . O.C.G.

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Posted by Digital_Cowboy on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 10:42 PM

aussiemuscle308
interesting looking kit. i've only built the Polar Lights styrene kit. which is more accurate? does it matter for a cartoon car?
 

I'd have to say that yes, it does matter.  Cartoon, TV, movie, etc. we should strive for as much accuracy as possible.

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