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  • Member since
    March, 2017
Posted by The Outhouse Mouse on Saturday, March 11, 2017 5:44 PM

I am tired of the Lifesaver candy size tires that I find in many Revell-Monogram kits. My personal preference is to build some combination of stock/street/custom, so I always have drag slicks leftover. I'm trying to find a way to convert slicks into wider, treaded, tires by carving some tread and rounding out the edges somewhat. My budget doesn't have room for aftermarket tires. I'll keep you posted.

  • Member since
    March, 2010
  • From: Midwest
Posted by High octane on Saturday, March 11, 2017 6:28 PM

Have you checked the article in the latest issue of Scale Auto on wider tires?

High octane

  • Member since
    March, 2017
Posted by The Outhouse Mouse on Saturday, March 11, 2017 10:27 PM

I appreciate your reply. I plan to follow the article in the latest issue. This will produce wider tires. I also would like taller tires in the back because the "big and littles" effect adds "rake" to the body stance without having to add "risers" to the rear suspension. Tinkering with the rear suspension,when all four tires are the same size, just doesn't look right. Chuck Davenport creates tread on WW2 aircraft tires by pouring a little lacquer thinner on a metal file and then rolling the tire on the file a few times. Thanks again for your reply!

  • Member since
    March, 2013
Posted by humper beam on Saturday, March 18, 2017 11:45 PM

 like high octane said, follow up on that. far as making a tire 'taller', i don't believe it can be done. i wouldn't worry much about tread pattern unless you want cheater slicks, then it's just lines. 

 i mostly do A/C and armor but i've not heard of mr. davenport's idea. probably if i saw it i could understand.  look for a fellow goes by "oldcarguy". he's a personal friend and builds more cars than i do. he would be able to help you out on that. send a message and he'll get back to you.

  • Member since
    December, 2007
  • From: Oregon: Tree Country.
Posted by Treehugger Dave on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 1:14 PM

The 1970 Monogram 1/24 Chevelle has some very nice tires that are not only wide but tall because of the scale. I have used sevaral sets and look good on certain style builds.

If your going with bigs and littles, having one kit will give you 2 sets if you pair them up with a smaller set in 1/24 scale or maybe even 1/25 depending on the look your after.

You can even cast them in resin for more sets Thumbs Up.

It all depends on yout budget.

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I bought all the model stuff I wanted for Christmas because no one else would spend that much on me Laugh Laugh





  • Member since
    March, 2017
Posted by The Outhouse Mouse on Thursday, March 23, 2017 2:35 AM

Thanks gentlemen! I've been researching and I've found almost a dozen old kits that include some variation of "big n littles". That's just Revell. 



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