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AMT '50 Chevy Pickup - Doctor Cranky's All-Time Favorite Kit Is Getting Re-Released


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#41 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 01:47 AM

Got it and I see the 62 Thunderbird is out too, SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 08:50 AM

Got it and I see the 62 Thunderbird is out too, SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Any photos of the new parts and decals?

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 08:22 AM

I'll see about getting some pics up later- the new parts are die cut plastic- the flasher base, push bumper, and it's brackets, and the amber sprue from the AMT big rig kits is supplied for the flasher dome. Just got the kit today, might go back later for the T-Bird. B)

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 05:11 PM

I DID get the T-Bird! :lol:
Oh, and here's the picture-
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There is a large card depicting the boxtop artwork, and here you see the die cut bumper and flasher base, the amber sprue from the big rig kits, and the Texaco specific decal sheet. Other than that, it's the previous stock version of the kit, molded in white.

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 08:05 PM

I picked up the truck at the Heartland Nationals show last weekend. Can't wait to put it together.

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 08:08 PM

Me, too! :D
Nice kit ... the new parts are very welcome additions, and I LOVE the decals! One small nit ... the use of differently-sized wheels and low-profile tires isn't really appropriate for an early-60s custom. Either the chrome reversed wheels and wide whites from the '62 Pontiac custom or the wheel/tire combo from the '57 Chrysler custom would be better choices.

My feelings exactly, though I can think of all sorts of more appropriate applications for 'em!

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 02:16 PM

And here's the rest...

The box top-
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The 'hard parts'-
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Etc...
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Posted 11 June 2011 - 03:49 PM

Going to have to get one of those! Perhaps they'll consider doing similar conversions on some of the other vintage pickups in the Round 2 catalog. Maybe mix it up a bit, instead of a push bumper, perhaps a snowplow? Or maybe a basic pickup bed tow rig?

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 04:10 PM

I do rather like the approach Round 2 took with this particular kit- using simple die cut pieces and an existing amber sprue to provide a few building options. And tooling for bed mounted tow booms and snowplows already exists... who knows? I, for one, would be all over it!

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 04:21 PM

Exactly. It would be a great excuse to bring back the old ex-MPC late '60s/early '70s Chevy with the tow truck parts :) .

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 04:45 PM

Exactly. It would be a great excuse to bring back the old ex-MPC late '60s/early '70s Chevy with the tow truck parts :) .

Or the old Jeepster Commando with the snowplow!

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 03:37 AM

I got home, opened the great box from Model Round Up, and in it I found two of my babies waiting. I love this kit. I took one and tucked it under my pillow for the night. Now this morning my ear is beet red and I have a brain full of ideas for builds!

Can't wait.

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 05:38 AM

Can't wait to see what rusty monster you have in store for us.

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 05:49 AM

Me too, thanks . . . there's something about the curves on this kit that really get to me! :) :) :)

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 09:13 AM

The decales are very nice my only issue is the unfixed weak rear axle . you get a large card of the covers boxart and 6 sets of instructions. nice reissue for it best part is the decales though.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 07:09 AM

Hi, You pick that kit up and it is heavy. Not sure they needed to put 6 diff sets of instructions in it. waste of paper. Steve

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 07:36 AM

strange mine didn't come with 6 sets of instructions and I just recently picked mine up maybe 2 weeks ago

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 08:25 AM

Maybe they ran out of extra paper in china(lol). Steve

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 10:45 AM

Mine didnt either :blink: But now I need to check to see "what" set I did get....

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 12:29 PM

Whooooooooo -Hoooooo......................... ;) ;) Ed Shaver