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#301 MAGNUM4342

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:15 AM

I've been wondering about this one too. Plenty of NASCAR versions out there...I want my street! :P 



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Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:44 AM

the last mold has been made, the dash mold does not seem to work for me yet & still  no decals

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 01:46 AM

Just read through these 16 pages (!!). What a wonderful project and exciting news.

I thought about such a project on my own for years and always couldn't decide with which body to start. As both the MPC and AMT have a lot of issues. Swapping the JoHan greenhouse would have been a much too big task for me so I am veeeery happy someone does it for me! ;)

Can't wait till they are available.

 

Suggestion for a future project:

71/72 GM full size two door Sport Coupe, Buick and Chevy preferred for me. Not the "Custom" formal type roof like the 71-73 Impala/Caprice kits from MPC.


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Posted 22 February 2013 - 02:06 PM

OK, I'm another one who has read through this entire topic with great anticipation. My first new car was a 1973 Laguna . . . and I would certainly buy a few of these when they are available. Can't wait to see the finished product. Incidentally, mine had the bench seat so having that option would be nice . . . but not critical. Please keep us posted as to how and when to order, and THANK YOU to you and everyone who has contributed to make this model a reality. Outstanding work.



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Posted 23 February 2013 - 07:21 PM

I'd also like to thank everyone who has been involved in creating this kit. I just can't wait to build a few of them. My first car was a 73 Chevelle that was a butternut yellow when I got it. I then had it painted metallic blue and finally firemist burgandy. I would love to do one of each.



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Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:34 AM

Any new updates on this?  I want 2 of them asap........



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Posted 26 February 2013 - 11:29 AM

the dashboard issue has been fixed,,decals need to be made & the window buck needs to be polished



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Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:35 AM

the dashboard issue has been fixed,,decals need to be made & the window buck needs to be polished

Nice...Just PM me when they're ready.



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Posted 27 February 2013 - 02:58 AM

Good Morning,

 

I remember this car fondly because it was the second car I owned. Was '73 Laguna with round tail lights.



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Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:01 AM

My family had a Laguna as well. Patiently waiting on this one...



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Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:34 AM

I'm thinking if I should buy this '73 Chevelle too, not sure yet though. The '79-'81 Chevy Malibu would interest me too, so I'm thinking which one I should buy... Well when the '74 comes out, then I got to get few of them!

 

A question: How will these be available? I mean that once they got sold out at some point (I guess they will do), will there be more or is it just one run?



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Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:19 PM

I'd have to throw my hat in the ring on this one. My first car was a 73 Chevelle and I just loved it.

 

1983 My first car was a $400 '73 Chevelle and I hated it! Sucked gas like a truck, nothing on the dash worked but headlights, primered body work, paint like chalk, Keystone mags, leaked everything including through windows, entire interior was warped & rotted, including the headliner. But then, there was every evidence that it had been submerged (dried mud under the rear package deck?). How could you not be sentimental of a car like that? 

 

Yeah, I'd up for preserving that memory in 1/25.



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Posted 02 March 2013 - 06:34 AM

I hope we are close!!!  Im chompin at the bit for 3 of these!!!!!!!   Please PM me when your ready to take my cash.



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 05:49 PM

 

1983 My first car was a $400 '73 Chevelle and I hated it! Sucked gas like a truck, nothing on the dash worked but headlights, primered body work, paint like chalk, Keystone mags, leaked everything including through windows, entire interior was warped & rotted, including the headliner. But then, there was every evidence that it had been submerged (dried mud under the rear package deck?). How could you not be sentimental of a car like that? 

 

Yeah, I'd up for preserving that memory in 1/25.

 

Wow, I could only laugh when I read this. I guess there is always a lemon in every line. Mine sure wasn't perfect either but I was in love with it. I didn't have the problems you have mentioned Mike.

 

I would say it is worth while recreating the beast in 1/25 scale.



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Posted 06 March 2013 - 04:41 AM

 

 
1983 My first car was a $400 '73 Chevelle and I hated it! Sucked gas like a truck, nothing on the dash worked but headlights, primered body work, paint like chalk, Keystone mags, leaked everything including through windows, entire interior was warped & rotted, including the headliner. But then, there was every evidence that it had been submerged (dried mud under the rear package deck?). How could you not be sentimental of a car like that? 
 
Yeah, I'd up for preserving that memory in 1/25.


So you paid 400$ for a car that was 10 years old, probably had past 100000 miles with mud UNDER the package shelf, no less. Yep, all those Chevelles were definitely POS. ;)

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 04:26 AM

well the windows are being vacu formed now!....onto to decals...starting tomorrow!



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 05:19 AM

Will Jeffers be bringin one to tha meetin??????



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 06:25 AM

Plenty updates Kevin, why no pictures?



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 10:27 AM

i havent even thought about pictures since they arent complete, nor do i have any ready for the meeting, besides Tom get his copies first, he made the master...but i assure you they will be as pretty as any missing link kits



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 05:11 PM

I keep checking the Missing Link site, but they aren't there yet.

I really hope you go through this posting to locate those that were interested in this kit before you make it available on-line.

I've been following this post to see if it is ready to go yet?

I have wanted a stock version of this kit since the Stock-car version was issued!!

Message me when they are available!!!