AMT MPC '60 Vette
Posted 05 June 2007 - 02:28 PM
please someone post a review
many thanks in advance!
Posted 08 June 2007 - 08:00 AM
This kit is a must have IMHO, it can be built SEVEN, yes seven different ways. Tons of speed, custom, and racing parts. I have already picked up an extra because there are just too many way to put this thing together. I am planning on building a road racer with on and a drag car with another, maybe after that......
Anyway, spend the money, I cannot see anyone who is a model car fanatic being disappointed in this one.....
Posted 08 June 2007 - 09:48 AM
Posted 10 June 2007 - 07:30 AM
Posted 11 June 2007 - 01:08 PM
really great assortment of spare parts and cool options...its a foregone conclusion i will be doing the full tonneau salt flat car or some variation there of.
one thing that i noticed though: lots of flash on the small parts. those coil springs are the flashiest (not in the good way) of them so its strange they were a later addition evidently. but i guess we are all used to flash.
some strange parts in there too...whats with that PTO winch? i didnt even notice it in the instructions. but the driver figure is muy cool and the three sets of wheels, nerf bars, two tonneau covers, two dashboards, fire and safety equipment and lots more...what a deal.
one minor problem i noticed was that the stock hood had sprue attached to it in a way its going to be near impossible to separate it without damaging the hood but the blower cutout extra hood looks good except for that big hole in the middle!
one of the most interesting kits ive seen in a while, for sure.
Posted 12 June 2007 - 05:49 AM
Posted 12 June 2007 - 09:53 AM
I also got some strange parts in the Kens & leslies Cougar F.C. kit, Its a 29' Ford radiator and chrome radiator surrond? What in the world? why are these parts included? Strange.
Posted 13 June 2007 - 05:17 AM
I think that sand rail kit was 1/20th. MPC used that chassis in a version of their 1/20th AMX and I think an altered also. I really don't think that is where the A rad shell came from.
I have heard that AMT and MPC tooling was getting all mixed up and after enough time and changes they had piles of mold inserts laying around. It could be that the Rad shell insert fit in the hole in the tooling? I am not aware of a pairing of an A rad shell with funny car chassis in the past but I easily could have missed it.
Posted 13 June 2007 - 02:06 PM
Heres the old box art............................
directions then and now...............................
Posted 16 June 2007 - 03:36 PM
Posted 06 July 2007 - 06:19 AM
The kit has always, even way back then, had the '57 interior. You'll need to 86 the waffle patterns and rescribe all the upholstery for a '60, or even for a '59 which you can do out of this kit as well.
The air cleaners are way too small and not quite accurate for a stock '60. The louvered "pie plate" types were in vogue at the time.
Those two points notwithstanding, it's a great little kit - figuring it's almost forty years old! It may have been eclipsed in terms of state-of-the-art by the Monogram '59 (bring that puppy back boys!!!!!!!!) but it's still an enjoyable build!
Posted 08 July 2007 - 11:50 AM
Posted 02 November 2014 - 06:09 AM
I have an up-coming project that requires a 1960 Corvette,and being as I primarilly build trucks,i was wondering which of the two kits available is the "better" kit? the AMT or Revell? more accurate,better detail, ease of assembly etc? opinions welcome...............................Thanks in advance!......................Mark
Posted 02 November 2014 - 07:33 AM
Edited by Phildaupho, 02 November 2014 - 05:51 PM.
Posted 02 November 2014 - 07:34 AM
The best Revell kits are a 1958, a 1959 and a 1962. The old revell 1960 is a multi piece body kit from about 1960, and the AMT 1960 kit is an old very simple kit with little detail, and i'm told it's realy a 1959.
In my mind the only 1960 Corvette kit is the MPC kit.
Posted 02 November 2014 - 08:43 AM
The old MPC '60 isn't a bad kit. It was state-of-the-art in its day (as was its mate, the '57) and it can still be built into a fine-looking model.
I'm thinking seriously of kitbashing mine with an AMT '62 to make a nice '61.
Posted 02 November 2014 - 03:22 PM
I have also built the multi piece Revell 60 Corvette. It can be built real nice too but takes a lot more effort. It says it is a 60 but has 59 seats also.
Posted 02 November 2014 - 04:54 PM
Deffinatly start with the Revell 59 Corvette. It is a nice kit and would pass as a 60 as is. The only difference between a 59 and a 60 is the bucket seat upholstery pattern is different.
That and the trim in the side cove. Very minor differances.
But there is nothing wrong with the MPC kit and it's easy to find.
Posted 02 November 2014 - 05:01 PM
Pretty sure the MPC '60 Corvette has the interior from the '57 kit.