Edited by Junkman, 26 October 2012 - 10:34 AM.
AMT '58 Plymouth Belvedere CHRISTINE kit
Posted 26 October 2012 - 10:33 AM
Posted 26 October 2012 - 10:58 AM
Who's going to make them?
Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:17 AM
I liked the kit. About the only thing about the new version is the box art.
Posted 04 December 2012 - 03:23 AM
I have one of the original issue kits that I bought when it was new and I didn't know about the inaccuracies until just recently (no, I haven't been living in a cave). I have plans to build the kit as a shelf model of a street machine, probably with parts box running gear, wheels and tires and some other odds and ends. I might even take it to a show or two. As much as I would like to say that the kit or finished model would be 100% accurate I know it won't be but how many kits and/or finished models really are ? I realize that my opinion is bordering on the blasphemous, but all too often, I find myself at my bench or somewhere else, getting way too serious about a model...
Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:09 AM
Just as been speculated, the kit is nearly identical to the Belvedere kit in just about every way. The only thing added which I found pretty cool was the decal sheet.
The white areas of the sheet are white lettering saying things like "Arnie Is Mine", "Pledging My Love", "Christine, She's A Killer", "Leigh" crossed through like it was etched out, and "Arnie" inside a heart, The "Christine" decals look kinda ok, as well as the faded flames, but they aren't what interest me. The two deshboard bezels (they look almost identical as I can't see the lettering without a magnifying glass) are pretty nice, the license plates are a definite necessity for any "decent" Christine model, and the "Darnell's Tonight" begs you to buy another kit just to stick that on the hood. My only gripe is the molded in red which is minor at best, and since they're doing one in white it's really a moot point. I'll be using the Belvedere model body for the "prettied-up" car and the Round 2 one as the "$250 Mechanic's Special" rust-bucket.
"Oops.... Sorry, Christine."
One other thing of note. Just like the Belvedere kit, this one is also missing the "Golden Commando" Carter dual-carb setup...
...and the lettering on the side fins still says "Belvedere" on them, but again, no surprise. Getting the photoetch kit from MCG goes a long way to making this a decent Christine
Edited by Drake69, 29 January 2013 - 07:34 AM.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:46 AM
Can you please show the rest of the kit. Is the rest molded in red too?
Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:51 AM
I have 1 of the pro shop, pre-painted issues, still unbuilt. The 'Darnells tonight' decal is fantastic. If anybody wont use this, I will be pleased to trade for it.
I dont really want to buy another kit, just for that decal sheet.
I built Dennis's Charger from a General Lee kit about 20 years ago & planned a figure of Dennis scratching Christines hood diarama. The fact both kits have inaccuracys doesnt worry me.
This was on another site, sadly not my build, but its fantastic !
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Edited by 57peppershaker, 29 January 2013 - 06:54 AM.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:03 AM
I'll be buying this kit just for the box art. It will never be opened, just sitting on a shelf with the rest of the Christine collection.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:36 AM
I'll try to get some more pix up but yes, the entire kit except for the whitewall inserts is molded in red. No extra parts seem to have been added.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:15 AM
Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:06 AM
Not sure of the kit they're available in, but someone on here was casting them in resin, can't remember who though. I bought a couple sets off him a while back, nice pieces.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:26 PM
As far as the door locks on a 1957 - 1960 Plymouth's. There were no door lock nobs on the top of the door, as in all Mopars at the time. You locked the door by pushing the inside door handle forward to lock the door, pulled it back to open the door. I grew up with these cars as a child. Parents had 1956, 1958, 1959 and a 1960 Plymouths. On the Plymouth site Plymouth Run, it states that there was 23 Plymouths bought at the cost $500000.00 and turned them into 58 Furys. Theres a lot of info on these cars at the web site.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:55 PM
Edited by azers, 29 January 2013 - 07:00 PM.
Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:09 AM
So would I (apparently I don't have all the pieces of the dual carb Carter setup like I thought, looks like I only have about half of it...). I also need to know what specific color red that people are using for their Christines. The actual color of the car used in the movie was "blood red", but so far every spraypaint I've looked at is either too light, too dark, or completely the wrong shade.
Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:21 AM
Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:04 AM
The JoHan '63 Chrysler 300 kit has that 2-4Barrell Setup.
Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:23 AM
If you watch the the outakes the detective calls it autumn red.
Yup, but the director John Carpenter used the color "Blood Red" on all the cars used in the movie.
Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:25 AM