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#101 Maindrian Pace

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 10:18 PM

 

The only inherent problem there is the mixing of scale issues.  Has anyone actually put those wheels under an AMT Mustang to see how large they look?

 

Here they are on an MPC '84.

 

Stock tires from the GT convert kit:

 

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On a lower profile set of Gatorbacks. I don't remember what kit these came from at the moment, but I have four of them.

 

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Compare to my '92 LX driver with stock size 225/55/16s:

 

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Almost exact. Ride height and a slight adjustment to the shape of the wheel well would be all it takes.

You absolutely sure about that body molding color year, Mike? Because the factory literature I do have lists 91 as the first year for the LX Coupe getting body colored side molding.

 

The Pony wheels in the 1/24th scale mustangs scale out to 15" versus the 16" they should be. So, by putting them under a 1/25th scale car, they will more closely represent the 16" wheel they are supposed to be.

 

Positive on the moldings, many have been painted body color over the years for an update. I just touched on the major visual changes from year to year, there were many more: Seats and headrests, interior color and upholstery patterns, paint colors, rear seat shoulder belts, door panel pockets, etc. A little research would be required to make a year-accurate model.

 

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#102 Rob Hall

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:28 AM

 

 

Positive on the moldings, many have been painted body color over the years for an update. I just touched on the major visual changes from year to year, there were many more: Seats and headrests, interior color and upholstery patterns, paint colors, rear seat shoulder belts, door panel pockets, etc. A little research would be required to make a year-accurate model.

 

-MJS

Yes, lots of running changes and year-to-year differences..the '90 Mustangs, for instance, added the air bag steering wheel and knee pad, but eliminated the center arm rest.. but it came back in '91 IIRC.  Also, the pony emblem on the right side of the dash was added somewhere around '90, my '87 GT didn't have it (though I later added it). 


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:32 AM

Same here, Mike. Just touching on some of the smaller things about the cars. 

 

Your tire swap on the Ponies is a perfect example of what I was saying about the scale fidelity issue on the Revell 1/24th Pony Wheels. They are quite accurate for 1/25th scale and with a tire change I see them being used a lot with the Coupe kit.

 

 

Rob, my 91 has a lot of 'inconsistencies' involved with it too (or at least it did with its' first and second owners). Then again, my GT is a base model GT with NO options, so that might have something to do with the discrepancies.


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:49 PM

The 1990 7- up Mustangs were LX's. Though they were convertibles, and limited run cars ... they had body color trim.

 

Exceptions to every rule?



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Posted 21 February 2013 - 04:56 PM

That edition gave them the idea (and visual gratification/qualification) to switch from the Black belt molding to the body colored molding. Same concept as the 'Summer Special' cars.



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 05:11 PM

When is it coming out?

#107 martinfan5

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 05:21 PM

When is it coming out?

Sometime in 2013 :lol:

 

Or read back a few pages, there are some pretty good guess's as to when it might be released ;)



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:57 AM

Release date (according to Revell) is May.  Late May, so figure early April before they're seen in stores (earlier for those signed up for Revell's Preferred Partner program). 



#109 SteveG

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:09 AM

Release date (according to Revell) is May.  Late May, so figure early April before they're seen in stores (earlier for those signed up for Revell's Preferred Partner program). 

 

Don,

 

You mean early June in stores right ? ....... ;)



#110 Cali Bear

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 04:22 AM

This is awesome news for a builder like me that missed the boat on the resin Fox-body notchbacks.  Can't wait to get this kit on the build schedule in CHP colors.  Mahalo, dude, for breaking the news!



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Posted 06 March 2013 - 08:04 AM

 

Don,

 

You mean early June in stores right ? ....... ;)

Duhh.  Yep. 



#112 Agent G

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 11:16 AM

This is awesome news for a builder like me that missed the boat on the resin Fox-body notchbacks.  Can't wait to get this kit on the build schedule in CHP colors.  Mahalo, dude, for breaking the news!

 

CHP, NHP, MSHP, FHP, MSP, AZDPS, TXDPS, and a whole buncha letters of the alphabet!

 

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 08:42 PM

 
CHP, NHP, MSHP, FHP, MSP, AZDPS, TXDPS, and a whole buncha letters of the alphabet!
 
G


Without sourcing dozens of steering wheels to backdate the interior (prior to '90 there was no airbag), there are 33 State/Federal agencies that are known to have run '90-'93 SSP Mustangs.

#114 English Jules

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 11:00 AM

so nice, i have lots of US cop car books (my fave is a 79 Camaro, 12 used by CHP, read all about em. i made it from the revell T bar kit, had to change and scrach so much new interior...)

Again, as soon as this is out in the US, PLEASE let me know and take some fotos..... :-)



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 01:34 PM

 

CHP, NHP, MSHP, FHP, MSP, AZDPS, TXDPS, and a whole buncha letters of the alphabet!

 

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And don't forget UHP and CSP! 



#116 Greg Myers

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 10:09 AM

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#117 TooOld

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 10:31 AM

There are an awful lot of Mustang fans out there and they can't get enough new kits !

 I'm happy for them even though I'm not one of them .



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 10:34 AM

The Mustang LX 5.0 has had a cult following for over 25 years now and never been kitted before (though several resin kits have come and gone).  This kit should have interest amongst replica stock, police car, and drag car builders...I just hope Revell has cleaned up some of the issues that were seen w/ the first shots from last year.....


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Posted 11 April 2013 - 12:15 PM

I gotta get at least two of these...maybe three... :)



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 02:52 PM

Awesome car, will be an awesome model, but man those kit decals are horrible....its OK though, I've got lots to put on em....

 

Jeff