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#1 OldTimer50707

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 08:02 AM

Can anyone tell me the quality of Model King models? They have a 51 Henry J gasser very similar to the one I had but did not want to purchase it if the quality is not there.



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Posted 24 December 2012 - 08:25 AM

Depends- Model King kits are reissues. This one's a '60's Revell kit- meaning it has opening doors, a multi-piece flip front end, and a lot of small, fiddly suspension pieces. Molding quality and the decals are good. If you can get the front end to fit together and open/close properly, you should be fine.



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Posted 24 December 2012 - 11:11 AM

Dave Burkett a/k/a The Model King has been around our hobby for nearly 30 years, as a dealer in OOP model kits, new issues, and more recently, special runs of model car kits from AMT, Revell and Moebius.  He's one of those almost "unsung heroes" of this hobby that bring back really cool reissues of long-gone model kits, even digging into his own bank account to rehabilitate old tooling (the SMP 1959 Imperial comes to mind here) even to the point of having long-lost tooling back-engineered so that a particular kit subject can once again see the light of day.

 

Dave's Model King kits are those molded by the iconic companies which feed our addiction to styrene, his stuff is always first rate, basically the products of the companies or brands we all have come to know and love.  You will not be disappointed!

 

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 12:54 PM

If I remember correctly, Dave upgraded the tires in the Henry J kit.

 

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 03:19 PM

Thanks guys. I really appreciate your input.