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1/16 MPC Nascar Petty Charger; a kit change just announced


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#21 Dragline

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:44 PM

So in all reality we've been duped. Take one Dukes of Hazzard kit build without the body add the body from either the red or black street Charger ( you'll have to rely on your model building skills here) filling in the hole in the hood. Oh yeah, you'll have to switch out those nasty Dukes wheels for the NASCAR wheels and tires in the black kit. Now you have your Grand National Stock Car with out that nasty ol clear body.

Not quite. If you've ever seen this kit in the box you'd know there are at least 3 more trees of parts as compared to the DOH and Street Charger kits.

 

 

This kit is detailed to the MAX and when it is released I hope someone will post pics of the trees involved. There really are that many more parts. Not only that, but this kit is what these molds are all about. The Street Charger and DOH kits were afterthoughts.

 

 

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:56 PM

Well......that sucks!
 
A lot of people will feel deceived....Revell will have their hands full with complaints on this one.
 
It's a good thing that I build 1:25 scale :-)


Man, it must really be bad if people are going to complain to Revell about an old MPC kit. :/

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:21 PM

Man, it must really be bad if people are going to complain to Revell about an old MPC kit. :/

 

I was just looking forward to the clear body version that's all.....you know....like they advertised. Does that make me a complainer?


Edited by Marty "Hatchet", 09 January 2013 - 08:24 PM.


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Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:52 AM

 
I was just looking forward to the clear body version that's all.....you know....like they advertised. Does that make me a complainer?

No my point is that this kit is a Round 2/MPC kit. They have zero to do with Revell. Two COMPLETELY separate companies. Ergo if Revell was getting complaint calls about a Round 2 kit the lack of the clear plastic body must be epically
disappointing. ;)

Akin to calling McDonald's and complaining Papa John's made your pizza wrong...

Edited by niteowl7710, 10 January 2013 - 02:54 AM.


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Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:28 AM

You're right James...I did say Revell....DUH!... Well I feel stupid......Anybody got a rock I can crawl under? Or maybe a really big model kit?


Edited by Marty "Hatchet", 10 January 2013 - 06:37 AM.


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Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:37 AM

you're lucky, the body wont be clear so no one will see you'



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Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:51 AM

Personally it doesn't matter to me, as  I plan on painting mine so the opaque is fine.

I still have an original from when I was a kid, but had attempted to paint the clear body back around 1975, thats as far as it ever went. Still unbuilt !!

 

I would like to thank the folks at Round 2 Models for this re-release as well as all the kits they've brought us modelers over the last couple years.  I've always had a soft spot in my  heart for these old kits and have enyoyed them very much.

 

By the way I three of the Petty Chargers on order,  so hopefully we'll see some decals come out in the near future.

 

Happy modeling, Vernon



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Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:58 AM

I've never seen the appeal of a clear body on a kit...kind of a cheesy gimmick, IMO.   Sounds like a neat kit, though. 


Edited by Rob Hall, 10 January 2013 - 07:03 AM.


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Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:19 AM

I've never seen the appeal of a clear body on a kit...kind of a cheesy gimmick, IMO.   Sounds like a neat kit, though. 

Clear body kits sell like trash, too.  Believe me. Will probably end up helping this kit in the long run.   



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Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:21 AM

So in all reality we've been duped. 

 

Just get a 24" x 36" roll of clear vinyl and wrap the entire body. It's a NASCAR car, after all. Done.  :D



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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:00 AM

 
Just get a 24" x 36" roll of clear vinyl and wrap the entire body. It's a NASCAR car, after all. Done.  :D


That sounds expensive isn't there some sort of do-it-yourself kitchen plastic wrap method?

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:08 PM

i wondered if i was the only one that remembered the 1/16 buddy baker charger.k&k insurance i believe molded in red plastic. ihad them both as a kid. i painted the clear body on the petty charger anyway.wonder if they will reissue the baker charger?

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:39 AM

Hello David....I'm glad you too remember the Buddy Baker kit, it was molded with a red body and the front wheel openings were reshaped from the the Petty kit.   I had both of these kits when I was many years younger.

For thier time these kits were fantastic and from what I remember go together very well.

 

It shows the model companies had the capability of building detailed kits back then.

 

At any rate I've got three of these kits coming, and will defintely build them this time around.   Hope we see some aftermarket decals and lots pictures in this forum.

 

One last thing,  back around 1975, we had a local department store go out of business and as part of thier markdowns, they were selling both the Petty & Baker kits for about $3.00 each.   Yes, I said $3.00 each.  As a kid of about 15. I never thought to cut a few more yards for the extra money to buy everyone they had.

 

Happy modeling, and I hope everyone enjoys this GREAT reissue as much as I will.   Vernon



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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:07 PM

I just bought one off eBay 35.99 free ship. I'll post pix unless someone beats me to it by mid week.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:41 PM

The opaque body doesn't bother me any. I'm pretty sure I still have a couple of cans of Clearveiw 2000 in my paint stash :lol:  :lol:



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Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:45 PM

Take a look at the vintage instruction sheet and see how many more parts there are for this car as compared to the DOH and Street Charger kit. Or, just enjoy the images.

 

None of us will know how many parts have been restored [hopefully all], till we tear open our kits when they arrive.

 

 

 

 

http://public.fotki....car-ch/001.html

 

 

Enjoy

 

 

 

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 05:21 PM

Got mine today....good job R2 on the restore....not 100% restored but about 99.5% so it's all good.

No screen material for the grille and decal sheet is a bit short.....but OK.



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Posted 11 January 2013 - 05:27 PM

I was hoping for the screen material.

Oh well. Just have to find it through Walther's or see if the R/C manufacturer

in Del has it in his Storefront Hobbyshop



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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:51 AM

Interesting kit, but is it worth bying? I understand it´s a kit that dates back to the 70´s, but can it be built into a decent model?



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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:33 AM

Interesting kit ? Worth Buying ? You'd have to ask your self if you are really into 1/16th scale kits, or if you have the room to display such a kit when finished. Then you might look at the instructions http://public.fotki....car-ch/001.html and answer that question for your self.