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In Topic: wild child

29 December 2012 - 10:41 AM

To the best of my knowledge, Dave Burket, the "Model King" is not a manufacturer of plastic model kits. He is a broker who negotiates with manufactures like AMT, Revell etc. to release or re-release limited production runs of mostly out of production kits. As modelers we have access to kits that would not have been available without Mr. Burket's efforts.


I have several Model King/AMT AWB race car kits including the "Wild Child". All of these kits come with highly unique box Art-Work and/or in the case of the "Wild Child", photos of the 1:1 car in it's current beautifully restored condition.  


It is clearly indicated on the box side the following: "Model will need to be modified to be built as pictured." This notification is printed on the outside carton of all "Model King" kits I have. However, as the body, interior & chassis are molded with an AWB a reasonably accurate representation of the "Wild Child" could be built without modifying any of the kit parts and using only what comes in the box.


In my opinion the box art & especially the decals is what really sets these kits apart. I find the hardest part of trying to represent a particular race car is the decals required and these kits come with all necessary decals.


As for the cost, these are limited production re-releases of out of production kits & not surprisingly this can add somewhat to the cost. 


Thanks to Joe Germann & Motorhead Extraordinaire for keeping an important part of drag racing history alive and providing photos to modelers who would like to go crazy with this kit & super detail it.





In Topic: AMT Peterbilt 352 Pacemaker

28 December 2012 - 09:56 AM

I hope everyone had a great Christmas! I received the "new" 352 Pacemaker for Xmas. The tires are indeed Goodyear & unlike some kit tires these look the part. My kit has a few problems and I'm hoping Round2 will replace some parts for me. I'll let you know how that works out.


The instructions give part #'s but there are no part #'s on the sprues. Most parts have moderate to heavy flash & and there is, as usual, no decal placement guide.


The frame rails (#105 & #106) are warped & the oil pan (#25) has a prominent sink mark on the bottom. I may be able to repair these if Round2 won't replace them.


What I won't be able to repair is the left front spring (#70? or #71?) as it is warped beyond repair. Also the windshield has a sink mark in the passengers line of sight.


All of this was noted on cursory inspection, hopefully I won't find anything else.





In Topic: Mack Superliner

16 May 2012 - 10:41 AM

You sure are putting the SUPER in Superliner! Looking forward to seeing more.


In Topic: Paulie Hauling's "Love Machine"

16 May 2012 - 09:23 AM

Wow, your workmanship is fantastic!! Thank you for the effort you have taken posting all of those pictures. They are very informative. Can't wait to see more.


In Topic: Bertha, the White 9064

16 May 2012 - 06:05 AM

Nice work! A major conversion to be sure. Looking forward to seeing Bertha on the road.