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roym

Member Since 28 Feb 2012
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In Topic: 1/25 MPC '79 Pontiac Trans Am

14 May 2015 - 09:02 PM

Thanks for the replies to my questions. One more; are there a usable set of door mirrors in this tooling or if not any aftermarket ones available? My AMT 78 had 2 undersized plastic blobs without support stalks. (My model still has no door mirrors while I look for alternatives).

In Topic: 1/25 MPC '79 Pontiac Trans Am

12 May 2015 - 04:11 AM

 
Check out any version from the last twenty years on eBay, and that should give you a good idea of what to expect. I doubt much will change other than decals, new box art, and maybe a set of Polyglas tires.


Yes I could but.....
According to this thread there are two sets of tooling for this car, so which one is this? Also I'm wondering if there has been any clean-up or modifications done. Lastly, what are the decals and chrome like? I.e. could I build this model and have decals left over to repaint and replace the horrid pixellated decals from my AMT 78 Trans Am?

In Topic: 1/25 MPC '79 Pontiac Trans Am

11 May 2015 - 02:40 AM

Any inbox reviews of this new re-issue online? Want to see what set of parts are in there before I order from the other side of the atlantic.....

In Topic: Reissue of Warren Tope's '73 Trans-Am Mustang

30 December 2014 - 08:53 AM

Is this a drag car or can it be built as a road car?

In Topic: Where are they now?

28 August 2014 - 09:54 PM

Some of those AMT trucks (if not all) in that year's Matchbox catalogue illustrated above were built by Ted Taylor, who worked with Matchbox at the time. He also wrote for UK based model magazines (Scale Models, and later Scale Aircraft Modelling, amongst others). Quite a talented modeller, just as famous for his 1/48 Phantoms as his 1/25 trucks. His website has some of the old photos, including GMC General, Autocar and Super Boss.

 

http://tedtaylor.hob...mt/page-99.html