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#1 Chuck Most

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 09:52 AM

Not ALL AMT's latest reissues are decontented, you know!

Case in point- the latest go-round of the venerable 'Shoebox' kit.

As far as parts content goes, it's pretty much as we've known it since at least the mid '80's- stock version, plus the custom Cadillac V8, bucket seats, custom grille surround with two inserts, stock or custom taillamps, and the like.

It's pretty much status quo from the last reissue, except this time it's done in white plastic, and the castings seem an awful lot cleaner than in past repops. The chrome plating is also very nice, none of that thick, glopped-on junk from the mid-to-late period of the hated RC2/Learning Curve regime! ;)

Also, AMT seems to be using a less-glossy vinyl to make it's tires, which helps the tires look quite a bit more realistic. The vinyl seems a bit softer than in the past, too.

About the only key difference in content is the decal sheet- you get some somewhat crude period-style flames, and a bonus 'Street Rods' logo adhesive sticker comes with. Two Michigan plates are also included... always a plus in this humble Michiganite's book!

If the '33 Willys, '55 Nomad, and '57 reissues lack of all the cool parts you remember got you down, may I suggest this latest '49 offering! I've got one, and I know I'll be obtaining several more in the coming months!

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 10:40 AM

Chuck, that's always been a cool kit! It's just a NICE styled car. Lends itself to SOOO many variations. I got a few of em,just because! :lol: :lol:

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 11:19 AM

Chuck, this is high praise commin from OLE George . he dislikes Fords ya know . Iffin he thinks a Ford kit is good , better hold onto it ! Ed Shaver

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 01:52 PM

Not ALL AMT's latest reissues are decontented, you know!

Case in point- the latest go-round of the venerable 'Shoebox' kit.

As far as parts content goes, it's pretty much as we've known it since at least the mid '80's- stock version, plus the custom Cadillac V8, bucket seats, custom grille surround with two inserts, stock or custom taillamps, and the like.

It's pretty much status quo from the last reissue, except this time it's done in white plastic, and the castings seem an awful lot cleaner than in past repops. The chrome plating is also very nice, none of that thick, glopped-on junk from the mid-to-late period of the hated RC2/Learning Curve regime! :D

Also, AMT seems to be using a less-glossy vinyl to make it's tires, which helps the tires look quite a bit more realistic. The vinyl seems a bit softer than in the past, too.

About the only key difference in content is the decal sheet- you get some somewhat crude period-style flames, and a bonus 'Street Rods' logo adhesive sticker comes with. Two Michigan plates are also included... always a plus in this humble Michiganite's book!

If the '33 Willys, '55 Nomad, and '57 reissues lack of all the cool parts you remember got you down, may I suggest this latest '49 offering! I've got one, and I know I'll be obtaining several more in the coming months!


Hey! A review without photos is like... well, you know... pizza without beer! :lol:

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 02:00 PM

Hey! A review without photos is like... well, you know... pizza without beer! :D


In other words............... :lol:

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 03:56 PM

Hey! A review without photos is like... well, you know... pizza without beer! :lol:


But I never have beer with pizza.

Come to think of it, I almost never have beer (or any other alcoholic beverage.)

I scare people enough sober...

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 04:07 PM

mmmmm beeer. mmmmmm pizza. Let's see some pics!

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 04:07 PM

I received one of these from Hobbylinc.com a few days ago and can agree with Chuck. Great old kit with very good chrome and almost no flash and I noticed the difference in the tires too. I may try to post some pics tomorrow if I'm not too wiped out from working night shift. The price was great too - 12.59. This is the regular price and not a sale price.

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 04:43 PM

But I never have beer with pizza.


What are you, some sort of communist??? :lol: :P :lol:

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 04:44 PM

What are you, some sort of communist??? :lol: :P :lol:


Libertarian, actually.....the anti-Commie!

I just don't drink that much.

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 05:21 PM

I'm just messin' with you... :P

Although to me, pizza and beer go together like Abbott and Costello... or milk and cookies... or peanut butter and jelly... or... well, you get the picture! :P

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 01:50 AM

mmmmm beeer. mmmmmm pizza. Let's see some pics!

Of beer and pizza, or the kit? ;) :(

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 04:25 AM

Like Mutt & Jeff, or Laurel & Hardy,or Tom & Jerry, or Frank & Stien, or Steen, depending on where you live........ ;) :( ;)

#14 Chuck Most

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 07:14 AM

Sorry- can't help much with photos of the kit itself (I've already ripped into it- I'm kind of known for that!), but the decal sheet is still intact- I'll post a photo of that as quickly as possible.

On de udder hand, I'm planning to pick up another one tomorrow... yeah, why don't I just photograph the second kit, BEFORE I commence ripping it to shreds, huh?

As far as the rest of the kit? Uh... take out any of the '49's you already have on your shelf, but picture the parts inside with slightly better molding quality, and molded in white plastic. Oh, and picture it with a runner marked 'remove' in each of the windsheild panes, something I don't remember from previous issues.

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 07:50 AM

What are you, some sort of communist??? :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :huh:


Hey, I'm no Commie. I just gave up the sauce back when Reagan was president. Now my drink of choice is Faygo Black Cherry. Even though I love Coca- Cola, Black Cherry rocks :blink: .

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 09:44 AM

In other words............... :lol:

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Bill, tell your sign-waving mini-minions to stand down!

http://public.fotki....9-ford-coupe-0/

Everything's there!

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 03:09 PM

Now THIS is the kind of box art that should be gracing kits these days! :)

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 06:51 PM

As promised...pics of kit contents.
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as you can see(or maybe not) the chrome is smooth and clean
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Will have pics of the rest as soon as they upload.

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 07:47 PM

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 08:53 PM

And the rest
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There are some fairly large mold lines on the front of the body. The only things I didn't photograph are the clear parts and the engine stand which I have already put to use. The decal flames are a joke to me and could only belong on something from a cartoon but at least we get license plates. The mini kit box is kinda neat as is the street rods sticker.
Hope this is helpful to some of you guys.

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Edited by oldscool, 17 December 2009 - 09:00 PM.