AMT Double Dragster -Tin Edition
Posted 10 February 2010 - 08:03 PM
Using an online inflation calculator, you see a roughly 7:1 ratio in 1962:2010 spending power for the dollar. So I guess this double-dragster kit should be available for just under $14, then.
And that 1962 price had to cover new tool amortization.
Of course, it didnt have to cover that lovely new tin, or the added parts, or the expanded decal sheet. It did have the advantage of a much larger 1962 consumer base and distribution network, where you could find plastic model kits nearly anywhere. And it didnt have to contend with auto and tire manufacturers bilking licensing fees from AMT for the dubious privilege of promoting their brands (I swear the fires of eternal perdition will never burn hot enough for the scum-sucking shyster leeches who ever devised such a plan, but thats another story).
Meh, well. Same inflation calculator dictates I should be able to get a new V8 Mustang for around $18,000, and a six-bedroom house in Virginia for around $150,000...
come to think of it, Id like to take a minute to acknowledge those bottom-feeding licensing vampires again, because if it werent for that exact same beady-eyed mindset proliferating big business (The NFL owns "Who Dat"? Oh really?), maybe those figures above wouldnt seem so quaint. Thanks guys! Hey, from the bottom of my ever-loving heart, go pound it sideways, okay?
Dang. That felt good.
Edited by Chuck Kourouklis, 11 February 2010 - 07:55 AM.
Posted 11 February 2010 - 09:12 AM
Lrn at fantastic plastics has them for $27.95 plus shipping . he takes paypal and some creadit cards . here is his web addy
Thanks for the heads-up Todd. I ordered mine from Len, got the conformation email today, and its on the way.
Can't wait for it to arrive.
Posted 12 February 2010 - 09:28 AM
It's the exact intake in the Double Dragster kit! Enjoy!
Edited by torinobradley, 12 February 2010 - 09:30 AM.
Posted 01 March 2010 - 12:51 PM
I've come across an interesting article on early carbs and intakes if anyone is interested I can post it on Spotlight.
Posted 02 March 2010 - 03:23 PM
Posted 02 March 2010 - 04:17 PM
and was in shock when my buddy only wants 43.00 for the kit i am going to grab it this Thursday looks like a nice kit to me and the tin is frigging sweet!!!! just wondering how good or bad is detail on this kit???
Posted 03 March 2010 - 02:59 AM
Posted 03 March 2010 - 08:46 AM
sweet thanks man
Detail levels are what you would find in the typical 60s kits (this can be both good and bad). Personally, I find these to be just right for period builds, and I can scratchbuild or kitbash whatever the kit detail lacks.
Posted 03 March 2010 - 12:25 PM
not sure i understand so maybe you can clarify? does that mean one of the chrome trees has original (rear i take it) wheels for the fiat while the other has wheels from a later reissue?
i could go look at my kit but im not a historian so i doubt i would see the difference; they seemed to look identical to me when i looked at them but maybe i didnt study them close enough?
Posted 03 March 2010 - 12:58 PM
Posted 04 March 2010 - 05:04 AM
Posted 04 March 2010 - 09:17 AM
Well, Mark, what would have been so hard about adding that extra tranny and making the extra engine parts useful in that kit? John G. indicated he and Tom wanted to make their company a standout in the model kit business...it's things like putting all the parts in one box to make what is in that box useful to the modeler that will and can make a real difference. Plain and simple. In the case of the DD kit, those extra parts are a welcome and very nice addition to the kit offering, to be sure, but why not make those parts available to those not wishing to purchase that large tin box. I'd prefer all the parts in a regular cardborad modeling box and I'd bet a large number of others would too. Nevertheless, what Round2 is offering is a great step in the right direction and I need my beaten "horse" to get around with...and so I can ride it down to the LHS and pick up one of those DD kits...;^)
That 70 Superbee tranny snafu isn't Round2's fault. When AMT brought out the reissued/modified ex MPC 70 Superbee with the 440 6 Pack, they included the Hemi with it, along with some of the parts from the AMT Mopar B Body Pro Street as well. It's been that way since first being brought out in the mid 90's & Round2 seems to have done it as a straight reissue, thus the extra engine & one transmission.
Edited by rhoadapple, 04 March 2010 - 09:24 AM.
Posted 08 March 2010 - 08:09 PM
i have to say its one awesome kit
Posted 09 March 2010 - 05:21 AM
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