- Let's start with the box tops:
- Next we compare both body shells, which have quite a few differences. Based on the plain jane Satellite body, the GTX body has the following added: ribbed rocker panel trim, a detailed Plymouth emblem on the header panel, lower quarter panel "GTX" emblems, and rear spoiler bracket bases molded with the trunk lid.
Interestingly, there are recessed locating holes cast into the undeside of the Satellite's trunk lid, though no rear spoiler was ever included in the kit. Was Monogram planning to issue this kit as a Road Runner instead of a Satellite? I think so, but more on that later...
- The chassis plates are identical save for the "MMI" engraving behind the fuel tank on the Satellite, so I'll skip that picture.
- The hoods are completely different, with the Satellite using an (incorrect for a Satellite) GTX/RR performance hood, while the GTX uses the Air Grabber fresh air hood. Ironically, the GTX's hood would've been accurate for a 440-4bbl-equipped Satellite.
- Lastly for page one, we have the decal sheets, and yes, the Satellite sheet is very sparse :
Edited by Casey, 15 February 2010 - 06:48 PM.