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#1 crowe-t

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 09:27 PM

What are the differences between the regular Revell 69 Dodge Charger R/T & The Revell PRO MODELER 69 Dodge Charger R/T kits? I also noticed there are 2 Pro Modeler 69 Charger boxes, one with a white background in the Pro Modeler logo and one with a yellow background. I read somewhere that there is a re-issue of the Pro Modeler version with a corrected body. Which Pro Modeler box is the re-issue?

Any input will be appreciated.

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#2 TurboKitty

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 10:34 PM

I wasn't aware that the Pro Modeler kit was reissued, but the one with the yellow logo looks more modern, so that's probably the reissue. I do know the original one had an incorrect roof line. This was corrected and made available in the regular issue '69 Charger R/T kit (blue car w/ white top). The Pro Modeler kits had Photoetched detail if I remember correctly, at least for the '69 Charger Daytona kit it did. I don't know if the Charger R/T had one, pretty sure it didn't.

As far as parts content, I think they are basically the same (both have a 426 Hemi and a 440 Magnum engine option). The Pro Modeler kit was packaged nicer, and I bought the original one when it came out (incorrect roof). Besides the standard Charger decals, it also included General Lee like decals which were slightly inaccurate, but I think that's about it. The regular issue (blue car) did not have the extra "General Lee" type decals, and they were slightly revised if I remember correctly. They altered the tail stripes, and revised the 440 Magnum air cleaner decal I believe.

Also worth mentioning, the Dick Landy '68 Charger came out after the original Pro Modeler '69 Charger R/T, and it had the corrected roof, (also it did not have the vinyl roof molded in as all the '69 Charger kits do, so if you want to save yourself some sanding of the "vinyl grain" and vinyl roof-only trim around the rear window "flying buttresses", then it might be worth it to get a '68 kit too, and just use the body from it lol). I hope this helps, I don't think there is any advantage at getting a Pro Modeler kit over a standard issue unless you want the photoetched parts, which like I said, I don't think they came in the '69 Charger R/T kit, at least not the original one. Maybe in the reissue? There is actually a Photoetched sheet available for the '69 Charger R/T kit that would be much better. All of these kits can be had for about $10 or so plus shipping if you know where to look. There are several ebay auctions going on right now that are less than $5 too. B)

Edited by MB_ChargerChick, 09 August 2010 - 10:41 PM.


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Posted 10 August 2010 - 01:10 AM

The YELLOW one is the mis formed Pro modeler kit! The BLUE one is the CORRECTED version!!! I have them both. Unfortunately, I purchased TWO of the yellow ones when they first came out, and if ONE was a mis formed kit, I just surmised that they BOTH are mis formed kits.I have a CASE of the blue ones as THEY are properly molded. THe only difference is the Hemi Engine in the yellow one,and the Photo Etch parts . The SECOND yellow one, WITHOUT the Revell Monogram printing beneath the Charger R/T call outs is the SECOND release of the Pro-Modeler version, with the CORRECTED body in it! Hope this helps!Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 08:53 AM

The SECOND yellow one, WITHOUT the Revell Monogram printing beneath the Charger R/T call outs is the SECOND release of the Pro-Modeler version, with the CORRECTED body in it! Hope this helps!Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image


Do you mean this one?

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 09:54 AM

Does anyone have a picture of the incorrect body?

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 05:07 AM

In my honest opinion they should have reissued the 68 off of the diecast tooling,It looks more correct to me,The bodylines are spot on,And they need to make the 70 from the Diecast tool,that body is spot on also!As far as the 68 DL Charger I bought a few when they first came out,And in the instructions they told you to fill in the 69 Marker lights,The First issue of the PM 69 Charger the body looked like a chopped banana to me,I'm glad the fixed it,Both DL And PM 68 and 69 Chargers were the same kit,But the body's were indeed different,the 68 smooth top,the 69 vinyl top,But if you compare both bodys,the cowl vents are different just a bit!

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 06:11 AM

Revell is now selling both the 69 Charger R/T & the 68 Charger R/T kits so it seems they are using 2 body toolings.

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 09:46 AM

Any word on the release date for these Chargers from Revell?Posted Image

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 11:58 AM

Does anyone know if the blue Revell Monogram 69 Dodge Charger kit has the corrected body? From what I'v read it seems the corrected body appeared late in the first issue Pro Modeler kits so I guess by the time the blue 69 Charger was sold it had the corrected body.

This kit I'm looking at has 1998 on the box.

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 01:51 PM

Yes, that one has the corrected body. Only the first run in the Pro Modeler series had the inaccurate body. All others after it are correct.

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Thanks Mark! :blink:

I'm watching this on E-bay and didn't want to end up with the incorrect body. It's made in the USA, I usually like to buy the older kits that are made in the US if I can.

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 06:22 PM

Any word on the release date for these Chargers from Revell?Posted Image


Chi-Town Hustler should be out in October, Hawaiian should be soon after. The Mongoose Duster should be out this month, BTW

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 08:56 PM

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i have this with the corrected body

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 03:43 AM

i've come up with at least 7 '68-70 body toolings that Revell has done.

1st Pro Modeler '69 body with the wack roof
2nd Pro Modeler '69 body with the "corrected" roof
3rd Pro Modeler '69 Daytona body
4th Revell Dick Landy '68 body with no vinyl top and '69 side markers
5th Revell '68 Bullitt diecast
6th Revell '70-ish Fast & Furious diecast
7th Revell Special Edition '68 kit with no vinyl top or side markers



Dave

Dave, this might be another to add to your list:

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It's not marked as a Pro Modeler kit, but it does come with a photoetched grille piece (in the small inset picture).

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I'm not sure what the Pro Modeler verison had in the way of photoetch, but this may be a reissue of it. This kit's copyright date is 2004.

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 06:22 AM



the Pro Modeler version was kind of interesting. it included some NASCAR-ish parts to build a second version besides the stock one. those parts are not accurate to build a period correct NASCAR racecar but they are still pretty cool.


Dave

Yeah, I think I remember an issue of that with markings to build a Richard Petty Daytona.

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 11:50 AM

Nope, that was one of the issues, (last one so far IIRC), of the Monogram 1/24 scale 1970 Plymouth Superbird, & in this case, released under the Revell banner. The Pro Modeler Daytona had some generic number "6"s on it's decal sheet. Keep in mind that Petty nevber raced a Daytona.

Though that Superbird has no Nascar parts in it, the decal sheet is very nice.

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B)

That's the kit I was thinking of, Mark, thanks.

Thanks for setting me straight, too. I got my winged warriors mixed up! B) Since I wasted the time thinking I was going to prove you wrong not even thinking I even put "Richard Petty Superbird" in the search, here's some old footage of Petty's Superbird I found on YouTube! I appears like it might be from Sonoma.



I also found this pic of it in the Richard Petty Museum.

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 10:18 AM

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i have this with the corrected body

Just to add to the confusion (or maybe to create some), I have this box with the blue pro-modeler label, kit #85-5937, and it has the old incorrect body. They apparently changed the box-art before changing the body.

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 10:21 AM

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I'm just old enough that I can actually remember seeing two of these in 1:1 on different occasions. One in the red-orange color and one in yellow. At seven years old, I thought they were the coolest cars I'd ever seen- and they're still in my top ten! B)