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#61 Joe Handley

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:23 PM

Am I imagining things, or does the lines on the AMT van look far better than the Revell kit?

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:48 PM

Am I imagining things, or does the lines on the AMT van look far better than the Revell kit?


I think the AMT kit's body looks too bulbous, and rounded off in a lot of areas, but I'm no GM van expert.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 07:02 PM

I think the AMT kit's body looks too bulbous, and rounded off in a lot of areas, but I'm no GM van expert.


I grew up with those (my folks bought a '78 and an '87 Beauville new and just scrapped the '87 back in '08) and I always thought that the AMT's looked about right. I showed that picture to my Dad and he didn't think the Revell kit looked all that right either, but all the custom goodies might help hide what doesn't look right. They were pretty rounded, especially in comparison to the Ecnolines l, the flat nose vans that came before and body on frame onesnthat have come since.

Edited by Joe Handley, 06 January 2012 - 07:06 PM.


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Posted 06 January 2012 - 09:47 PM

If you want to see the amt candy van, let me know and i will dig it out, i have close to 200 of the vans models now,

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 09:56 PM

I've got one too, but it was built as a clunker being brought back from the brink.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 12:38 PM

Picked up one today at a LHS...(still waiting on the one I ordered). Nice..reminds me a lot of the Kandy Van version I built as a kid 33 years ago...has the stock '71/72 body w/ trim, steelies and dds....I'll probably build one as a custom van (has portholes and skylights on the clear tree, roof wing, custom front end, wide 5 spoke wheels) w/ murals, one as a plain beater van, and one as a cut down for an motorhome conversion I've been wanting to do for a while...

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 12:51 PM

I have one on order as I was in the Van parts manufacturing business. The first order of business will be to scratch build a replicia of one of my Birch wood snack trays . You betcha , sittin right up there holdin a java ! Ed Shaver

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 01:10 PM

Picked up one today at a LHS...(still waiting on the one I ordered). Nice..reminds me a lot of the Kandy Van version I built as a kid 33 years ago...has the stock '71/72 body w/ trim, steelies and dds....I'll probably build one as a custom van (has portholes and skylights on the clear tree, roof wing, custom front end, wide 5 spoke wheels) w/ murals, one as a plain beater van, and one as a cut down for an motorhome conversion I've been wanting to do for a while...


Which custom front end? The original Vantasy had a forward leaning "grill" as well as the stock grill/bumper piece. Speaking o which, what A-Team van parts remain besides the wing?

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 01:29 PM

Which custom front end? The original Vantasy had a forward leaning "grill" as well as the stock grill/bumper piece. Speaking o which, what A-Team van parts remain besides the wing?

The custom front end in this issue is unchromed, a one piece recessed tube-style grille w/ a custom roll pan where the bumper would be w/ two small slots on the right and left side of the pan. Also has an optional sun roof, rear louvers, chrome side pipes and plastic side sills w/ exhaust cut outs..not sure if there are any other A-Team parts included--the turbine wheels and GMC grille aren't here.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 01:34 PM

Ok, thanks then.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 01:48 PM

Steve , I will when mine come in ............... Ed Shaver

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 02:11 PM

I've still got an A-Team kit that has't really been started, when mine comes in, I'll take pics of both side by side.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 12:59 PM

Does anyone have pics of this kit's contents yet ???

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 01:12 PM

Does anyone have pics of this kit's contents yet ???


Hopefully I'll have some before the week is out.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 07:31 PM

Are all the new AMT kits decals without and gloss to them? Or is there supposed to be some reaction after they go into the water? This kit and the new Camaro's decals are very matte.

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 04:31 AM

One thing that is annoying is they made the decal sheet too large to fit in the box...makes it a pain to pack everything back in after opening.

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 04:45 AM

Billy, as soon as mine arrives I will share some pictures.

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 10:19 AM

The copies have arrived, so it's time to start in on the fun. Stay tuned in for some pictures.

I might also do a video.

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 04:52 PM

Here's a little unveiling video of both VANTASTIC and the 76 Gremlin and all that comes in the box. Enjoy:



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Posted 12 January 2012 - 09:41 AM

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