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#161 Casey

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 12:38 PM

Good question..don't know if I ever noticed the difference..I didn't use the decals when I built mine as a kid 30+ years ago..


Rob or anyone else who bought and opened their kit- do all the kits have this decal error, and has anyone bought it to Round2's attention?

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 05:05 PM

The Round parts Under the circled Pins are where those Pins mount to hold the rim/tire.
(Between the Spindle [yellow] & Plastic axle rod [pink]).
The Round part/Brake drum-disc is glued to the Spindle.
You can glue it almost anywhere up or down the side of the spindle.
There are slots for square/straight mounting on the drum/disc.
I can Just make them out. They are in-line with the sprue that are connected to.

You are looking at the Side/Edge of the Spindle in that pic.
the 'Z' tab is the tie-rod location.

I have built a few of these, so know them well.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 06:23 PM

Yes, I posted about it on the Spotlight board and Tom has said he's e-mailed them about it.

Say what you like about the guy but he has the ear of the model companys and in a situation like this he gets things corrected.



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Not to derail this topic, but......

Tom Lowe is good in my book. I was in contact with him (via email) in the past, and I can assure you, he's conscientious and WANTS to deliver the products we've been longing for......ESPECIALLY the nostalgic automotive model kits we've been getting lately. It really erks me when I see some people bash or bad mouth the new re-releases from Round2, here on the board or elsewhere. At 45 years old, and a life-long modeler, I've watched our modeling hobby practically die in the 90's due to lack of interest AND lack of a desirable 'product' (blame diecast if it makes you happy), and it excites me to see some of these old model kits released once again. If you can't see WHY this is a great thing, you're beyond help. Big deal, maybe it's an old tool and a "chassis doesn't fit well", or "drip rails and panel lines are faint"......waaaaa!......please, take this opportunity to brush up on your modeling skills, and celebrate the fact that our hobby is enjoying a bit of a resurrection, AND that people like Tom Lowe and Round2 (and Revell, Trumpeter, and Mobius even!) are STILL producing plastic model kits, and even tooling up BRAND NEW KITS as well! Seriously, stop complaining, and get building!

.....that's it. I'm off my soapbox, and I won't entertain any backlash or banter on this. I feel how I feel, and now that I've shared it, I'm done.

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Edited by Bluzboy66, 04 February 2012 - 06:23 PM.


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Posted 04 February 2012 - 06:53 PM

I honestly think they should have fixed the drip rails instead of removing those roof ribs, the tooling could use more of a clean up and resto.


This IS a resto.......the Candy Van, Sunchaser, etc., didn't have roof-ribs OR side-ribs. Round2 did exactly what they set out to.....back-date the tool and re-release the old Chevy Van kit. Being a builder, not a collector, I've watched the old unbuilt kits escalate in value for years now. I'm glad my search is over. Now I can buy these in quantity for a fraction of the price, and build away! :)

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 08:38 PM

Um ,, Mike, what does that have to do with my post?

I only ask because you quoted it. Sorry, I just don't understand what you're getting at here. I. in no way was bashing or criticizing the kit.



Sorry Steve......I'm fully agreeing with you and your original post. Hence, the "+1" I started my post with. My response wasn't aimed at you. It was just a general "HEY GUYS, C'mon!".......Sorry for any confusion. :huh:

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Edited by Bluzboy66, 04 February 2012 - 08:40 PM.


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Posted 05 February 2012 - 04:03 PM

so; which Evergreen strip will it take to recreate the drip rail? i'd like to have a couple of Vans for the collection, great California rake and big-n-little Cragars with full length showpipes and panel paint jobs....

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 04:11 PM

I'd say around .010 square rod as a rough guestamate.

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 06:47 PM

THAT'S the way.

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 06:47 AM

I'm planning out a build-up of the new Vantasy, and eye-balling the decal sheets. I'd thought of doing a Candy/Emerald Green paintjob, and using the green panel decals........until......??.........my decal sheet has two passenger-side green panels!!......no driver's side. One of the decals has a cut-out for the sliding side door handle, and the other doesn't. Has AMT since revised this, or, are all of them this way?

.....compare the green panels to the correctly-printed purple/pink versions below them on the same sheet in the pic.

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i got my vantasy today and my decals are the same as yours... its a shame because i liked the green ones

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 03:27 AM

It will be interesting to see what people end up doing with these decals over time.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 05:37 AM

It will be interesting to see what people end up doing with these decals over time.


I might add - the decals have a matte finish, unlike the gloss-coated decals supplied in previous years. They are noticeably thinner as a result. The new Gremlin kit comes with matte-finished decals as well. They look GREAT under clearcoat.....very crisp, vivid, and FLAT. If you plan to apply them OVER finish, you may want to spritz them with a little clear first. Something to consider as you're planning your paint job and build. Personally, I clearcoat over decals, so these are a welcome surprise.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 09:37 PM

Just thought i'd show what this kit can be built up as. I had a blast building it and the decals are awesome that come in this kit! :D

Oh, my decals are wrong on the green mural as well... lets hope they fix this.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 08:37 AM

Is the grille molded completely closed?

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 09:13 AM

Is the grille molded completely closed?


Yes it is.. There's a slight mold line on where it should be open, in the four spots If you want to black wash that part or attempt to cut it open.

Edited by Shelbytona, 21 February 2012 - 09:16 AM.


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Posted 22 February 2012 - 08:25 AM

Randy, beautiful work. Nice model. Congrats. I love the color on it and the way you've added all the right graphics. Excellent.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 02:55 PM

Wow, it looked beautiful on my smartphone, now that I'm on a desk top it looks even better!

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 08:08 PM

Thanks DC and Billy Joe. I can't wait to see more of these done with some wild paint jobs and the decals! Has anybody notified AMT about the decal problem?

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:28 PM

I just got the kit today, and the green graphics appear to have been corrected.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:40 PM

Chuck, I saw all the wonderful new kits you got. Good for you. Can't wait to see how you put them through the CM imaginatrix! ;)

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 03:45 PM

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Here we are- as you can see- proper left and right side graphics for the green bars.