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#1 kenb

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 06:04 PM

Going through my stash I came up with an AMT Amtronic. I remember buying it to build and hang from the ceiling with some other space junk and aircraft that hang there. Has anyone ever built this thing? There's a twin jet engine pack that powers the rear half and a single jet engine for the front. They both have transmissions and look very realistic. I snatched them out of the kit. Once built I don't think you can see them and mine is going to hang from the ceiling anyway. Tomorrow I will post a picture or two. The engines are small enough to look awesome as an alternate powerplant for a car. Similar to the Chrysler Turbine car. Was just curious if any of you guys ever saw this. Ken

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 06:38 PM

I built the Millennium Edition issue a few years back- I remember lots of slightly warped parts. Didn't have any significant issues that I recall regarding the assembly. the working features were pretty cool, and it was an unusual subject, to say the least.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 03:13 AM

Until the "millennium issue " came about , I had no idea A M T even did this contraption . Yes , it's definitely a piece of art if there ever was .............. Ed Shaver

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 06:56 AM

This is a great site :
http://modelingmadness.com/scotts/cars/amtronicpreview.htm

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Nice to see what we're talking about.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:01 AM

History on the car :

http://www.showrods....ronicextra.html

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:05 AM

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 09:34 AM

Futuristic Multi-Duty Vehicle.........so does that mean it's cross between a SUV and a Dust Buster?





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Posted 23 February 2012 - 12:52 PM

Aren't they reissuing this soon?

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 01:00 PM

This thing is proof that as bad as modern cars look, it could have been worse.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 02:15 PM

Yep, that's the one. Was going to take some photos this morning but had a hard time getting out of bed. One week out of surgery and your supposed to feel better, Not today. Last night I stripped all the chrome off of the engine parts and sprayed them gloss black in prep for Alclad. Here are the pictures. Ken

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 03:36 PM

A gentleman on a sci-fi modeling board turned one into a Star Trek ship:Posted Image

http://www.inpayne.c...uttle_exec.html

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 04:58 PM

I love John Payne's work. He's come up with some really good ships.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:40 PM

Our model club had a build an Amtronic contest and somebody discovered you could waterproof it and make a fishbowl complete with a goldfish swimming around in it. This kit has been joked about allot.

Edited by 935k3, 23 February 2012 - 05:40 PM.


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Posted 23 February 2012 - 09:33 PM

Aren't they reissuing this soon?

Rumor has it it'll have the original background too.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 03:45 AM

That Starship model was very kwell Ed Shaver

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 08:51 AM

Rumor has it it'll have the original background too.


I just recieved the re-issue from Tower Hobbies....looks very much like the original issue, same size box and background

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 10:09 AM

That goofy thing was supposed to FLY?!

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 02:38 PM

That goofy thing was supposed to FLY?!


Nope. Hover. Like a Hovercraft. On the exhaust gases from the turbines.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 06:16 PM

One might be reminded of Ed Roths Rotar or the similar levitation machine from George Barris and the feud between the dueling aircars. I am assuming this AMT celebration of space dorkism is from the same time period?

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 07:36 AM

Nope. Hover. Like a Hovercraft. On the exhaust gases from the turbines.


Which is odd, because it appears to have a turbine engine, wheels and tires, axle shafts connecting the engine to the wheels, yet is shown flying/hovering on the original box art. Maybe it both hovers and is wheel driven?