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#41 Dave Van

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 03:55 AM

Sorry...but it was a long time ago.....a guess is Testors metallic blue over silver.......but not 100%

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 04:07 AM

It's nice to see this kit back again! I have two of 'em........one to build like the box art, and I also have one to build Harold Bradford's EXCELLENT trans-kit of the roadster. I won that at NNL East years ago, and it's a beautiful kit!

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 06:07 AM

AM was going to do the roadster....but time ran out on them.....too bad.....also all the other stuff on the drawing boards....

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 06:02 AM

AM was going to do the roadster....but time ran out on them.....too bad.....also all the other stuff on the drawing boards....

Yeah, (sigh) the 289 Cobra roadster. Was there a Daytona Coupe on that board too ?

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 11:29 AM

Dave, great job. Man, I got the kit because I've fallen in love with that engine. It just looks way cool.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 02:46 PM

Yeah, (sigh) the 289 Cobra roadster. Was there a Daytona Coupe on that board too ?


Read between the lines....the designer that did the 1/18 Cobra Daytona die cast did work for AM.......

#47 Rob Hall

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 03:35 PM

Are there any aftermarket goodies still available for this kit? Alternate decals?

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:59 AM

I like many purchased the original AM version when it first came out. Back then I couldn't do decals very well so I tried to paint the white stripes on it and failed. The body has been stripped twice and put back in the box. Yesterday I was at the hobby shop and there was the new Revell version so I went ahead and bought it. Now some day I will break the other one out and try to build both. (famous last words). I still think it is a good kit of a beautiful car.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:02 AM

Hey maybe we should have a community build of it. j/k have lots to do especially with nicer weather coming up and lots of outdoor projects needing to get done.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 03:23 AM

Are there any aftermarket goodies still available for this kit? Alternate decals?


VRM does two decal sheets for these and each one does 5 cars with some extra decals thrown in to boot. HRM still does the trans kits and replacement parts and MGC still does the photo-etch sheet for it. You should be able to order the VRM and HRM stuff from Strada and the MCG from almost anywhere.

In case your wondering, on the VRM decals, you can read the odometer...
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Here's some of the stuff I got for my build:
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 05:37 AM

Some very cool stuff for the model. Hope you put them to great use.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 03:33 PM

VRM makes really first-rate stuff - I used their decals on both the Cobra Daytona and the Cheetah that I built. You not only get the fabulous decals, but a whole booklet detailing the various schemes and their history.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 03:54 PM

Seeing the engine seals the deal for me... I'll be getting a few just for that intake setup!

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 05:45 AM

I went thru my stash last night..and decided that i would go ahead and build the Accurate Miniatures "1963 Corvette Grand Sport" (1965 Sebring 12-Hours) Model kit..

Did my search on here and came across this interesting thread about this subject...However i am just a bit confused...the talk about the ones on E-Bay..of this kit shows it to have a Kit Number of #424880....The Box Art appears to all be the same...But my Kit Number shows #24003..

Question: Why two different Model Kit numbers?

I have had mine for over a year....and Paid $39.99 for it back then at my LHS

And of course now that i want to build it...they are going to be easy to obtain...Go figure..

Thanks and cheers to all... Don... B)


From what I discovered on line there may be three different kits based on three different versions of the 1:1 cars. The "Prototype" with a flat or 396 style hood, the second with a scoop type (same as the AMT kit) hood and the third with the more elaborate finned type scoop.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 05:49 AM

I just opened the Revell version and was surprised to find two PE sets did all the kits come with PE sets ?

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 06:43 AM

I just opened the Revell version and was surprised to find two PE sets did all the kits come with PE sets ?


IIRC, Yes they did, those pieces should be for the slats in the hood and were supposedly pretty fiddlie from what I read back then.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 07:51 AM

Interesting.... I have several (10 believe it or not!!!!...See my Avatar!!) of these from the original release and they are great kits... only two things I noticed on the originals .....the frame slots that need to be filled and in some cases the P.E. hood louvers can be a bit fussy but overall a really neat kit... I have one of the resin trans-kits for a roadster.... can't remember who did it but it is pretty nice as well.... maybe that will get re-cast as well..... or may it is still available???

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 08:23 AM

One PE set is for the hood on this kit only. The other two kits don't have the finned hood.Posted Image

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 09:05 AM

Revell kit PE - in addition to the PE hood parts:

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I just purchased the Revell kit today, and I have to say this may be one of the best deals in models. Two PE frets, lots of parts, good looking decal set (including gold tire stripes), very cool engine, and so on. $20 for this kit is a steal.

The tires are not that good - blank sidewalks and concave tread surface:
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 09:19 AM

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