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AMT '40 Ford Sedan Delivery - Gene Winfield


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#1 Casey

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 04:15 PM

Looks like Round2 plans to reissue the 1/25 '40 Ford Sedan Delivery kit in late November with the box art showing Gene Winfield's car, and a Three Stooges version soon after.



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Posted 29 July 2012 - 05:28 PM

Both issues should be interesting.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 10:53 PM

Ive always liked this kit.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 01:01 AM

Awesome. Gene is the best custom builder going. Hands down. Great guy too

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 02:42 AM

I've built a couple and have a couple of the S/Ds in my stash. If/when this kit comes out, I'll just have to add to my stash.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 02:59 AM

Good to hear this one is coming back...I wondered if they had ruined the tooling a few years ago w/ that strange custom version.

Edited by Rob Hall, 30 July 2012 - 02:59 AM.


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Posted 30 July 2012 - 05:42 AM

I wonder if the Stooges version is stock with painter's ladders and such.....

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 07:27 AM

This old kit has a Nailhead engine and full single bar flipper hubcaps.
Don't remember if it has the ribbed bumpers too.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 08:58 AM

The org. issue of this kit was molded in yellow. I would guess they wouldn't do yellow since it is hard to get paint to cover it without a barrier. Steve

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 01:30 PM

Long as I can build rep-stock, I'm happy.

Separate question- the sedan deliveries would have used car or truck colors, as they were different?

I can see a fleet of those for a nice big grocery store in Boston or Worcester; I think I just gave myself an idea for a build.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:58 AM

l need a couple who know if it will ever be back again....

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 08:41 AM

Cool, maybe they will put the Keystones in it as I bought on once for them and they were not included!! But it is cool that they did away with that nasty(IMHO) so-called custom.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 03:28 PM

Long as I can build rep-stock, I'm happy.

Separate question- the sedan deliveries would have used car or truck colors, as they were different?

I can see a fleet of those for a nice big grocery store in Boston or Worcester; I think I just gave myself an idea for a build.

Charlie Larkin


if its a gene winfield edition charlie i think youll be S.O.L for rep stock

Edited by MachinistMark, 03 August 2012 - 03:28 PM.


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Posted 03 August 2012 - 06:20 PM

I still have one of those with the body all marked up for widening to the correct dimensions. When AMT did this one, they made it fit their 39-40 Sedan fender/running board unit, which made the sedan delivery a good bit too narrow. It will be fun to widen out that body shell to make it correct.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:54 PM

How much wider than the coupe/sedan bodies are they Art? I've got at least 5 of these rascals, and if it's easier to split two bodies to get it right, rather than to try to widen the body itself, maybe I could go that route?

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 01:09 PM

Good to hear this one is coming back...I wondered if they had ruined the tooling a few years ago w/ that strange custom version.


I was under the same impression. I had built the original version as a kid, and was feeling wistful after seeing this:
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Fortunately, these changes appear to have been strictly cosmetic with no damage done to the original tooling. OTOH, I often wonder if there are actually any real car guys at these modeling companies. Hideous redesign aside, what 'suit' with a double-digit IQ allowed this kit to be released with box art proclaining that it's a Woodie. Probably a Prius driver...

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 02:13 PM

I thought a "woodie" had to have some wood.

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 03:01 PM

I was under the same impression. I had built the original version as a kid, and was feeling wistful after seeing this:


Fortunately, these changes appear to have been strictly cosmetic with no damage done to the original tooling. OTOH, I often wonder if there are actually any real car guys at these modeling companies. Hideous redesign aside, what 'suit' with a double-digit IQ allowed this kit to be released with box art proclaining that it's a Woodie. Probably a Prius driver...

There were a few changes to the hood and body to accomodate a hood ornament and an external visor (holes molded into the body). Balance of the kit was more or less the same. What really had me worried was the fender unit- it was worked over to accomodate those snail-eye looking headlights and molded full skirts. Apparenlty what damage RC2 wrought was easily corrected!

As far as the 'Woody' thing, this was RC2, the company whose ineptitude nearly killed the AMT/Ertl brand outright. They also called Daisy's Jeep CJ a 'CI', and put out all that misleading and/or downright terrible box art... calling an SD a Woody shouldn't be too much of a shocker. B)

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 02:26 AM

if its a gene winfield edition charlie i think youll be S.O.L for rep stock


Other than the wheels/tires of the Winfield edition, what's custom about it? It looks pretty stock to my untrained eye.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 04:38 PM

The kit always had a chromed drop front axle, so I'd guess it will be in the reissue too.