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#361 niteowl7710

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 08:41 AM

The engine in the Magnum and Challenger are two different sizes, the one in the Magnum being oversized to fit the diecast-based tooling.  It might not be a direct "pour the plastic in the diecast tool", but the full-detail Magnum still has the separate rear hatch.  Certainly used the same patterns to create the non-scissor door body, and as a result the engine is larger to look the correct size in the diecast patterned engine bay.



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Posted 16 November 2013 - 08:54 AM

The engine in the Magnum and Challenger are two different sizes, the one in the Magnum being oversized to fit the diecast-based tooling.  It might not be a direct "pour the plastic in the diecast tool", but the full-detail Magnum still has the separate rear hatch.  Certainly used the same patterns to create the non-scissor door body, and as a result the engine is larger to look the correct size in the diecast patterned engine bay.

It appears I don't have my '08 Challenger kit anymore, so I'll take your word for it. B) Some shared tooling between the two would make more sense (to me) than not anyway. One of those Magnum mills will end up in this '70 Barracuda when I get it. Pretty much bought the Streetburner reissue just for the engine and had a change of plans for the would-be recipient of the 6.1.



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Posted 17 November 2013 - 04:10 AM

Looks like one of the mail order houses that sells on Ebay has them in stock, so it won't be much longer!

 

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 08:27 AM

 

 INCLUDE a few of the items they neglected to include in the forthcoming "stock" `70 Cuda kit:

 

1-Rear window louver's (they were available options for stock Cuda's & AAR Cuda`s)

2-Horizontal louvered rocker panel moldings (they were available options for stock Cuda's &

   AAR Cuda`s)

Both of these parts additions can be used to enhance either a `70 Cuda AAR or stock '70 Cuda build.

Greg/// - the Revell '70 'cuda DOES include the "Fishgull" rocker moldings - I think that may be what you are thinking of with point #1 above.   These were standard on the 'cuda per my references (but not on the AAR).  They are 2 separate pieces on the plated parts tree and look/fit great.  But they really should be finished in the "Astrotone" Silver (heavy metallic silver with a matte finish) as the chrome plating is not 1.1 scale correct.   

 

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As for the Rear Window Louvers, it will be interesting to see if those Louvers in the 1/24th scale '71 Cuda kit will "fit" the 1/25th scale '70 'cuda body...I would guess not but you never know until you try it...

 

Best...TB


Edited by tim boyd, 17 November 2013 - 08:31 AM.


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Posted 17 November 2013 - 12:10 PM

AAR=awesome!

 

Cool about the AMT tires fitting too, thanks Tim!

 

Cheers,

 

Greg



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Posted 17 November 2013 - 01:01 PM

As for the Rear Window Louvers, it will be interesting to see if those Louvers in the 1/24th scale '71 Cuda kit will "fit" the 1/25th scale '70 'cuda body...I would guess not but you never know until you try it...

 

 

Yeah, and the rear spoiler and front valence spoilerettes (can recall their correct name) from the 1/24 AAR kit. I'm sure one of us has one lying around and can test fit those parts on the new 1/25 kit when it drops.



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Posted 17 November 2013 - 01:38 PM

 

GTX....right you are, no RWL or provision for same. The tires are all-new tooled, however, and look to be the right size/shape.

 

 

That is a major dis-appointment



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Posted 18 November 2013 - 12:11 AM

Oh rats..................here I was, thinking I was not gonna bother with any more 1/25 stuff. :unsure:

Oh well, just one more couldn't hurt could it? :lol:  Already got one bookmarked on eBay. :D Maybe two.........



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Posted 18 November 2013 - 08:14 AM

Has there been any word from Revell on the AAR version. Any date set? Any hope at all?

Frankly an AAR version would be a much better choice for the Pikes Peak racer I have planned.

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 08:24 AM

Has there been any word from Revell on the AAR version. Any date set? Any hope at all?Frankly an AAR version would be a much better choice for the Pikes Peak racer I have planned.

 

Just idle speculation at this point AFAIK.   Since R-M has done the '70 AAR twice before (albeit in 1/24th), I wouldn't expect one necessarily soon....



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Posted 18 November 2013 - 01:24 PM

Here are a few images from a quick buildup I am doing with this kit....

 

Front suspension detail....DSC_0600-vi.jpg

 

Dana rear axle and suspension detail

 

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Engine block....

 

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Body painted in pseudo 1970 Code TX9 "Black Velvet" (actually, Tamiya Gloss Black)....

 

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Basic interior panels finished in the blue factory interior color (replicated exactly with MCW Automotive Finishes '69/'70 Plymouth Blue Fire Metallic paint)...

 

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I'll continue posting updated images as the build progresses....thanks for looking...TIM   



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Posted 18 November 2013 - 01:41 PM

black & blue looking good...



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Posted 18 November 2013 - 01:42 PM

OMG ...it has brakes! :D



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Posted 18 November 2013 - 02:00 PM

That is looking sharp as a tack. This looks like its a must have.



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Posted 18 November 2013 - 03:48 PM

Interesting colour combo , Tim !

TX9 with B5 interior ; not common , but not super rare , either B)



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Posted 18 November 2013 - 04:06 PM

Wow. This is looking very good. Very good. I would imagine for many of us, this kit will be a must have!



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Posted 18 November 2013 - 06:05 PM

After spending a bunch of time on a 1971 Motown Missile 'Cuda including several hours of getting the chassis right, I'm ready to start over. Mercy that chassis looks good. Wonder how close that 1970 body is to the '71?

 

So when is this going to be available?


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Posted 18 November 2013 - 07:57 PM

Tim, thanks so much for posting pics of your build up, and that colour combo just goes off in my book. B)  Meant in a totally kool way of course. :)

 

Great idea now of the detail level in the new tooling, the front and rear ends both look excellent.

Makes my decision to steer away from 1/25 a little harder to stick to.... :unsure:  I just ordered one not 5 minutes ago from the seller listed above. :lol: 



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Posted 18 November 2013 - 10:20 PM

Very nice, Tim. Looking forward to this kit, I think it will be a bestseller. 



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Posted 18 November 2013 - 11:32 PM

This kit begs for a bench seat, flat hood, steelies, caps and a slant 6!