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#21 Deathgoblin

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:38 AM

I'd like to get ahold of one of these eventually.  Always thought the Monza was a pretty little car.  Same for the Vega.



#22 Erik Smith

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 07:24 AM

I'd like to get ahold of one of these eventually.  Always thought the Monza was a pretty little car.  Same for the Vega.


The Monzas are pretty easy and not expensive. Vegas go for some money.

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:24 AM

I do like Monzas and I really wish I could get a hold of a couple of those kits

that I saw.  When I was a kid, my dad had a 81 Monza and I liked that car

even though it had a 4 Cylinder in it.

 

I have a general question for the group here.  Does anyone ever feel guilty

about building "old" kits?  I like the original review of the old kit in this post

and I think he said he was going to build this kit.  I have a old kits that I want

to build myself but sometimes wonder if I shouldn't.  They aren't in that great

of shape so I don't mind.

 

What do others think about building older kits?



#24 azers

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:41 AM

In my opinion. Kits were meant to be built. I have no qualms about building old kits. One of the things i enjoy is building a old or rare kit and seeing the reaction of people when i put them on the contest tables.

#25 Erik Smith

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:43 AM

This is my kit and I will build it. No qualms building kits - I have a few early 60s kits that I also plan on building.

I thought for a second about keeping an older kit. I got over it pretty fast.

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:59 AM

Is it just me, or do A LOT of parts fall off the trees on these old MPC kits?

 

It's not just you. I noticed the same on my Chevette kit. Maybe the sprue attachment points on MPC kits were a little bit thinner or smaller? I dunno, but I've noticed the same thing, at least compared to Monogram kits, which seem to hold up the best out of the Big Four's kits.



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Posted 18 December 2012 - 05:43 PM

Even back when these kits were new , their parts were loose ! As a kid , when these kits were new , I didn't mind the loose parts , as that only meant that I had to bother an adult that much less to cut parts for me !



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Posted 19 December 2012 - 10:44 AM

I remember one of these kits being in the house when I was a youngin it was molded in yellow and it had a black decal running down the side



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Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:15 AM

...I have a general question for the group here.  Does anyone ever feel guilty

about building "old" kits?  I like the original review of the old kit in this post

and I think he said he was going to build this kit.  I have a old kits that I want

to build myself but sometimes wonder if I shouldn't.  They aren't in that great

of shape so I don't mind.

 

What do others think about building older kits?

 

If you've got 'em, build 'em.  They'll never be worth so much you can retire on the proceeds of selling them.



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Posted 19 December 2012 - 05:49 PM

I built this in the 70's when I was about 13. (Had to pay extra for that custom brush painted finish and tube glued felt carpeting  :) ) Thanks Erik, now I can say, "so THAT'S where those honeycomb wheels in my parts box came from."

 

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MPC had thMonza Mouse mentioned above. I got this at a flea market last summer. It's rough but salvageable. It appears to have acquired a Vega hatch somewhere. It also came with Mickey Thompson grooved drag slicks. Might've been kit issued, not sure.

 

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 06:21 PM

Theres the kit i built many many years ago, the monza mouse.



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Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:52 AM

Very interesting topic, I have some Monza kit also, I just bought this one a few weeks ago :

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I also have the Monza from AMT with the wide fenders.

In the pic of all the Monza kits, is the Buick version the only one they produced, or is there some other boxes ???

Also, gorgeous build for the orange one, I like it very much, what wheels have you used ?? :)



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Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:21 AM

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Some pics I've found on the net, just to give some idea of building, the blue one is pure 70ies Street Machine style !!!!



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Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:31 AM

Very interesting topic, I have some Monza kit also, I just bought this one a few weeks ago :

DSC06708.jpg

I also have the Monza from AMT with the wide fenders.

In the pic of all the Monza kits, is the Buick version the only one they produced, or is there some other boxes ???

Also, gorgeous build for the orange one, I like it very much, what wheels have you used ?? :)

That's the one....That's the one my dad let me play with when I was a kid. Looked it up on Ebay and some guy is selling his sealed kit for $140



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Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:56 AM

Love these cars, just wish they would reissue them, i have a sunbird built like the blue monza, i think it was a revell kit though.



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Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:54 AM

That's the one....That's the one my dad let me play with when I was a kid. Looked it up on Ebay and some guy is selling his sealed kit for $140

140$ !!! That seems a bit excessive for me, I payed mine around 25$, I found it with some other kits in a little shop in Genève ( Swizerland ), amazing shop where it looks time stops at the end of the 80ies.....



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Posted 21 December 2012 - 12:08 PM

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Some pics I've found on the net, just to give some idea of building, the blue one is pure 70ies Street Machine style !!!!

The bottom one is stock, came with a small V8

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 08:03 AM

Yes, I remember a very nie article on Hemmings Muscle about one like that :D



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Posted 22 December 2012 - 08:52 AM

I like the Mirage version

http://www.monzamirage.com/

I little info on them.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 10:45 AM