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1/16 MPC Nascar Petty Charger; a kit change just announced


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#41 Hayabusa

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:26 PM

@Greg Myers - I' ve allready seen the instructions, but thanks anyway. I find it hard to judge the quality of a kit by the instructions.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:22 PM

I really think it's a big kit thing. Do you like them? Do you have room for them? Other wize, yes, it's a great kit. Lots of room for detailing. Do your home work. The detail parts included are worthy.



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Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:36 PM

I'm looking forward to getting one,  not looking forward to masking for the red area, hopefully easier on a big body!



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Posted 15 January 2013 - 06:15 PM

Stefan, My first contact with this particular kit was back in 1982. I was a Petty fan club advisor for the state of Ohio. My family and I went to Pocono that year and I wound up helping out with the fan club meeting as the Pennsylvania advisor couldn't be there. I bought the Petty and Baker 1/16th kits from a vendor there and was blown away. Having actually spent time inside of the #43 Charger I was absolutely amazed at how well MPC had captured all the details of the car. I suggest replacing the vinyl hoses and spark plug wires. The Petty's used either black or blue spark plug wires and the rest of the hoses were braided with A&N fittings. That will make it even more accurate.

Richard himself it turns out, had given MPC access to one of the backup cars and every bit of help he could at the time. It paid off big time. If you like NASCARS and larger scale cars you cannot go wrong with this vintage piece no matter what colors you put on it.

 

P.S. Word is at least one aftermarketer is doing Baker decals for this car as well. :) 



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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:02 PM

@MAGNUM4342 - Thanks for the info! Yes, I do like NASCAR - especially cars from that era. Even if I prefer 1/24-1/25 scale models, I don´t mind building large scale model cars. I think they´re pretty cool (or should that be: Petty cool?  :) )



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Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:29 AM


My first response is to Bill Burmeister, If you have any extra cans of the Clearview 2000, could I get one from you.   I bought some back when Scale Auto first ran the add but over the years it seamed to disappear.

 

I'm glad someone else remembers the greatest April Fools Day joke of the modeling world.  I'll never forget all the people calling the local hobby shops trying to find this stuff.

 

Second, The Petty kit is well worth the money.  I'm not a big 1/16th scale fan, but as a Petty and MOPAR fan, it's a must have.

It's a shame MPC never appled this technology to the 1/25th scale kits.

 

I built these kits as a kid and was impressed at how well they went together.  Now as an adult (and hopefully better modeler) I can hardly wait to get started on the reissue.  The first of my pre-orders just came and looks fantastic. The big difference I see is the front wheel openings are the same shape as the Buddy Baker K&K Insurance version.

 

Other that it is missing the screen for the grille, no big deal. 

 

Take my word on it, this is one nice kit.  Hope everyone enjoys these kits and we see a lot of finished pictures in this forum.

 

Vernon



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Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:17 AM

@Vernon - Sounds good  :) I´ve just ordered a kit, looking forward to its arrival. Does anybody know where to purchase 1/16 scale braided lines & A/N fittings? Any ideas (or alternatives) are welcome.

Thanks for all input & response.



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Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:37 AM

Hello Sjoberg...Try the guys at detailmaster.com.  They might be able to help you.
 
Found one more source.  Look in the resin & aftermarket section of this forum, there is a post from yesterday listed as best radiator hose.  The company name is Protech and has some good reviews.
 
Good luck, Vernon

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:18 AM

Thanks, Vernon.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:48 PM

 

P.S. Word is at least one aftermarketer is doing Baker decals for this car as well. :) 

Contact me if you need info on Baker decals for the 1/16 kit.



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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:48 AM

I always cut my masking material into thin strips about a millimeter wide using a piece of glass and steel straightedge. That makes the tape go round the curves easily. After masking off the blue, I spray my base white, then go round with another mm strip of mask before the STP red. Try it, I think you'll like it. :) 

Thanks for the tip, I will give it a try!



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Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:09 PM

RB Motion makes 1/16th fittings:

 

http://www.rbmotion....ute=common/home

 

Jim Kampmann



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Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:41 PM

I was impressed enough by this thing as the street machine, and that kit was eviscerated, relatively, compared to this one. Can't wait, and the decision to skip the clear plastic on the body is sitting better and better with me, more I think about it.



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Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:45 PM

I was impressed enough by this thing as the street machine, and that kit was eviscerated, relatively, compared to this one. Can't wait, and the decision to skip the clear plastic on the body is sitting better and better with me, more I think about it.

You're right to think that way. The clear plastic bodies were brittle and tough to deal with, often cracking while installing to the chassis. It can be done but it's exceptionally tricky. The switch also helps the originals retain thier full collectible value.



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Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:28 AM

Can anyone post a pic of the decals? Is the red on the sides part of them ?



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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:11 AM

I've never seen the appeal of a clear body on a kit...kind of a cheesy gimmick, IMO.   Sounds like a neat kit, though. 

Nice, smooth,  glossy finish every time, even if you use lousy paint and an even lousier brush. Just paint the inside of the body. B)



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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:40 AM

I love the clear body's. I collect them. I was really looking forward to this issue.



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Posted 18 January 2013 - 12:06 PM

FYI:  The soon-to-be-reissued 1/16 Nascar Petty Charger kits will be on their way to America soon, but a new announcement regarding this reissue has just been released; the following message is from the manufacturer:

 

"The MPC-767 1/16 Petty Charger kit has been molded with an opaque "Petty Blue" body as opposed to a clear body. After several attempts using various types of plastics and injection tricks, we were not able to achieve the quality or durability we needed in order to do the kit with a clear body. The age of the tooling along with the recent backdating work we had to do were the reasons. We had to make the decision to mold the body in Petty blue instead, which is reflected in the updated packaging. The chassis/motor/interior parts are molded in grey, similar to the original kit."

 

 

 

Jacen got the exact same response, not necessarily in the same words as the above. The question was asked and the press style response was what was given. Maybe Jacen could have presented the statement in different wordage so as not to confuse you?


Edited by MAGNUM4342, 18 January 2013 - 12:09 PM.


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Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:32 AM

Does anyone know if Buddy Baker decals are gonna be made for this kit in the aftermarket? I checked over on slixx site but didn't anything listed.



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:18 AM

Bad Apple,

Regarding Buddy Baker decals, see the Dave Van post on the previous page, (page 4), here.