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#1 Trucker_tim

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 03:27 PM

Does anybody have some inside information on this release?



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 03:30 PM

I heard a rumor maybe in December 2013...ether way it cant be soon enough for me.



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 03:46 PM

Nice to see Murphy's law still works, last year I bought a resin body from R&R, dash from Missing Link, Fred Cady decals & a duster kit to build a Demon & all I had to do was wait, thanks Murphy.



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 03:50 PM

The various retailers all list it as a  ' re-issue ', with no additional details. So I assume ( might not be a good idea) it's nothing but a cleaned up tool of the original kit. If thats all it is, I'm good with it.

 

IF it happens to have maybe the chassis and running gear from the current 71 Duster, Well ,,,,,that just means I get cake AND ice cream.



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 03:51 PM

Well, it's been over 10 years since I bought my resin '71, probably 8 since I got my resin '72 and a month since I got a resin '72 Pro Stock version...guess I'll wait until the kit is reissued before building them.



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 04:24 PM

It'll be late in the year.  You'll probably see a "one run of fun"  reissue of the 75 Dart Sport first, before the tooling is restored to the 71 Demon configuration.


Edited by Brett Barrow, 14 March 2013 - 03:51 AM.


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Posted 12 March 2013 - 06:12 PM

I'm with many others on here. I have two resin Demons, a 71 and a 72 plus I bought both interiors that Missing Link offered for them. Then I scored gold by getting the decals from The Last Detail. The rare decals that even have The Sizzler on them!!

Only because I thought that a kit that has not been reissued in 42 years could be reissued. I aplaud Round 2 for finding it and restoring it. I know I will buy another one.

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 12:15 AM

I an looking forward to it. Not noing a lot about the differences between years. But what changes were done on the 72 from the 71. My first car I ever had was a ugly light blue 72 demon with a straight 6 with a holly one barrel carb and gas shocks factory installed it even has the air fitting in the trunk so you could fill them up. I remember my dad teaching me how to drive that thing. I bought the 71 duster kit and was going o buy the 72 demon resin to make it. Edit he had to teach me because it was a first time with a stick.

Edited by Trucker_tim, 13 March 2013 - 12:16 AM.


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Posted 13 March 2013 - 12:47 AM

I have two resin Demons in the works now, Go figure.



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 01:46 AM

Not noing a lot about the differences between years. But what changes were done on the 72 from the 71.

 

 

Grille is different, side markers are diferent as are the interior seat patterns.

 

And between the release of the Demon and the new 1970 Cuda, I'm gonna blow my whole toys budget on 2 kits, albeit multiple quanities of each


Edited by gtx6970, 13 March 2013 - 02:17 AM.


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Posted 13 March 2013 - 02:32 AM

I've been pining for one of these coveted MPC 1971 Demon kits since I first saw one in 1975 (!!) . One of my friend's older brothers had one ; it was built and on display , and when I saw its box , I was in love !

I'd kinda forgotten about the kit until c.1987 , when I saw it in the Plastic For Sale section in S.A.E.

Asking prices for the kit at *that* time were in the $25.00 - $50.00 range (entirely too much for a 17 year old to afford !).

 

I can't wait for this kit to finally be reissued !

No more outrageous , stupid prices for a 25th scale kit ( I mean , jeez , I gave $70.00 for a 1:1 1973 Duster in 1992 !!).

Perhaps I'll buy a case of 'em ! I'll definitely have to buy a load of the '75-'76 Dart Sport kits , as those will be discontinued after a short "one run of fun"...



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 03:58 AM

I can hardly wait as I'm runnin' out of kits to build.



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 04:48 AM

I wonder if the AMT '71 Plymouth Duster 340 kit will be reissued in 2014 by Round2. Surely someone has test fit the Duster's chassis, etc. under an original or resin Demon body?



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 05:37 AM

There is currently no information on this reported re-issue. Currently Doug and Jamie are focussing on the mid year releases of which there is no concrete information on yet either. I will keep in contact with them and bring you any news as soon as I have it. The current project being worked on is near and dear to my heart and that is the 1972 Pety Dart sportsman kit.



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 05:44 AM

There is currently no information on this reported re-issue. Currently Doug and Jamie are focussing on the mid year releases of which there is no concrete information on yet either. I will keep in contact with them and bring you any news as soon as I have it. The current project being worked on is near and dear to my heart and that is the 1972 Pety Dart sportsman kit.

Who are 'Doug and Jamie' ?   People at Round 2?   Isn't the Petty Dart sportsman a '71?  The pics of the original kit show a '70-71 style grille..



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 06:11 AM

The current project being worked on is near and dear to my heart and that is the 1972 Pety Dart sportsman kit.

 

 

Isn't the Petty Dart sportsman a '71?  The pics of the original kit show a '70-71 style grille..

 

I don't think it was ever tagged with a model year, as the real cars were kit cars which needed to be assembled. 

 

 

You'll probably see a "one run of fun"  reissue of the 75 Dart first, before the tooling is restored to the 71 Demon configuration.

 

The MPC '71 Dodge Demon kit became the Dodge Dart Sport, then turned into the '75 Dart Smokey Police Car/Convoy Chaser/'75 Plymouth Duster kit, correct? Hopefully I got the progression correct below.

 

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RC2 then decides to label what was an MPC kit, an AMT kit, confusing us all  :huh: :

 

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The most recent reissue from the dreaded RC2 era, this time labelled as a '75 Plymouth(!) Duster (!!) (though you can semi-clearly make out the recessed "DODGE" lettering on the hood trim) , under the AMT (!!!) brand:

 

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 06:30 AM

The Petty Dart sure doesn't look like a '72 to me.  It has a '70-only rear bumper and a '70-'71 grille  


Edited by pack rat, 13 March 2013 - 06:30 AM.


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Posted 13 March 2013 - 06:40 AM

Who are 'Doug and Jamie' ?   People at Round 2?   Isn't the Petty Dart sportsman a '71?  The pics of the original kit show a '70-71 style grille..

Yes, Doug and Jamie are Round2 employees. The Petty Dart was a kit car that did not identify to any specific year because it was a kit car. I call it a '72 because that was the year it recieved the most press as well as use.



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 06:53 AM

You'll need to mod the 71 Duster chassis to fit the old MPC Demon body, but it WILL fit. I've already done it with the original Demon kit. IF you use the Duster kit to mod it, you can decide if you want the Duster interior or use the original Demon interior. If you use the Demon interior, you MUST grind down the Dusters interior floorpan to get everything to fit properly. But it CAN be done! It looks good too!



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 11:35 AM

The strange thing about the AMT mislabeling the Dart Sport as a Duster is that MPC did the same thing in the '80s when they reissued the Dart Sport.  Interestingly, there was also an actual MPC '75 Duster made back in '75, in addition to the Dart Sport kit.


Edited by Rob Hall, 13 March 2013 - 11:36 AM.