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#21 Casey

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 12:21 PM

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.

 

I added the '75(?) MPC Dart Dart Sport above, but the progression is confusing to say the least.  :unsure:



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 12:26 PM

 

I added the '75(?) MPC Dart Dart Sport above, but the progression is confusing to say the least.  :unsure:

There were also the MPC Dusters from '71 through '75, which were pretty similar to the Demon and Dart Sport kits.  Of all of the original kits of these, the only ones I don't have are the '71s.



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 05:36 PM

1971 : Duster and Demon

1972 : Duster

1973 : Duster

1974 : Duster

1975 : Duster and Dart Sport

1976 : Dart Sport

 

1977 : 1976 Dart Sport annual was reissued as the "Smokey..." police version

 

1985 : 1976 Dart Sport was reissued as the mislabelled "Dodge Duster"

 

2003 / 2004 : 1976 Dart Sport reissued in its 1985 guise , and is again mislabelled : "1975 Duster Hardtop"



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 03:07 AM

1971 : Duster and Demon

1972 : Duster

1973 : Duster

1974 : Duster

1975 : Duster and Dart Sport

1976 : Dart Sport

 

1977 : 1976 Dart Sport annual was reissued as the "Smokey..." police version

 

1985 : 1976 Dart Sport was reissued as the mislabelled "Dodge Duster"

 

2003 / 2004 : 1976 Dart Sport reissued in its 1985 guise , and is again mislabelled : "1975 Duster Hardtop"

I'm sitting here looking at all of those kits right now.....I love the old box art on my kits....The '75 PLYMOUTH Duster...Is the same kit inside as the '74, Only the custom wheels and grill is different......But the body's on the MPC kits makes the AMT '71 body look wrong....I personally never cared for the AMT Duster....Great donor kit.



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 03:57 AM

All the concrete info I have on the 71 Demon and 75 Dart Sport reissues are the kit numbers and that they are planned for 2013 -

 

71 Demon will be MPC #773, 75 Dart Sport will be MPC #798.  As I said, I would expect a "One Run of Fun" issue of the 75 Dart Sport first, since that's how the tooling currently exists, then the "restoration" back to 71 Demon to follow.   



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 04:09 AM

The AMT 71 Duster will fit under a resin Demon kit. I did one already. Got another waiting.

Yeah, go figure. I get the expensive stuff and then they come out with it in plastic.

And I'll buy a couple of them also!



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 02:06 PM

Any of you guys like me have one of these 1:1 like I did. I still wish I had kept that car.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 03:17 AM

Sold it many years ago. But I used to have a bright blue with  black interior 1971 Demon 340
 
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And the lone original MPC issue I have . Started this build sometime maybe 10-15 years back. I broke a few of the vertical tail light bars out of one side and got disgusted and put it in the box .

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 06:38 AM

Hopefully Round2 will include an MPC sticker with this kit, but I'll buy one just for the box art alone. :wub:

 

Here's a look inside an original issue kit:


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Posted 15 March 2013 - 06:41 AM

Hopefully they will use the vintage box art.



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 03:50 PM

Is it just me , or is there only stock wheels for this kit (i.e. , no custom wheels) ??

If so , I hope that Round2 would have the foresight to add the wheels (Ansen Sprints) and tyres from the 1977 Smokey Convoy Chaser to their reissue :) .



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 04:00 PM

Is it just me, or is there only stock wheels for this kit (i.e. , no custom wheels) ??

 

I see no signs there was ever another set of wheels included.

 

If so , I hope that Round2 would have the foresight to add the wheels (Ansen Sprints) and tyres from the 1977 Smokey Convoy Chaser to their reissue :) .

 

I guess we'll see next year, or maybe at iHobby 2013.

 

It would be interesting to compare the chrome parts from the '71 Demon above to the chrome parts in all subsequent releases, and an explanation of why this kit received a set of Pontiac "honeycomb" wheels would be even more enlightening.



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 04:22 PM

 

I see no signs there was ever another set of wheels included.

 

 

I guess we'll see next year, or maybe at iHobby 2013.

 

It would be interesting to compare the chrome parts from the '71 Demon above to the chrome parts in all subsequent releases, and an explanation of why this kit received a set of Pontiac "honeycomb" wheels would be even more enlightening.

Odd w/ the slicks not to have optional wheels...someone have pics of the instruction sheet?  The '75 original issue has the honeycombs as the optional wheels, and the later marked as a Duster issues had some turbine wheels.


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Posted 16 March 2013 - 05:44 AM

Can anyone enlighten me as to what that extra-large piece is at the bottom of the Chrome tree?  I can see another Chrome piece in the photos that has been separated from the tree; it looks like those 2 pieces glue together to make a (?)... extra-large chrome gasser-style fuel tank?



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Posted 16 March 2013 - 05:46 AM

Also, is the driveshaft molded directly into the main chassis piece on this kit?



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Posted 16 March 2013 - 05:47 AM

Can anyone enlighten me as to what that extra-large piece is at the bottom of the Chrome tree?  I can see another Chrome piece in the photos that has been separated from the tree; it looks like those 2 pieces glue together to make a (?)... extra-large chrome gasser-style fuel tank?

That's what it looks like..probably one of the 'Put On' parts that MPC had in a bunch of kits in '71--oversized cartoonish parts.



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Posted 16 March 2013 - 05:48 AM

Also, is the driveshaft molded directly into the main chassis piece on this kit?

Molded to the rear axle, looks like...that was common on MPC kits of that era.



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Posted 16 March 2013 - 06:35 AM

Can anyone enlighten me as to what that extra-large piece is at the bottom of the Chrome tree?  I can see another Chrome piece in the photos that has been separated from the tree; it looks like those 2 pieces glue together to make a (?)... extra-large chrome gasser-style fuel tank?

 

Yes, I believe that is a leftover/shared part from the '71 Duster kit which was a "Mild & WIld", Zingers!- style kit.

 

I've collected some pics of the closely related Duster and Dart Sport kits listed earlier by John, so I will add those later today.



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Posted 16 March 2013 - 10:22 AM

Also, is the driveshaft molded directly into the main chassis piece on this kit?

Yes it is/was.

 

 

 

 

 

Doesn't matter to me HOW it is released . Just as long as it IS released. Even it comes exactly like it did in 1971 I'll still do the happy dance .

 

Also, I hope once the kit is released maybe Missing Link with ' re-release'  there 1972 Grille and interior conversion


Edited by gtx6970, 16 March 2013 - 10:26 AM.


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Posted 16 March 2013 - 11:18 AM

Yes it is/was.

 

 

 

 

 

Doesn't matter to me HOW it is released . Just as long as it IS released. Even it comes exactly like it did in 1971 I'll still do the happy dance .

 

Also, I hope once the kit is released maybe Missing Link with ' re-release'  there 1972 Grille and interior conversion

If they don't I will. :D