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#21 caine440

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 11:40 AM

I used the Convoy Chaser body to build this one.

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 03:21 PM

Another kit to add to the wish list!

 

Ditto,,,,,I'll be adding a couple of these to the stash



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Posted 18 June 2013 - 05:17 PM

O K , who's gonna be first on the board to do a gas station with a line of 70's re- issues lined up going around a card table and looking like it was late 1973 all over again ??? :rolleyes:  :blink: 

21-Octobre-1973 !

I was three-and-a-half years old ... I remember when Chevron Custom Supreme (105 octane) shot-up to $0.62 / gallon in 1974 at the Chevron station near out house in Whittier (Ca.) . I can still clearly see the price sign ; at that age I was absurdly observant .

Then in 1980 , diesel was $0.25 / gallon,while gas was $1.00 / gallon !!I

 

Good idea regarding that diorama !



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Posted 03 December 2013 - 09:24 PM

Has anyone seen this kit as being available yet ???



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 03:44 AM

Its not on the coming soon website of model round up. Maybe out later this month..



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 05:00 AM

I used the MPC Dart kit to build a Dodge Dart Hang Ten about three years ago.  I used Keith Mark's decals.  It came out pretty well

 

 

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 05:06 PM

Pre-Orders are now available !



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Posted 18 December 2013 - 11:26 AM

Hi Everyone,

Just a little confused but is this basically the same kit as the last 1975 Plymouth Duster by AMT, which was actually a 1976 Dodge Dart? Any help would be great, thanks.



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Posted 18 December 2013 - 06:33 PM

Hi Everyone,

Just a little confused but is this basically the same kit as the last 1975 Plymouth Duster by AMT, which was actually a 1976 Dodge Dart? Any help would be great, thanks.

The only 1/25 scale differences between a 1975 and 1976 Dart would be the ambre-coloured parking lamps / turn signals in the grille .

In "1:1" scale , there are a host of differences . To name but two :

1.) Interior Rear View Mirror was mlounted to the windshield

2.) Parking Brake was a pedal versus the pull-out-to-apply e-brake of 1960-1975 .

 

This recent issue features restored parts from the 1975 annual (and its virtual twin , the 1976 annual) which was originally an MPC kit .

It was first retooled in 1983-ish (moulded in red) and couldn't be built "stock" (the stock Rallye Wheels and matching tyres were absent) . Then in ca.2004 , the same kit was reissued , this time under the {{dreaded}} RC2 banner . Other than the change in the plastic's colour , it was a direct-reissue (and had clear glass as opposed to the heavily-tinted glass which MPC employed in the early 80's).

 

In other words : this is the one to get ! Round2 restored all of the original parts :)



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 06:48 PM

Dusters and Darts are fairly similar, so the chassis parts and majority of the body parts are the same, but the frontend of the two is noticeably different... Flatter Grille & Header Panel for the Duster, as opposed to the peaked & pointed Dart frontend... There are afew other changes here and there throughout the cars...

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 03:44 AM

I hope the Figure with the Trophy is included like the Original issue!!

Me too...!!!



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Posted 20 December 2013 - 05:37 AM

I hope the Figure with the Trophy is included like the Original issue!!

 

It will be: Bonus figure can be built standing holding trophy or in driving position



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 06:33 AM

Kit is hitting distributors right now, should be on hobby shop shelves very soon! 



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 05:15 PM

I picked up mine at Pegasus hobbies today, great decals and it looks pretty much like my original kit,the chrome was not great and had crud in it and had soft detail in spots, like the original the drive shaft is molded into the chassis and too bad they left the rear seat molded in..LOL. I see a lot of pro stock builds coming from people with this kit.



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Posted 04 January 2014 - 08:52 PM

OK show us some pics of what's in the box ,Jim.  Please and Thank you.



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Posted 05 January 2014 - 05:21 PM

Anyone got pics of this revitillised gem's contents  yet ???

 

I'm going to build one as a 1976 : the Car & Driver test car from its March '76 issue ; the 360-powered model !

 

Here's what made the 1976 Dart Sport with the 360 so special :

- The 360 was no longer a separate model . It was available in any trim level of the "29" bodystyle ;

- It was rated at 220hp , which was stellar in 1976 ! ;

- True dual exhaust without a catalytic converter to be found !

 

1976-only items which have no baring on the 1/25 scale replica :

- Foot-operated parking / emergency brake ;

- Interior rear view mirror was attached directly to the windshield .

 

Only exterior difference was the parking lamps ; the lenses themselves were now ambre-coloured , whereas the 1975 & earlier models had clear lenses with "1157-A *" bulbs .

 

* "1157-A" superceded to "1157-NA" ( Natural Ambre versus Ambre-coloured coating over a clear bulb ).



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Posted 08 January 2014 - 11:40 AM

My kits arrived today. I'll be doing an in-depth review over at slot blog.

First glance looks good, confused about the 360 air cleaner decal and the 340 side stripes for the stock engine. Hemi looks like a weak attempt, I imagine there will be a few motor swaps to get a better looking drag engine.

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 05:00 PM

[C]onfused about the 360 air cleaner decal and the 340 side stripes for the stock engine.

Just to be certain ; "340 side stripes for the stock engine" ?

 

Hemi looks like a weak attempt, I imagine there will be a few motor swaps to get a better looking drag engine.

That 426 Hemi dates-back to the 1973 Duster annual , which was the first 'annual' kit to feature the Pro Stock-type Hemi as an option to the kit's 'generic' Chrysler small block .

You're right ; that Hemi does lack detail !

 

I was hoping that better custom wheels would've been included ( :mellow: ) , as those 1975-1976 Dart Sport annuals' "dart board" *inspired* wheels are , shall we say , "gross" . I'd have preferred the Ansen-type wheels that were in the "Smokey Chaser" version ... or the Motor Wheels 'Spyders' from the 1974 Duster annual ...



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Posted 08 January 2014 - 07:30 PM

Re: decal sheet comment.... Look here:

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As far as I know, the 1975 Dart Sport was equipped with a 360 V8 rather than a 340. How much effort would it have taken to provide the correct stripe?

Edited by MG Brown, 08 January 2014 - 07:32 PM.


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 07:39 PM

Re: decal sheet comment.... Look here:

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As far as I know, the 1975 Dart Sport was equipped with a 360 V8 rather than a 340. How much effort would it have taken to provide the correct stripe?

The stripes aren't correct for a stock Dart anyway, so what's the difference?