Posted Today, 06:25 AM
Yesterday, I got the kit itself to start my Hang 10 Dart. A couple of comments are needed.
First, the body and chassis has a bit of flash. Second, I was surprised to see that there were enough parts in the kit to build two complete figures. One driving. One standing. From reading the side of box, I though I could only build one or the other. Normally I could care less about these figures in model car kits. But, right away I like the looks of this guy. He looks correct for a guy who would be driving a new '75 Dart Sport. The clothes, the hair, the shoes all look right. I'm so impressed with this figure, I do plan on for sure using the seated figure in this build. I like that his lower torso and legs seated fit against the firewall perfectly. I have to use him.
What to do with the standing figure? From the waist up, he is exactly the same as the seated figure. Reminds me of the Wrigley's Double Mint gum commercials from the same time period. You know the ones with different Double Mint Twins? Most had cute twin girls. But, I believe there were one or two commercials with male twins in them? So I need build them exactly the same. The second one standing, basically looking in.
A pretty nice kit overall. Other than the figures, it's exactly what I expect from a MPC kit from this time period. I kind of wish it came with a correct time period set of female Double Mint twins. But, the guys are OK. Maybe I set the standing character fondly looking at the MPC Pacer. Rather than with his brother, looking at the Dodge.