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#1 Toner283

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 12:29 PM

Round 2 is reissueing the 69 Chevelle Convertible under the AMT banner!

http://round2models....lle-convertible

Definitely looking forward to getting ahold of one of these. Hope they tool an uptop for it this go around. The original did not have one. If they dont include an uptop, maybe the one in the recently issued Cutlass? Kit can be modified to look good on the Chevelle.

Does anyone know if the tooling for the Chevelle hardtop was destroyed to repair/restore the convertible tooling? Hopefully not.

I wish that the model company websites would post large clear pictures of the parts trees like they have them displayed at the shows. It would be nice to see exactly what is in the kit beforehand. I think that this would only generate more sales. I for one am not usually willing to bet the $$ that a new kit has the parts I am looking for unless I am fairly certain it does (for a kitbash/parts kit anyway).

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 12:34 PM

Chris, all of the new AMT/Round2 kit box's have the parts tree layout's on the bottom



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 12:46 PM

Hmm...November is fast approaching.

 

And that black on black with the red stripe on the box art looks good.

 

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 12:48 PM

Chris, all of the new AMT/Round2 kit box's have the parts tree layout's on the bottom


Yeah, I know but it is a small silhouette image. It is a poor replacement for a good clear picture IMO. With the smaller parts in particular it is tough to see just what is what. I like to know and see what I am buying no matter what it is. Most of us have probably had a kit or two over the years where the box art wasn't exactly a true representation of what was actually in the box.

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 12:57 PM

Im sure its only a direct repop of the original kit last issued in the 1975 Countdown series.  We can only hope they did something with the crappy taillights.



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 01:06 PM

Since Both this Convertible & the hardtop were a part of the Countdown series,

I don't think we lost any parts from the hardtop Not already Lost in all re-issues

since the Countdown series was issued.

I bet Most chassis, engine & Interior parts are shared between both versions too!



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 05:55 PM

Another want. This is getting out of hand.



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 10:29 PM

Too many kits, so little $! :P



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Posted 14 June 2013 - 02:27 AM

l have never built this kit or the hardtop but you just don't see many posted built or in process builds..



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Posted 14 June 2013 - 04:54 AM

does this kit come with an up-top ?  been so long I don't remember...I know I asked this question in the other thread but as stated many times before that thread is GONE...thanx in advance.



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Posted 14 June 2013 - 05:02 AM

does this kit come with an up-top ?  been so long I don't remember...I know I asked this question in the other thread but as stated many times before that thread is GONE...thanx in advance.


the original kit did not come with an up top. I hope they tool one up for it but not likely.

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 05:14 AM

the original kit did not come with an up top. I hope they tool one up for it but not likely.

yeah didn't think so..would be nice but as you said not likley..thanx again...



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Posted 14 June 2013 - 05:35 AM

It'll be nice to have this Chevelle convt available again, uptop or not.  There are resin uptops available and the Cutlass uptop should fit the Chevelle fine.  Taillights?  Not a big problem, they're easily dealt with.

 

 

Nice to see another "long lost" tool being resurrected!  Just think what may still be just around the Round2 corner!!

 

 

 

Missing thread?  No big; it happens.  It's been mentioned over and over, so now it's time to get over it.



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Posted 14 June 2013 - 09:25 AM

I haven't seen one since the original Issue, doesn't build up too badly. Add another kit to my list of kits to buy. :)

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 10:10 AM

Wow!!! I still have an unbuilt one from over 20 years ago. I picked up a set of tail lamps from Missing Link, and I have an up-top from Time Machine Resins, which should fit with some modifications. I was thinking about cutting up an AMT '68 El Camino for a more detailed chassis and driveline, even though an AMT '69 442 will give you a virtual drop in chassis with much more detail. I have built a few hardtops over the years, with plans to do a Malibu hardtop like a friend on mine's car(dark blue/silver rockers/blue bench seat interior/350 Automatic), as well as a SS396 post, using Shawn Carpenter's excellent transkit.

 

I only hope that AMT can do something with the Tail lamps, and remove the lower "Malibu" mouldings from the body.



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Posted 15 June 2013 - 04:43 AM

I have the '68 modelhaus conversion. I wonder if it will work on the rag top version ???
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Posted 17 June 2013 - 07:15 AM

Looking forward to this kit..I have a gluebomb of the Countdown Series issue.  Probably will get 3--stock, street machine, and one to convert to a '68.



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 09:57 PM

Going to be a nice one either way.



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 10:05 PM

So Missing Link has corrected taillamps? Cool. That makes this an easy "yes" purchase.

 

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 03:20 AM

So Missing Link has corrected taillamps? Cool. That makes this an easy "yes" purchase.
 
Charlie Larkin


I just went to the Missing Link website and i could not find any products. What did I do wrong?
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