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#41 jaydar

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 04:42 AM

How good is the engine detail?

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 04:44 AM

And hopefully they support the window frame with some removable plastic runner. I have two of the old kits, one with a broken frame, one with a bent frame.

 

I'm interested to see what changes and and/or additions Round2 has made to this kit. I don't expect the tail lights to be corrected, bit hopefully they did a little more than including in the Polyglas GT tires and creating new box art this time around.



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 07:42 AM

 

I'm interested to see what changes and and/or additions Round2 has made to this kit. I don't expect the tail lights to be corrected, bit hopefully they did a little more than including in the Polyglas GT tires and creating new box art this time around.

 

I wouldn't expect more than that, there's nothing else being touted on the Round 2 site about it other than "FIRST TIME AVAILABLE IN DECADES", all of the other old reissues with new parts have been excitedly marketed with their back-dated parts (Ranchero) or restoration of long missing parts (Lorenzen Galaxie, Gremlin, etc).



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Posted 17 December 2013 - 05:41 AM

Has anyone purchased this kit?  The new release this month?



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Posted 17 December 2013 - 09:46 AM

Yup. Boxcover looks like the big draw, and the new Polyglas tires are included along with the old compact Firestone skinnies as used in the stock '66 Nova.

 

No new webbing to reinforce the windshield frame, but all looked to be in good order on a very cursory glance.



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Posted 17 December 2013 - 09:47 AM

I'm probably going to get 2-3..got ideas for that many.   I have the Countdown Series issue but it's a glue bomb, and I have an old resin body but it's broken.



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Posted 17 December 2013 - 07:59 PM

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

 

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I just bought a couple of them on EBay



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Posted 17 December 2013 - 08:12 PM

Can anyone post pictures (close up) of the corrected tail lights? This kit has not made it north of the border yet. Probably won't until late january or early february.

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 04:29 AM

Mine is supposed to be at the lhs today. If so I will let you know if the tail lights were corrected.
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Posted 18 December 2013 - 08:21 AM

Is the body corrected?  I know the original cars had the 68 side moldings that the 69 didn't have.



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Posted 18 December 2013 - 12:26 PM

I did get mine today. I compared the chrome to the hardtop version and it is identical. If they fixed anything it is not readily apparent.
I did not check the bodies yet side to side but will soon.
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Posted 19 December 2013 - 05:33 AM

I did get mine today. I compared the chrome to the hardtop version and it is identical. If they fixed anything it is not readily apparent.
I did not check the bodies yet side to side but will soon.
Joe.

Thanks Joe



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 06:02 AM

Although both the hardtop and convertible bodies are still in bags, I can see that the front side marker light has changed both location and shape. On the convertible it is now square-ish while the rear remains rectangular and in the same position as on the hardtop. The location of the front side marker light has moved lower and farther back.

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 06:17 AM

I have compared the chrome tree on several '69,'70''71 and '72 AMT Chevelles and the chrome is the same layout with some different combinations of options.

 

The side marker lights are probably some leftover vestage of different issues over the years. The big rectangle is the '68 but narrow is what a '69 should have. Seems like my various '69s have different shapes from AMT to Ertl.

 

You will probabbly have to shave off the side chrome another leftover from the '68. Then you will have to add Evergreen to make '69 wheel lip moldings. This is what I did on a Countdown issue Chevelle. If you plan to convert to a '68, leave the side trim the same.

 

I have read that the Round2 issue has '68 front glass with vent windows. This is good news if you are converting to a '68.

 

I hope to see my Round2 Chevelle verts soon. Despite any complaints I hear, I am looking forward to the Chevelle vert.



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 06:29 AM

Bob beat me to it. I think the front side marker is a '68 style. Both bodies have the same lower body molding. The front glass does have the vent sides. I will use the convert for the '68 i am doing and order the proper '69 rear bumper and lights form Modelhaus for the hardtop.
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Posted 19 December 2013 - 10:56 AM

I recieved a '69 Chevelle bumper/tail light combo from Missing Link- $8. But I also have a couple pairs from Modelhaus which run about $11 for the same items.

 

It's pretty neat to do a 37 year U-Turn in life and be able to buy this kit again. Thank you Round2.



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 03:36 PM

Can someone post pics of the corrected rear bumper and tail lights please? Pics of the new kit contents would be great too. :)

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 07:12 PM

I posted some pics of the kit in Facebook "model cars" group. I can't seem to post pics here



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 09:27 AM

So I receive my CHevelle a few days ago, a I compare it to my original version, there's a few differences, first on the front bumper, the turn signal are now molded on the bumper, un unfortunatly the hole are plain, so we must do some "cutting" job to clear them. The famous rear tailights have been improved a bit, and there is the seperate chrome line between the "have to paint" red part, which is still molded too deep anyway. There is a lot of molding line on the body, but nothing too serious. 

Concerning the engine, on the original issue, there was no choice for the 396, it could only be built as a "street machine" engine with chrome manifold and injection. On the reissue, they put a few parts for building it stock, with "flat" valve cover, four barrel carburator and manifold and a classic but not accurate air cleaner ( normaly we should have a chrome element if I'm right ).

Hope I'm clear enough on my explanation, I'm sorry I didn't take pics but time is missing as always  ;)



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Posted 05 January 2014 - 06:16 PM

While I'm a huge Chevelle fan and I'll probably purchase the kit regardless.  I've never really been a big fan of AMT.  A lot of times the fit of the kits aren't great and they're missing pieces.  I have the hard top version and it didn't come out looking to great.  The tail light fit was a little off.  I really hate how AMT models rarely have headlight lenses, mirrors, and sometimes even skip on the decals (got a 72 Chevelle and no stripes!).  I wish Revell or Lindberg would get on the ball and start making models like this.  I hate having to make my own parts by scavaging from models that I junked.