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#41 bandit1

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 04:05 AM

So anything new on where we stand on this kit?...

 

Should i spend 8 bucks on a rebuilder that is missing most of its chrome? :blink:

 

but has an amt 70 plymouth chassis and interior?...



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 03:51 AM

My gosh I am still working on the reissues of that kit.   Right now, my son & I are working on a 69 GTX conv.   But the grille looks like the RR.   Can't find a GTX grille in all the parts boxes (!).   But I have at least 3 more variations I have picked up over the years.  The stock coronet, a couple super bee P/Ses I found for $4 each at Kmart and a couple more.  Plus all the parts boxes from them.  I used the PS chassis under a little Red Truck, a 59 Desot Adventurer, a 68 Dart (unfinished) and more.  that kit is/was the standard to replace almost any mopar chassis from that era.   I probably won;t be buying any more though.  

 

AMT used that chassis under one of the Dodge Daytona reissues on the box art.  But the kit inside was still the old one piece deal.   I think I set one aside to use under a 70 Charger kit, too.   Great kit.

 

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 05:10 AM

The chassis from these kits fits perfectly under almost every 64 an up Mopar kit from ANY manufacturer! JoHan, MPC kits fit these like a glove! They're worth the price just for parts!



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 08:08 AM

I've got maybe a half dozen or so of these left from back when they first came out . So I have serious doubts I'll be in for any new releases . UNLESS there is something drastically different ( doubt it )  to warrent a purchase.

If I do it would be for the box art only. For some reason it reminds me of the original issue AMT 1968 Torino kit .



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 08:15 AM

UNLESS there is something drastically different ( doubt it )  to warrent a purchase.

 

 

I suspect Round2 will include a set of their new-ish pad printed Goodyear Polyglas GT tires, but everything else inside the box should be the same as the last reissue.



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 09:04 AM

 

I suspect Round2 will include a set of their new-ish pad printed Goodyear Polyglas GT tires, but everything else inside the box should be the same as the last reissue.

I've been in this hobby for a long time now, so I didn't expect anything more than new box art and decals. The mfg.'s are simply trying to get more "bang" for their buck.



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 09:30 AM

Since Round 2 has been upgrading the tires in their recent releases ('66 Mustang, '69 Olds 442 H/O, others) it wouldn't surprise me if this one has the new tires...even without them, I'll probably get one..I like the retro box art..



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Posted 07 September 2013 - 09:06 AM

I suspect Round2 will include a set of their new-ish pad printed Goodyear Polyglas GT tires, but everything else inside the box should be the same as the last reissue.


Uhh, why not try to put the correct redline tires in it?

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 08:35 PM

Is there any differance in the old 68 roadrunner and the one ti be released???



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 02:32 AM

Is there any differance in the old 68 roadrunner and the one ti be released???

The only difference I saw was that it would be molded in two colours....

White and Yellow....

I'll take a white one thanks....



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 05:45 AM

Is there any differance in the old 68 roadrunner and the one ti be released???

The new one has neat box art...



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Posted 13 September 2013 - 05:13 AM

If you look at the AMT websight it looks like the model is not available now until November



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Posted 14 September 2013 - 06:45 AM

Uhh, why not try to put the correct redline tires in it?

X2....  and fix the darn taillights!! please.....



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Posted 14 September 2013 - 09:05 AM

As many said before me, that kit is a parts treasure cove, but still wonder why they in the 90s chose to do the headlamps as molded-in units, where the vintage Jo-Han kit had chrome buckets with clear lenses.

Wish Round2 would update that and upgrade other older kits too.


Edited by Luc Janssens, 14 September 2013 - 09:08 AM.


#55 Joe Handley

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 10:44 AM

I wondered the same thing for years now Luc, it would be nice to see them change that.



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Posted 14 September 2013 - 02:40 PM

In addition to fixing the other aforementioned inaccuracies in this (20+ years old) kit , here's a few other "issues" :

 

- That ugly battery

- The subsized Dana 60

- Horrid wheels (barfy back in '90 , and even uglier today !)

 

Oh , well ... at least it is a good candidate for the sum of its parts for use in other kits :)



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Posted 23 November 2013 - 01:35 PM

I see AMT is releasing a `68 Roadrunner.

Does this kit an acurrate representation of the `68 Roadrunner or is it a re-kitted AMT `69 Roadrunner?



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Posted 23 November 2013 - 02:18 PM

I see AMT is releasing a `68 Roadrunner.

Does this kit an acurrate representation of the `68 Roadrunner or is it a re-kitted AMT `69 Roadrunner?

AMT never kitted a 69 Road Runner, that was Jo-Han.



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Posted 23 November 2013 - 02:28 PM

AMT never kitted a 69 Road Runner, that was Jo-Han.

 I stand corrected...you are right.



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Posted 23 November 2013 - 03:45 PM

It's now available at Model Roundup!!