will amt reissue the Alaska hauler kenworth
Posted 05 September 2013 - 12:51 AM
Posted 05 September 2013 - 01:03 AM
Can they release this kit considering they modified the w model for the 600 kit ?
Posted 05 September 2013 - 02:01 AM
Posted 05 September 2013 - 08:21 AM
I thought it had been irreversibly modified to create the T600. Still, Round2 have restored tooling for the some of the car kits, so who knows.
Posted 05 September 2013 - 06:18 PM
The AMT W900 kit was not modified when the T600 was made. AMT simply utilized existing components of the W900 kit to work with the newer T600 parts. All the W900 parts in the T600 kit are untouched from their original form. All that would need to be done is to find the molds for the cab, hood,sleeper and interior parts (in conjunction with the W900 parts found in the T600 kit) to bring the W900 back. The Alaskan Hauler was made in the same fashion as the T600. They used a lot of parts from the W900 and added new parts to create a "new" truck.
Posted 06 September 2013 - 02:04 AM
Does anybody know if round 2 is going to do some of the kenworth kits again.Are the molds really destroyed,or is this just an urban myth?.Would love to see them again,I remember when they were 4.99 at the local Kmart,think I paid 5.99 for the big mixer kit. Harvey
Posted 06 September 2013 - 03:55 AM
Edited by Jim B, 06 September 2013 - 03:56 AM.
Posted 06 September 2013 - 07:25 AM
$5.99 for the H&H "Alaskan" KW at local K-Mart back in fall of 1977 (remember seeing & buying this "new" kit back then).
Posted 06 September 2013 - 08:51 AM
I hope it is a myth that the tooling was destroyed. I'd really like to see it reissued in any guise.
Posted 11 September 2013 - 05:47 PM
Posted 15 September 2013 - 10:48 AM
Alaskan Hauler uses 98% of the parts from the W925 kit that had the tool highly modified by Ertl to create the T600. Round2 would have to repair the tool or retool several parts to make the kit viable again.