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#21 gtx6970

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 08:23 AM

Thanks , I wasn't sure if there were any kits avail after 1965-66 or not . But I knew of the later promos .

 

I have a builtup original issue 1958 Imperial convertible kit and have been thnking about picking up a 1959 kit just for giggles.

 

So  now I'm thinking maybe I shouldn't have clicked on this thread



#22 Rob Hall

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 09:39 AM

Thanks , I wasn't sure if there were any kits avail after 1965-66 or not . But I knew of the later promos .

 

I have a builtup original issue 1958 Imperial convertible kit and have been thnking about picking up a 1959 kit just for giggles.

 

So  now I'm thinking maybe I shouldn't have clicked on this thread

I've thought about backdating one of my '59s to a '58 w/ a Modelhaus bumper/grille....won't be 100% a '58 (other trim differences)...



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 02:01 PM

It sure would be nice if this model came out again.



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 02:43 PM

It sure would be nice if this model came out again.

It's been issued twice by Model King, so I don't think that you'll be seeing it on the shelves for awhile.



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 03:50 PM

I forgot about AMT's 64, 65, & 66's,

(And, I Have a 66 built as the Custom Pickup.)

Sadly, custom bumpers, grill, etc,

And almost got a friend to buy an Unbuilt 64 convertible!!

 

Not sure Why AMT has only re-issued One kit (69 GTO 'Judge' Funny car)

Model King first got re-issued, but, hopefully they will start re-issuing them

again soon.

 

Always wanted the X-El re-issue 68.



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 04:26 PM

Cant wait until this thing arrives, i am already thinking about the paint on it, any suggestions ? i am thinking red on red or black on black or turquoise and white... so many choices!



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 05:52 PM

It's been issued twice by Model King, so I don't think that you'll be seeing it on the shelves for awhile.

Sorry for my dumb question, but would you happen to have any ideas how often Model King issues models like these or how he even decides what to issue?



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 06:26 PM

this is another one on ebay right nwo http://www.ebay.com/...=item20d286f00c



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Posted 12 May 2013 - 09:39 AM

Okay i never even knew this kit existed until today, while browsing ebay i thought what the heck and typed imperial and saw this as the first result, it was the only one on the website and i could barely find any info on this one, it was about 44$ so i bought it right away, its not here yet but will post pictures of whats inside once it gets here, has anyone ever built this kit? When i google model king i can never find anything about them online whatsoever, wish more kits of this type would exist because Imperials are just so cool, only one i ever saw in real life was as a child in Finland. 

 

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It's a nice kit ... a curbside so not a lot of parts.  Here's one I built up as a mild custom right after the first MK reissue:

 

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 10:23 AM

Kit arrived today so here are some pictures of whats inside, the car is very long and has a decent set of Firestone tires and decals as well as hardtop/convertible options, these are the decals i got with mine.

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 08:45 PM

Very cool ride; always dug this body style, and am working on one of these models myself. If you do a Google image search on the web, you'll see an old ad that shows a red on red convertible. GORGEOUS!!!!!

Chrysler took alot of flac for some of their styling decisions, but I believe this one is a grand-slam. Compare this body to the same year Cadillac, with its tons of heavy chrome and 'Baroque' styling, and the Imperial comes across very lean and elegant. Fun model! I want more pics!



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 04:48 AM



I'm glad it's been repopped. I bought one of the older issue intending to build it factory stock but as we speak it's been sliced every which way and covered in putty so I better buy another one if I'm gonna have that stocker! :lol:

 

This is what became of that first '59 Imp that I was talking about:

 

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I did get another one to build a stocker but haven't built it yet.



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 05:00 AM

I've only ever seen that kit with this box art-

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 05:12 AM

 

This is what became of that first '59 Imp that I was talking about:

 

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I did get another one to build a stocker but haven't built it yet.

 

Beautiful build and great presentation!



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 03:06 PM

I saw that Box art in a Hobby Shop when it was First re-issued. I passed on the $32.99 Price!!

Got the second offering in a trade a few years later



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 07:36 AM

i really really want the 1969-1973 imperial model, i find that car to be the most amazing designed luxury car ever...

 I love that old 'fuselage' styling too. There is a '70 300 hardtop available in resin. 

 

 

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 07:44 AM

I wish someone would do a 63 imp so I could build a replica of the one I used to have but a 59 will have to do