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#121 jaydar

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:53 AM

My enthusiasm for this kit died when SMS abandoned plans to do a detail set. I would still kill for a detailed kit of the GT40. I remember questioning the price then but i never did when the Enzo came out.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 06:08 AM

Does Trumpeter ever reissue car kits? I know that this one will not be reissued, but I would like a hardtop 60 Pontiac.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 07:29 AM

They haven't so far.  Time will tell. 



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:45 AM

The kit is discontinued by the manufacturer. Whatever is in the hobby distribution pipeline is all there will be. Gone. Finished.

Don,

What is your source for this information?



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 01:58 PM

 This kit is still being shown on their website and is listed their print 2013/ 2014 catalogue

 

http://www.cybermode...ml#.UTp6iY63nEl

 
 
 


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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:38 PM

Found one on ebay for 150.00. Thinking about maybe getting this one. Is there any photos of finished kits around here somewhere ? Did a search but came up empty.



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:23 PM

Mine was a WIP and Under Glass in 2010 but I can't find it either. It's the cover of MCM issue #156 also.

That write up Casey featured is not a good indicator of the kit. Its value is to see the parts provided in the box. It was built by a very limited-skill modeler and his assumptions and conclusions are predicated on his limitations.

An example is his inability to assemble the plumbing and omitting it but advising that it was unworkable. That's nonsense. Another is his praising the stock suspension which is most toy like and requires scratchbuilding for anywhere near accuracy. His color choices and love of the excess chrome is further away from a representative build.

More recently, Eric Cole has built a magnificent one which buries mine but I can't find that one either.

It also seems "mrknowetall"-does not. No source has been named for his statement.

 

 



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:35 PM

Mine was a WIP and Under Glass in 2010 but I can't find it either.

 

Here's the thread, but you must have deleted or moved all the photos from where they were originally:

 

http://www.modelcars...peter +ford +gt

 

(BTW... I found it by using the "Search" function).



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:16 PM

Thanks Harry. I searched all combinations of Trumpeter / GT-40 / WIP / 1 /12 but came up empty.

Whaja search?? :blink:



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:30 PM

Thanks Harry. I searched all combinations of Trumpeter / GT-40 / WIP / 1 /12 but came up empty.

Whaja search?? :blink:

 

Trumpeter GT40.



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:39 PM

Yup-did too. And here's what I got; 16 results, all from this thread...

http://www.modelcars...h&fromMainBar=1

:wacko: :(



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:10 PM

Thanks. I swear it did not come up when I did a search. Maybe bad spelling in the search ??????



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:15 PM

Harry's got the magic key to the 'Search Room'... :)



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:36 PM

Harry's got the magic key to the 'Search Room'... :)

 

It's actually a magic wand, and ahem, Harry, stop bogarting it.  <_<  :lol:



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:45 PM

I don't know what you guys are doing differently, but when I typed Trumpeter GT40 into the Search box I got this...

 

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 06:18 PM

I should have mine arriving tomorrow... $159 on Ebay and free shipping to boot! I've also ordered a set of decals to represent the #1 car. I'm probably not going to go nuts on getting every little detail perfect (and I'm not going to spend a fortune on  the KA detail sets), but I'm going to do what I can (within reason) to do justice to the original. It seems that a lot of these get started and put away by builders who don't have the patience to see a project like this through, and I don't want to fall into that trap. 



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 06:28 PM

It is disco'd. You can take that to the bank. Snatch em up while you can.



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Posted 16 March 2013 - 06:06 PM

mrknowetall, on 07 Mar 2013 - 21:13, said:snapback.png

The kit is discontinued by the manufacturer. Whatever is in the hobby distribution pipeline is all there will be. Gone. Finished.

Don,

What is your source for this information?

 

This kit is still being shown on their website and is listed their print 2013/ 2014 catalogue

 

http://www.cybermode...ml#.UTp6iY63nEl

 

The kit is out of production. Stevens International sent me a notice about 2 weeks back saying that it was going and put it on sale. I picked up 2 (one for me, and one for my shop), and they were gone off of their website the next day as they sold out (75% off MSRP will do that).

 

The one I brought in for the shop sold about 20mins after I posted it on my website. Hind sight being 20/20, I should have bought a couple more.

 

 

My enthusiasm for this kit died when SMS abandoned plans to do a detail set. I would still kill for a detailed kit of the GT40. I remember questioning the price then but i never did when the Enzo came out.

 

KA Models does a pretty extensive aftermarket set for the kit, worth checking out, if I can find one cheap enough (when it first came out it was about the same price as the kit), I may contemplate picking one up.

 

Now Trumpeter needs to do the other car that was on the box are with the GT40 in 1/12!!!