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Bob Ellis

Member Since 11 May 2013
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Resin replacement parts for '74 to '77 Camaro kits

19 August 2014 - 04:40 PM

Any replacement parts for AMT or MPC '74-77 Camaro kits?


How much should model kits cost?

07 August 2014 - 07:58 AM

Everybody thinks kits cost too much.

 

A $2.00 model kit in 1964 is $15.38 in 2014.

 

But in 1964, AMT made millions of models. There was an economy of scale (no pum intended). The volume is so low today. Plus, the car companies helped subsidize the tooling. The extra $10 is a reflection of that.

 

 

 


Mannix 1972 Cuda Convertible

03 August 2014 - 11:32 AM

Chrysler stopped selling convertibles in the end of the 1971 model year. At the time, Mannix was a very popular show and it featured a Cuda convertible. Chrysler still wanting to maintain a presence in the show, decided to update a 1971 Cuda with 1972 sheet metal. This car still exists. I used a ERTL MPC 1974 Cuda promo, and a ERTL AMT 70 Dodge Challenger. I could have used a Revell Don Johnson Cuda if it was 1/25. But I used it as a guide.


Non SS 1964 Impala

02 August 2014 - 05:22 AM

I decided that I have too many 1964 Impala SSs. So, I converted an SS to a Standard Impala.

 

First step, remove the SS side trim.


Original 1971 AMT Monte carlo

26 July 2014 - 07:06 AM

Here is an original AMT '71 Monte Carlo. It was an eBay buy, was decent but bad paint. Jorge Ramirez repainted it for me and now it is shelf quality. The ladies are washing it to make it presentable for you.