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Mark

Member Since 30 Mar 2006
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In Topic: Mercury Cyclone question

Yesterday, 03:05 AM

Absolutely recommend the Revell Torino.  Chassis fits great, the Torino has separate door handles and side markers that can be used on the Cyclone body.  If you get the Model King reissue Cyclone, it will have stock wheels (on the plated tree) and stock '70 and '71 Spoiler decals, none of which are in the current reissue.


In Topic: Mercury Cyclone question

03 March 2015 - 02:13 PM

I'll second the Torino.  I've got one of these started, and have seen a finished one.  The chassis fits practically like it was made for the Cyclone, fits extremely well when you consider that the two kits were created thirty years apart by competing companies.  You'll have to cut the engine compartment side panels from the Torino body (it's not a bad idea to fit the firewall first).


In Topic: Parts ID Help, Please

03 March 2015 - 02:09 PM

#4 is the optional "gasser" hood from the MPC '74 Challenger.  It might be in the '73 also.  It wasn't in the pro stock kit (there was only one Challenger, the Dick Landy car, which had a different hood).  #1 taillight is probably from the same Challenger kit, but is the same '72 through '74.


In Topic: Has anyone built any Banthrico metal kits..?

26 February 2015 - 04:09 PM

Aren't the Banthrico items slush-cast as opposed to die-cast?  (I don't collect early promos so I've never had one.)  Slush-cast, whether resin or metal, gives you inconsistent thickness which would make cutting out the windows an exercise in frustration.


In Topic: AMT Cal Drag Combo

24 February 2015 - 07:55 AM

The Ford and Chevy pickups used different trailers.  The Ford's single axle trailer was sized to fit Trophy Series cars, the Chevy's trailer was bigger and had two axles.  Full size, late model cars could fit on it.  Most of the racing team trailers are based on the Chevy pickup trailer.  It was sold separately in the early Sixties too.  If there is a box for the separate trailer (other than a mailing box) I'm not aware of one, or what it looked like.