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In Topic: AMT models

16 December 2014 - 10:14 AM

Most of the model kit manufacturers have had their ups and downs and the early kits aren't as good as the more recent kits.

I AMT's case they haven't released many all new tooling kits the last 10-12 years but the last things they did from the late 90's and early 2000's are quite good.

In Topic: Better detailed slicks?

16 December 2014 - 10:06 AM

Have you checked Competition Resins, he has some slicks.


16 December 2014 - 09:57 AM

Congratulations, and to a fairly reasonable price too.

I found a couple of these old MPC Stock Car kits myself a some years ago for reasonable money, the Richard Petty Charger and Buddy Baker Charger.

In Topic: Ross Gibson Engines?

16 December 2014 - 05:22 AM

Apperantly he passed this past weekend after a very short period of illness... unfortunate and sudden.

I bought an engine from him directy for a Sox & Martin Superbird project a couple of years ago and when I told him what it was for he sent some additional stuff I would have needed anyway for free...so in my book he was a good guy.




I was going to put a Gibson 392 Hemi gasser engine in a 41 Willys pickup.


Now I've discovered I need to mate this to a transmission, (which the Gibson kit doesn't supply).

Does anyone have any idea which transmission would be right for this, and where I can get one in resin..?


Anyway, I like a challenge. I built one of those old Revell multi-piece bodied kits recently. Because it was difficult.

True, the RG engines need a bit of cleanup, but some of the parts are really crisp. I guess it depends on the batch.

A period correct transmission for a Gasser would be a B & M Hydrostick...that's a modified version of the GM Hydramatic by B & M...I don't know where you can get one i resin but they are available in some Revell Gasser kits.

In Topic: How Do I Find Out Kit Manufacture Date and Issue/Reissue Number

14 December 2014 - 10:10 AM

This place isn't the easiest to navigate, but has lots of the information you want:




If you Google <name of kit/original> "scalemates" you'll usually get what you want in the top couple of results eg:


Googling "Ford Galaxie Scalemates" gives you this:








that product timeline feature is pretty kool. thanks for pointing that out.



Well that timeline for the 1965 Galaxie kit and some more I have seen from them are useless as they are not accurate at all, the 1965 kit could not have been a new tool 1961 as the car itself didn't come until the fall of 1964, another thing is that the 65 doesn't share anything with the older siblings, except for the drive train everything was new for that year, the chassis, suspension, body and so on.

The first kit in the timeline is a 1961 Galaxie, the second is the 1965 Galaxie original issue,not a rebox, the third is the 1961 Galaxie reissued, the fourth is a 1970 Galaxie and the fifth is the same 1965 Galaxie as the second one reissued last year...there has been some more reissues of the 65 Galaxie kit but they are missing.


On newer kits you can find a © date on either the box or the instructions...or both...and that can give you a clue on when the kits are made, but on many older kits there are no dates at all so you might have to look in some old catalogs to find out when they are made and what issue it is.