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Stock hood for '69 AMX

24 April 2015 - 02:26 PM

Does anyone know if a "Stock" hood for the '69 AMX available .

Would like to transform the Shirley Shahan Drag-On-Lady into a "stock" AMX.

As far as I know this is the only 1/25 option out there.


Also, are there any backward conversions kits/parts that will take the Shahan '69 kit to a '68 AMX.

What was your 1st 1 to car

22 April 2015 - 01:58 PM

I was just curious what was the first car you owned.

Now I'm not talking about the one you borrowed from your parent or other family members, but the first one you reached into your pocket and pulled out the cash or got a loan to buy.


My first car was a '63 Nova with a 194 cu in (3.2 l) straight 6. I bought it from a high school classmates mother when she got a new car, I only paid $200.00 for it. The darn thing didn't smoke but it leaked oil so bad that my old man refused to let me park in in "his" driveway. So I parked at the curb in front of the house all the time. LOL


I would buy a case of oil every few months or so  from the dented can salvage store...because the cans were dented they were sold at a steep discount..but I didn't care because e the oil inside the can was OK.  I had to put a quart and a half of oil in every six days or so.

But, that was OK by me, it was mine and I finally didn't have to beg the old man for the keys to the family car any more. :D  


My first muscle car was a per-owned '68 Javelin with a 390, manual breaks, manual steering, A.M. radio, heater with air. I drove it for ten years before parting with it. Man that was the only car that I regret parting with.

What Do New Kits Have Inaccuracies

18 April 2015 - 11:22 AM

I am asking this question not start a bit*hing or manufacturer bashing session!!!!


In fact, I am VERY pleased to see so many new and some well done revised subject matter ( '67 Camaro -'70 Cuda etc.) being released by all the modeling companies.


Additionally, the level of detail that manufacturers are incorporating into kits now a days (chassis, interiors etc) is a far leap ahead of the 60ties thru 80ties kits.


However, over the last several years I have read a number of post expressing disappointments and sometimes outright rants about inaccuracies of the kits that are being released now a days. Truthfully, some of grievances are a tad bit nit picking while others are out and out legitimate concerns.


So, my question is:

With all the restored 1 to 1 subject matter that manufacturers can use as a guide to base their tooling on. With all the reference materials and specs that are readily out there. With all the advantages current technology affords manufacturers  (3-D  modeling, digital scanning etc). Why are companies  kitting inaccurate representations of the 1:1 subject matter. With all the aforementioned  capabilities at kit companies disposal what causes these discrepancies?


I'm hard pressed to believe it occurs due to them rushing to meet a release deadline hence details fell through the cracks or are over looked....because they miss projected release dates constantly.


Is it a lack of earnest interest in releasing a "TRULY" accurate replica?


Is it about the bottom line and the accounting department is reining in the research and tooling guys base on per-projected budget allocations to do the replica?


Are the people that green lighting the design or tooling not "TRUE CAR GUYS" and as far as they are concerned close enough is good enough?


Could it be that the projects are outsourced overseas or to the lowest bidder?


Is there a lack of good communication between the research team and the tool/die makers?


Or is a combination of some of the above, if not all the above?


If anyone has any knowledgeable insights or best guess to the answer I'd like to hear them.


Remember no bit*hing, ranting or manufacturer bashing...please.

'69 Pontiac GTO "Judge" in TRUE 1/25 scale

31 December 2014 - 02:28 PM

Is there an likely-hood of a TRUE 1/25 scale '69 Pontiac GTO "Judge" in stock configuration being released.

The only true 1/25 scale replica of this subjects was MPC's  Arnie Beswisk's The Super Judge funny car kit.


Revell-Monogram did a 1/24 scale "Judge" decades ago; then they reissued  it as a 2-n-1kit for the "Revell Muscle Series" a while back.

For the sake of all Pontiac lovers  a fresh tooling of this iconic automotive subject in TRUE 1/25 scale is long over due.

`87 Buick GNX and Buick Grand National

17 August 2014 - 06:37 PM

Have either of these Buick`s been kitted in 1/25 scale?