In this version it does, with a bit of work and a wheel change it can look closer to the Mako Shark it's based on. I don't remember if this version has the rather tall scoop molded to the hood. Mine is missing more than a few parts including the hood. In the early 80's blue version it's missing the hood scoop and has not very attractive turbine wheels. Would be nice if we could get this version and perhaps a restored Mako Shark.
I'd welcome all of these back. Had all of them when I was young. I have still have the remains, plus parts to rebuild them. I would buy these just for the decals and nostalgic box art. I'm happy to add the Charger to the Mopar shelf for now.
They are indeed kool. There were a number of interesting displays in kits from the late 60's. I didn't need another AMTronic although I purchased one just for the display and box art. I really liked the drive in display in the Meyers dune buggy kit too.
The decals in the kit replicate the car in the museum. There are different panels/stripes for the conventionally blown motor and the Potvin set up with a cover over the motor. Not the simplified ones that were in the original release. If you do a quick search in the drag racing postings there is a beautiful build up that shows the current decals. I have reproduction decals of the original but don't remember the source, check eBay. You might find them there.
Hey Greg, didn't mean to rain on your styrene dreams. I too would love to see these kits again. Perhaps we will see some of these in the future from R2 or Revellogram. I'm glad that we are getting some of those vintage gems from R2 again. For the time being I am happy they are at least tooling new parts to take these kits back to better versions. Hopefully down the road we will see more extensive conversions of some the older tooling.
Those would be nice, however all of the kits pictured have been retooled/converted in to other kits with the exception of the 69 Mustang and GTO F/C. The GTO would only be a box and decal change from the currently available kit for the F/C. What's left of the stock version can be seen in the '72 GTO. There is a good thread in new kits about the evolution of the the Chargers and the Camaro and Firebird have been changed from year to year. The currently available 1979 T/A is what's left of the '70 and the Camaro has been updated yearly as well.
Kind of the same reasons in the 60's some motorcycle "clubs" used the swastika simply as a offensive image to upset the general population at the time. I'm sure there may have been some racist component but they certainly didn't adopt the nazi ideal.
Great color, nice build. My favorite generation of the Eclipse. I've got a couple on the shelf but its been a looong time since I've looked in the box. Is the front facia a kit piece or aftermarket? I don't remember the Mitsubishi symbol in the radiator opening. Looks cool!
Duh... I hate when something so obvious flys under my radar. The Aurora "Road Aces" series came to mind with the kit. For those that don't know/remember, these were based on the 1/25 series of sports and race cars with WWII aircraft graphics. I believe most of them have been reissued in stock form from Monogram either shortly after acquiring Aurora or in the SSP program.