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I wish someone offered decals for these T/As. Keith Marks offers great 1:24 ones (that's how I built my 1974 SD-455). But 79-81s still exist in various scales, from 1:25 to 1:8. Converting this reissue in a 305ci 1980, or just repainting a 1:8 TTA with fresh decals would be just amazing.
Hi. The market will depend on quality. The poor interior/chassis/engine from the kit are okay since no one will admire these Lean Burn motors. But the body will have to be nice and feature, to my taste, side woodtrim and correct hubcaps.
Hi You will find the second ones in the Amt Chevrolet Silverado and C-1500 Sportside pick-ups of the 80/90s. So you can place them under Pontiac Fieros. The first ones exist in various Revell and Mpc kits (1939 Chevy, 1967 Corvette).
Actually, anything that would add fun to the existing F-Babies kits : 1977 Z28 transkit : for Monogram 1979 Z28 1975-77 Base Camaro transkit : for Monogram 1979 Z28 (you could build a Bumble Bee, at last) 1980-81 transkit : for Monogram 1979 Z28 Yenko-Z transkit : for Monogram 1979 Z28 1979 W72 transkit : for Monogram 1978 T/A (straight remold of 1980 TTA parts, since the kit was never reissued. With shaker hood and 400ci motor) 1971 High Back buckets : for Monogram 1970 T/A 15-inch + Trim rings Pontiac Rally II wheels 1/16 Firebird-Esprit-Formula transkit : for Amt 1/16 1979 T/A 1/24-1/25 Honeycomb wheels : both 14 and 15-inch (since Modelhaus is sadly no more in business) Redbird-Skybird-Yellowbird transkit : for Revell and Monogram 1977-78 T/As 1971-1981 Esprit-Formula stripe decals.
-Mopar Rally wheels : 1:24 70-71 style with separate trim rings and center caps, 1:25 72-75 style with separate trim rings and center cap, also. -Chevy Rally wheels : 69-80 style, with different width and center caps. For Camaros, Corvettes, Malibus, etc -American 200S "Daisy" 1:24 wheels : not the old Monogram ones, nice ones. -Turbine wheels : for 1979 Camaro Z28 -1984 T/A wheels : for Monogram 1985 T/A -1976 transkit : for Monogram 1978 T/A -1975 transkit : for Revell 1977 T/A -1974 transkit : for Monogram 1970 T/A -Firebird Esprit and Formula transkits -Flat hoods for muscle cars -Hemi hood : for Monogram Challenger T/A -Knight Rider transkit : for MPC 1:16 1982 T/A -1971 Transkit : for Monogram 1970 Malibu -1970 stock hubcaps : for amt 1970 Monte-Carlo -Correct seats : for Monogram 1971 Cuda -Mickey Thompson Indy Profile : front and rear tires for both 1:24 and 1:25 street-machines -TORQUE-TWISTER POS-A-TRACTION : front and rear tires for both 1:24 and 1:25 street-machines -1976 transkit : for 1977 Monte-Carlo -Stock coupe transkit : for Revell 1980 Cadillac -Stock sedan transkit : for Revell 1980 Cadillac -Firehawk Competition Package : for Monogram 1992 Firebird
Well, these kits are really close because the real 1:1 cars are. They're both 427ci-powered 1969 Camaros.
The major differences are : -decals -specific L88 hood on the BM -specific unsilenced air cleaner on the BM -Chevy Rally wheels on the BM, Altas alloy rims on the Yenko -specific rear spoiler on the BM -BM side exhausts
Yet, I'd keep both kits, because you can build REALLY different cars.
First, Yenkos can have a lot of different faces. Despite being available only in six colors (Olympic Gold, LeMans blue, Hugger orange, Daytona Yellow, Rally green, Fathom green), thay can feature white or black stripes and either stock Rally or Atlas wheels. Add the Day two classic Era accessories and you'll spend hours choosing your Yenko.
Second, Mr Motion could build anything you ordered. Revell choose to duplicate a very famous BM Phase III Camaro, but in real 1969 life, you could choose the color, the interior, the rims, accessories, and a lot more details on your BM Camaro. Just think out of the box, as long as it feels Period-correct.
For instance, my Yenko is planned to be gold w/ white interior and decals, and standard Rally wheels. While I'd build my BM Burgundy w/ red interior, red stripes, and Keystone classic mags. Not really the same. Revell did only the job partly. Only you can complete.