Maybe design the molds so that the shared parts are in one mold, then have the model specific stuff in a second and third mold that can be pulled and put into use for which ever is being made at that time.
How would that compare to the Mobius Hudsons then, with the exception of wheelbase? They have different bodies, chrome and interior bits? Same with the MPC/AMT GMT800 trucks, having the 88-89 vs 90-95 grills, long bed vs short bed vs Sportside bed, small block vs big block, then the USA-1 monster truck version. There's also the Revell '32 Fords with dozens of potential build variations over the product line.
I'm kinda curious, if some company wanted to do both a Javelin and an AMX, how much could they share between the two kits? Seems like the drivetrain, suspension, separate front end pieces, some of the interior and rolling stock could be shared between kits, then do the body, floor, specific interior, and driveshaft specific to the two separate models.
Dang, that was close! Dad came close back in the 80's out in Wyoming out in the middle of nowhere and a guy on the Jeep forum I go on came close in his own driveway several years back, it's never good!
We've had to call our local FD numerous times to get Mom to the hospital and they have brought out some decently sized equipment for it, nothing that big for this small town though. They were here again this past Sunday (and yes, we will be spending Thanksgiving at the Hospital), there was even a uniformed officer with them in an older, body on frame with 4wheel independant suspension unmarked Explorer this time.........which is a first?!
My Sister had to do that for her Challenger, the summer only tires didn't have a second winter left in them, she ended up ordering a set of the BFG's I bought for the 200 last weekend from Sam's Club. Hopefully, they will be in by Saturday.
The whole NHRA temper tantrum happened this summer and was pretty sell reported, some people think that the NHRA might be pissed that this show might be bringing in better ratings and sponsors than their televised events. What gets me though, these guy are running on streets that are shut down for the races, with police and EMS present, much like the NHRA did in the begining.
http://www.hotrod.com/news/street-outlaws-justin-big-chief-shearer-and-brian-chucky-davis-crash-during-tv-filming/ Hot Rod, IIRC, Big Chief and MurderNova are friends with Finnegan and Freiberger.
BTW, if anybody is interested, the Dominato Dart, Silver Unit 3rd Gen Camaro, and Dung Beetle have all made the switch to EFI w/Haltech equipment in the past 6 months. There are some decent shots of the Camaro and Beetle on Haltech Youtube channel.
A week ago tomorrow night, sounds like the red Mustang from Michigan that has been on the show in the past got loose, crossed the line and caught him in the left rear, destroying both cars and putting both men in the hospital for a couple days. Both cages held up well!