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  1. The latest Revell '70 is horribly bloated compared with the old MPC and Johan bodies. I wouldn't hold out much hope for an accurate '71.
  2. That was in the original issue. I had a Frog boxing of it, now sold, and I still have a glue bomb rebuilder.
  3. Also, the belt line Bel Air trim, and the vent windows. The body is the easy part anyway.
  4. I'd rather have an accurate stock kit, then *I* can customise it, if I want to. Can't stand most of these shows, especially that Kindig idiot - obtain project car, throw away the chassis and engine, buy in generic chassis and LS motor, then complain nothing fits....
  5. Yes, someone posted the answer as the first reply. 🙄 Must have been deleted since.
  6. They did. The Monogram kits weren't stock - they also had a small block Ford engine and Plymouth Volare front end,
  7. It indicates those are for the F&F version, or as an alternative for the stock version.
  8. Here's the full decal sheet. The instructions are a 20-page glossy A4 size booklet, and they do call out the caliper decals.
  9. I missed a built up '68 R/T on Ebay last month - buy it now of $20. Somebody got lucky.
  10. That's come on quickly. You might inspire me to finish my stalled BRBO entry - http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/139459-brbo-mack-dm600-dump/
  11. No, as per the link posted by @Earl Marischalit's a Bulgarian one built much later, presumably one of the "Apple" conversions mentioned in the link. First registered in 2001, DVLA seems to think it's black though...
  12. The only rehab that will help that kit is to throw away everything but the body. The engine is a joke, the wheels are hopeless, the working steering manages to be both clunky and extremely fragile, rear axle is BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH... Even then, I think the body was compromised to fit the generic chassis. I might buy another if I found one going *really* cheap, but at today's prices for a new kit? No way.
  13. It's a pity. Repeats of TV and radio shows are now preceded over here by warnings such as "this show contains attitudes and references of the time", in case any sensitive souls are offended. 🤬 I find that a lot of the TV I enjoyed when I was young doesn't stand up as well now, but I still love Fawlty Towers and Reggie Perrin.
  14. Too big - same diameter as the T-Bolt ones to fit the old Revell tyres. The ones from the Fireball 500 aren't perfect, but probably as good as it gets for readily available kit parts.
  15. I see this reissue has the hood from the original '80s Satellite issue. I might have to get one of these, despite my aversion to the F&F branding... Neat idea with the bench seat, but before you get too far into it, I believe that pleated upholstery pattern was only used on buckets. The standard RR bench was like this: https://www.hamtramck-historical.com/images/dealerships/colorAndTrim/1971/71_Satellite0010.jpg This one being optional: https://www.hamtramck-historical.com/images/dealerships/colorAndTrim/1971/71_Satellite0006.jpg
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