Casey

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  1. Casey added a post in a topic Round 2 new releases for 2016   

    I think the version prior to the monster truck was the "Scavenger" "tow truck", like so:

     
    There will still be some stock goodies and a few still-close-to-stock parts, but the hinged nose is the real deal breaker here. 
    I *think* the monster truck specific suspension is shared with MPC's other monster truck kits of the era (Dodge pickup, El Camino), too, so I guess if you've been wanting a set of Rockwell axles you'll be happy about this reissue.
  2. Casey added a post in a topic Round 2 new releases for 2016   

    Yes, the stock parts (even if just the '77 and back Pacer nose) would be most welcome. I'm sure we'll see all the above again, eventually.
  3. Casey added a post in a topic Round 2 new releases for 2016   

    I thought all the AMT mid-'70s cars went full custom at the end of their runs?:

  4. Casey added a post in a topic Anyone have this problem?   

    Why is a rant about not being thanked in General Discussion? It only seems fair if other long term members are publicly scolded about not posting in the proper place, all members should receive the same treatment, for the sake of consistency, right?
    Oh look, it's deja vu all over again. :

  5. Casey added a post in a topic Instructions for the AMT Silhouette - Nostalgic Series   

    The second pic I posted was taken from an eBay listing. Sorry, I only have the 2001 RC2 issue instruction sheet which appears to be different. 
  6. Casey added a post in a topic Instructions for the AMT Silhouette - Nostalgic Series   

    Oh, you must have these?:

  7. Casey added a post in a topic The First L-88   

    It looks like the real car used Firestone tires, but there are some vintage Tamiya Goodyears (as well as some F1 Firestones) available which might be closer to the real thing, just FYI:

  8. Casey added a post in a topic "Squad Rod" '79 Nova   

    I picked up a built version a few years ago for the 5-slot wheels, and while nice, they had the look of a generic stamped steel, chrome plated wheel, but maybe that was intentional. The rest of the kit was up to MPC's usual late '70s standards, which is to say not terribly impressive, but not Palmer level either. Here's a peek at the chrome parts:

  9. Casey added a post in a topic Anyone have any real insider info on Revell's "new" '70 Charger?   

    I would argue the F&F franchise/brand is quite successful, and that tie-ins, such as model kits based on the movie cars, follow suit. I highly doubt Revell would pursue the licensing for the F&F brand a second time if they were money losers the first time around.
    While the 40+ age crowd might form the majority of Revell's customers, they aren't going to ignore the rest of their customer base, either. The F&F series is absolutely aimed at the 8-35 year old demographic, and vehicles like the Honda Civic EK series are considered classics to younger generations, so it makes sense to reissue them with F&F branding and with F&F 8 due in theaters next year. It's good timing and smart business.
    Both versions of this kit will sell very well IMHO. I'll buy one of each without hesitation, even if I only buy the F&F version for the wheels.
  10. Casey added a post in a topic Anyone have any real insider info on Revell's "new" '70 Charger?   

    I can see the texture, though it appears to be mostly buried under a cost of paint or two, perhaps intentionally.
  11. Casey added a post in a topic Anyone have any real insider info on Revell's "new" '70 Charger?   

    ^Bingo. The torque boxes are now molded completely closed and the K-member up front is definitely different, so same master pattern/design specs, slightly different model...much like the '32 Fords and Rat Roaster IMHO.
    I'm sure that grill can be worked with until the stock version comes out, which, based on past history ('67 Camaro grille/surround), may be a moot point. 
  12. Casey added a post in a topic A Detailed Preview of Revell's Upcoming '30A Chopped Five Window Hot Rod....   

    Wait, what!? As in, the greenhouse is a separate piece from the lower body shell, much like the Monogram 1/24 '30/'34/'36 Ford kits??
  13. Casey added a post in a topic With the MPC Reissues , I Wonder If ...   

    Found it:

  14. Casey added a post in a topic With the MPC Reissues , I Wonder If ...   

    I wonder if something's been heavily modified or a significant portion this kit is missing. I can't find the image, but I think it was in the '96 issue of SAE containing the forthcoming releases, and within the article was a picture of a '72 Road Runner roundy-round (Grand American or whatever it was called) car in Petty Blue...but it never happened. 1987(!) was the last time the MPC '71 Plymouth Roadrunner was available, IIRC.
    As for the "Super Charger" kit, I doubt it would be a hot for Round2. The '71 R/T has been reissued twice since 2009, and is far nicer is every respect, so maybe Round2 isn't willing to devote it resources to a kit which to the average buyer looks a lot like the '71 R/T?
  15. Casey added a post in a topic Revell 1984 Olds 442   

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Revell-83-Hurst-Oldsmobile-plastic-1-25-scale-Special-Edition-car-model-kit4317-/282006135265?hash=item41a8e021e1%3Ag%3ArAEAAOSw3mpXERa3&nma=true&si=dqp1qInwMLujkbPBH56jQB0Dh%2Fk%3D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
    Looks like all four sold. Probably that Kevin guy from Ohio!