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    Mike Wherry

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  1. Fast Pack Gran Prix

    Here's a '69 Vette Dyno Racer
  2. Grand Superfly/Sweathogs Grand Prix

    AMT '70 Monte Carlo?
  3. Posting pics of an MPC oldie you don't see built up too often (there's probably a reason for that). I picked it up as an old built-up in a collection years ago. I finally decided to do a quickie resto on it just for fun a few weeks ago (you need a sense of humor to work on this thing). Mostly box-stock except for '65 Riviera wires and an over-the-top hood ornament from a Monogram '39 Chev. Paint is Testors Electric Pink (what else?). I don't know what MPC was thinking....I guess they were really reaching to get more mileage out of that Grand Prix tooling.
  4. 69 Mustang query

    No, they're not the same kit. The top pic is the original AMT annual that has never been re-issued. The bottom pic is a re-issue of the MPC annual. It's been released in several different AMT/MPC boxes over the years. Without getting into too much detail, it's not the best replica of a '69 Mustang, and generally considered to be undersized. Given a choice, the AMT is the kit you want. Here's the original MPC box.
  5. Story of Jo Han models.

    Thanks for the info, Jim. Here's the one that has me confused. The '71-'72 rear quarter trim is missing, otherwise it's a '72-looking body.
  6. Story of Jo Han models.

    Yes...the box shown should contain a '71 or '72 kit. That's why it's a bummer to open one and find a '72 with a '73 body....or an entire '75-'78-style kit
  7. Story of Jo Han models.

    Or you might get a mutt like mine; a smooth roof panel with '72 chrome. I also have a '72 Eldorado with a '73-style body without the chrome gills on the rear quarters (pretty sure it came in this box; I've also seen one that contained a '76-style Eldo)
  8. Heckle looks like it's from a 69/70 Johan Road Runner/GTX
  9. 1/25 MPC 904 '57 Chevy Flip Nose

    I think you'll be pleasantly surprised with this issue
  10. What did you get today? (Model Car Related Items)

    Looks like your Bonneville has a '61-'62 Impala interior
  11. 70/1 Camaro wheel question

    The 5-spoke steel wheels on the Z/28 kit pictured above were exclusive to the Z/28. Not standard or factory-optional on any other Camaro.
  12. Let's See Some Glue Bombs!

    Great save!
  13. Let's see your TV and movie cars!

    This was an answer to a challenge. The kit was given to me in pieces with a warped roof and a poorly shaved body....it was beyond "gluebomb"....the guy said "You'll never be able to do anything with this!". A few weeks later I was watching TV one night...... No, it's not the Monogram kit.
  14. Let's See Some Glue Bombs!

    An update on my earlier post re the "Five-Dollar Duster"; two gluebombs combined into one presentable kit ......you've seen the "before", now the "after". Everything went as planned except the use of the new-tool '71 Duster decals; due to the differences in body dimensions (the new version is larger). I could make them fit, but I'm not sure I want to go to the trouble, so for now it's a stripe-delete car. If nothing else, it's a good excuse to revive a fun thread, and maybe encourage some to rescue those junkers. Couldn't resist a bonus A-body group shot (the orange '70 Duster is a former glue-bomb '71 too)
  15. Johan prices $$$$

    I remember being laughed at when I started scooping up Johan stuff back in the 90's; including USA Oldies I consider this one my best score: