pack rat

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  1. pack rat added a post in a topic Some more Round2 surprizes!   

    Yes, I discussed it with them initially when I worked on the box-art kit for the previous release (orange car on the box).  I recall the somewhat tedious job of trying to correct the hood opening issue with black paint.  I also reminded them when the Dirty Donny issue was announced.
    The door markings were already added to the decal sheet in that previous release, although they weren't used on the box-art kit; it was built from an original Ertl issue with (I think) black BMF used for the door depressions   
  2. pack rat added a post in a topic Some more Round2 surprizes!   

    The hump in the side stripes and the incorrect opening in the hood decal were discussed previously, and I was informed today that the decals have been corrected. 
    The colors weren't mentioned.
  3. pack rat added a post in a topic Some more Round2 surprizes!   

    The R/T graphics have been corrected for the Dirty Donny issue.
  4. pack rat added a post in a topic AMT T 380 QUARTER MASTERS FIREBIRD AND SPEEDBOAT KIT   

    As flawed as they are, I'm a fan of the infamous "for 68" kits....I have the Firebird and Camaro from my childhood, and picked up an Impala a couple of years ago.  That Impala looks pretty strange as-is, so I dug out the custom vinyl-look rear window/trunk overlay from a '66 Riviera.....pretty close fit!     
      
  5. pack rat added a post in a topic AMT T 380 QUARTER MASTERS FIREBIRD AND SPEEDBOAT KIT   

    Even if Round2 had the tooling intact for the Firebird, seeing it again would be a real long shot.  Yes, many of "us" would like to own one, but "we" (who know what to expect and want one for nostalgia reasons) aren't a big enough group to justify the expense.
    If you want to lobby for something, consider the Hull Raiser with a different vehicle (maybe a 59 or 68 ElCamino?) in the spirit of the original 
  6. pack rat added a post in a topic AMT T 380 QUARTER MASTERS FIREBIRD AND SPEEDBOAT KIT   

    I wouldn't rule out the possibility of Round2 resurrecting an old AMT double kit (or creating a new one in the spirit of the old drag team kits), as I know they have tossed some ideas around for quite awhile....but the Quarter Masters is highly unlikely.  The Firebird in that box was a re-pop of the AMT Firebird issued in '68; a woefully-inaccurate custom-only kit based on their '67 Camaro, not related at all to the promo-based MPC kit that was updated to the '69 in Glenn's post above.   
    Sure, the original is rare, they sell for big bucks, and some of us would like to see it again (I know I would buy one)....but any money they would have to spend to bring it back would have to be weighed against the prospective sales (at a higher-than-normal price) and the complaints they would get from the folks who open the box not knowing what to expect in terms of accuracy.
     
         
  7. pack rat added a post in a topic Wheelbase? AMT Mousey Dirt Modified   

    I believe all of those AMT Tobias-chassis kits have the same wheelbase.  I measured a '36 Plymouth...119mm 
  8. pack rat added a post in a topic 65 Mustang louvers ?   

    Jon....check your '66 GT350 kits to see if they have louvers in the box.  I only have one '66 (the original molded-in-black GT350H) and like Tom's, it came with a pair of louvers from the stock '65 fastback kit as a bonus.      
  9. pack rat added a post in a topic Help identifying these   


    I believe if you look at the promo/friction versions (same tooling) you will find pins that fit into those tabs in an attempt to minimize warpage. The '61 AMT promos/frictions (with a few exceptions) still used acetate plastic
  10. pack rat added a post in a topic Help identifying these   


    If it is, then my Buick has the wrong tub in it.
  11. pack rat added a post in a topic Help identifying these   

    1-PMC Chev pickup promo (59-ish)
    2-MPC Pinto wagon tailights
    3-AMT 56 Ford
    4-AMT 67(?) Corvette conv
    6 and 11-Monogram '55 Chev (original)
    9-AMT 65 GTO (maybe 8 too)
    10-AMT 57 T-Bird (original)

    of-the-top-of-my-head guesses.
  12. pack rat added a post in a topic Help identifying these   

    I don't know why I was just thinking '65 and '66 ....I just looked at my Modelhaus '67 Impala....there it is
  13. pack rat added a post in a topic Help identifying these   

    Looks like an AMT '65-66 Impala chassis. Probably a copy of the promo (molded-in engine).
  14. pack rat added a post in a topic How would one suggest making a '68 Mustang notch body?   

    As a former '67 notch owner I concur; the window opening and rear section of the roof and c-pillars are totally different
  15. pack rat added a post in a topic Help identifying these   

    Yes, that helps...'61 Buick it is.