Looks great, especially the pattern on the seats. When I was a kid, the neighbor had a dark red Pacer wagon with that same interior in red. From what I remember, the original annual issue of the stock wagon didn't come with any decals. The original-issue of the custom panel version had a sheet that included markings for Tony Packo's Cafe in Toledo, Ohio. The old sheet references Hungarian hot dogs which I'd guess inspired all the Hungarian-themed decals in the new kit.
Looked at my original-issue 1/16-scale MPC '82 Firebird, and it does have the defroster and black area engraving on the inside of the rear hatch. The black area is frosted as well. My kit has dark-smoke-tinted "clear" parts as was pretty typical for MPC kits when it was released. Also, the MPC kit has a solid roof that the builder has to cut out for the t-tops. Don't have a Revell 1/16-scale '82 Firebird, but do have the '83 kit and it's t-top only.
Very nice. Agree, I'd be crazy happy about a plastic 1/24-scale 991 GT3 or GT3 RS. Have both in 1/43 diecast and the Minichamps 1/18-scale GT3, but still want a kit! Spark made an assembled resin 1/18-scale RS promo for Porsche, but it's way too pricey for me.
Revell also issued the water craft kit with a resin figure of racer Mike Follmer and a resin "wave" base. Those don't look very expensive going by finished eBay auctions. That kit also came with the trailer from the custom Silverado set. The trailer was based on the one that was included in some of the old Revell combo kits of the late '70s or early '80s.
The '77 Volare annual was one of the first kits I built with minimal help from my Mom, and I've really been looking forward to this 1980 version being reissued. There are two threads going for this kit, but thought this one was the better place to show the pieces from the new kit. Haven't compared it to the original-issue Fuzz Duster but the new kit looks as expected in white plastic rather than black like the original. The only "bonus" part I've spotted is the center portion of the 1977 Volare Road Runner Super Pak kit's front spoiler...it's on the end of the tree with the separate t-top panels and rear spoiler. (EDIT: The Super Pak kit's one-piece rear spoiler is also on the tree with the t-top panels; it's different that the wider wrap-around unit on the tree with the fender flares) The original kit's stock two-piece plastic tires are here, and Round 2 has included another set in vinyl with tampo-printed Goodyear GT Radial outline lettering. The Fuzz Duster tires are the old hollow MPC big n' bigger Goodyear Blue Streaks, same as the original issue.
Visited Al's many times. Venture was a great shop! It had been in decline for quite a while (at least from my point of view as a plastic modeler), but it's still sad it closed. Don't get down to the northern suburbs as much as I used to, but I was pleasantly surprised the last time I stopped at Ron's Mundelein Hobbies. Mostly a train shop, but they had a surprisingly good car kit selection when I was in there last fall.
These are both great shops! Don's is my local shop and I've been going there since I was a little kid. First stopped at his original location on Roosevelt Road with my dad in 1976 or so...he opened in '74. Don is semi-retired now. Haven't been there for a couple months, but he's been selling down his inventory and opens a couple days a week. Not too many kits left the last time I was there, but there's still some stuff to look through.