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  1. I found this Ray and there is no orange offered in all the Chevy car lines according to the paint code chart list at the bottom of this link even for Corvette. http://camaroworld.macswebs.com/1967/paint.htm The ONLY color chip chart I found in a Google search that showed an orange listed for 1967 in a GM lineup was for their commercial lineup, which was just listed as orange.
  2. The CHP Dodge only has one USABLE light bar because there are only light covers included for the new Federal Signal Twinsonic bar and none included for the old Federal Signal Aerodynic bar that has been in the kit for years.
  3. I don't know but from the few of those I had, there wasn't much really shared between the two frames except the floor pieces for the bottom of the cab and bed, so it could be possible. The interesting thing I am noting in that is that it is marked as a "1988" which if the permanently modified tooling could be the reason why all the reissues are always monster trucks, you would think the same would hold true with the grilles because the 88 would have this earlier style small 4 headlight grille.
  4. Yes, but again as with the Trans Am, Revell totally missed the mark with Jon's Chevy because not only is it not a stepside, but by the box art photos and especially the one of the rear 3/4 view, is it just me but am I seeing a K5 Blazer??
  5. Rockford's Firebird, other than a tie in to the TV show, can be built from available kits. The series used multiple model year Firebirds according to this Wikipedia article and these photos: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rockford_Files The 74 through 76 cars would be somewhat pricey to replicate since the only kits are the old MPC annual kits that car can be built. The same goes for the 77 and 78 versions since there are numerous kits available of that car, and all that would be needed to be done is to leave the Trans Am pieces off the build and also fill the shaker hood hole and vents in the front fenders. As for Ponch's car, with a little work the recently reissued Revell 70 1/2 Trans Am (Firebird) would make a decent replica of his car. At least the 70 1/2 would be a lot closer than this feeble attempt of it in 1981 from Revell all it shares is the "CHiP's" connection and the fact that it is a gold Trans Am! ? If you couldn't tell also, even though I realize the whole licensing aspect between the Firebird and Trans Am names, I have loved these cars since I was a kid and have owned two of them, both a Firebird and a Trans Am GTA, so I call them by what they are properly called despite model company licensing. I have even bought many older kits with good decals that may have reissues with much better and expanded decals, such as the recent 70 1/2 from Revell just so I have the proper Trans Am markings to use with the newer kit that does not have them.
  6. Yes, this is 100% correct and so much so that all the previous issues of the Monaco I have in my stash I'm seriously thinking of only taking what I need from them such as the decals and other light bar in the case of my TJ Hooker and DOH cars and dumping the rest for the new releases. The new parts in the newest reissue is the best thing Round 2 ever did to that kit because at least now it has a proper looking pushbar and proper looking wheels and tires. I know another just to back up what James said, I know I had read complaints about Moebius not having the back of the boxes finished on the bed for the service truck. It might be OK for most of you, but for us that build light commercial and have worked around and used those trucks and know how those are supposed to look, that is a big error that was overlooked and ignored because many had brought it up in the test shot phases while it could have been corrected.
  7. Rick, I'm not sure what dry vans you've been in but all the ones I've been in have had wood floors. I'm not saying that they may not be a special purpose trailer, but every one I hauled during the 18 years I drove truck were just like the ones Brian posted above. You are correct, over the years, the floors to show their signs of wear, but the aluminum floors in reefer trailers do too as do the steel rub rails at the bottom of the walls in all of them. The real fun is having an older trailer and listening to that wood floor creak and moan as the forklift goes in and out just hoping it stays together!
  8. In addition to the AMT Roadrunner Mike mentioned, you can also source that same Dana 60 from the Pro Street Super Bee 70 Coronet as that stock length Dana and its cover were left in the kit from the stock 70 Coronet Super Bee.
  9. Also add into the TV/Movie market the Back to the Future kits from AMT (which was a reboxed Aoshima kit) and also Knight Rider KITT variations from Aoshima that blow the AMT version out of the water (and also makes me wonder why AMT didn't rebox those as the did the DeLorean), but kits like this not only appeal to modelers but to fans of the movie or shows who collect anything and everything connected with it. The same also goes for all the dread Coca Cola kits we poke fun at because while we want the kit for the vehicle inside, a Coca Cola collector would want it just for the fact it has Coca Cola on it. The only thing I would like to see with those kits would as in the recently reissued GMC General truck kit that has not seen the light of day since last century, have some non Coca Cola decals included also because while I want the reissue of that truck, I don't want to build a Coca cola truck out of it and those are the only decals included in it, nothing to make it just a nice everyday rig.
  10. As far as I know, go to that link on YouTube at 4PM Eastern Standard Time, which since you are in BC and should be 3 hours behind the US east coast should be 1PM your time in the Pacific time zone.
  11. I had seen it when it was first posted Mike with the first couple posts focusing on the Mercs and the other rally type cars and that was as far as I read on the topic because those type of cars are not in my wheelhouse. I now see the thread has now diversified to better match its title rather than the what was in the opening two posts, thank you! Also, now that you helped give me more information on the CJs, you opened up a new can of worms as now I'm wondering about how true the box art is this time on the 40' container trailer! ? I know the one I bought years ago showed a standard tandem axle assembly on the box where the chassis in the kit has a spread axle assembly that is not commonly seen on container chassis trailers here in the US and I modified it to a US spec trailer, the AMT reissue shows the chassis as it actually is, and the one in Italeri's 2020 announcements is showing a tri-axle chassis.
  12. I noticed a few in the list that definitely are going to be on my watch list for more information on like the Jeep CJ7 Golden Eagle and Renegade in Italeri's listings but with no release dates. As I was going through the pictures, I about had my eyes pop out of my head at the sight of the beautiful twin steer wrecker even though I'm not into European trucks I could have seen it donating the bed for an American rig! That is, until I noticed the sign behind it and seen the R/C on it! ???
  13. As much as an Argosy cabover would be interesting to see in kit form, I would much rather see a kit of something like a Freightliner Cascadia or Kenworth W990 or other modern equipment on the roads today than a dated 20 year old cabover. The reissue a few years ago of the Kenworth W925 was one that Round 2 made a new tool for the cab and I believe the hood also. The reason it was thought that kit was never going to see the light of day again was after the last reissue of the Moving On truck in the late 80s, the mold for the cab (and again, I believe also the hood) was basically destroyed to be modified into the Kenworth T600A.
  14. Depending on who you say that to Jonathan, that could get you slapped! ?
  15. Here is a link to Ryan's RMT Parts Facebook page Andrew. https://www.facebook.com/rhiino9904/ I've gotten a few parts from Ryan and his work is top notch.
  16. The last that I have heard Dan the flat bed (y'all north of the border seem to not call them what we do down here ?) is supposed to be 1st quarter of this year. That has been the firmest date I've heard of so far, but one Facebook group I'm in is that of a guy that buys kits direct and resells them just a little above cost and announces in his group when he can place orders for the new stuff most of the time, so if I see anything there when he's taking orders for them or he has a shipment coming I'll let you know. He usually has kits in before they hit the shelves, he just announced a couple days ago he has the Hideout Truck in this hands.
  17. That's why in the groups my friend runs, the only money orders allowed are USPS and also why a pic of it is required prior to it being sent. I can also understand not wanting to take money orders at all David, but just like in my case up until a few months ago, I would not use PayPal. I had an account that I had from the mid 2000 that I probably hadn't used in 10 years, and that was because when it was last used it was linked to my girlfriend at the time and I's bank account and money had been taken out of our account and used near Detroit, MI and someone bought a new TV and some pizza on our dime. I just hope they choked on their pizza while watching their new TV we bought them, but the only thing that was linked electronically to that account at that time was PayPal, and I swore I would never have it linked to a bank account again so I never used it again. The only reason that I have started using it again, and surprisingly the account was still open, is because I seen a prepaid PayPal Mastercard at Walmart and got it so now I can have it connected to my PayPal without being connected to my personal bank account.
  18. Now this has piqued my interest even more with the Rubicon kit even more, because from the previous pic only showing the front corner that was making it appear it was going to be a factory stock offering, I'm now curious to find out if it will now be a 2 in 1 kit. Regardless I know I would like at least one for a factory stock build to go along with the previous issue I already have, but having the stock and off road parts included I could see some very interesting variations being built out of this kit, and I know in my case any using the factory wheels and tires those Mickey Thompson Baja Claws wouldn't go to waste!
  19. Yes, I have a friend that runs a live auction model group on Facebook that I help help admin and he also runs a group for good and bad traders in the hobby, along with other model buy and sell groups, and he gets quite a few messages on Messenger mainly from when new members have joined the group and think they are going to bid on kits and not pay. One simple rule we follow in those group there is that NOTHING gets sent until payment with the actual shipping cost is received, if payment is made by USPS money order the sender MUST send a picture of the money order within 3 days of purchase unless other arrangements are made (if you get paid on Fridays etc and can't pay in 3 days but will pay on your payday), and once the payment is received by the seller, the seller will then send the kit out with USPS tracking and give the buyer the tracking number. Those rules have kept his groups mostly trouble free and not had any of the sellers lose any money for almost 2 1/2 years with the few exceptions of new members thinking their kits might get sent before they paid for them but all they end up getting is no free models and banned from all his groups for life and a permanent spot on his bad trader list!
  20. Yes, but to the point of the thread and box misprints, the box is still misprinted with "COUPE" while showing the sedan on the box art. I never said that the kit itself was wrong inside, in my comment with the box art pics where I was asking which was the right one, I was talking about the correct box, not the kit inside. I was trying to see exactly how many might actually be able to tell a coupe from a sedan.
  21. This has been happening for years, this is an early to mid 80s release, which is the right one?
  22. And some of the attitudes in this thread is one reason why I and I'm sure many others spend less and less time here.
  23. Those race car trailers like Brian posted are just reissues of the old moving van kits AMT issued in the 70s William. They have 5 spoke wheels in them also just like this Mayflower kit, the discs were just added to the kits for the race versions in those hauler reissues along with the other parts AMT added to convert the moving vans into racing trailers.
  24. Since this thread has been dragged back from the depths of dead threads, here's one that I wasn't even aware of until a few months ago...the flattop BJ and the Bear KW from the pilot episode!
  25. I honestly don't even see the point of your post because if it's something you're not interested in and it was clearly stated in the thread title what this thread was for, pass on by it! It seems to me your screen name fits you well, because you spread enough of it across this entire forum! I doubt you even took the time to watch the video or have even seen inside of a box of an imported kit to see that their quality far outweighs your precious reissues! I'm guessing if the kit is from 'Merica of a 'Merican car it ain't for you! Anyway, from what I seen on the video, I'm going to have to add this to my "must have" list to add to my grocery getter collection! This will fit right in with my Honda Odyssey minivan, Honda Civics, and my latest addition that a friend got me for Christmas, an 80s Ford Escort. Now just if I could find a kit of a Yugo! ?
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