The Report function of the forum works well. If you see someone acting up, acting out, or just being an okole, use the Report function. It works! I have it set up so it not only sends me an email, but that email is then marked with a flag, and get's put to the top of my email list. I will try to access/look at the report/topic as soon as possible, but remember, I'm on a six hour time delay, and other mods not only have a life, but a real job as well. k den
Very nice! I really like these Revell kits. I'm building a pace car convertible currently. Just a note, the SS package and Z/28 packages could not be combined even though they are very similar. Both could be had with the RS appearance package like yours. The SS package could be had with the 350 or a few different 396s with both automatic or manual trans for 69. The Z/28 comes with the special 302 and manual trans only for 69. The RS package could be ordered on any Camaro even a COPO!
I would love to see any of these race cars in kit form. It would have to have an accurate body for the race car. I think many would complain about a stock body in a race car kit at the current kit prices. Also having a race version of the 69 Trans Am would be kind of funny since it could not race in the series it was named after! I read in a book recently that that fact had a lot to do with why they only sold 600 of them but the Z/28 sold near 30,000 units in 69. They were allowed to race the 69 body in the 70 season with a 305 Chevy motor but was not competitive. This may not be fully accurate but it is what I remember reading.
I have the Revell kit and have yet to build it but I must say that this strikes me as kind of funny. I don't have an answer for the question but I remember when the only 70 Cuda was the MPC one. A few people offered resin conversions for the Revell 71 to make a 70. Here is my 70 AAR Cuda I built in 1990. It has an resin kit from MPB Detail products. Using the 71 Cuda and the engine and chassis from the 70 Challenger TA.
Here are a few 70 Hemi Cudas built from the same parts but done much later. I think I built these in the early 2000s. The convertible I built shortly after the Nash Bridges kit came out. I was glad I bought so many of the MPB kits back then. I still have one more AAR kit still.
This last one is a 71 Johan kit with a resin kit from Reliable Resin.
I know have a MPC 70 and 71 to restore that will be done someday. And I will probably buy a resin 71 trans kit for the 70 Cuda if one does come out.
That looks great. Seen a few online and they should have been made. For some reason Mercury never offered the fastback or even the convertible. The convertible did arrive in 69 but was not available for 67-68.
Same for my order from may 16. It just shipped! 63 Corvair convertible. Now my last order is from July 2 and it's order number is just under 1000 orders from my may order! They closed the web sight shortly after the 4th weekend!
I have about 10 of his kits. All are buildable with some texture and no chrome plating. They are a great value for the price but I would not say they are as good as Modelhaus. One nice thing about his kits. They have instructions on what donor parts are needed and what version to look for or if more that one donor is needed.
I like your Pyle and I have a similar Pyle of my own. Would love to have that 68 GTO convertible myself! I have more than 50 resin kits or body's. some I don't even know why I still have them. 69 Chevelle convertible, and MCW 65 Satelite come to mind. I have some duplicates too. Two 70 AMXs by Missing Link. Love that car and one is being built now. I also have two 70 Torino King Cobras. One is Jimmy Flinstone and designed for the Revell 1/24 kit. The other is Mini Exotics and is based off the AMT 70 Torino annual. Like you stated some have lost value do to new tool kits. I have a Modelhaus 68 Charger R/T and a Modelhaus 72 Olds 442 convertible with the W/30 upgrade. Both I have built and enjoyed. I built a Modelhaus 70 Charger also and have one more unbuilt Modelhaus kit of it in my stash. Some started getting some serious money on eBay and were sold off. Mini Exotics 68 Cougar GTE, Mini Exotics 427 Cobra Daytona Coupe, R&R 70 Chrysler 300. Some Modelhaus items are going crazy lately. Did anyone else see the 68 Chevelle conversion kit that was only the front, rr bumpers, dash and taillights go for $166?
Thanks. The 60 El Camino came to me by a good friend. I told him I was looking for one to build and he gave me this one. I had to fill 14 holes in the body but all the trim was intact. His only request was the Honduras Red paint.