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  1. What is the resin body between the Kharmann Ghia and the chopped top car?
  2. Here is an idea. Maybe do a Paul Goldsmith #99 car. He never raced a 70 Coronet, only the 68 and 69 Coronets.
  3. Is Ed Sexton still with Revell, or did he go on to another kit manufacturer? Any contact info for him?
  4. I would gladly open my wallet to this if Round 2 could ever get this re released.
  5. It's amazing there are two topics on this message board in reference to the MPC 68 Coronet R/T kit. This definetly shows the huge demand there is for this kit . I too wish there was a way to get the ball rolling in order to get a reissue going. We all need to contact Revell, Round 2 and Moebius and tell them that this subject matter needs to be done. As mentioned in the past, this is a big hole that needs to be filled. I see Moebius as the one that would venture to bring this out like they have been doing with the various Ford trucks that we see released. Right now we are seeing the 68/69 Charger kits constantly reissued and recently the 70 Charger R/T. It's a horse that's beat to death. It's time for the model kit manufactures to move on and get something fresh out for once. Even if it's just a limited run, say 5,000 to 8,000 kits. this number of kits would definetly sell out. Keep contacting the model kit companies. There is always that light at the end of the tunnel where this could very well happen. For all we know, maybe one of the kit manufacturers is already working on developement of this. But, who knows.
  6. I understand your desire to see the MPC 71 Roadrunner Runner kit again. Through the years I would write letters to Round 2 about resurrecting the MPC 68 Dodge Coronet R/T. I stated that this subject could be done in different versions. Stock, Nascar (#99 Paul Goldsmith Car) and a Dick Landy drag version. I've also written to Revell on this same subject. They do a 67' Coronet R/T and not a 68 Coronet R/T. I guess I will never understand why the 67 was chosen over the 68 Coronet. Would love to see the market research on that. I think you are onto something when you stated that they never wanted to redo the 71 Roadrunner because the they wanted to push the 74 over the 71. Think about it; if you were with that company in product developement wouldn't you try to push for some of your favorite subjects to be released. I know I would. But, who knows what the real reason was. Now that we have Moebius and Salvino's; maybe we all can write to them requesting for the 71 Roadrunner or 68 Dodge Coronet R/T kits. This is a perfect time for them because they are consantly developing new kits. Lastly, you mentioned about contacting Round 2 to do a release. Find out what it would cost for them to do a limited run, say 5000 kits of the 71 Roadrunner. Then try to raise money for the venture. Maybe even get a bank loan. They won't pay attention until there is money on the table. Someone at Round 2 will pay attention.
  7. Here are three links on the bay for the 68/69 Hurst Hemi Under Glass. https://www.ebay.com/itm/MPC-1969-717-200-HURST-HEMI-UNDER-GLASS-Built-Complete/254379147017?hash=item3b3a2dbf09:g:VVIAAOSw7xZdjLWh https://www.ebay.com/itm/MPC-1969-ORIGINAL-RUN-HURST-HEMI-UNDER-GLASS-COMPLETE/113888549692?hash=item1a84495b3c:g:JiAAAOSw9F9dfS3Q https://www.ebay.com/itm/MPC-1969-717-200-HURST-HEMI-UNDER-GLASS-UNSTARTED-COMPLETE-FREE-SHIP-INS/303235368749?hash=item469a3c872d:g:jNgAAOSwxp5dOeYN
  8. I should have clarified. I never saw a photo of the tooling. The photo I saw was a room full of kits. You could see each and every subject in the archives. As far as tooling; yes, tooling was probably modified from year to year. The archived kids could be a starting point for Round 2 if they ever decide to retool the 68 Coronet R/T.
  9. Yes. Here they are. Saw these a month ago.
  10. I beleive we will see a reissue of the 68 Coronet R/T sooner or later. As stated in a previous response, this is one of those very obvious holes that needs to be filled by either Round 2 or maybe Moebius. Round 2 has this kit in their archives. Think about the different versions of this kit that can be done: a stock car (#99 Paul Goldsmith car), Dick Landy drag car, convertible and a hardtop. I remember about ten years ago Round 2 announced they were going to release the 68 Coronet R/T kit. We were very excited about this news. Even the model kit retailers listed this as a future release. However, it was cancelled. Lots of modelers were disappointed. This happened again back in the late 90's when Round 2 anounced the release of the 69 Coronet R/T kit. It even was pictured. But, that too was cancelled. What we all need to do is contact Round 2 and Moebius and request they do a 68 Coronet R/T kit. The more people contact the kit manufactures , the more they will listen. This could even be done as a limited run of about 10,000 kits . For example , the Model King (Dave Burkett) has done these ventures.
  11. Hello, Looking for the 8 3/4 rear axle assembly, two wheel backs with retainers from AMT 1971 Dodge Charger kit. Thanks. George
  12. What rear axle is in the AMT 1971 Dodge Charger kit? 8 3/4 or the Dana 60? Is it the same rear axle assembly in Dirty Donny version of that kit? Anyone know for sure? Thanks.
  13. Charlie Larkin: Hello, Read your response in reference to the situation with Modelhaus. I wholeheartedly agree with you on the 3d printing. In my opinion 3d printing is the future of the resin casting industry. The masters are already done. There just needs to be a person or company to buy all of Modelhaus's masters and do full blown production with 3d printing. That's the direction that this operation would have to take. If you are the one that decides to take on this I beleive the modeling community would highly support you. As someone mentioned in a prior response to this thread; parted out kits are going for big money now. These individuals in my opinion are taking advantage of the fact that Modelhaus is gone and there is no other way to get original parts unless you buy from these people and buy at very high prices. Well, good luck if you decide to do this. I know many modelers will be both happy and releived that someone has picked up where Modelhaus left off.
  14. Maybe someone knows of a car that has a roof that looks similar to the Montego roof.
  15. Has there ever been a resin casting of a 68 or 69 Mercury Montego?
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