We have gotten the Electra 225 Twice in the past 15-20 years!! Pro-Shop, and most recently Retro-Deluxe. NEITHER had the Motorcycle parts I Have Both issues. Retro Did return some Custom parts and Convertible Only parts but NO motorcycle parts!! So Even If they Did have All the other kits, do they still have the Motorcycle or go-cart parts tools!!!!!
Sounds like it!!!!! I have the convertible in that Yellow, & White Pearl Hardtop in Metallic Teal/turq.. I have the Coronet convertible in the Same Turq/Teal, and a sedan in a Pale yellow/cream Why haven't they re-issued the Coronet???
As for stripping the paint, I have not tried yet.. I have read that Maybe 91% isopropol (Rubbing) alcohol will do the trick on these pre-painted kits.
I want to do the same thing, but prefer to start with the GTO Convertible With the Polar Lights hardtop being issued twice molded in white why have they not offered the convertible since the original "American Muscle" Pre-painted issue??? I believe they were offered in 4 colors each I passed on the red as it looked like a VERY Faded color and Not a New Bright color
My plan was to not only do this with the 65 I started, and the 64, but 66 & 67's too I Have shown the 65 Project, It will Keep the GTO emblems as I do not have Tempest or Le Mans script to replace them!! Heck, it will have the GTO Hood, so why not leave the Badges??
One bit of info here, you can use either AMT's 65, Or Revell's 66 Malibu Wagon kit for the Long-Roof transplant!!!
Yes She has the Optional Pregnancy parts. I have one I found at a Yardsale several years ago. Paid the same for her that I paid for an early Revell issue of the V8. $5.oo!! She might not be 100% complete, but enough to build! V8 Was Complete, and I built it. Definitely would be better to replace those Push rods with aluminum ones!! Even with the batteries at less than New, they can flex enough to drop down into the oilpan!!!!
I expected the higher price when Model King pieces were first announced. Look at Revell's SSP series. They are priced higher then regular issue kits. I also believe Ertl's Buyer's Choice kits were more than regular run kits back then too Though I Only ever got the 63 Galaxie Sportsroof NEW! (I ordered it through another Hobby Shop when BC-1 came out- - I actually ordered it & the Mercury, but only got the Ford then)
I Was shocked at How expensive the first one I saw was. The First run.box art 59 Imperial was $32.99 at the Hobby Shop back then. I Did Not get it then, (And that place Closed a few years ago as the city took the building for Chamber Of Commerce services,) But Did get one a few years ago in trade. I got the second run/box art version. I would buy more if I could!!
Will we see it re-issued again soon as a Retro-Deluxe kit???
I save empty Kit boxes They com in handy for Resto's found at Yardsales, flea markets, or that evil auction site. Those Collector card boxes that are used as mailers, and replacement Promo boxes can not hold disassembled kit too well!!!
And, Yes, I have empty Cereal boxes. They do have Collectible versions every so often. (Star Wars Collectible Pen inside and Mural on back in sections to name one) They aslo come in handy as Storage containers for Parts, disassembled kits etc.
If any one here has any empty kit boxes, And the Mini Boxes from Retro-Deluxe kits I will Gladly take them. I need as many as I can get!!!!!
Some kit boxes have 2 & 3 models in them!!! MK 64 Comet Caliente has a Combination 57 Squire, Resin, Ranchero & original parts build up as well as a 64 Falcon Sprint Futura Convertible Promno in it Besides the Comet! Modern Classics issue Benz Gullwing box has Promo & Turista Turismo issue 62 Galaxie Hardtops in it!!
I have a Cereal box wit 2 67 T-Birds in it another has 2 Crhysler Turbines!! Should I go on?? I want Boxes to store resto projects as they offer better protection (parts loss, damage/broken parts) than bags or NO storage container!!!!!
All re-issues of the AMT 63 Impala include Both the Promo/craftsman engine insert for the chassis as well as the engine to place under the hood. I am not sure though if they ever corrected the lack of Radiator wall/firewall. I have the Prestige issue and the one after that, but none of the later issues. I used one in a stretched Monogram 59 Impala chassis for my Resin (Miller Memorabilia) 60 Olds 98 Convertible
Here's hoping if they Retro-Deluxe this one they punch out those cast in place tail lights and tool up separate lenses.
Due to the shape & detail it is IMPOSSIBLE to make them look good as is They are too small, and have too deep an inset, and center to foil and use clear red paint!! I am Not sure simply painting them flat red will look too good either!!
If I can get a set of Original lenses, Or resin copies, I will drill them out on ALL of the bodies I have!!
They did it in the "Bluprinter" Newsletter/magazine they were publishing at the time too. I have all the issues from that run to what it became when merged with their Collectibles/Diecast called Replica, through to the very last issue.
I remember the biggest complaint afterwards was the name of one kit "Polyglass Gasser" NOT including that it was a 62 Pontiac Bonneville. NO mention of What it was at all!!!! That one would have had Many more votes if they had.
I have the the first 4 kits from that series, 63 1/2 Galaxie Sports roof, 64 Murcury Park Lane Marauder and STP Turbine Wedge all being BC-1 issues, the Gurney/Olsonite Eagle I have is an Original Only the Galaxie did I manage to get NEW!!. All others were Later trades/purchases
The "Cooter's" issue 72 Cheyenne was the Last issue of the Original Annual 67-72 Chevy Pickup from the MPC tooling. Evidently it was Lost, That is why the AMT 72 GMC Short-bed Stepside was modified into the Cheyenne Longbox Fleetside we have had re-issued no less than 4 times '95 And to think the Modified Pickup kit commands over $35-40.oo with that many re-issues, is it any wonder why the Cooter's version demands So much more??!!
I Would Love to see the Tow truck option return, but likely that was lost with the rest of the Annual Fleetside since that is what was Last offered from that tooling!!
Their Triumph kit Built just ended today Was under $20.oo last I looked. I know the Rolls & Mercedes were re-issued by at least 2 different companies After Hubley. I almost bought the Rolls in Pittsburgh as an Entex kit, but got the Estes Flying Klingon Battle Cruiser instead. (I already had Enterprise and AM a Trekkie) I Think Minicraft was the last to offer the Rolls. They had 2 box art, One a Phnatom "Squire" Woody!!
After this time, I Would guess only those tools are left, and the Fords were scrapped. Afterall, The Rolls, Mercedes and Triumph would sell better in Europe & Asia Or the "New" owner would think so back then ??Late 60's-early 70's??
MAny years ago I had the Convertible version of this. Or PArts of it. It was Hot-Rodded and could not be restored to stock I got rid of it a year or 2 after getting it It was ??, what, Maybe 10 years before either version was re-issued I would Still love to get the Wally's 'Value Decorated' issue of the Convert!!> I will definitely look at this one. I wonder how long before the convertible is re-issued. I see the Boot cover in the parts pic!!