Actually, I was asking WHY the Grills, Bumpers, etc are x=cast in place on the body tooling on those Round2 True64 diecast Not why the price. For that price, they should be MUCH better made than they are I mean, Tampo-print Grills?? Head & tail lights?? Some of the "DIME Store" toys BELOW Hot Wheels/Matchbox Quality have separate Chrome Plastic grills. It may be part of a Plastic chassis, but...... Even Matchbox & Hot Wheels do that, and they are $1.oo Each Average!!!! At 50 cents to a Dollar Less, M2 diecast have SEPARATE Grills and even clear head light lenses!!!!!!!!!!!! At one time My local Wal-Mart (Just accross the highway) had M2 CLEARANCED!! I got several for Under $3.oo Each!! They just re-stocked that group again Stock & hot rod paint scheme 57 Chevy 210 wagon, 57 Fairlane 500 56 Pontiac VW Beetle, and MORE Some boxes show 42 + Parts to make this Vehicle!! Fewer parts in the Round2 "True64's"!! M2 have opening hoods, even doors on some NOT so on True64's
So, Explain why the "True64" diecast are So LACKING in Quality & Detail that others obtain!!
I have had ONE Ultra Bright It did Not feel any different than regular.
The only sheet I have they will Not stick is a Gold I go t in Cranberry, Pa, SEVERAL Years ago!! That one would Not stick to itself tacky side to tacky side!!!!!!
Been Looking for their Adhesive to try to re-activate the gold sheet. NO Luck so far.
Tried ONE time to order direct. They wanted #12.oo Shipping for ONE Sheet!!!!
If you want thicker foil, tr\y Model Master! GARBAGE there. That one felt like Plastic Food Wrap, covered by Double face tape (BOTH sides with Kitchen foil on one side for the effect! No matter how well you burnished it down You could NOT prevent leaving a mark in it every time you touched it ESPECIALLY with your fingernail!!
Detail Master was Good And a little larger than BMF, But stuck Quickly it would Not stretch like BMF!
Not sure on Decent price for Greenlight diecast Even their 1/64 are High!! I mean, $8.oo-15.oo Each is NOT decent for that small a diecast M2 are $6.oo each at Wal-Mart. Sadly, Both brands are Nice, But PASS!!
And Round2's Auto World True 1/64 Authentic.......... Those are Glorified Matchbox/Hot Wheels and also $6.oo or More!! Heck, a set of 6 is $43-45.oo direct from Them!! I have ONE of them and will get NO More Grills, Bumpers etc are part of the body casting!??? Really??? NO paint is going to make that look like Chrome & clear!!!!!
I am HOPING Round2 re-issues their 1.43 kits. BUT even if they do.... At what Price????? The last 4 of those O got were Decent in Price. 1 48 Ford Couple Sealed Inside Under $7.50 Shipped!! Same with their 36 Ford Coupe, And 2 57 Chevy Bel Air 36 and 1 Bel Air sealed inside Other Bel Air SEALED Period and UNDER $25.oo TOTAL for the 4 Of Course, This WAS LAst year, so......
There is a 69 Thunderdbird Built Unpainted With Showcase, Decals & Box for only $15.oo + shipping right now.
Actually remember that the Old Jo-Han Fury had 3 Different sets of Roof Lights California "Coffee Can" lights plus 1 Siren option (More mechanical than Electonic) The red Rotaor & 3 pc siren for the NYPD Green version The Double Blue rotators & "Woofer" type siren on Rack for the Detroit Tactical Unit The Chicago version used one of the Detroit Rotators, the Face & Motor of the NYPD Siren and an underhood mount for that
And, Do not forget the Lollypop type rear package shelf lights. I used 2 sets of those on the roof of a San Francisco build Yea, I know they were Mostly FORD at that time, so should have done that build with AMT's 70 Ford kit. But it had Not been available since its Original release The First Aftemarket re-issue was Still YEARS away!! I Still need the SFPD Star too!!!!!!
So if you built one, you still have additional lights for a different version I know, I have 3 built leftover, at least 3-4 built Lost over the years, and at least 2 Unbuilt I use a Beacon Ray from one on a Jo-Han 66 Caddy Ambulance too!! And used the Siren from the LAPD version on some before that part was added to the Ambulance kit It would Be nice if the tooling for that kit could be found!!! (BUT, Who would run it if they did find it??????)
The AMT 40 Ford Fire Chief kit IS a good option, but does Not have Inner lamps like the Jo-Han Fury parts had The Lamps can be made with Evergreen tube!!
IF you do have the Jo-Han kit use the Double Sealed beam lamp from the Detroit/Chicago Blue rotator for the one you want rather that the 4beam NYPD set up
Look for the AMT Rescue Blazer Or at least the Ertl 75 Blazer kit Though it uses a TWinsonic Type lightbar, My kit had 6 of the Rotator domes on the clear red tree!!!!
I believe that the AMT Shortbox 72 GMC Stepside kit Will NOT com back as reading here, that Cab was re-tooled into the recent re-issue 72 Cheyenne we have all been asking for since even with 4 re-issues since that modification, it is still Very Rare Sadly, I could have gotten as many as 10 of the Rides issue CHEAP ($8.oo or less), but not knowing if ALL stock parts were left in, I passed on them every trip into Ollie's that time they were there!!!
I am not sure about the grill etc, but the cab was converted back to Chevy when the Longbox Fleetside bed, etc was found AMT offered that kit as the 67, then MPC took over for 668 on AMT came back with their 69 Chevy I believe they converted to GMC with the 71 Annual. I have 2 sets of Fleetside box sides, But BOTH have one side Sanded almost blank And BOTH the SAME side!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I think it will be easier to see Round2 offer the Blazer as a GMC Jimmy than see the GMC Pickup again!!
I would LOVE for them to find the Tow Truck parts Last seen in the Cooter's kit and make a re-issue a 2n1 And What about the Mini Pumper Fire truck parts from the 69 & 70 Annuals???
As for what I said about the 66 Imperial, it was Converted into the car from the TV Series Hero I do Not know if the Stock front grill/bumper was altered or replaced. And even though they are doing a Lot of Hollywood kits, FEW are from that Era. The exception being the Elvis Meyers Manx kit ANYTHING Elvis will Sell, but others????
I do hope we see the MPC Vega kit back in Stock Annual as well as the Chevette And AMT's 75-77 Matador other than the nascar versions that have been offered lately
$71.oo LESS 15% for the then New Trumpeter ALF Eagle Pumper Otherwise, Less than 40.oo for any Single kit Got a Heavy Pedal Longbox Stepside Pickup & M-K Wedge/Mini-Motor Home 2 kit deal for $45.oo a few years ago
Oh, Are you sure you git a Whopper with Big Mac?? I would have expected a Big Mac since that is who that Police constable is!
I do not believe the 71 last issued by Ertl in the 80's was converted MPC had done the 74 Annual I know, I have it and the 73 I built back then and the re-issued 71 with Superbird option Yes, I do hope they re-issue the 71 Complete. And the 72 C10 Pickup Altering the kit to 69-71 would also be nice Maybe have a way to ooffer all those grills in the box BUT, they need to re-tool (OF Find) the Original Grill tool insert!!!!
As for Moebius giving us a 65 Coronet,,,,,,,,, I doubt it as Polar Lights gave us That one, and as soon as Moebius even Hits at a Rumor that they MIGHT do one, Round2 will put their P-L version back Out FAST!! Both Hardtop & Convertible!!!!! So far, I believe this is the ONLY Pre-painter Polar Lights American Muscle kit NOT re-issued at least on some form The 64 GTO hardtop was offered in AMT/Johnny Lightning, AND then P-L box art Even the Ford GT was re-issued, and didn't they do the 05 GTO too?
I am also hoping for the 64 Comet to come back out, and how about the 59 Imperial??? Or the Deluxe Parts pack?? Racer's Wedge & Open Road Mini-Motor Home How about doing them in separate issues of the Chevy Pickup???? Though the Mini-Motor Home was in the 69 Annual and the Wedge in the 71, they could still do either as a Retro Deluxe with the 72!
Well, We know the 66 Imperial became the "Hero" car Not sure if the stock grill still exists. Plus what they did to the body!! The 62 Lincoln became the 63, then 64, etc, etc.
I am Not sure on the Sonny & Cher parts for the Mustang, But the 67 Cougar became the 68, then the 69 last offered as a 428 CJ & Eliminator Wish they could offer it again as the XR7 with Original engine & exhaust.
It would be GREAT to see the Mail Truck Custom back and to have a 1/25 version of Black Beauty BUT, PLEASE the TV version with Modified tail lights, and NOT the Movie version with Stock Imperial rear treatment!!! (UNLESS they also offer a Stock 64-66 Imperial kit AND separate TV Version pieces!!!!
I would LOVE to find that MPC 1/32 Dodge Van!! ANY Version (Wish they would re-issue those kits!!) Did you know the chassis in the R2-D2 (Star Wars) van AND even the Chevy Stepside Pick up use the Dodge van Chassis?? I have 3 of that Pickup, and the 1 R2 van, so I saw that immediately (Helped having the 72 Annual of the Dodge Van too!!)
Here is the front of AMT's 1A This is as close as I could get to the Amber light on the lower grill in the second Movie I sanded the Small Strobes with 600 grit sandpaper to create the frosted effect I did the same with the larger one on the roof rack
This rear shot shows the clear red Bullits & lower lenses too
I need to take a few parts shots though Here is the Photobucket album for a few more Built and In Progress shots http://s145.photobucket.com/user/EdselDan/library/Models/Ghostbusters?sort=3&page=1