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Revell 1977 Firebird Diecast?

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Hi everybody, I am a new member here, and let me say how much I have enjoyed reading through all the topic posted. I do have one question. What ever happened to the Revell Firebird Smokey and the Bandit diecast kit? I bought one at NNL East 3? years ago and have not seen one since and it is not even on eBay. This was a great kit (even though it was diecast) and I want some more. Any info?

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Hi everybody, I am a new member here, and let me say how much I have enjoyed reading through all the topic posted. I do have one question. What ever happened to the Revell Firebird Smokey and the Bandit diecast kit? I bought one at NNL East 3? years ago and have not seen one since and it is not even on eBay. This was a great kit (even though it was diecast) and I want some more. Any info?

I still see it around in hobby shops and on ebay...I think Revell has dropped many of their 1:25th diecasts, and have been converting many of them to plastic kits (like the '58 Impala and the upcoming '68 Mustang, '70 Challenger and Subaru, for example).

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While it's not currently in the lineup, because the price of zinc for diecast quadrupled, you may eventually see it reissued as a full plastic kit like many of their other previous diecast models are being converted. Give it time. It's a fine kit, aside from the lack of "Trans Am" lettering and tire sidewalls that are completely devoid of any detail. I know they won't use "Good Year" anymore, but c'mon...they can fake some simple design on the sidewalls to make them at least look like MODEL tires, not TOY tires :angry:

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I really enjoyed building it. I think it's miles ahead of the AMT/MPC kit.

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I made my own removable hood hinge support... that tab on the far left hooks in to the top firewall opening.

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Keith Marks supplied the missing 'TRANS AM'' text

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