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Model King / Moebius Joe Weatherly '61 Catalina

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Here are some sneak peaks at the box art and model I created for the upcoming Model King / Moebius Joe Weatherly '61 Pontiac Catalina kit. The kit will probably be out around summerish.

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That looks great, but it's going to take some work to make it look like this!

But making a nice clean one from the start of the season should be a piece of cake.  

 

I spent about ten minutes searching and come up with some other paint schemes.  (Not my pics)  The decal makers will have a blast with this kit!

Here's Junior.

The Silver Fox

I'll post a few more in a couple of minutes.

 

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 This kit should be a blast to bash up NASCAR cars with.  I wonder how much of the running gear would mate up to '61 and '62 Chevies, and the '62 Pontiacs.  I am really looking forward to seeing what drag versions of the Pontiacs they produce.  There were a lot of Venturas and Catalinas running NHRA too.  The Moebius Pontiac may be the Swiss army knife of model kit tools.  Those cars did everything.  They raced oval and drag.  They were nice grocery getters, and they made sweet customs and street machines as the '60s went on.  Hopefully we get a few more versions.  

 

Here are a couple more shots from my short search.  There are some neat ideas for somebody with the capabilities to make decals.

 

Here's the car from the first post with a different driver.  NASCAR never changes in that respect do they?  (Some NASCAR cars need to be fitted with a revolving door)

 

There!  That should make it hard to wait for "summerish" to get here!  Happy Pontiac dreaming!

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Thanks DaveM, really nice pictures. Thank you for posting them.      Jeff 

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I'm not a big NASCAR builder, but I'll be doing a couple of these.

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Southern Motorsports Hobbies already has some sheets for other versions of the '61 Pontiac.

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I just checked the email again. The #3 David Pearson is available as well as the #6 Cotton Owens.

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I gotta have one of these with the greyhounds on the fenders!  Moebius knew what they were doing with multiple versions.

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Has anything been firmed up on the release for this; or is it already out and I've been hiding in the cave so much I havn't seen it?

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Has anything been firmed up on the release for this; or is it already out and I've been hiding in the cave so much I havn't seen it?

Model Roundup has it listed as a July release...so I assume it's coming soon. 

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A member on the Randy Ayers board posted that these kits were "in port" this past Tuesday, per Dave the Model King. 

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This is now in stock at the usual sources, Model Roundup, Model Car Mountain, etc.  Can't wait to get mine and crack the box open. :)

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Hopefully consider how long the gap has been between this and the Ventura kit coming out they've figured out a way to rectify how the glass fits - or rather completely DOESN'T fit.

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James, I kinda doubt they fix that. It would involve quite a bit of tooling change to redo those window channels, not to mention new tooling for glass as you'd have to change the trim, depth, etc.

It's a bit tedious, but if you've never seen it-------I did a tutorial here on how to get the glass to fit and definitely improve the overall appearance of it. 

Looks like on the Mercury Comet kit the glass fits better with the method they're using. I guess they read the complaints here and made that step not so hair pulling.

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