Jump to content
Model Cars Magazine Forum
Ben

AMT Mack R model being reissued in 2017

Recommended Posts

Got an email from Model Roundup and in it was word that Round 2 will be reissuing the AMT Mack R model in the beginning of 2017.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Got an email from Model Roundup and in it was word that Round 2 will be reissuing the AMT Mack R model in the beginning of 2017.

Nice. Hopefully the cruise-liner and dm800 and dm800 mixer make another appearance.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is interesting news.  I might get one; I might not.  Who can tell.  I wonder if the decals will be the correct scale this time around.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is interesting news.  I might get one; I might not.  Who can tell.  I wonder if the decals will be the correct scale this time around.

I'm just curious if it will match the box art this time, unlike the early 2000s reissue that had the spoke wheels and square fuel tanks (IIRC without running to the model room to look) on the box art but Alcoas and round tanks in the kit. 

I actually would like to see this upcoming issue have both sets of wheels. It's just a matter of personal taste, but I like Alcoas for the front steers but the spokes would be nice on the drives for heavy haulers or adding something like a dump or wrecker body to it. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That would be nice, too.  Alcoas on the fronts & spokes on the rears would defiantly give it an East Coast look.  Shorten the frame or add a Mercury sleeper & you're good to go!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice. Hopefully the cruise-liner and dm800 and dm800 mixer make another appearance.

I would almost guarantee they will, along with the double 'pup' trailer set and Ford LN plow & spreader kits, too.

i wonder which issue it will be?

My guess is the below box art version. The kit (AMT 1039/06) is specifically called out as an R685ST.

Mack_R685ST_AMT_T535_25th.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would almost guarantee they will, along with the double 'pup' trailer set and Ford LN plow & spreader kits, too.

My guess is the below box art version. The kit (AMT 1039/06) is specifically called out as an R685ST.

Mack_R685ST_AMT_T535_25th.jpg

I would prefer this the original version myself. The second version with aluminum wheels and round tanks also had simplified inaccurate mirrors.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes,happy to see the original back.with both sets of wheels an tanks.but love it either way.....Chris 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

what tires will be in the kit?

The '90s amt/ertl release had Mpc tires in them (same as in the original Mpc Mack DM series

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great news. So glad I didn't buy an expensive one on eBay or at the shows. I was very tempted. I'm still holding out for a Transtar II. It's hard to wait, but I'm sure it'll happen eventually.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 i have order 2 mack,s [ pre-order 

its this one the said

 

 

Mack%20R685ST%20AMT%20ERTL%205020.jpg

like this one , 1 as donor chassis

jacobus

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 i have order 2 mack,s [ pre-order 

its this one the said

 

 

Mack%20R685ST%20AMT%20ERTL%205020.jpg

like this one , 1 as donor chassis

 

Where did you preorder?

Ben

jacobus

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ben , a modelshop here in holland

its said , delivery wil be at march 2017 , so i already pre-order 2 kit,s

jacobus

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Has anyone ever offered  a resin RL conversion?

IMG_5200.JPG

http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/119565-tat-2017-132-mack-rs700-rubber-duck/

Extra info in TMW march/April 2016 issue 224. If you don't find a conversion, get some spec sheets and try converting the kits bonnet. I also think the chassis is straight rail as opposed to the usual r series chassis. There is also an article in truck model world on a western style r series.

Edited by Bennyg
More info

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

AITM has several nice conversion kits for the r700. I just bought one. Well worth the cost. Going to get another once the R model kits are released. I can't wait

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...