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Mr. Metallic

AMT 1950 Ford Showboat

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To answer my own question, the Showboat kit includes the back window for the Victoria top. 

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So the bottom line is that the recent Showboat Round2 re-issue is virtually the entire original Trophy Series kit with the exception of the Carson top which can be gotten through Replicas & Miniatures. And you get those nice tires... Now that's something worth noting!

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So the bottom line is that the recent Showboat Round2 re-issue is virtually the entire original Trophy Series kit with the exception of the Carson top which can be gotten through Replicas & Miniatures. And you get those nice tires... Now that's something worth noting!

A couple other small parts have gone missing after the first issue: the fender skirts, the fins, and another custom piece for the rear of the car.  Not many though, when you compare it with changes made to some other Trophy Series kits.

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What did those skirts, fins and rear custom piece look like?

Found some pics 50ford3-vi.thumb.jpg.2aa0d30c1c5050be5921950fordcover-vi.thumb.jpg.28d87a0b6ab6a

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What did those skirts, fins and rear custom piece look like?

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Was this part ever in the kit? looks like a separate u shaped bumper.

 

 

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The U-shaped rear piece WAS in the first issue of the kit.  For the second issue (Showboat, 1967) AMT blocked off a number of the Stylizing parts including that one, reworked the Carson/Hall top into a half-top, ditched the custom wheel covers for Cragar mags, and added the straight axle and plastic slicks for drag version.  The price dropped from $2 to $1.70 also.  Ertl put most of the Stylizing parts back in, the missing ones are likely no longer there otherwise Round 2 would have put them back as they did with the drag version parts. 

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Was this part ever in the kit? looks like a separate u shaped bumper.

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It's shown in steps 2 & 4 under "option B" as "rear molding" to which you later add the chrome "bumper insert":

 

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Thanks for the insight. I was thinking it was one solid chrome piece, and I didn't remember seeing that in the kit before. Makes sense now that it's a body colored piece with a chrome insert. I'll have to keep my eye out for one of those pieces...

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My fav are those '59 Plymouthesque fins on the lilac car with the Vicky top.

Generally I find it amazing how well the basic styling of these cars has aged.

 

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On 11/17/2017 at 6:05 PM, unclescott58 said:

A nice proper reissue of an old AMT classic.

Close, BUT no cigar! 

BUT it COULD be a really nice reissue if they would just retool the chopped hardtop that WAS in the original release. I built my original if my mushy brain remembers correctly in 1963, and I DO remember that I used the chopped hardtop and that I painted it with the AMT candy blue lacquer over a silver base, but I wish I had used the gold because just to paint the top and get it the color I wanted it took one whole can of the blue. So since I was on a kids budget the car ended up a two tone with a dark blue roof and a light blue body.

But I would REALLY like that top reissued. If they were able to do as much retooling as they did in the Gremlin reissue, then redoing one little top for this gem shouldn't be a problem at all.

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For reference, some of what was, and no longer is. -_-

 

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1 hour ago, Casey said:

For reference, some of what was, and no longer is. -_-

 

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Looks like the chopped roof was turned into the Deville roof and the Vicky roof left out. But the chopped windshield seems to be there still . Picked up a vicky roof off ebay. May use it with the chopped windshield 

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12 hours ago, horsepower said:

Close, BUT no cigar! 

BUT it COULD be a really nice reissue if they would just retool the chopped hardtop that WAS in the original release. I built my original if my mushy brain remembers correctly in 1963, and I DO remember that I used the chopped hardtop and that I painted it with the AMT candy blue lacquer over a silver base, but I wish I had used the gold because just to paint the top and get it the color I wanted it took one whole can of the blue. So since I was on a kids budget the car ended up a two tone with a dark blue roof and a light blue body.

But I would REALLY like that top reissued. If they were able to do as much retooling as they did in the Gremlin reissue, then redoing one little top for this gem shouldn't be a problem at all.

Even with the missing original pieces, it's still a great kit. It's still a classic. Would I like all of the original parts back? Or coarse. But, that didn't stop me from building a nice model out of the kit a few years ago. I'm happy. 

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4 minutes ago, Bob Ellis said:

I see the AMT '50 ford still has plastic ? axles. That's lame.

Metal ones are included...they just left the plastic ones in.  Probably more work to block them off in the tool than it is worth.

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Bob , yes , most AMT kits of this era had the wire axles .......

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