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Dyno Don Funny car coming next year 2018

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MPC PLASTIC MODEL KITS MPC-889 1/25 Dyno Don Cougar Eliminator Funny Car $35.95 TBA

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Please don't let this be a joke. 

I swear I won't use a wood burner to attach the engine to the roof this time!

This is one of my most holiest of Grails.

Russ

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Curious as to the decals. I have the last reissue of the mold, the High Country Cougar. I got the Slixx decals and they chose the gold under layment for the lace which was used but I prefer the version without the lace.

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Another Model King reissue, reissued by Round2. I'll go out on a limb and predict the MPC(?) AMT Bronco will also be reissued within the next 16 months. ;)

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5 hours ago, Casey said:

Another Model King reissue, reissued by Round2:

 

 

I'll go out on a limb and predict the MPC(?) Bronco will also be reissued within the next 16 months. ;)

That was the AMT '78-79 Bronco.  The MPC Bronco was an '80-82.   Would be nice to see the AMT one again by itself. 

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9 hours ago, iBorg said:

Curious as to the decals. I have the last reissue of the mold, the High Country Cougar. I got the Slixx decals and they chose the gold under layment for the lace which was used but I prefer the version without the lace.

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The original decals were simular to slixxs but not as good quality. (Obviously)

If someone isn't yanking out chains, it is nice to see this one back even though I have an unbuilt mint original. 

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1 hour ago, mr68gts said:

If someone isn't yanking our chains

Why would they be? It makes plenty of sense. The kit was produced in 2009 for the Model King release, so not only is it physically in China at or near the mold facility, but Round2 knows it's ready to go, needing nothing but new box art and decals. Sounds like an easy business decision to me.

 

4 hours ago, Rob Hall said:

That was the AMT '78-79 Bronco.  The MPC Bronco was an '80-82.   Would be nice to see the AMT one again by itself. 

Fixed. -_-

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If I remember from 2009, someone showed THREE different '67-'68 Cougar bodies from MPC. They differ in the hood area. Note that the Dyno Don car has no scoop and the air intake is only in the windshield. I think the Model King kit had a scoop and a notch in the cowl. Hopefully Round 2 will have the correct body in the kit.

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Isn't this the kit that has a stray Model A Ford Radiator Shell on the Chrome tree? If so, I'm in for one.

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Wow, so much good stuff coming back! After finally scoring an original glue bomb, we get a fresh one! Luckily I didn't pay much for it!! 

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the original I had, was loaded with fitment issues....I would prefer a reissue of the 67 Cougar or a 68 ...

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This was one of the first kits I built. I may have an unbuilt original. The Slixx decals were much better than the reissue. The original car had foil lettering, MPC tried to simulate it with yellows and grays. I agree about the fitment issues. I remember the one I built was aided by a lot of tube glue as filler in some parts of the chassis. While this was one of the original funny car kits, much better reproductions were made a few years later. Oh to have the Jo-Han kits commonly available!

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Maybe it is time Round 2 started doing new bodies for the Polar Lights chassis, including a corrected Cougar body 

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This is very interesting! Funny Cars are challenging to build as they require bunch of scratchbuilt details under the body to make them accurate...But that's also why they are so fun to build, so I'll definitely be buying one of these when they are out. This 1st Gen Cougar has always been one of the best looking bodies from that era.

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Will it have the correct '68 Logghe chassis as shown on the side of the original box, or the incorrect '67 Logghe chassis that was actually inside the original box and the Kenz & Leslie rerelease? 

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4 hours ago, Daddyfink said:

Maybe it is time Round 2 started doing new bodies for the Polar Lights chassis, including a corrected Cougar body 

I agree, the current Polar Lights funny car chassis would be more correct for Dyno Don '68 Cougar body. 

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Come to think of it, it shouldn't be TOO much trouble to move the rear wheel openings back to stock on the '67 Comet funny car body, and issue it with one of their MPC first-gen Logghe frames as Eliminator II, and possibly a couple other '67 Comet funnies. I'd be good for at least two of these, maybe three or even more. 

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1 hour ago, Snake45 said:

Come to think of it, it shouldn't be TOO much trouble to move the rear wheel openings back to stock on the '67 Comet funny car body, and issue it with one of their MPC first-gen Logghe frames as Eliminator II, and possibly a couple other '67 Comet funnies. I'd be good for at least two of these, maybe three or even more. 

You mean like this?

 

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52 minutes ago, magicmustang said:

You mean like this?

 

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Yup, I mean exactly like that. Why not? 

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I seem to remember reading from numerous sites. these Cougar kits are REALLY tough to build and will require quite a bit of patience on the builders part to get them done without hitting a wall .

 

I have several ,,,, But NONE are beyond much more than simply opened the box

 

Which brings up the question,,,,what chassis is in the kit. I have a Kenz/Leslie car handy and it sure looks like this

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