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1/25 MPC '86 Chevy El Camino & Trail Bike

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Looks like the minibike from the MPC '77 Dodge (Monaco), no?:

 

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I may have to grab one of these,like that a mini bike is included.:)

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23 minutes ago, kelson said:

I may have to grab one of these,like that a mini bike is included.:)

My thoughts exactly. Sure wish it could be built with a stock front end.

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3 hours ago, Casey said:

Looks like the minibike from the MPC '77 Dodge (Monaco), no?:

 

Nope.

The Monaco mini bike was (I think) a Rupp.  This one is the Honda Trail 70 that was in the AMT Bushwacker Jimmy and the six-wheel van etc.

 

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2 hours ago, mikemodeler said:

My thoughts exactly. Sure wish it could be built with a stock front end.

I have the original Mpc annual kit of the '86, Red Light Bandit it said on the box IIRC, alway's liked that front end, but in those days molded-in headlamps were the norm, not so great in my book, and a pet peeve of mine ;)

Oh....for years I didn't know that that kit existed, and wrote letters to Monogram to up-date their kit, to no avail.

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1 hour ago, Luc Janssens said:

I have the original Mpc annual kit of the '86, Red Light Bandit it said on the box IIRC, alway's liked that front end, but in those days molded-in headlamps were the norm, not so great in my book, and a pet peeve of mine ;)

Oh....for years I didn't know that that kit existed, and wrote letters to Monogram to up-date their kit, to no avail.

The RLB was the '82 annual Luc.

It was the last Elcamino annual kit. 

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If that is really the bike from the Jimmy, I'll be able to use it on the Blazer as well. That works for me.

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9 hours ago, Can-Con said:

The RLB was the '82 annual Luc.

It was the last Elcamino annual kit. 

It looks like, I had a "blonde" moment ;):D

 

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I've never had a lot of interest in this kit. Some, but not a lot. Between the old style box art, and the trail bike, I may pick this one up. The only thing I don't like is that it will molded in black plastic. I'll need Tamiya white prime if I want to build it in any other color. 

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6 hours ago, Luc Janssens said:

It looks like, I had a "blonde" moment ;):D

 

They do tend to get a bit hard to keep track of when they quit putting the year on the box. 

But, I agree, a stock front end would have been better for most cases. Easier to do a work truck out of it that way. 

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Grabbed one of these tonight at a Hobby Lobby in Jacksonville FL. Used the 40% off coupon and walked out with it and was $19 poorer.

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On 4/2/2018 at 8:25 PM, mikemodeler said:

Grabbed one of these tonight at a Hobby Lobby in Jacksonville FL. Used the 40% off coupon and walked out with it and was $19 poorer.

Pics of the mini bike when you have a chance, please. ^_^

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2 minutes ago, Casey said:

Pics of the mini bike when you have a chance, please. ^_^

Will do, gonna be a few days, I'm in Florida and the kit is in North Carolina!

 

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On ‎1‎/‎5‎/‎2018 at 7:26 AM, unclescott58 said:

I've never had a lot of interest in this kit. Some, but not a lot. Between the old style box art, and the trail bike, I may pick this one up. The only thing I don't like is that it will molded in black plastic. I'll need Tamiya white prime if I want to build it in any other color. 

Don't know if you saw my response in "What Did You Get Today."  This forum moves FAST sometimes!   So I'll resurrect this zombie thread to repeat it:  I bought this kit at HL and opened it up.  The box says "molded in Black Pearl" and I was curious about that.

You will have to prime it if you want any other color.  But the good news is, the molded-in color looks pretty good.  The "pearl" flakes are in-scale for once, not giant blobs, and it's more of a dark metallic gray than black.  I'd be tempted to polish out the bare plastic, except for 2 problems: 1) I just know that Choo-Choo Customs nose will take some work to blend in with the body. 2)  There are a few sink marks, especially along the tops of the front fenders.  As the box says, the Trail Bike is molded in red plastic, not the same color as the rest of the kit.  I'm thinking about building it as a grungy bike hauler. 

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I just picked one of these kits yesterday , and one of the red clear tail lights were short of being filled in the mold. ;)

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I had won one of those kits at our club meeting three weeks ago and just tossed it on the "pile."

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