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Is Modelhaus selling there molds?

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Just wondering. My stupid self never ordered his Boatail Riv when I had the chance. Wondering if it will ever be made again.

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It is not the molds as they have a very limited life, it is all the masters that are important and the know how on how to cast.

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air trax offers a boattail

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3 hours ago, jeffb said:

air trax offers a boattail

I want a 71 or 72 isn’t the Airtrax a 73 big bumper car?

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1 hour ago, yellowsportwagon said:

I want a 71 or 72 isn’t the Airtrax a 73 big bumper car?

Yes it is a 73, but it is very nice! I have an original All American Resin 71, and the Air Trax 73 is head and shoulders above it.

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4 minutes ago, Ron Hamilton said:

Yes it is a 73, but it is very nice! I have an original All American Resin 71, and the Air Trax 73 is head and shoulders above it.

Ron have you built the 71? I just hate 73 bumpers on these cars.

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Right now it is a total mess. I started to rework it, but ran into a brick wall. Buying the Air Trax 73 is a great help in my quest, as it is quite well done, and is based on that 71. Personally, I like the 71 better, as it is the original design of the car. I know what I want to do to it,  and I am gathering parts for it.

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Ron, how's the roof on the Airtrax one? I'm asking because I've got one from Time Machine, and to me while it's not bad, the roof just seems a bit too flat from a side profile. I don't have a pic offhand to show, but I do remember from a side profile that there should be a curve of the roof from front to back.

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14 hours ago, MrObsessive said:

Ron, how's the roof on the Airtrax one? I'm asking because I've got one from Time Machine, and to me while it's not bad, the roof just seems a bit too flat from a side profile. I don't have a pic offhand to show, but I do remember from a side profile that there should be a curve of the roof from front to back.

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Yes, none of the resin casters I've seen so far seems to be able to capture the lines of the car correctly. 

I have an R+R, which is a cheap copy of the AAM casting and it's off in several places. 

I have also held the Modelhaus peice in my hands and while better, it wasn't "better enough" to make me cough up the hundred bucks for it.

I haven't seen the Airtraxs one in person yet so I'd also be interested in seeing if the roof/rear window/deck lid area was corrected.

 

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On 3/18/2018 at 7:21 PM, Can-Con said:

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Yes, none of the resin casters I've seen so far seems to be able to capture the lines of the car correctly. 

I have an R+R, which is a cheap copy of the AAM casting and it's off in several places. 

I have also held the Modelhaus peice in my hands and while better, it wasn't "better enough" to make me cough up the hundred bucks for it.

I haven't seen the Airtraxs one in person yet so I'd also be interested in seeing if the roof/rear window/deck lid area was corrected.

 

They also look to long from the back of the rear wheelwells to the bumper. The Airtrax one is better but it’s a 73. 73 just doesn’t do it for me.

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On ‎3‎/‎18‎/‎2018 at 5:46 AM, MrObsessive said:

Ron, how's the roof on the Airtrax one? I'm asking because I've got one from Time Machine, and to me while it's not bad, the roof just seems a bit too flat from a side profile. I don't have a pic offhand to show, but I do remember from a side profile that there should be a curve of the roof from front to back.

The Air Trax 73 looks to be a corrected 71. The roof looks great. On my All American 71, the roof is overly flat, and the rear fenders are too high. I corrected the rear fenders, and I want to redo the roof panel. I am thinking of grafting in  the front roof section of a JoHan Eldorado Rancher with a sunroof, as I think it would be cool.  When Fox aired the show "Second Chance" a couple of seasons ago, it piqued my interest in the car. Other than the red line tires, I think the car looked great.

I want my model to look similar to this:

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