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Faust

Sunset - the night is coming!

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Since it’s the end of Summer as I write this, and the days are getting shorter, I thought it would be appropriate to put up a display of my “Sunset Stripe” cars. Unsurprisingly, most of them are MPCs, since that was right up their alley!

Check out this collection at the link below, and get your time machines ready!

https://adamrehorn.wordpress.com/model-kits/scores-and-collections/sunset-stripes-car-collection/

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Oh yeah, Revell was guilty as well. Now that I have most of these in the collection, I really do want to build them as box art kits, stripes and all! 

 

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Always a treat Adam! Keep them coming.:)

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Monogram wants in on this party, too:

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Howsa bout a Jeep?

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This one looks pretty close:

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Nice! 


There are so many of these things! It really was a big thing, wasn't it!

What else to people have in their stashes??

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I'm starting to think just about every vintage Monogram Chevy kit had some kind of red/orange/yellow decals...

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Adam, you left out one of your own! :D:

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If the striped Cougar isn't stripey enough...Matchbox had a "sunset stripe" built right into its logo!

 

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and these

 

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6 hours ago, Daddyfink said:

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Man, I would love to have the kit......

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It's funny, I did leave out Bear Bait and Gold rush - they weren't present when did the photo shoot because they're already built! I use their boxes for spares boxes and forgot all about them! 

That 78 Chevy Sportback is awesome!!! That's one kit we need reissued immediately. Mostly because it's not even real, I don't think. That package wasn't available on a Monza, so it's an awesome Automotive What-If. I think. I remember researching it a while ago and finding something wrong with it, like the Pacer X from '78, which also never existed. 

So much sunset... so little time. I hadn't seen a lot of these kits before - totally awesome!

I was also hoping they'd reissue California Sunshine at some point. I've seen one, but the decals were pooched, which is half the kit. 

P.S. What is with the side "pie chart" on that Monza??? WTF? 

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I should start digging out my Sunset kits and building them as box art. 

5 hours ago, slusher said:

Man, I would love to have the kit......

You, me and a few others would no doubt love that kit back! Maybe Round 2 might hear our pleas and bring it back! 

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1 hour ago, Daddyfink said:

I should start digging out my Sunset kits and building them as box art. 

You, me and a few others would no doubt love that kit back! Maybe Round 2 might hear our pleas and bring it back! 

Yes... Yes you should! 

Maybe, in the cold dark days of the winter, when light and warmth seem forever away, we should start a "sunset group build". Is that something you guys do here? 

As for Bear Bait, I had fun building it stock, but I would love another one to build full custom. C'mon Round 2, you can do it! 

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51 minutes ago, Faust said:

Maybe, in the cold dark days of the winter, when light and warmth seem forever away, we should start a "sunset group build". Is that something you guys do here? 

Oh yes...and I'm in. :)

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14 hours ago, slusher said:

Man, I would love to have the kit......

I just picked up a group on eBay a few weeks ago.  I admit I have a problem when it comes to this era of over the top boy racers. 

 

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13 hours ago, Faust said:

 

That 78 Chevy Sportback is awesome!!! That's one kit we need reissued immediately. Mostly because it's not even real, I don't think. That package wasn't available on a Monza, so it's an awesome Automotive What-If. I think. I remember researching it a while ago and finding something wrong with it, like the Pacer X from '78, which also never existed. 

 

This kit depicts the Monza S for '78:

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