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MPC 1970 Boss Mustang

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It's OK, if a bit under-scale. If you have seen / built the MPC '69 Mustang Mach 1 (which has been reissued several times since '69), then this is pretty much the same kit, updated for 1970. This kit was never re-released after 1970 to my knowledge. 

The chassis and engines are about what you would get in your average 1970-era kit. Neither engine in the kit (the first: a 289, sort of done like a Boss 302, and a 428-ish engine) are very accurate. The 289 is kind of under-scale as well. These are more or less the same engines as what were available in MPC's 1971-73 Mustang kits, too.   

If you need a '70 to build, then the Revell Monogram 1/24 kits would be more accurate, less expensive and overall better building experiences. I have built both an MPC '69 and several Revell '70's, and I was much happier with the Revell '70's.  

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Thanks guys.

How does the Revell compare as for size to the MPC? The Revell 70 Firebird is huge compared to MPC 1:25.

Not to be be picky but i suspect it would annoy me a great deal if the size differs to much.

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Here's some built ups, a glue bomb and a diecast.  Who can identify them all.  There is not a prize however.

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As others have said from an accuracy standpoint the MPC kit was worth $2 back in the day but not worth the collector prices of today. Here's what Tim Boyd had to say.

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Aside from being slightly undersized, the front pan on the MPC '69 looks shallow to me (doesn't come down far enough). Also, something about the shape of the quarter windows strikes me as not quite right. Thoughts on either point, anyone? 

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I'll play!

White car, back left: MC2 Diecast.

Red car, back right: Monogram Boss 429 1/24.

Multi-colored car, left: AMT '70 1/25.

Red car, 2nd from left: MPC '70.

Green car, middle: AMT '69.

Yellow Car, 2nd from right: Revell/ Monogram '70 Boss 302.

Red car, right: Original Revell '70 Grande.

 

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1 minute ago, CapSat 6 said:

I'll play!

White car, back left: MC2 Diecast.

Red car, back right: Monogram Boss 429 1/24.

Multi-colored car, left: AMT '70 1/25.

Red car, 2nd from left: MPC '70.

Green car, middle: AMT '69.

Yellow Car, 2nd from right: Revell/ Monogram '70 Boss 302.

Red car, right: Original Revell '70 Grande.

 

Correction- the multicolored car is a Revell '70 1/24.

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Car in upper left: is it white, or silver? Either way, the wipers gave it away as the diecast.

 

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18 minutes ago, CapSat 6 said:

I'll play!

White car, back left: MC2 Diecast.

Red car, back right: Monogram Boss 429 1/24.

Multi-colored car, left: AMT '70 1/25.

Red car, 2nd from left: MPC '70.

Green car, middle: AMT '69.

Yellow Car, 2nd from right: Revell/ Monogram '70 Boss 302.

Red car, right: Original Revell '70 Grande.

 

Close.  Multi car is not MPC or AMT and Orange one is not RM and the red convertible is the 69 version.

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Size wise does it represent an 70 Mustang in 1:25 scale? If so maby i could bash it with the Revell 69,chassis and drivetrain.

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1 hour ago, vamach1 said:

Close.  Multi car is not MPC or AMT and Orange one is not RM and the red convertible is the 69 version.

Thanks! Not bad for a Mopar Guy, eh?

The red convertible was a bonehead mistake- I had 70 on the brain...

Then the orange one is an AMT '70, or a resin version of the same...

& Multi-car- would that be a Palmer by any chance?

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19 minutes ago, CapSat 6 said:

Thanks! Not bad for a Mopar Guy, eh?

The red convertible was a bonehead mistake- I had 70 on the brain...

Then the orange one is an AMT '70, or a resin version of the same...

& Multi-car- would that be a Palmer by any chance?

Now you got it.  No 426's though.

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