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1 hour ago, Snake45 said:

Watched the "Baby" episode this afternoon. Looks like almost the entire show was shot from inside the car. At the end, it's pretty beat up. Wonder if anyone will model it that way?

Sorry, but the show just seems lame to me. I have better guns (and knives) than the stuff I've seen on there so far. It's not particularly humorous or interesting in any way. It reminds me a lot of NBC's Grimm of a few years ago, which I similarly grew tired of after a couple seasons of watching the heroes fight the "monster of the week" in improbable and silly ways. I didn't realize Supernatural had been on so long--it's very likely that Grimm was a ripoff/copy of it. 

Kinda cool car, though--I did buy the model. And, before that, the diecast! B)

I'm another one that never watched an episode of it... I'm just not into that stuff...

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Like the Snake I didn't know anything about the TV program before this kit came about. Not something I would get very worked up over it sounds like. Now the kit and especially the subject being something out of the ordinary is why I have two to build now. 

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Same here, I never heard of the show until the kit came along. I've since built the car and it's a great little kit, I also took a butchers at the show and it's ehh, it's ok. I watched the first series, it's watchable but not much incentive to keep following the series, at least for me anyway.

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On 8/18/2020 at 3:58 PM, Goose1957 said:

Snake, I can't believe you can't get into the show, lol. What's not to like, lots of muscle cars, lots of guns, (Dean has an awesome, engraved, nickle plated genuine Colt 1911a1). Great "real" rock for the soundtrack also. Some hot women too. I know the whole "Supernatural" thing with ghosts, vampires, demons and the like is hokey sometimes, but I got hooked on the show for the cars, guns, classic rock, and hot women. And yes, I'm 49, married with children, and don't live in my mom's basement, lol.

P.S. check youtube, found several good videos about just the car, I just can't figure out if I can imbed video links here.

Enjoy the build,

Jeff 

My girls (wife and daughter) got me hooked on this show through Netflix.   Like you Goose, I love the cars, guns and music.   Some of the story line is getting old and tired but there is enough humor in some of the episodes that keeps me coming back. 

I'm still trying to get this model from my LHS but they are having trouble getting it in stock.

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8 hours ago, Mike V said:

Has anyone actually cut and hinged the trunk on this? I'm getting to the point of working on the body and have never attempted this before.  Any advice would be appreciated.

Super easy on the 67 , you have a lot of open deck space for the hinges 

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On 6/16/2020 at 8:18 PM, Jordan White said:

The TV car is an automatic, and so they may have decided to just keep the manual transmission and add the automatic shifter rather than molding a new transmission.

Unfortunately (but understandably), they left the floor hump in place, as well as the forward hole for the console location pin. Not a huge deal, but the bench seat obviously won't cover it, so it looks a bit out of place. I suppose Round2 didn't want to create an all new floor piece for the sole purpose of eliminating the floor hump, but I noticed the underside of the trans tunnel isn't dimpled at all, so there's probably enough material thickness in that area if someone wishes to sand off the hump and go that route.

Having just procured one, and considering the earlier comments Jesse and others made regarding the faint scratches in the body, I'm wondering if the newly tooled parts were exposed to excess moisture for an extended period of time. I also see what appears to be traces of pitting on the backsides of the door panels, so maybe the scratches on the body were an attempt to remove some damage? The body section of the mold clearly did not get the normal level of attention we've come to expect, or maybe it did, sat around while licensing was procured, and it suffered some corrosion damage. I wasn't expecting '90s level Lindberg polish, but the trunk scratches are very obvious when held to a certain angle in the light.

I suppose it's not a huge deal to most, but considering the kit is molded in black, and aimed at a less experienced (read: gonna screw up a black paint job if required), I would've expected Round2 to take extra care to make sure the body was acceptable out of the body as far as finish color is concerned.

There are a few other interesting things I see, too, so perhaps this kit has more to its story than what we've heard?

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When I built mine I found the door cards had a faint parting line where you can see they modified the two door panel into a four door. It's not a issue and isn't really visible when painted but interesting none the less.

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So I finally went through my kit, which I've had for some time, and just realized I never opened the bags.

My body has a lot of that light scratching everyone else has noted. Definitely not one of the better polishing jobs I've seen from any of the manufacturers. I also hadn't noticed the lack of trim and emblems, Model Car Garage to the rescue it looks. My moulding has one tiny bit of flash on the passenger-side front fender at the grille location. Won't take more than a minute or two to clean up. There's one parting line at the edge of the trunk-lid on the back. that'll require a light sanding. All in all, the clean-up won't be too bad.

With some of the other comments I'm reading, I wonder if they did permanently alter the 2-door? It would be unfortunate if they did.

I have a set of stock wheel covers from Missing Link, one of Dale's front seats (good casting, will need the tunnel cleared out, though).

For the stock builders, what have you found is the best way to achieve the correct ride height?

Charlie Larkin

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Here's a shot of the door cards showing where the line of the two door version was. I'm thinking Round2 modified the old original two door mould and made a completely new mould for the two door. It makes sense, why not clean up and modify the old mould if your going to make a new mould anyway.

Impala Door Card.jpg

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I think Round2 decided to make the best of things, while retaining the existing floorpan. Maybe not 100% accurate for four -door, but it allows them to run the 2-door again with minimal changes.

The new door panels (cards), wheel back retainers, and column shifter pieces are all surrounded by a completely new runner, so the existing two-door door panels haven't been altered. Ditto for the front bench seat, front bench seat back, and hood.

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On 2/18/2021 at 5:41 PM, Casey said:

I think Round2 decided to make the best of things, while retaining the existing floorpan. Maybe not 100% accurate for four -door, but it allows them to run the 2-door again with minimal changes.

The new door panels (cards), wheel back retainers, and column shifter pieces are all surrounded by a completely new runner, so the existing two-door door panels haven't been altered. Ditto for the front bench seat, front bench seat back, and hood.

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These doors are mostly accurate. The real Babys have crank windows in the front an sometimes a power window in the back. Easy to model.

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Just a few shots of the 2- and 4-door AMT '67 Impala interior parts, for comparison. Note the 2-door's rear interior panels have a dogleg bump out, the lower half of which is not present on the 4-door panels, leaving a noticeable gap between the panel and the seat bottom:

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Also note both side pieces nest properly inside the notch in the package tray, which makes sense as the package tray/rear seat in both kits is identical. I'm not sure if the real cars used different width rear seat bottoms or not, so not taking the discussion any further than the mention.

Door panel/card comparison:

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The bump out on the 2-door panel is much more noticeable in this shot:

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*edit* Wow, echoing Jesse's earlier comment, that carpet "texture" just screams '80s MPC kit.

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Yes, I can see now they are very different. Strange how there is a parting line on the new four door panel exactly where a two door shut line would be though. Maybe Round2 have something in store for the future?

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14 minutes ago, doorsovdoon said:

Yes, I can see now they are very different. Strange how there is a parting line on the new four door panel exactly where a two door shut line would be though. Maybe Round2 have something in store for the future?

I edited my post above yours again to add the inside faces of the door panels, and I see (I think I do, anyway) the line you are talking about, but it doesn't align with the gap between the two-door's door and rear quarter panel. It seems to be aligned with the step in the floorboard, which makes things even stranger...just noticed the angled, slotted hole for the dash tab is significantly larger on the four-door panel, too.

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Yea, definitely a brand new mould. The winder cranks are in different positions too, and the door latch lever looks thinner on the four door. I'm still hoping they have something planned though, maybe a station wagon? 'hint, hint' Round2, haha.

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22 hours ago, Casey said:

Just a few shots of the 2- and 4-door AMT '67 Impala interior parts, for comparison. Note the 2-door's rear interior panels have a dogleg bump out, the lower half of which is not present on the 4-door panels, leaving a noticeable gap between the panel and the seat bottom:

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1919962296_PXL_20210220_0143016542.thumb.jpg.8e48646b251d0db4a72e44049cd83035.jpg

Also note both side pieces nest properly inside the notch in the package tray, which makes sense as the package tray/rear seat in both kits is identical. I'm not sure if the real cars used different width rear seat bottoms or not, so not taking the discussion any further than the mention.

Door panel/card comparison:

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The bump out on the 2-door panel is much more noticeable in this shot:

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*edit* Wow, echoing Jesse's earlier comment, that carpet "texture" just screams '80s MPC kit.

A four door '67 Impala won't have a bump out at the rear seat because the door opens. 

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3 hours ago, Plowboy said:

A four door '67 Impala won't have a bump out at the rear seat because the door opens. 

No, it wouldn't. 

Now that you posted the pic of the sedan, it's clear the sedan rear seat has a larger diameter curve at the front corners (mentioned earlier by Chris for when using the rear seat as a factory pattern-matching front bench seat) no doubt to ease ingress and egress. Not an issue on a 2-door, but for those wanting more accuracy, the rear seat bottom will need some work, too.

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