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On 2/14/2020 at 9:32 PM, Casey said:

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Perhaps the "Molded in the USA" branding also means packaged in the USA; thus possibly avoiding the anticipated shipping delays of other kits due to coronavirus manpower shortages in China?

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9 minutes ago, Jon Cole said:

Perhaps the "Molded in the USA" branding also means packaged in the USA; thus possibly avoiding the anticipated shipping delays of other kits due to coronavirus manpower shortages in China?

Quite obviously. Shipping them to China (or Poland) to put them in a box and shipping them back would be silly.

Those other two Revell kits that are supposed to be out next month aren't effected by the COVID issues because they'd already have to be here in order to be on shelves in March when you consider how many (at least three) levels of U.S. shipping a kit goes through from Port to Shelf. Otherwise Revell would know those kits are delayed and wouldn't have announced last week they'd be out in March.

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I'll buy one for nostalgic sake. I used to drive a 76 until it rusted away. I wonder which donor kit has a good starting point for scratchbuilding the Isuzu i4?

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1 hour ago, Rbray47 said:

I'll buy one for nostalgic sake. I used to drive a 76 until it rusted away. I wonder which donor kit has a good starting point for scratchbuilding the Isuzu i4?

That should prove to be difficult as they shared very little visually with any domestic 4 cylinder engine. Not sure if there are any Japanese kits that would have that Isuzu motor in it. The other difficult part is that the body has the molded flares and front spoiler, making it hard to build a stock body.

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1 hour ago, mikemodeler said:

That should prove to be difficult as they shared very little visually with any domestic 4 cylinder engine. Not sure if there are any Japanese kits that would have that Isuzu motor in it. The other difficult part is that the body has the molded flares and front spoiler, making it hard to build a stock body.

I hadn't noticed the flares until you mentioned them. 

I dont remember right off exactly what the motors looked like, but didnt they have a wide valve cover? Maybe use one Ford sohc 427 cover and modify it to fit another 4 cylinder. 

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16 hours ago, Rbray47 said:

...wonder which donor kit has a good starting point for scratchbuilding the Isuzu i4?

I still had my '73 Luv when I was in college at the time I built my "utterly inaccurate technically correct" Rock Island NASCAR Mercedes, and since I lacked any 1:1 reference photos for racing V8s, and since the model was wrong in so many other aspects, I just used my pickup's engine for an accurate reference. The kit that provided the basic block and other bits was the (if I remember right) Tamiya Opel Blitz 1/35th scale cargo truck. My dad machined the air cleaner cover out of aluminum, and the Isuzu letters were individual ones cut from one of the Rock Island decal sheets I had.

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Hmm... I think a phantom Luv SS is in my future. Call it the Chevy Lust? 😀

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