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On 12/10/2020 at 8:16 PM, Oldcarfan27 said:

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What's the consensus on these two.  I've managed to obtain a couple just for subject matter but haven't assembled them.  Are they a good representation of what they purport to be?  The rear end on the RSR looks a bit "wonky" and the tires/wheels are best left unsaid.

 

Another one I'd like to see:

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I'm certain the Fujimi is better in all aspects but: price, availability etc

 

 

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On 12/10/2020 at 8:16 PM, Oldcarfan27 said:

Speaking of the Capri,

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And these too

 

 

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All of the kits in this series have simple, curbside, promo-style chassis with plastic axles. They are glue, not snap together. Molded in their respective colors.

Bodies are accurate looking with detailed interiors. No options - only able to build the version on the box.

In other words, they are good if you like whats on the box.

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5 hours ago, Captain Spaulding said:

Was just bidding on this kit on Ebay until it got out of my price range. Would like to see it reissued as well.

I think the kit was updated to '87 or '88 GT specs for the last reissue, so we'd likely have to settle for that one:

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AFAIK, the last issue of this tool was this kit.

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It's the issue of the Corvette with revolving headlights. Updated to match the TV show version. I think it's close enough to stock to make converting it possible. 

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And I'd like to see this one get the restoration treatment. 

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On 12/6/2020 at 12:42 PM, 1972coronet said:

Certainly you are not alone in wanting for the MPC 1971 Road Runner to make a return (last produced in c.1990 ; reissued --with 80's wheels-- in 1987) . 

Ostensibly , AMT was going to modify the tooling to make ( re-make ?) the Petty 1971 Belvedere / Satellite NASCAR iteration ----- that was in c.1995 , and it never appeared .Perhaps the body was irreversibly-modified and "clustered" up in the process ?

The 1:1 car (the orange one with painted rear bumper) you exhibited is a 1972 . The Elastomeric option was a 1971-only option on the B-bodies .

A 100% newly-tooled 1971-1972 Road Runner would be fantastic ! NOT based-upon the decent-but-long-in-the-tooth Monogram 1971 Satellite / GTX / Fast Food & Furious kit .

The AMT 72 Chevelle is what's left of the 1971 Chevelle. The same is true of the MPC version, except the 72 MPC Chevelle became a NASCAR kit and then Street machines in the 1980s. Bottom line; the body is somewhat messed up

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31 minutes ago, Bob Ellis said:

The AMT 72 Chevelle is what's left of the 1971 Chevelle. The same is true of the MPC version, except the 72 MPC Chevelle became a NASCAR kit and then Street machines in the 1980s. Bottom line; the body is somewhat messed up

I'd figured that the AMT and MPC 1971 Chevelle kits became 1972 models ( as they were Annual kits ) . I didn't realise that the MPC kit was Frankensteined back-and-forth ; I do remember the SSlasher [sic] and some other iteration in the 80's , but I've never had any of them (box art turned me away) .

The AMT kit "could" be made into an ,  in es. , 3-in-1 , offering 1970 , 1971 , and 1972 cosmetics (e.g. , separate fascia ; 1970-only front side markers as separate pieces ; 1971-1972 rear bumper / tail lamps ) .

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1 hour ago, Bob Ellis said:

The AMT 72 Chevelle is what's left of the 1971 Chevelle. The same is true of the MPC version, except the 72 MPC Chevelle became a NASCAR kit and then Street machines in the 1980s. Bottom line; the body is somewhat messed up

The latest AMT "72 Chevelle" has more MPC DNA than AMT at this point. The most recent issue of the real AMT '72 Chevelle (from the late '80s?), descendant of the '71 and '70 annuals, was retooled into the 1970, reissued many times and still widely available. 

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56 minutes ago, Snake45 said:

The latest AMT "72 Chevelle" has more MPC DNA than AMT at this point. The most recent issue of the real AMT '72 Chevelle (from the late '80s?), descendant of the '71 and '70 annuals, was retooled into the 1970, reissued many times and still widely available. 

And it has side sculpturing more like a 70-72 Tempest/GTO than a Chevelle.

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12 minutes ago, sfhess said:

And it has side sculpturing more like a 70-72 Tempest/GTO than a Chevelle.

That generation AMT Chevelle has been like that from day-1. Check out an original AMT '70 Chevelle promo, the sides have exactly the same mistakes.

The MPC Chevelle may have been modified a couple times but it's still more accurate than the AMT.

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11 minutes ago, Can-Con said:

That generation AMT Chevelle has been like that from day-1.

And so is the MPC body. And the Monogram 1/24. The only body I'm aware of that's accurate in this area is the Revell 1/25 snapper. 

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Posted (edited)

Some interesting kits listed here. Not that I anticipate these kits being reissued but the late 60's full size Pontiacs and the late 70's Camaros would be great along with the '73 Caprice. As for the MPC version of the '72 Chevelle that's been previously discussed I'm not sure I'd be interested in that one despite my fondness for the 1:1 car. I have the early 80's SSlasher version and I'm not sure I'll ever build it. As evidenced in the pictures below the drivers side quarter window is completely misshaped. The door handles are out of place (though they could replaced with P/E versions) and there is no wheel opening moldings which would require styrene rods as replacements. And the AMT version of the '72 Chevelle is okay but for some reason the recent releases have a more generic egg crate grill.

 

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5 minutes ago, Richard Bartrop said:

The kit goes together well, it looks good when it's done, and it's an iconic subject.

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Reminds me that this kit originated from Monogram's diecast series. 

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And the one that never made it into plastic

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Which is the one that I always wished they had. 

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1 hour ago, Oldcarfan27 said:

And the one that never made it into plastic

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Which is the one that I always wished they had. 

Isn't the Revell XK-120 based on this one?

 

I'd forgotten about the MG TC, which I shouldn't have, considering I have one in my build pile.

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On 12/30/2020 at 5:34 AM, Captain Spaulding said:

Was just bidding on this kit on Ebay until it got out of my price range. Would like to see it reissued as well.

Good Morning Jason. You mentioned that you were looking at the MPC Fiero on E-Bay and the price became more than you wanted to spend. Do you recall what they were wanting for the kit and was the seller just to high or is that what they are going for ? 

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36 minutes ago, espo said:

Good Morning Jason. You mentioned that you were looking at the MPC Fiero on E-Bay and the price became more than you wanted to spend. Do you recall what they were wanting for the kit and was the seller just to high or is that what they are going for ? 

The current bid for the kit was 40 dollars when I last looked and the seller wanted 50 for shipping. I'm sure it's a good kit just not 90 dollars plus good.

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On 12/2/2020 at 5:38 AM, StevenGuthmiller said:

I have to agree.

In the model kit world, you basically have two options.

Do I want to hold out some kind of hope that someone is going to re-pop a particular kit that I want sometime within the next 30 years, (hopefully before I'm dead), or do I want to be realistic and realize that I'm going to most likely have to bite the bullet and shell out a little cash if I really want it.

 

 

 

 

Steve

 

Also the gap in price between new and old kit prices is closing, here you pay 38 Euro's for the newly released Amt full bumper Camaro, for less then two of these one could've bought the following kit

Vintage MPC FORCE 440 Police Pursuit Vehicle Model Kit 1-0723 - Sealed Contents | eBay

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13 hours ago, Richard Bartrop said:

Isn't the Revell XK-120 based on this one?

Not sure. But if it's from EuroRevell then I never noticed it. I haven't followed their releases. I know I've never seen it in a Monogram box, though.

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5 minutes ago, Oldcarfan27 said:

Not sure. But if it's from EuroRevell then I never noticed it. I haven't followed their releases. I know I've never seen it in a Monogram box, though.

I believe it was a Revell Germany issue.   They've also periodically reissued some of the Monogram Classic kits from time to time.

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Just now, Richard Bartrop said:

I believe it was a Revell Germany issue.   They've also periodically reissued some of the Monogram Classic kits from time to time.

I'll have to keep an eye out for one. One of Jaguar's perfect designs and not that common in "my" scale! I even love the dog dish caps instead of wires on it.

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They also did a XKSS, but it always seems to be hard to find, so on the subject of kits that need to be brought back:

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On 1/2/2021 at 12:31 AM, Oldcarfan27 said:

And the one that never made it into plastic

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Which is the one that I always wished they had. 

You can still get it in metal, if you want one: 

https://www.diecastmodelswholesale.com/products.php?product=1951-Jaguar-XK-120-Roadster-Burgundy-1{47}24-Diecast-Model-Car-by-Bburago&showHidden=true

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