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Revell 1/16 GM 3rd-Gen kits (1987 GTA Re-release Soon!)


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I apologize if this sort of thread exists, I did a rudimentary search but didn't find anything.

So if you don't know, Revell is re-releasing their 1/16 1987 Firebird GTA in the near future. (pic courtesy @niteowl7710)

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Revell has made a few versions of this kit, in both Camaro and Firebird versions.

1982 brought the first kits, Camaro Z28 and Firebird (Trans Am).

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The next year, Revell released the Camaro Berlinetta and Firebird S.E.

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Now here's where things split (according to Scalemates), 1987 they release the Camaro IROC, but don't release the Firebird GTA until 1993.

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At least in the GTA version, they took a few liberties and didn't update some parts so it's not 100% correct for 1987 (one thing I can think of is still having the T10 4-speed vs the correct T5 5-speed (or automatic)

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Both the IROC and the GTA were issued in 1986 or 1987; maybe the '1993' refers to the GTA's last year of issue?

I had the 1982 and 1983 Camaro kits back in the day. I had lots of fun building them; the only Revell kits I'd even touch back then.

From what I'm able to remember, the IROC and GTA aren't without their flaws-in-accuracy -- and concurrently, not without their strong points (the Gatorback tyres were pretty nice, from what I recall... I never built either of these late eighties kits, so I can't attest to that personally).
If accuracy is of little to no concern, and one merely desires something that looks the part prima facie, then these'll be perfect.

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