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1 hour ago, drodg said:

I don't think Joseph at Fireball makes wsw decals and the vinyl ones that are sold on Ebay are not that great.  Does anyone make wsw decals?  

I used a dime as a guide to use as white jelly pen whitewalls

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There are two new packs coming, a tire and wheel pack and a tire pack. AMTPP033 will be the Wire Wheel and Whitewalls set and will include 4 Firestone classic wide whitewalls with 5 K-H style wheels and center caps.  The extra wheel is for use in a Continental kit. It will even have a center cap decal set with 5 or 6 choices.  It should be out in the next month or so.  These wheels will also included in the upcoming 66 T-bird kit but you only get 4. 

AMTPP034 will be a set of big and little Firestone Wide Ovals (4 of each) It will be similar to the Polyglas GT set, but we can no longer do that one due to licensing issues with the Polyglas name.  No release yet for that one.

I would love to do some other tire packs, but we don't have the licensing for any other brands right now. 

-Steve

 

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1 hour ago, SteveG said:

There are two new packs coming, a tire and wheel pack and a tire pack. AMTPP033 will be the Wire Wheel and Whitewalls set and will include 4 Firestone classic wide whitewalls with 5 K-H style wheels and center caps.  The extra wheel is for use in a Continental kit. It will even have a center cap decal set with 5 or 6 choices.  It should be out in the next month or so.  These wheels will also included in the upcoming 66 T-bird kit but you only get 4. 

Do you have a picture of these K-H wheels?

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3 hours ago, SteveG said:

There are two new packs coming, a tire and wheel pack and a tire pack. AMTPP033 will be the Wire Wheel and Whitewalls set and will include 4 Firestone classic wide whitewalls with 5 K-H style wheels and center caps.  The extra wheel is for use in a Continental kit. It will even have a center cap decal set with 5 or 6 choices.  It should be out in the next month or so.  These wheels will also included in the upcoming 66 T-bird kit but you only get 4. 

AMTPP034 will be a set of big and little Firestone Wide Ovals (4 of each) It will be similar to the Polyglas GT set, but we can no longer do that one due to licensing issues with the Polyglas name.  No release yet for that one.

I would love to do some other tire packs, but we don't have the licensing for any other brands right now. 

-Steve

 

Steve....really glad to hear the wide oval bigs'n'littles are coming back....and thanks for figuring out the workaround (Firestone branding) given Goodyear's odd licensing hangup on the parts packs....TB 

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4 hours ago, SteveG said:

I would love to do some other tire packs, but we don't have the licensing for any other brands right now. 

What about some white letter tires for the Day 2 look? You know, once you had burned off the factory set, you would go down to the parts store and get whatever house brand they had. Some Coopers or Kellys or whatever other brand was popular. I would love to have some Canadian Tire Tornadoes, but I know that's a real niche market!

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2 minutes ago, 64Comet404 said:

What about some white letter tires for the Day 2 look? You know, once you had burned off the factory set, you would go down to the parts store and get whatever house brand they had. Some Coopers or Kellys or whatever other brand was popular. I would love to have some Canadian Tire Tornadoes, but I know that's a real niche market!

Dunno, it could all boil down how much they want for using their name and logo's. 

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4 hours ago, Mike Chernecki said:

Do you have a picture of these K-H wheels?

No photos handy, but outwardly they look the same as the wire wheels in the newer tool AMT 1962 T-bird.  The difference is that they are designed to be a drop in fit with the AMT annual kit style wheel backs and tires.  Seasoned modelers will find lots of other uses for them, I'm sure.

-Steve 

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Some "Les Schwab" or "Big 'O'" or "General" brand tires would be nice. So would "Fisk" (last used in the late 1990's-2000's)

Maybe Montgomery Wards branded tires could be licensed without too much trouble.

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6 hours ago, 64Comet404 said:

What about some white letter tires for the Day 2 look? You know, once you had burned off the factory set, you would go down to the parts store and get whatever house brand they had. Some Coopers or Kellys or whatever other brand was popular. I would love to have some Canadian Tire Tornadoes, but I know that's a real niche market!

One could argue that the Polyglas and Wide Ovals are just this for pre-1971 cars.

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49 minutes ago, Rodent said:

One could argue that the Polyglas and Wide Ovals are just this for pre-1971 cars.

GoodYear Polyglas OWL tires were available all the way until 1981. I know, because my dad put some clearanced ones on his Ranchero back in '82 and they are still in it to this day. They're hard as a rock and the truck is in my garage. 

OEM for 1975 were the same tires!

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21 hours ago, SteveG said:

It will be similar to the Polyglas GT set, but we can no longer do that one due to licensing issues with the Polyglas name.  No release yet for that one.

So, Right from the Horse's Mouth, No More Polyglas Tires, at least until Round2 can sort out the proper permissions. And, no word on is Round2 will be seeking those permits or even if they want to. 

But, the good news is, Round2 IS going to be releasing 'branded tires', just not the ones they had last time. So, a win for all of us! I am happy to see them responding to the market. They DO listen to us, but it does take time for them to respond and produce new product to satisfy our requests. However, this might explain the change in the printing on the tires in newer boxings of the Ex-MPC 68 Camaro kit that was reported by somebody recently. The change in licensing changed the tires that are put in newer issues of the kit.

Thanks, Steve, for sharing the answers to some of our tire questions. 

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18 hours ago, 64Comet404 said:

I would love to have some Canadian Tire Tornadoes, but I know that's a real niche market!

YES!! We know it would never happen, but man, I would LOVE some Tornado 60s and Tornado 70s. May as well just make the 60s without tread, since almost every one you saw on the back of a muscle car was reduced to puddin' skins.

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3 hours ago, Fat Brian said:

Steve, are the Wide Ovals the hollow tires or the solid tires from the Baldwin Motion Camaro kit?

Same big and little hollow tires as the Polyglas tire set, just "rebranded" as Firestone Wide Ovals.  Also, you can look forward to some unique sidewall treatments on future kits.  The upcoming Monkeemobile will have the same big and little tires "rebranded" again this time as Goodyear Blue Streaks.  

-Steve

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3 minutes ago, SteveG said:

Same big and little hollow tires as the Polyglas tire set, just "rebranded" as Firestone Wide Ovals.  Also, you can look forward to some unique sidewall treatments on future kits.  The upcoming Monkeemobile will have the same big and little tires "rebranded" again this time as Goodyear Blue Streaks.  

-Steve

The advantage of padprinting arming you as a company, against capricious licensors ;)

 

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If it is any help, 4 of the 12 tires in AMT’s 1962 Pontiac Polyglas Gasser II kit are white-lettered big and little polyglas tires. (There are also 4 stock and 4 red pinstripe tires).

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22 minutes ago, 1972coronet said:

Just in time for Royal Mail to be on strike (31.08.2022)

strike finishes today for almost a week or order direct from mr model in south america, i think its brazil their based in

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9 hours ago, stitchdup said:

strike finishes today for almost a week or order direct from mr model in south america, i think its brazil their based in

I was being facetious, me fellow Scot. 

Looks like a cool item to have! 

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