AMT '50 Chevy Pickup - Doctor Cranky's All-Time Favorite Kit Is Getting Re-Released

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Yes, my friends, Doctor Cranky is very happy about this, and it sounds like if they've retooled a bit of the kit. I hope it comes with a lowered suspension, etc . . . if you guys know more information about this, please share it:

http://www.modelroun...t-p/amt-679.htm

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Very KOOL!!! Looks like another '50 to add to the stash... LOL

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Now I just might have to buy one or two of those myself.

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Thats etty slick! I might have to get a few for myself. :D

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We will buy a whole bunch, but I am wondering if anyone else further information on what would be "new" about the kit, other than the decals, etc . . . does anybody have more information on this one?

When Wally World used to sell them for 8.99 I bought an whole bunch, but now my stash is way low. I'd love to see the street version of this come out with a retooled suspension, etc . . .

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I can't get the link to work ...What kit is it ?

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I can't get the link to work ...What kit is it ?

AMT '50 Chevy pickup with Texaco livery, Walt. ;) Took a while for the link to work for me, too. (Dial up...)

Wonder if it comes with that oh-so-prominent push bumper shown on the box?

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Here's what the ad says:

* Scale: 1/25

* Skill Level: 2 (ages 10 and up)

* Glue assembly, paint required

* Molded in white, plus clear and chrome parts with black vinyl tires

o Modern generation kit engineering

o Deluxe retro packaging with optional parts

o Retro styled packaging licensed by Chevron/Texaco

I am excited about what this "modern generation kit engineering" could be.

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I think they're just hyping up the fact it's a relatively recent tool, as opposed to an old 'slab chassis' deal, and that it isn't the snap kit.

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I have been wanting to get a 50 Chevy for awhile, but always pushed back the thought, but I'm getting 1 when it comes out!

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Chuck, it looks like this one is going to have all sorts of added parts to it, including that front bumper!

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Doc I cant wait to see ya build one!

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That and the kit already makes it a must-buy. Can't wait.

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Hopefully we will see some new parts, especially that barn door front bumper. But no matter what, this is a great little kit and has been a modeler's favorite since its introduction in 1994. Shawn Carpenter has a 1950 GMC conversion for this, and I remember more than one resin caster has a van/delivery body for this kit. 1954 cab conversions were available from All American Models and F&F Resin Casting, but sadly both are now out of production (hey resin casters! Here is an opportunity!!!)

What I would personally LOVE to see is a resin ice cream truck conversion, including those all too prominent Good Humor or Bungalow Bar decals! What do you guys think?

Edited by larrygre

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Mark, I have one of those too and we are thinking alike . . . a whole scene is what Doctor Cranky would prescribe for pure fun and eye-candy-age! :lol: :lol:

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Very generous of you. If I recall, that Gas Station kit costs about 45 dollars. I got mine from a friend. But I'm just curious what that kit would go for these days. Let me guess, 45? :D

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Thanks for that Mark. Great research! Now I can drag our my MRC Texaco kit and have at it!

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The push bumper was NOT in the 2000 release of the 3100 so at least that will be added or readded to the kit. If they are adding that maybe we will see a few extra parts too. I will be picking one up and if it has some cool additions the old release doesn't have I might get more than one.

2-Actual 1/1 station plans:

TexacoPlans6.jpg

:)

Thanks for posting. A fun little note - The men's room has interior access and the womens restroom is accessed only from the outside. They would never be allowed to be built like that today, lol. They would be sued to fast, lol.

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Hopefully we will see some new parts, especially that barn door front bumper. But no matter what, this is a great little kit and has been a modeler's favorite since its introduction in 1994. Shawn Carpenter has a 1950 GMC conversion for this, and I remember more than one resin caster has a van/delivery body for this kit. 1954 cab conversions were available from All American Models and F&F Resin Casting, but sadly both are now out of production (hey resin casters! Here is an opportunity!!!)

What I would personally LOVE to see is a resin ice cream truck conversion, including those all too prominent Good Humor or Bungalow Bar decals! What do you guys think?

Yep I also woud love to see an ice cream truck conversion. Drop a blown motor in it......Good Zumor......todays spececial.....225 MPH!!!!!

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I bought the Texaco station a few years back for $20, opened, but complete. (And no, mine's not for sale or trade, either. B) )

The only gripe I have about the '50 Chevy kit is the rear cab corner piece- because of the way the cab is undecut, this piece has to be added after the interior is inserted, leaving a nasty gap that does not exist on the 1:1 truck. I have, in the past, added this piece, blended it into the body, and did a little heavy-handed trimming to fit the interior. Kind of cave-man, but it works.

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This would make a great partner for one of Revell's new midget kits. B)

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It must certainly would. Great idea.

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This is one of my all-time favorites as well. I'm excited to see what the decals look like, not to mention the push bumper that is shown in the box art, which is killer by the way. I wonder if they'll print the whitewalls like they did in the newest issue of the 55 Vette.

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would mike a great tow truck too or rat rod truck too got 3 them great kit B)

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