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Just in this morning.

NuNu Audi R8 LMS GT3

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Quick kit review coming shortly as well as a build thread as this is what I'm doing on this snowy weekend.

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Picked up another of the JoHan Maverick. This one is open but complete.  Probably going to build this one and sell the sealed one I have.

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21 hours ago, Bills72sj said:

I have just enough budget and room to only get one of every truck kit I want. I didn't even know this existed until I saw it on ebay. It was a good price so I snagged it. I will have to do something about the wimpy split tires though. Mobius to the rescue!

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I don't have this kit but the box top shows that they are not dual tires but rather large singles.  Might be a consideration.  Back into my hole.

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22 hours ago, stitchdup said:

gym shoe repair glue works for the split tyres, or if you can find "shoo goo too" (most likely in skateboard shops) its already black and sands down at the same rate as the tyres

Thank you for the suggestion. I will still likely simply replace the tires.

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6 hours ago, The Junkman said:

I don't have this kit but the box top shows that they are not dual tires but rather large singles.  Might be a consideration.  Back into my hole.

Your correct. The box was open. The tires are scrawny thus my replacement comment.

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55 minutes ago, Bills72sj said:

Your correct. The box was open. The tires are scrawny thus my replacement comment.

Bill, I have a few of the old International super single fronts off their cement mixer.  I will check tomorrow and let you know how many and measurements. 

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1986 issue im pretty sure box is kinda rough but still sealed in bags and no damage... goes into my trading pile 😁

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The '63 Riviera came yesterday; the photos showed the condition well enough. The wheels aren't visibly melted and the roof is good under the warped ski racks. Engine's kind of a mess; is the one in the '65 kit the same?

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23 minutes ago, ChrisBcritter said:

The '63 Riviera came yesterday; the photos showed the condition well enough. The wheels aren't visibly melted and the roof is good under the warped ski racks. Engine's kind of a mess; is the one in the '65 kit the same?

I'm planning on using the engine from the newer '66 Riv in my '63.

I think it is quite a bit better detailed.

 

 

Steve

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Yes, I was thinking the same thing for my resin Skylark; on the Rivi I just want something that will drop in.

What I could do is, like my friend's car, add the base model wheelcovers - I'll need to get a set from the '63 Electra 225 and VERY carefully remove the blades.

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I didn't really need this kit but I just love them in this vintage built state. And I always love to have the original box art and instructions too

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1 hour ago, br67 said:

I didn't really need this kit but I just love them in this vintage built state. And I always love to have the original box art and instructions too

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Round 2 should reissue that if they have the molds. The chassis wouldn't be as current as the new Revell kits but would offer some different build options. 

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5 minutes ago, espo said:

Round 2 should reissue that if they have the molds. The chassis wouldn't be as current as the new Revell kits but would offer some different build options. 

They did a couple years ago ,,, or at least what's left of it. 

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1 minute ago, Can-Con said:

They did a couple years ago ,,, or at least what's left of it. 

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So they made it into a Funny Car ?  Nothing against Funny Cars, but that does leave the kit very one dimensional and limits any future sales. 

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9 minutes ago, Can-Con said:

They did a couple years ago ,,, or at least what's left of it. 

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The '67 molds probably became the bogus "for 1968." I don't know if AMT then made them into the '69 annual (and promos), but if they did, they did a MUCH better job of it than MPC did. The AMT '69 is different enough that it might well be all-new tooling, and probably is. 

The '69 annual DID become the aforementioned funny car, though. Be interesting to know if the original '69 interior, chassis, etc. molds are still around. The body COULD be brought back to stock, if Round 2 really wanted to. Not a whole lot of incentive to do so, however, with the excellent Revell kits readily available. 

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I notice that the Funny Car kit is representing a 1969 body style. br67's kit is a '67 year model and the proportions in the picture look good to me. Would be sad if AMT, all those years ago ,butchered this. 

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It's gone, that's why the did the new tool 68 back in what, the late 70's early 80's? It's still around. 

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Still waiting on my Audi R8 LMS GT3, which doesn't seem to have even left Japan yet. In the mean time, I picked up a few more 'deep cuts" from the Heller 1/43 range:

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On the hunt for the Peugeot 604 and VW K70 now... I'm not so bothered about the 1950s French cars, which are much easier to find...

best,

M.

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1 hour ago, Scott8950 said:

Got this today from ranma... 

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Boy that looks clean !

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6 minutes ago, cobraman said:

Boy that looks clean !

it is 😁.. i was gonna build it into a drag car but after i got it im not so sure.

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Auction win.....appears to be complete with some minor assembly completed.  Poor chrome though......

Just for the shock value, put some parts bin wheels like it like the Lamborghini Espada rat rod.  It's going into the TBD stack for now.....(to be determined but promise it wont be a cut up)

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4 hours ago, Scott8950 said:

Got this today from ranma... 

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It’s very nice! I saw he was advertising for a trade but I didn’t have the Chevys he was looking for. Plus I already have a few of these. One of mine is my current convertible build using the chassis from a 71 Duster kit

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57 minutes ago, Tom Geiger said:

It’s very nice! I saw he was advertising for a trade but I didn’t have the Chevys he was looking for. Plus I already have a few of these. One of mine is my current convertible build using the chassis from a 71 Duster kit

im very tempted to do a chassis swap and build a drag car my dad raced back in the early 80s

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Scott, here is your Valiant with the AMT 71 Duster chassis and engine bay in it. Chassis wheelbase does need to be cut down a few scale inches.

 

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