dirty donny 1970 super bee

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Has anyone received one yet? Hopefully someone will post some pics of the decals. I would like to see them.

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I'm not familiar with this Dirty fellow. Will this be a cartoon car ? DD%2BSuper%2BBee%2Bfor%2Bweb.jpg

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I just saw this one at the hobby store yesterday, but didn't buy it. It appears to be a reissue of an older pro-street kit, not a cartoonish car, with new decals in a '70's style like on the box top. The bee head shown on there is on the decal sheet along with some other options. I'm sure someone will post pics of the box contents and decal sheet.

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Sounds like a straight reissue of the '90s era Pro Street Super Bee that's been reissued a few times over the years, but w/ new decals. Re: Greg's question--Dirty Donny is a graphic artist that did the art work for the AMT '70s Chevy van last year, that was the first I'd heard of him.

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I'm happy as pie about the return of that DOHC Hemi !

Pair that up with the T-Flite from the 1971 Charger R/T and drop 'er into said Charger . The Charger's shear panels need some *shaving* in order to accomodate that big ol' Hemi's heads , but it looks nice .

Than there's the 1968 Hemi Dart ...

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Forget the decals, the Pro Street 'Bee kit is great for kit bashing.

I see from the instructions that you still have to be told to cut chunks from the bottom of the windscreen in order for it to fit.

That should give you an idea as to how AMT view this. Just a quick re-pop with new decals to rake in a bit of quick cash - not worth reworking the moulds to make it actually fit together properly.

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Just a repop, and heck I can get decals, kustom done anyway I want, gonna keep my money......

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Well I know it's a repop but I love this kit! I'll bite

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The problem with the fit happened when they retooled a new chassis plate and fit it under the bee. I have an original parts car the had rubber seats and rubber scoops with the old style chassis plate. (Same as what would be in the 66 charger, charger 500 ect.)

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Forget the decals, the Pro Street 'Bee kit is great for kit bashing.

I see from the instructions that you still have to be told to cut chunks from the bottom of the windscreen in order for it to fit.

That should give you an idea as to how AMT view this. Just a quick re-pop with new decals to rake in a bit of quick cash - not worth reworking the moulds to make it actually fit together properly.

Yep, it's a good kit-bash kit, good parts kit and a good kit to build. The mods need to be performed to get the updated components to fit the older parts from the original MPC issue of this kit. It's not a Tamiya kit; we are modelers and should expect to have to perform a little basic surgery on a kit (even on some of those more expensive imported kits, and not only those which are just molded in China). Maybe with the money this kit brings in, Round 2 will be able to give us a few more welcome repops.

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I dont mind having to work around fit issues, nature of the beast. In talking to whoever was at gsl from r2, there is a possibility of something being reissued. The molds exist for the most part. And no im not telling. :-)

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Yup, lotta fun parts in this'n - AMT's P/S Mickeys debuted in this kit, and that DOHC hemi's just bad - and it's kool that it's all in white this time.

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I bought this kit first time it was issued, was at HobbyTown today this reissue is $26.95.... I don't think so. I'd rather save my money for some of the new models coming out this year.

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...The mods need to be performed to get the updated components to fit the older parts from the original MPC issue of this kit....

Not if they modified the moulds for the clear parts?

Is that too hard to do? How many of these have put off inexperienced builders for good because they cracked the "glass" trying to cut it?

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And how many people have been turned off due to spray painting problems but the cans stay the same? We all are constantly learning and sometimes we learn from our mistakes/problems/misfortunes. I suppose the molds could have been corrected but from what I understand that could be expensive and of course, that would have been passed along to the "consumer".

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$30.00 at the LHS

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And how many people have been turned off due to spray painting problems but the cans stay the same? We all are constantly learning and sometimes we learn from our mistakes/problems/misfortunes. I suppose the molds could have been corrected but from what I understand that could be expensive and of course, that would have been passed along to the "consumer".

Not "could have been corrected". Should have been.

Even you, John, use the term "corrected". As in to put right. Not modified but corrected.

When we buy a new, fresh from the factory model kit we should be able to build it straight out of the box without having to modify any parts to make them fit.

Tamiya can manage it but it seems that Round 2 cannot or will not.

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Not to nitpick, but a correction can be performed via a modification, at the factory or in the field.

This is why there are tools available for scale modeling. In this way, modelers can become "experienced" through learning to deal with difficulties that are not expected, in our world of plastic pieces and in the "real" world. They might not be fun, they might not be pleasant, but they can be overcome.

This all comes down to the old "THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A PERFECT KIT" adage, no matter the cost. Even vaunted Tamiya kits do have their flaws, and let's not forget Pocher kits.

But I don't want to beat this already long-dead horse again.

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I bought this kit first time it was issued, was at HobbyTown today this reissue is $26.95.... I don't think so. I'd rather save my money for some of the new models coming out this year.

Check out Modelroundup or Tower Hobbies- they might have this one for less and Tower frequently offers discounts or free shipping.

This is also a great kit for bashing as mentioned- tires, engine, chassis all lend themselves to other vehicles.

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And if Hobby Lobby has it, you can use one of their coupons (and competitor's coupons, too- I think).

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Check out Modelroundup or Tower Hobbies- they might have this one for less and Tower frequently offers discounts or free shipping.

This is also a great kit for bashing as mentioned- tires, engine, chassis all lend themselves to other vehicles.

$22.90 at Modelroundup.

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Not to nitpick, but a correction can be performed via a modification, at the factory or in the field.

This is why there are tools available for scale modeling. In this way, modelers can become "experienced" through learning to deal with difficulties that are not expected, in our world of plastic pieces and in the "real" world. They might not be fun, they might not be pleasant, but they can be overcome.

This all comes down to the old "THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A PERFECT KIT" adage, no matter the cost. Even vaunted Tamiya kits do have their flaws, and let's not forget Pocher kits.

But I don't want to beat this already long-dead horse again.

You're wrong IMO but you're right about not flogging the dead horse.

Lets agree to disagree and never mention this again...

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I suppose since this kit was issued in the mid-1990's along with it's factory stock cousin, the chorus of complaints has never been loud enough to make Ertl, RC2 or Round 2 go back and fix it over the past 20 years. Both kits have always had the note to trim off the bottom corner of the vent glass, which as was mentioned earlier is a result of mixing the original MPC annual body, glass & interior with the later AMT/Ertl chassis and running gear.

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Imo I'm happy it it has side glass 80% of the kits out there don't. If I have to trim a bit it's no problem for me. I still have the cammer motor from the 90's release. Fun fun kit

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