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AMT All Stars '32 Ford question

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I've been looking up the 1/32 AMT All Stars kits lately, and I have a question: All the kits except the '32 Ford 3-window coupe have a 1/25 AMT counterpart. Did AMT have plans to release a 1/25 three-window in the mid-sixties that got canceled? Also, if anyone has one of these All Stars coupes, does it have the same body issue that all the 1/25 AMT '32 Fords have ("sectioned" on the sides)?

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Chris , I forget the man's name now . It's just been too many years and too many hobby stores ago. Point is , I was told by a wholesaler that A M T had had expressed an interest in doing several other 1-32nd kits in addition to expanding a few potential 1-25th scale offerings too. That was right near the time that the Union and A M T got a divorce ...............

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Let's see. I had the '61 Ranchero when I was a kid (not seen here). I have the '40 Ford sedan molded in white (the Pyro '40 Tudor looks like it was cribbed from this one!), the '60 T-bird, and I had an Avanti but it looks like it got left behind in my move last year like many of my other models. Nice kits all.

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Let's see. I had the '61 Ranchero when I was a kid (not seen here). I have the '40 Ford sedan molded in white (the Pyro '40 Tudor looks like it was cribbed from this one!), the '60 T-bird, and I had an Avanti but it looks like it got left behind in my move last year like many of my other models. Nice kits all.

Pyro didn't do a '40 Tudor (they did a coupe and a convertible), but Palmer did. It does look like a crib of the AMT All-Stars kit, though...wheels/tires are a dead giveaway. The Palmer kit is noticeably larger than Pyro's "1/32 scale" '40 convertible...

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I have the Ranchero too

And the 63 Vette & Avanti.

Would Love to get that 60 Thunderbird!!

I had 4 of these Wayback as a Cereal mail in!!!!\

2 sets of 2 kits!!

1 each of the Vette & Avanti are all I have left of them

Would not be surprised if the T-Bird & Ranchero were the other 2 I had then!!

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Motor City Resin Casters does the Ranchero and Thunderbird. I hear they are popular with the slot car guys

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Casey, I would say YES that Is the Mail-in Premium for the Avanti!!

Bag Not box.

Not sure what would have been the second kit with that.

I was UNDER 6 at the Time, so memory..............................

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Pyro didn't do a '40 Tudor (they did a coupe and a convertible), but Palmer did. It does look like a crib of the AMT All-Stars kit, though...wheels/tires are a dead giveaway. The Palmer kit is noticeably larger than Pyro's "1/32 scale" '40 convertible...

Palmer? Hmm. I thought for sure it was Pyro, but then again I bought it back in the summer of 1974 so I could be wrong. It was molded in red and didn't have any chromed parts; I built it as a jalopy racer. Did anyone else issue the Palmer kit? (Lindberg?)

Would Love to get that 60 Thunderbird!!

PM me - you might catch me in a weak moment if you want to trade something!

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On 10/30/2013 at 10:38 AM, ChrisBcritter said:

Also, if anyone has one of these All Stars coupes, does it have the same body issue that all the 1/25 AMT '32 Fords have ("sectioned" on the sides)?

I can't seem to find the picture I saved from long ago, and can't currently find any images of the body shell from the side, so hopefully someone has thus kit in their stash and is willing to take a side-view picture or two for you, Chris.

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Hi Casey! I bit the bullet and picked one up a while back.

As for that body issue, guess what?

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Yep - sectioned at the front just like all the 1/25 AMT Deuces. Now I really wonder if there was a stillborn 3-window in the Trophy Series... Art A. or Tim B. - any comment?

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On 9/7/2018 at 6:48 AM, unclescott58 said:

I've got a thing about '32 Fords. I want one of the above.

Your wish will soon be granted:

AMT 1881 - 1/32 '32 Ford Scale Stars

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I have a 1909 cadilac I think it was 1/32, I just cant remember who made it.

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Yes, the 1/32 scale Tudor is definitely a Palmer.  I have both the AMT and Palmer Tudors.  The AMT has a one piece body while the Palmer is three piece just like a Pyro.

And while we are at it, both the Pyro 1/32 scale 32 roadster and 32 3 window coupe (ugh!) are very similar to the 1/25th AMT kits - there is a hint of a section and the chassis is a straight copy down to the lack of fuel tank and the stub of exhaust going over the crossmember.

Cheers

Alan

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I checked its a 1/32 1909 cadilac 30 touring made by life-like hobby kits, and its still sealedl

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