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  1. Built from the recent Round 2 reissue of a crica 2003 AMT kit (originally in the Fast and Furious line). Built mostly OOB with the exception of reworking the kit's blob motor to look semi decent. Unlike the Supra, this one had major problems with bad fitment, warpage, and a "motor" looked to have been blueprinted by someone who never saw an engine before. It had a 4 cyl NA header on the back and some weird looking thing with a turbo up front. A custom front header was added while reusing the kit's turbo and doing a whole new plumbing/piping setup. Interior is Tamiya TS-53 Deep Metalic Blu
  2. Built from the recent Round 2 reissue of a crica 2003 AMT kit (originally in the Fast and Furious line). Built 98% OOB with the exception of an added aluminum exhaust tip from a Revell import kit of unknown origin (the AMT's exhaust tip was short shoted). Leftover decals from the recently reissues AMT 1995 Mitsubshi Eclipse were used to mimic the graphics scheme of the F&F car. Exterior and interior is Tamiya TS-97 Pearl Yellow lightly misted over Rustoluem Orange to replicate the Pearl Orange of the F&F car. All of this is cleared with Pledge.
  3. MoparFans, geeeet out whillee youuuu stiiillllll caaaannnnnnnnnnn!!!! 15yr old gluebomb resurrection with tons of replacement parts and a major drivetrain swap. Rear spolier was lifted from a '70 Mustang Boss, and suspension was lifted from a parts Revell '69 Charger. The kit's exhaust was rebuilt using sprue and modified tailpipes from a AMT Silhouette. Grille covers are pieces from the MPC '69 Charger slightly trimmed to fit around the '71 grille. Engine is a Toyota 5M-GE I6 from a heavily gluebombed parts MPC '83 Celica Supra. Modifications are a custom supercharger setup and a re
  4. Yes, another GTX from the recent Dom's Fast and Furious GTX kit. 440 was swapped out with a Tamiya Nissan 300ZX V6, featuring a heavily modified Ford GT Supercharger and Twin Turbocharged setup with resin turbos. Custom intercooler setup made from plastic sprue and a parts box radiator. Wheels and tires are the custom units from the Revell '70 Cuda with disc brakes from a 99 Mustang Cobra. Blasphemous to Mopar fans, yes. Unique and uncommon, you bet! Exterior is Tamiya TS-97 Pearl Yellow over Rustoluem Yellow, all cleared with Pledge.
  5. Built from this 2001 issue of the AMT '71 Charger: Had the shaker hood and Hemi parts which AFAIK aren't on any later issues of this kit. One thing you'll notice is those wheels and fugly ride height, which were remedied to in this build. Mostly OOB with the exception of using wheels, tires, and brakes from the Revell Dom's Fast and Furious '71 GTX kit. Interior is Rustoluem Flat Dark Brown, and exterior is Tamiya TS-52 Candy Lime Green cleared with Pledge.
  6. Built from the recent Dom's Fast and Furious GTX kit. Mostly OOB using the kit's custom wheels+suspension. Only modifications were swapping out the Road Runner hood with a GTX grabber hood, and using a 426 Hemi from a Monogrma '71 Cuda with the air cleaner and intake from the GTX's 440. Interior is Rustoluem Flat Mocha, and exterior is Tamiya TS-53 Deep Metalic Blue cleared with Pledge.
  7. One i'd like to see back out is the MPC 83 Supra Celica. That one hasn't been reissued since the last 1984 boxing, and i'm sure they have it in the pipeline for 2021 since the '95 Supra just got reissued.
  8. On some older white molded kits kits I bought sealed in the past, they would be severely yellowed or almost entirely tan. What's even weirder is I've gotten opened kits with parts out of their baggies (and some complete/started kits in ziploc baggies) that were still pure white inside. I heard this phenomenon primarily occurs with certain styrene/ABS materials that were left outside or in warm temperatures out of their packaging, but then I've seen it in sealed stuff too. Google-fu can't get me a real clear answer due to all the variables and factors, but just curious on your experiences
  9. Newest stock the two HLs in LI have are the Revellogram '76 Chevy pickup, '70 Firebird 2-in-1, Dom's ' 71 GTX, '60 Chevy Truck w/Go Cart, reboxed ROG Range Rover, Supernatural '67 Chevy Impala 4-door, '64 Plymouth Belvedere, and believe it or not the '71 Duster (odd HL would stock that one again at full price nonetheless when the two stores cleared them out at $5 a clip about a year ago). Wake me when they have the AMT Mitsubishi Eclipse, Toyota Supra, Nissan 350z, and the Revellogram Chevy S-10 in stock. I was lucky enough to find two LHS's that had the Eclipse and Supra as every retail
  10. Still looking for Monogram Fiero GT front/rear glass and trunk lid. Also need Honda or Acura NSX suspension for an upcoming project if anyone's got any?
  11. Had that happen to me on a old SnapTite AMT F-150 (molded in Blue or Green?) once. Snapped the interior tub under the body and the whole body snapped in two like a jigsaw act.
  12. I wouldn't be surprised if those AMT kits made under the 2004-2007 Tomy/RC2 helm were largely based on die cast toolings used for Ertl/Johnny Lightning 1/18th and 1/24th equivalents.
  13. The MPC 71-73 Mustangs aren't very good due to all being based on a 1960s era Mustang promo turned kit update. The AMT 73 (last issued in a flat box as a racer about 5 years ago) is a much better kit. The 350z dates back to the Toyko Drift tooling and has odd proportions, especially the low chop top like roof. It can be made into a nice custom if one swaps out janky wheels with something else and thinks outside the box with a possible motor swap (LS1, Coyote moto, endless possibilities). The decals in the TD issue were jaw-droppingly awful as they would shrivel and wrinkle up into nothing
  14. Update 11/9: Also looking for body panels, front bumper & grille, and rear bumper for the Revell GMC Syclone to use on the recently issued S-10 Currently looking for Monogram Fiero GT front/rear glass and trunk lid.
  15. Also looking for body panels, front bumper & grille, and rear bumper for the Revell GMC Syclone. Still looking for the Monogram Fiero suspension and glass.
  16. Got help with the 93 Civic hood! I just need the Monogram Fiero suspension and glass assemblies. If anyone has those, PM me and we'll work something out.
  17. Hello all, I'm looking for the parts from the following kits: Front/rear glass and front/rear suspension assemblies from 1/24 Monogram Pontiac Fiero GT, kit # 85-2242. Clear and/or custom "Super Sport" style hoods from Revell Tuner Series 1993 Honda Civic Coupe 2 'n 1, kit # 85-2830. I will take painted hoods if they're not cracked or heavily glue smeared. UPDATE: I got a hold of the Civic hood I needed! If anyone has the monogram Fiero parts, PM me and we'll work out a parts trade.
  18. Old Revell Acura NSX build from circa 1999 kit. EDIT: Found what I needed, please delete mods. Thanks!
  19. Well then, sign me up for at least 6 of the Supras!! Be nice if we had dates, but I imagine by late summer or so. Wonder if it will be the first version with the Bomex body kit, or the Veilside body that was co-designed by Aoshima for their JP boxing. One of the better kits out of the F&F line considering it's shortcomings, and it's a goldmine for parts motor suspension and seats. Only a matter of time till R2 decides to reissue this MPC 80s Celica Supra to go with it https://www.scalemates.com/kits/mpc-1-0841-toyota-celica-supra--950596 The 350z is a decent kit, wheels/tires are jaw
  20. Built from Fast and Furious Dom's Charger kit. Kit's parts like the motor+ blower and wheels/tires were raided for other projects, but as I had most of the essential parts present I was customizing anyway. Mods as followed: Hood scoop from Revell '68 Charger drag option placed on '70 hood. 7.0 litre Dodge Viper motor from scrap Revell Viper ACR build, with a custom made vortech style super charger setup using a resin turbo, exhaust and sprue pieces. Styrene scrap trees bent as intake tubes and oil filters turned into air filters as the original pieces were missing. Electronic fa
  21. Built from 1989 issue Prestige kit. Several parts had extremely poor placement and fit on top of being warped. The opening doors and trunk were the worst offenders, so those were glued shut and rescribed. Also, some parts were missing due to rattling in a battered holey box for 30 years. Nonetheless, I was customizing anyway with mods as followed: Twin Supercharged Ford V8 swap comes from Mathew and Debbie Heys T-Bird Pro Street, with a custom made intake as the original munti-piece chrome unit kept hitting the Mercedes hood. Styrene scrap trees bent as intake tubes and oil filters t
  22. So R2 indeed doesn't have the F&F licence, and are re-popping this as a generic tuner. The AMT Eclipse was based on the movie car, which was built on an RS being FWD and had a turboed up SOHC 4G37 I4. Revell's F&F Eclipse started out life as two Super Street die-cast kits with different wheels and body kit each, followed by a die-cast version of Bryan's Eclipse with new bumpers/wing/wheels/hood, and then with parts from all 3 versions (sans F&F decals) combined as a 3 in 1 in a 2005 issued styrene kit and the 2015 F&F issue with Universal's licencing. The die casts modeled on t
  23. Monogram Exotics Series 1/24th scale kit. I had originally built one of these, in a failed attempt with a baldy warped frame/interior shell and horrible glass, back in 2008. I had acquired a parts kit cheap at an auction back in 2016 that was missing the body shell and it's pieces along with some other small parts, which inspired me to find the pieces of the original one I had built back in '08. Since then, I had located the body w/ rear bumper glued on, the rear deck with it's spoiler, and whatever remained of the DOHC 4 cyl it had. I always customize my BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH and wasn't g
  24. The tires in the AMT Supra are wider and thicker, while the ones in the Eclipse IIRC are thinner. Both are the same thread design though. I don't think the Revell licence for the F&F brand is exclusive to them, as they also did Die-Cast kits of the '70 Charger, Eclipse, and Civic around the same time AMT had their styrene ones out. AMT's F&F Eclipse, Supra, and others such as the 350Z and Lancer were designed off movie cars, and would be hard to sell them without the movie branding unless Round 2 will put out the '95 Eclipse and Supra as generic tuners.
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