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Straight onto the bench from the mailbox! 1968 Chevelle!


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On 24.12.2018 at 2:21 AM, Snake45 said:

It looks like the second set of wheels might be Magnum 500s, which would be correct for a '69 SS. 

Always good to see that there is an additional set of wheels in a kit. There may be a lot of 3D printing companies in the US doing real great wheels on demand, but it's awfully expensive to have them shipped to Germany, so the preferred way to gather some spare sets of US car wheels is by using those left from the kits in the first place. 

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On 12/22/2018 at 2:56 PM, MrObsessive said:

I see they molded the taillight end caps separate. That should make it easy if there's a '69 in the works. ;)

No doubt that was the original plan under Ed Sexton and team.  Let's see the follow through of the "new" Revell, and what their commitment to the USA market will be in the future.

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On 12/22/2018 at 8:36 PM, Ron Hamilton said:

I got mine today too. I am not going to start on it as I have several projects going on right not. It is a beautiful kit that puts the AMT 69 to shame. I am going to compare it with the excellent AMT 68 El Camino.

 

I think the AMT '68 Chevelle put contemporary Revell kits to shame in 1968. Hard to compare 50 years of industry.

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42 minutes ago, Bob Ellis said:

Hard to compare 50 years of industry.

Very True! as with any advancements throughout the past 50 years... Look at automakers since 68. compare a 1968  to a 2018... Even though Nostalgia is worth way more with the experience, the comfort, driveability, and technology is far more superior... 50 years is a lot of time to make something better lol... I'll build both and be equally happy... I've got an Amt Chevelle (Stalled project).I think it's time to haul it out... Thanks...

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On 12/27/2018 at 9:49 AM, Bob Ellis said:

I think the AMT '68 Chevelle put contemporary Revell kits to shame in 1968. Hard to compare 50 years of industry.

I stand by my comments. I have both kits.  In 1968, AMT kits were state of the art. MPC was a close 2nd,  Johan was a close 3rd, and Revell was not too far behind. Over the years, each manufacturer had its hits and misses. I've been at it for over 55 years, uninterrupted. In most cases, Johan did the best job on bodies. I have had 1000s of models in my lifetime, and I still have 2000 of them in my basement.

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