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1/25 MPC '33 Willys Panel Van - Paddy Wagon


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10 hours ago, Dave Darby said:

The MPC snap kit. It has a nice stock grille. 

Yeah, but it also has the trimmed front fenders and nonstock side hood bulges of the Ohio George car. I've noticed that very few modelers ever fix those when they build these kits as something else. 

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On 11/20/2019 at 9:48 PM, Snake45 said:

Yeah, but it also has the trimmed front fenders and nonstock side hood bulges of the Ohio George car. I've noticed that very few modelers ever fix those when they build these kits as something else. 

Patience, Grasshopper!

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Here's a before and after shot. One I did as a slammer many years ago, alongside a snap bomb (well, it couldn't be a glue bomb, could it?).  A valuable lesson to be learnt here, don't display your models at an open air car show in the Australian summer .....sigh.  It's a nice tight body shell. it has different hood louvers to the AMT kits and the running boards fit pretty nice, not included in the AMTs. I picked up the cheap Paddy Wagon as I figured it would be quicker to prep and paint than try to repair the sunken roof on my first one.  A set of AMT headlights would help it out as well.

Does anyone know the story of how the three MPC snap kits (40 coupe, Willys panel and 50 Merc) got away with being such obvious knock-offs of the AMT kits?  Or did they change just enough to dodge lawsuits?

Cheers

Alan

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