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20 minutes ago, A modeler named mike said:

I went back again and watched a different unboxing video and you are correct your kit does have a separate hood with a optional hump/scoop. The hood is not completely flat, it has some rise to it. I also dug out my Stevens international kit and its the same as your kit.. My bad.. I thought I had remembered it being flatter. 🤐 

No worries! I genuinely thought there may be another flat hood. In which case I'd have to go find one. *sigh*

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2 hours ago, redscampi said:

No worries! I genuinely thought there may be another flat hood. In which case I'd have to go find one. *sigh*

The older kits have flat hoods from what I can tell from the photos online, I haven't bagged one yet. Not sure if the older kit hoods fit the newer molded bodies. Someone with that kit building experience could tell ya, if so I'm all ears. i'd prefer the flat hood  also.. 🤔°° unless there's velocity stacks or blower poking out..😉

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7 hours ago, redscampi said:

This inspired me to go hunting for a Jeepster kit. These have always been fascinating to me although in real life they're clunky and old fashioned. ;)

Anyway, what I ended up with is an MPC Mount'n Goat. I watched the HPI Guy review and decided it would scratch the itch! Not the best front end on these, but if it's good enough for Freiberger...

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I like the fact that you get two grille/front end choices with that kit.

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Happy Camper!  Got my last remaining 1966 AMT annual, the Barracuda.  My goal for years has been to collect all the 66 and 67 AMT annuals, as those were the two years I was heaviest into building as a 14-15 year old.  During and after 1967 girls happened and model building didn't 😉.  I have all but the '67 Camaro CV Pace Car (have the kit but not the box) and if I could ever find that one I'd finish the '67 annuals as well.

 

 

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12 minutes ago, hedotwo said:

Happy Camper!  Got my last remaining 1966 AMT annual, the Barracuda.  My goal for years has been to collect all the 66 and 67 AMT annuals, as those were the two years I was heaviest into building as a 14-15 year old.  During and after 1967 girls happened and model building didn't 😉.  I have all but the '67 Camaro CV Pace Car (have the kit but not the box) and if I could ever find that one I'd finish the '67 annuals as well.

 

 

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very nice, I have lots of vintage kits also

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On 11/5/2023 at 12:06 AM, Ace-Garageguy said:

There is at least one 1/24 scale kit, which I bought with high hopes, but the one I have is an awful, poorly scaled, poorly proportioned mess.

It would take a whole lotta hacking and resculpting to make anything that actually looks like a C111.

 

Here is mine. I did remove the battery box and moved the seats backwards. Also made seats shorter. Turned the front wheel struts up side down and spaced the wheels more out. Vacuum formed light covers and parts box wing mirrors.

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35 minutes ago, ChrisR said:

Here is mine. I did remove the battery box and moved the seats backwards. Also made seats shorter. Turned the front wheel struts up side down and spaced the wheels more out. Vacuum formed light covers and parts box wing mirrors.

Vast improvement, most especially the effect of getting the wheels out where they belong. Thanks for showing it.  :D

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4 hours ago, hedotwo said:

Happy Camper!  Got my last remaining 1966 AMT annual, the Barracuda.  My goal for years has been to collect all the 66 and 67 AMT annuals, as those were the two years I was heaviest into building as a 14-15 year old.  During and after 1967 girls happened and model building didn't 😉.  I have all but the '67 Camaro CV Pace Car (have the kit but not the box) and if I could ever find that one I'd finish the '67 annuals as well.

 

 

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Fantastic collection!  If you build any of them I would love to watch like you Pinto and your pickup and camper sir!

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On 11/6/2023 at 7:28 AM, redscampi said:

Edit: I think there is a stock hood with an optional hood scoop. Is there a completely flat hood for this truck that I'm unaware of?

 

On 11/6/2023 at 8:50 AM, A modeler named mike said:

I went back again and watched a different unboxing video and you are correct your kit does have a separate hood with a optional hump/scoop. The hood is not completely flat, it has some rise to it. I also dug out my Stevens international kit and its the same as your kit.. My bad.. I thought I had remembered it being flatter. 🤐 

This is the hood in the Mount’N Goat kit.

 

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On 11/6/2023 at 6:02 AM, redscampi said:

This inspired me to go hunting for a Jeepster kit. These have always been fascinating to me although in real life they're clunky and old fashioned. ;)

Anyway, what I ended up with is an MPC Mount'n Goat. I watched the HPI Guy review and decided it would scratch the itch! Not the best front end on these, but if it's good enough for Freiberger...

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If you don’t like the front end…just change it.😁

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These arrived today from Amazon. Not as nice as the Tamiya ones, but a heck of a lot cheaper. The eyeliner brushes looked interesting, so I grabbed them as well. They could be good for fine detail painting.🤷‍♂️

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7 hours ago, NOBLNG said:

 

This is the hood in the Mount’N Goat kit.

 

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Thanks for sharing the picture. That hood scoop is a non starter, at least on this kit. Sometimes it makes me wonder what the designers were thinking when stuff like this appears in kits. Very few of us would have decided that that scoop was a good idea on a real truck, then only with alcohol involved. Mine is on the way anyhow 😀

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7 hours ago, A modeler named mike said:

Yep.. Same pieces in my kit. I'm not a fan of the So called scoop or the bump up in the hood.

That bump is definitely too pronounced when compared to the real stock hood. Maybe it can be corrected with a little massaging. Hope so.

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