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MPC 1/16 '63 Corvette Stingray "SuperVette"


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14 hours ago, 89AKurt said:

 All I wanted to know if it's a nice kit.  And I assume Round 2 has not re-popped it.

Yes, I think it's one of MPC's better (and maybe the best?) 1/16 scale kits. Definitely nicer in the the details than the recently reissued 1/16 MPC '79 Pontiac Trans AM, and AMT '64.5 Mustang and '55 Nomad. 

Round2 hasn't reissued it yet, but I wouldn't be surprised to see that happen within the next few years.

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May be mentioned elsewhere here, but I recall hearing, and then later comparing myself, that this kit shared much of its overall design with the Monogram 1/8th scale Corvette.   I agree that it was one of MPC's finest efforts.  If I ever decided to build a 1/16th scale kit, this one would be near or at the top of the list of candidates....TIM 

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4 hours ago, tim boyd said:

May be mentioned elsewhere here, but I recall hearing, and then later comparing myself, that this kit shared much of its overall design with the Monogram 1/8th scale Corvette.   ...

When I searched before posting, there is another thread explaining that.

Daddyfink posted the correct kit, thanks.

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On 12/16/2015 at 1:57 AM, Chuck Kourouklis said:

Not sure exactly what came before - would love to know the history of this tooling, actually - but the ones I grew up with were the "SuperVette" and then the reissue in silver.  Pretty sure the black one in the noisy '80s box was the last reissue.

First issue was #3050: http://modelkitreviews.proboards.com/thread/992/mpc-3050-chevrolet-corvette-sting

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Second issue, #3052, Shaker Vette: http://modelkitreviews.proboards.com/thread/979/mpc-3052-shaker-vette

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Third issue, #3054, RoD ShoP Vette: http://modelkitreviews.proboards.com/thread/987/3054-shop-drag-stingray-coupe

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Fourth issue, #3056, SuperVette:

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Fifth issue, #3072, The Original Corvette Sting Ray:

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Sixth issue, #3076, 1963 Corvette:

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On 7/11/2014 at 11:04 PM, unclescott58 said:

I remember building a version of this kit back in the late 1970's. I loved it! This is high on my list of things I'd like to see Round 2 reissue.

 

Scott

Still waiting for Round 2 to reissue this one. I wonder why they don't? 

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On 3/26/2020 at 6:17 PM, unclescott58 said:

Still waiting for Round 2 to reissue this one. I wonder why they don't? 

I'm wondering that myself. I have to believe it will be announced within the next year or two, as Round2 has already reissued most of their 1/16 scale kits 

I kind of doubt the original 200-S wheels and slicks can be part of a reissue, so I think the Rod Shop and Shaker versions are extremely unlikely. Still, the 2'n1 stock/street machine version last released would be great to see again if that's all that's possible.

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Those 200S wheels look like they're almost identical to the '65 Mustang wheels, sans the axle boss. Forgot how much fun I had building that one forty years ago;  gave it to a friend with a Vette resto shop. Discovered I still had the unused tri-power setup here a couple of years ago.

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10 hours ago, mk11 said:

Those 200S wheels look like they're almost identical to the '65 Mustang wheels, sans the axle boss.

They're not as accurate, nor as well done, IMHO. They are 14" IIRC, so the spokes are stubbier, and I have yet to come across one which didn't have at least one sink mark in the center of a spoke. 

The rear slicks are rather small/short, too. ?

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