How to Build the Star Trek USS Excelsior w/Aztec Decals 1:1000 Scale AMT Model Kit #843 Review

2017 April 24
by Doug

Right On Replicas, LLC Step-by-Step Review 20170424*
How to Build the Star Trek USS Excelsior w/Aztec Decals 1:1000 Scale AMT Model Kit #843 Review
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One of Star Trek modelers’ favorite ships flies back to the market with this re-release of the U.S.S. Excelsior from Round2/AMT! Unlike the previous release of the kit this edition features newly tooled parts that more accurately portray the ship and includes options to build either the NX-2000 version or the NCC-2000 version. ALSO, take your U.S.S. Excelsior kit to the next level with the fantastic new decal set from AMT! These high quality water-slide decals are produced by Cartograf. They offer excellent adhesion and wrap around the contours of the model. These Aztec decals provide coverage over nearly the entire model. The set includes bonus ship registry pennants and numbers for the U.S.S. Hood, U.S.S. Valley Forge and U.S.S. Melbourne and includes two “Strongback” color schemes. Any Star Trek fan should love this re-release, and with the Aztec decals it is a winner!

 

For the Modeler:  This review covers the UPDATED Re-release of the U.S.S. Excelsior by AMT with the Hull plating Aztec decals (AMT part # MKA017) also released as an additional accessory. The kit has seen multiple previous releases as both the Excelsior and Enterprise B over the years and this is time includes updates for more accurate details and allows 1 for both the NX and NCC versions to be built. It is 1/1000 scale and Skill Level 2 for ages 10 and over. The kit has almost 50 parts molded in White and Clear and includes a Black base with a Metal rod. The decals are Waterslide and include all major markings, stripe, phasers and windows. The kit is built in modules and assembled in one final assembly. Fit and finish is good. The AZTEC decals come on 3 standard size sheets of paper and are waterslide decals with almost no carrier around each individual decal. The color registry is sharp and the printing is perfect. You get all the plate and hull designs with all the colored parts of the ship. This eliminates the need to paint all but the base color of the model.  Overall dimensions are: Length: 18”, Width: 5-1/2”, Height: 8” on the base.

 

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How to Build the Color Me Gone II 1964 Dodge 1:25 Scale AMT Model Kit #987 Review

2017 April 21
by Doug

Right On Replicas, LLC Step-by-Step Review 20170421*
How to Build the Color Me Gone II 1964 Dodge 1:25 Scale AMT Model Kit #987 Review
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The Color Me Gone II car was not only built, it was also driven by Roger Lindamood who was a Chrysler transmission lab technician. The engine that was in the car was a 426 big block that was able to do a quarter mile in 12 seconds.

 

For the modeler:  This review covers the Color Me Gone II 1964 Dodge 300 Super Stock 1:25 Scale AMT Model Kit #987.  It is a Skill Level 2 kit for the intermediate builder.  There are 143 pieces molded in white, chrome, clear, black vinyl tires with water slide decals. 000b  Lindberg has released a few versions of the model kit and now Round2 has re-released this version as an AMT kit with new box art. The moldings are in very good shape and the decals have been rendered nicely.  The finished dimensions are; 8¼” L, 3” W, & 2¼” H.

 

 

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How to Build the 1986 Indy Pace Car Corvette 1-25 Scale MPC Model Kit #6213 Review

2017 April 20
by Doug

Right On Replicas, LLC Step-by-Step Review 20170419*
How to Build the 1986 Indy Pace Car Corvette 1-25 Scale MPC Model Kit #6213 Review
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For the modeler: While the box may give limited notice to the options in the box, the kit contains all the items needed to build the 1986 Indy 500 pace car that was driven by the legendary Chuck Yeager.  This review covers the ORIGINAL RELEASE of the MPC Chevrolet Corvette Roadster. This was a 3n1 kit that included Stock and Custom parts plus Indy 500 Pace Car 1 parts. This car is long out of production but can be found online easily. MPC/AMT did release this kit in other box arts and as a three car set also. The kit is 1/25 scale and I would rate it a skill level 2 for the intermediate builder. The kit has over 130 parts molded in Yellow, Chrome, Clear and Clear Red. You get two2 sets of Vinyl tires and Waterslide decals. Even after 30 years the decals were still in usable condition with only minimal yellowing.  The instruction sheet is a well detailed fold-out style. The kit build is straight-forward with the motor then chassis and interior and body. Detail is quite nice for a kit of this age and fit and finish was good. Overall construction of the car was quite nice and the kit is a solid build. Dimensions are: Length: 7”, Width: 3”, height: 2”.

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