“The Judge” 1969 GTO Funny Car 1:25 Scale Model King Kit #21891P

2015 August 3
by Doug

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The GTO was built by the Pontiac division of GM from 1964 to 1974. Although there were earlier muscle cars the GTO is considered by some to have started the trend with all four domestic automakers offering a variety of competing models. In 1969 a new model called the “Judge” was introduced. The name came from a comedy routine, “Here Come de Judge”, used repeatedly on the Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In TV show. The Judge routine was made popular by legendary showman Sammy Davis, Jr. In the late 60s and early 70s some of the most exciting cars you could see at the drag strip were the Nitro-Methane powered Funny Cars. While the outer body was different the chassis’ were all very similar. The tubular frame was simplistic and held a monster motor, the 455ci Pontiac was the favorite of the “Judge” Drivers. These cars put out tons of horsepower sending the Funny Car to a blazing 250 MPH, 7 second Quarter Mile! All the cars ran a Fiberglass body designed after a Stock style street car. The muscle cars of the day were some of the most popular styles with many of the drivers. Arnie “The Farmer” Beswick was one of the more notable drivers that had a ’69 GTO, his was “the Super Judge”.

 

For the Modeler: This review covers the Model King Re-Release (Re-Pop) of the AMT ’69 GTO Funny Car. This is Kit # 21891P in their catalog and is a Limited Edition run of the kit. This kit can still be found for sale in hobby shops and online. This kit has seen 1 multiple Box Arts over the years and has been around well over 40 years. It seems the molds have been cleaned up and repaired as there is little Flash on this kit compared to previous versions, and the moldings are very crisp too. This is a Skill Level 2 for the Moderate Builder although no ratings are given on the box. The build consists of 92 parts molded in White, Chrome, Clear and Clear Red and has Vinyl tires. There are two sheets of decals, one being all new and a BONUS reproduction of the Vintage AMT “Here Comes the Judge” 57 T-Bird (Kit#T-235-7) decals. You get a nicely detailed motor with the ability to add extra details. The tubular frame needs construction as it is multiple parts. The body is a single cast with minor mold lines and is STOCK if you want to use it for other builds. The tires are a matching set of front Skinnies and mismatched rear Slicks, one each Goodyear and Racemaster. Overall dimensions are: Length: 8”, Width: 3”, Height: 2-1/14”.

 

Covered in this Review: If you want to perfect your build; basic construction; preparing parts for better finishing; alternate assembly sequence suggestions for fit and ease of finishing; complete paint and adhesive selections and applications; test fitting; working with full sheet decals; complete gauge cluster detailing; chassis detailing; adding and detailing the wheelie bars; making  realistic wheels; constructing the wheels and axles; dashboard detailing suggestions; front and rear suspension build sequence; chassis installation; correcting the steering column, interior construction; building and detailing the blown 455 cid engine; removing unwanted copyright script; using “clear” glue for the windows and glass; using floor polish to make crystal clear windows; version considerations; rear tire brand cautionary note; correcting the motor mount; fuel pump issue; where NOT to use glue; using optional gauge props; comparative kit history; installing the kit’s spare parts; using Alclad Candy Paint for a spectacular finish; Making the trim stand out with foil; identifying and removing mold lines; decal preparation and application; using a scratch built distributor; using black wash to detail the grill; are all fully examined in this extensive 17 page, full-color Step-by-Step review in PDF format.

 

 

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Time Machine Mark IV (Back To The Future III) 1:25 Scale Polar Lights Model Kit #POL932 Review

2015 August 1
by Doug

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 Marty: “Wait a minute. Wait a minute. Doc, uh… Are you telling me that you built a time machine… out of a DeLorean?”

Doc: “Yes, the way I see it, if you’re gonna build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style?

 

The DeLorean time machine is a fictional automobile-based time travel device featured in the Back to the Future trilogy. In the feature film series, Dr. Emmett Brown builds a time machine from a DeLorean DMC-12 with the intent of gaining insights into history and the future but instead winds up using it to travel across 130 years of Hill Valley history (from 1885 to 2015) with Marty McFly, undoing the negative effects of time travel. In the first film, the 1.21 gigawatts are supplied by a plutonium-powered nuclear reactor. At the end of the first film, and for the remainder of the trilogy, the plutonium nuclear reactor is replaced by a “Mr. Fusion” Home Energy Reactor. The “Mr. Fusion” device apparently converts household waste into electrical power.

 

Doc: “Mr. Fusion powers the time circuits and the flux capacitor. But the internal combustion engine runs on ordinary gasoline; it always has. There’s not going to be a gas station around here until sometime in the next century. Without gasoline, we can’t get the DeLorean up to 88 miles per hour.”

Marty: “So what’ll we do?”

 

In the third film we find out the DeLorean still needs GASOLINE, and in 1885 there is none. So to get the Time Machine up to 88mph yet another conversion is made to the car. Using train track style wheels the car is pushed on the track by a steam engine. This is the final version of the car as it is destroyed soon after.

 

 

For the Modeler: This review covers the Snap-It kit # POL932 from Polar Lights/Round2 of the Time Machine Mark IV from the Back to the Future III movie. The kit is 1/25 scale and listed as a Skill Level 2 although it is a Snap Together kit, but, the kit requires 1 paint. The model includes about 60 parts molded in Gray, Clear, Chrome, Brushed Steel and Metal axles. This is a Re-Release (Re-Pop), SORT-OF, as it was released in the original movie version earlier and now as seen in the final movie. Polar Lights has updated the moldings to include a “Brushed Steel” looking body that more accurately depicts the Stainless Steel body. As with the previous versions this one includes the original Plutonium Reactor as well as the Lightening Rod and “Mr. Fusion”. So in effect you can replicate multiple versions of the car with this one kit. The train tires are all that is included but a simple tire swap for other styles can be done. The build is simplistic but painting is very tedious and detail specific. Go to the internet and download reference photos to give you a better idea as to how to properly paint it. The only decals are the license plates in the OUTATIME and BAR CODE versions. There are both decals and stickers of these in the kit. Overall dimensions are: Length: 7”, Width: 3”, Height: 2-1/4”. The included stand is: Length: 7-3/4”, Width: 3-3/4”.

 

 

Covered in this Review: If you want to perfect your build; basic construction; preparing parts for better finishing; alternate assembly sequence suggestions for fit and ease of finishing; complete paint and adhesive selections and applications; test fitting; complete rear panel detailing; chassis detailing; adding and detailing the external wiring harnesses; making realistic wheels; constructing the wheels and axles; dashboard detailing and sourcing; front and rear suspension build sequence; chassis installation; detailing the back panel, interior and time circuit electronics; building and detailing the Mr. Fusion power plant; correct power plant version choice; removing unwanted copyright script; using “clear” glue for the windows and glass; using floor polish to make crystal clear windows; using optional “clock story” props; comparative kit history; detailing the take off train rails; mounting the time machine on the rails properly; detailing the exhaust stacks; identifying and removing mold lines; license plate decal or sticker application; using parts-box gauges; are all fully examined in this extensive 15 page, full-color Step-by-Step review in PDF format.

 

 

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The Munsters Monster Truck 1:25 Scale AMT Model Kit #863 Review

2015 July 31
by Doug

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 The Munsters was a 1960’s American family television sitcom depicting the home life of a family of monsters. It starred Fred Gwynne as Herman Munster and Yvonne De Carlo as his wife, Lily Munster. The series was a satire of both traditional monster movies and popular family entertainment of the era, such as Leave It to Beaver. It ran concurrently with The Addams Family. Although the Addams family were well-to-do, the Munsters were a more blue-collar family. The series aired at night once a week in black-and-white on the CBS Television Network from September 24, 1964 to May 12, 1966, for 70 episodes.

TV’s most ghoulish and fun family have got themselves a “Munster Truck!” This Chevy 4×4 monster truck is a car-crushing classic. It features a big blown motor and super-sized tires. AMT has created the custom “Monster” Truck depicting the Munsters using the very popular USA-1 truck that represents the second and most notable version of Everett Jasmer’s series of USA-1 Monster Trucks. It was the first National Champion of Monster Truck racing, during the yearlong TNT Motorsports National Points Championship Series of 1988.

 

For the Modeler: This review covers the Round2 release of the Munsters Chevy Monster Truck under the AMT brand. This is Kit #A863 which is 1/25 scale and a Skill Level 2 for the moderate builder as it requires paint and glue for assembly. This kit is a Re-release 1 (Re-Pop) of the USA-1 Monster truck but with all new Munsters themed graphics. There are roughly 100 parts molded in Black, Chrome, Clear and Clear Red and included Vinyl tires. This is a full frame traditional style truck, not the roll cage super-truck that is now used in the Monster Truck competitions. The kit has a fully detailed motor that is quite easy to wire and add additional details to. There is a full chassis with the monster style suspension and drivetrain. The interior is a typical tub and looks more like a stock interior than race truck. The body is split with the cab and bed being separate units. The tires are a hollow soft rubber compound and are typical of the monster truck tires seen in the majority of kits. The decals have a crisp color register and look good with rich color depth. Overall dimensions are: Length: 9”, Width: 5”, Height: 5-3/4”.

 

Covered in this Review: If you want to perfect your build; basic construction; preparing parts for better finishing; alternate assembly sequence suggestions for fit and ease of finishing; abrasive choices; complete paint and adhesive selections and applications; test fitting; repairing excess flash; mold seam identification and repair; using white glue for the window glass; suspension construction; detailing the tires for realism; chassis construction and detailing; mounting the body to the chassis; removing copyright script; finishing the engine bay; interior/trunk color selection; engine construction and detailing; building and complete interior detailing; detailing the dashboard; optional parts considerations; making a wired distributor; correct wiring instruction guide; making the taillights look real; combining instruction steps for better finishing; building and installing the roll cage; handling directional tires; using floor wax to make crystal clear window glass; decal preparation and application; using decal setting solutions for that “painted on” look; are all fully examined in this 17 page, full-color Step-by-Step review in PDF format.

 
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