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  • Member since
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  • From: Omaha, Nebraska
Need some help
Posted by learmech64 on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 7:47 AM

Hey Guys and Gals, I am mainly a aircraft model builder but I have a someone who has done a few small favors for me. I wanted to build a model of a 1967 GTO that he is in the process of restoring. I am going to order the MPC kit but I wanted to add some aftermarket items to it. What sites have a good selection of aftermarket accesories for model cars? I am mainly interested in putting replacement wheels and redline tires on it. I might change out the engine also. Any suggestestions would be appeciated. Thanks

Doug

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Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 8:16 AM

I'm not a automotive modeler usually but car guys please correct me if I'm wrong but the MPC kit isn't a great kit to represent this build.  I've heard car builders often refer to MPC to mean a "Massive Pile of C- - -"! I'd look to a different manufacturer if there is one for this year and make.

tjs

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Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 9:17 AM

The Revell-Monogram '66 GTO is a much better kit, but the '66 and '67 have a little different grille and taillight treatments.  Depending on how much detail you want, using the '67 only MPC parts to change the year of the '66 kit might yield better results. 

I've done that type of kitbash on other cars, but not a GTO.  It usually is not a lot of work and makes a convincing conversion.

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Posted by gregbale on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 9:38 AM

For excellent aftermarket detail parts in general, Detail Master and Model Car Garage are hard to beat.

As to wheels and tires, AMT has done sets that are widely available both from sites like Ebay and Amazon, and from online hobby outlets like Hobbylinc.

Cheers, and good luck with your project! Yes

Greg

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Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, May 12, 2022 7:19 AM

gregbale

For excellent aftermarket detail parts in general, Detail Master and Model Car Garage are hard to beat.

As to wheels and tires, AMT has done sets that are widely available both from sites like Ebay and Amazon, and from online hobby outlets like Hobbylinc.

Cheers, and good luck with your project! Yes

 

Greg's said what I was gonna say. I'll second Scale - Masters idea too. 

                   

 

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  • From: Twin cities, MN
Posted by missileman2000 on Thursday, May 12, 2022 9:04 AM

mustang1989

 

 
gregbale

For excellent aftermarket detail parts in general, Detail Master and Model Car Garage are hard to beat.

As to wheels and tires, AMT has done sets that are widely available both from sites like Ebay and Amazon, and from online hobby outlets like Hobbylinc.

Cheers, and good luck with your project! Yes

 

 

 

Greg's said what I was gonna say. I'll second Scale - Masters idea too. 

 

 

Ditto

 

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