Model Kits - Coming Back Big
When I think of MPC models, I think of all
those car kits that used to have all the weird and unusual
features. The artwork on boxes showed the cars loaded with
IMSA type panels, engine blowers, funky hood scoops and
rear wings, side pipes, racing parts, dual engine options,
and of course, who can forget the wild paint schemes and
stripes for the decals.
I used to get most of those kits from a KMart close by in
the 1980s and 1990s. The shelf was always chocked full of
those kits, and they were hard to pass up.
Lately, Round2 has been
bringing back some of those past kits. The outlandish and
wild looking ones. The ones that most likely won't be built
stock (if they can be built stock at all). I think it's
about time for these models. The Monzas, Mustang IIs, the
Pintos and Novas. It's time to put away the factory stock
builds and step up with some imagination!
I hope Round2 keeps digging out these old molds and releasing
them soon. I'm looking forward to them. The Pinto one for
sure. That kit (or at least, the original one I have, from
1978) features a V8 engine option, and some custom parts.
The old decals are not so good in the box, they are quite
yellowish, but with a reissue, I can use the new 1970s stripes
and really go retro! Should be fun!
What MPC kit would you like to see?