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Anyone for Darts? Petty and Sportsman by AMT, info needed.

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    January, 2017
Anyone for Darts? Petty and Sportsman by AMT, info needed.
Posted by 195X on Sunday, July 29, 2018 8:51 PM

I just picked these kits up. Two that I had continually passed on in my youth until all opportunity was lost. The Spoertsman is the Millennium edition and the Petty kit has the hauler, recent reissue.

 

So what kind of trouble am I in for and, show me your builds please.

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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    September, 2011
Posted by Arthur Anderson on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 4:34 PM

195X

I just picked these kits up. Two that I had continually passed on in my youth until all opportunity was lost. The Spoertsman is the Millennium edition and the Petty kit has the hauler, recent reissue.

That Chrysler kit car (the Petty Dart) isn't a bad kit at all--but typical of many model car kits tooled and produced in the mid-late 1970's.  

Art

 

So what kind of trouble am I in for and, show me your builds please.

 

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    September, 2008
Posted by rebel70 on Monday, October 08, 2018 5:45 AM

dont have the ability to post but just got done building 2 petty haulers one was box stock the other i kit bashed the kenworth w900 snapkit with and both went together really nice, but only problem i had with both was that the paint reacted funny, i used testors enamels and dont know if the paint formulas were bad or if it was that there was mold release still on the truck but paint bubbled ,i stripped in purple power and repainted and again it happened so i changed to krylon and had no problem.as for the cars they got together ok it just take time to prefit everything before gluing, i got a few that are being made into local track racers and then one of each if i were to race against the local ledgends, but great kits ,happy building

 

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    January, 2017
Posted by 195X on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 3:29 PM

Thanks for the word. Always wash your plastic parts in a mild dish soap and warm water before painting. Always prime. The bubbling could have been caused by a contaminant, but it sounds more like an old can of testors is to blame. Cheers.

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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