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Doc's Resin Review: 67 Dodge POLARA! That's what I said!

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Doc's Resin Review: 67 Dodge POLARA! That's what I said!
Posted by Mkowa PhD on Tuesday, February 12, 2008 5:00 PM
http://s21.photobucket.com/albums/b262/mkowa/Models/Mainstreamers/67%20Dodge%20Polara%202%20door/
A 67 DODGE POLARA? That's exactly what I said to STEVE at STAR Models last week! I'm crossing my fingers for a 2nd one...this one is nice! It's fairly typical of R&R, a bit of flash here and there, molding seems to be very crisp. This car has NOT been done in kit form! The apparent donor for it will have o be an old Johan 67/68 plymouth or Chrysler 300 or the 68 Plymouth patrol car. It appears to have been mastered from the Chrysler 300 of 67/68 vintage. What's new?
The body has all of the attention it needs to make it highly differentiated from the Fury or Chrysler 300 of 1967. The interior and seats are represented for that years Polara..with electric window buttons! A new revised dash used only in the Polara is in the box. So is the front bumpre/grille and rear slanted eye tail lamps also look to be correct! You'll need wheel backs/tires and wheels..along with a steering wheel! However, it's NOT a curbside, hood is a seperate piece, needs a bit of sanding on the sides to fit properly...but YOU source the 318/383/440 for this very unique car.
Mine? I see a four door sedan with pieces from an old Johan Fury being attached and rescribed for a CHP or similar patrol car...I sure hope Steve gets more of these because it is a magnificent find...price-$inquire with Steve!





-Mike
* Please Note-I do not sell any of my built or unbuilt kits-Thank you.* Yes, I am a PROUD PARENT OF A U.S. MARINE! (currently-9-11-09-BACK in the USA!) http://s21.photobucket.com/albums/b262/mkowa/
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  • From: Atlanta GA
Posted by Zoom Zoom on Tuesday, February 12, 2008 5:10 PM
This must be like the '71 Buick Riviera and '70 Chrysler 300, being a Juha Airio model that was cast by All American Models and then repopped by R&R. What is crazy is what people are paying for the R&R models on Feebay! Neat stuff, but not worth anything near what a few are paying thinking that they'll never find them again. Wonder if R&R is going to repop the AAM '71 Delta 88?
Zoom Zoom, aka Bob Downie My Fotki Album The only cure for modeler's ADD is "final assembly and decal placement"
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  • From: west of Omaha
Posted by plumber on Tuesday, February 12, 2008 6:47 PM
Doc, you got me all excited now ! I got to have one of these ! My first car was a '68 Polara, but I'll take a '67, not that much difference.
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  • From: nottingham,england
Posted by arcturus on Wednesday, February 13, 2008 1:14 AM
WHEN DID THIS COME OUT?????????Big Smile I'm getting me one of these!!!
Because unlike some Robin hoods,I can speak with an english accent...
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Posted by arcturus on Wednesday, February 13, 2008 1:26 AM
.I think this was actually a promo of some sort.I remember seeing it on a website,along time ago.
Love to see a station wagon version.
Because unlike some Robin hoods,I can speak with an english accent...
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Posted by Zoom Zoom on Wednesday, February 13, 2008 8:14 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by arcturus

.I think this was actually a promo of some sort.I remember seeing it on a website,along time ago.
Love to see a station wagon version.


No, there was no promo of the Polara. The very first one was mastered by Juha for All American Models. It may have been 10-12 years ago.
Zoom Zoom, aka Bob Downie My Fotki Album The only cure for modeler's ADD is "final assembly and decal placement"
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  • From: Far North Chicago Suburbs
Posted by Gordon on Wednesday, February 13, 2008 11:38 AM
I remember seeing this one in SA (or was it SAE?) some time ago. Exquisite! I could go for the 71 Delta 88, too. Or even the '65 Rambler Classic 770 hardtop I saw in SA that Juha did. -Gordon
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Posted by arcturus on Wednesday, February 13, 2008 12:34 PM
Did Juha do a 70 Bonneville wagon to?? I saw one of these on a diorama.
Because unlike some Robin hoods,I can speak with an english accent...
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  • From: Atlanta GA
Posted by Zoom Zoom on Wednesday, February 13, 2008 12:49 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by arcturus

Did Juha do a 70 Bonneville wagon to?? I saw one of these on a diorama.


I don't think so, R&R does a lot of wagons in resin that weren't done as regular kits, but mastered by someone in the US. Unfortunately many of the wagons have issues w/accuracy, shape, quality...they're a lot of work to get right, many of them would make fun "what if" or mild customs due to the various problems. I have a '61 Chevy wagon, I got it as I was inspired by a 1:1 car, but the model is so rough I've never had the energy to get it done. I have the '60 Mercury "Park Lane" wagon...a trim package for a coupe/sedan that's not seen on the wagon. I'm going to make it into a Colony Park...someday. I've seen a few of the late '60's Chevrolet wagons, and a '68 Pontiac wagon, they all look okay but will be "high maintenance" builds if you want them to really look great. No comparison whatsoever to the quality of a Modelhaus '73 Caprice wagon or their '70 Ford Country Sedan.

You may have remembered seeing Johan '67 or '68 Chrysler 300 promos which had the same basic roof as the '67 Polara resin.
Zoom Zoom, aka Bob Downie My Fotki Album The only cure for modeler's ADD is "final assembly and decal placement"
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Posted by stinmar1 on Monday, March 25, 2019 5:19 PM

If you ever find anothe rkit like this ,, please let me know , it was my grandaddys car he sold when my uncle came back form viet nam ,, I want one and will gladly pay for it ,, thank you , Mark

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 4:39 PM

I hope you realize that this thread is 11 years old and some have moved on to other topics.  If you are looking for a certain kit, try posting down in "Where Can I Get..." section of the forum.

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