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AMT-ERTL 1972 Chevelle Decals

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AMT-ERTL 1972 Chevelle Decals
Posted by my_ol55 on Wednesday, December 03, 2014 5:30 PM

AMT-ERTL 1972 Chevelle SS - Kit # 31548 - does this kit have the decal sheet with the Hood and trunk-lid stripes?  In black and/or white?

The boxtop pictures a red Chevelle with black stripes. 

Thank You.

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Posted by Retro Joe on Wednesday, December 03, 2014 8:56 PM
NO decals in that kit.
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Posted by my_ol55 on Wednesday, December 03, 2014 11:01 PM

Thank you for the reply.

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Posted by Retro Joe on Thursday, December 04, 2014 6:22 AM
Anytime! That box art is horrific. Not much is right with it (stripes are wrong/not included, nothing is detailed, turn signals are incorrect, etc.) It's like they made no effort at all back in the 90s.
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Posted by Rotorbolt on Thursday, December 04, 2014 8:38 PM

The stripes from the older release AMT 70 Chevelle will work. Its essentially the same kit as the 72. If I remember right, it has both the black and white stripes. Not sure about the current "Jack Reacher" version of it as another member here mentioned some flaws with the decals in that issuie of the kit.

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Posted by spencer1984 on Thursday, December 04, 2014 8:55 PM

Rotorbolt

Not sure about the current "Jack Reacher" version of it as another member here mentioned some flaws with the decals in that issuie of the kit.

That was me, and yeah - the decals in the Jack Reacher kit are a sad joke.  If you can find the previous issue of the kit with the blue box, the decals in that were awesome.  You can also skip right to aftermarket decals, as Keith Marks has a set available.

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Posted by Retro Joe on Thursday, December 04, 2014 9:20 PM
My white '70 has the kit decals from the AMT/Ertl release with the blue car on the box. The "Cowl Induction" lettering was homemade, and is not included:

The only thing I didn't like was the angle of the stripes at the rear:

My blue '71 has aftermarket decals (Fred Cady), which had a better angle, so you might have better luck going with an aftermarket choice:

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Posted by my_ol55 on Friday, December 05, 2014 12:47 AM

Thanks for the additional info. I almost bought the JR Chevelle today just for the decals. Thanks for the warning Spencer1984 and  Rotobolt.

RetroJoe,  your 2 chevells are real nice.  I will probably contact KM for the aftermarket decals.  

Thanks.

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Posted by Oldcarfan27 on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 3:06 PM

Retro Joe
Anytime! That box art is horrific. Not much is right with it (stripes are wrong/not included, nothing is detailed, turn signals are incorrect, etc.) It's like they made no effort at all back in the 90s.
 

I think that was in the early 2000s when Racing Champions owned AMT. And I agree with you - it's like they didn't know anything about model kits. The box art was bad, the model sometimes didn't match what was pictured on the box. I remember on the gold checkerboard boxes - there was the issue of the  MPC '73 Mustang (yellow) on the box, but inside was the AMT 73 Mustang race car, with Macho Mustang decals. Or the red 74 Road Runner on the box with NO stripe decals and different wheels too.

Their Street Custom series was frustrating too. I purchased the 77 Mustang II kit because it had a stock MPC Mustang on the box. (a kit I'd been looking for) and found the AMT street machine Mustang inside.  What a disappointment! 

I heard the 78 Nova was the same way. Stock on the box, street machine inside,  and no stock parts. It seems like false advertising to me. They didn't care, that's why they sold the model kits to Round 2. At least people there seem to be into the model hobby!

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