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Warm Rods maybe? Monza Overflow!

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Warm Rods maybe? Monza Overflow!
Posted by Faust on Thursday, November 21, 2019 5:53 PM
Some people say you can never have too much of a good thing. Then there’s the person who coined the term “Embarrassment of riches”. Well, somewhere  between those two things comes something I think most modellers are familiar with: a collection. Now, I don’t just mean a collection of things that are related, like “British side-by-side Two Seaters” or “Third Reich Research Aircraft”. No, I mean when you have multiples of the same basic thing, like “All Subtypes of Navy Phantoms” or “Every Sherman Variant” or, my favourite “A Boatload of RX-78s, even though they’re not your favourite Gundam”.
 
I’m sure we all have such things that we just can’t seem to get enough of. Given my bent towards loving the automotive underdog, it might not come as a surprise to find I have a bit of a Monza fetish. Yes, GM’s sporty-ish H-body from the mid-‘70s just seems to be something I have recently taken a shine to. I blame Ashbrook’s Hobby in Richmond MI – that’s where I got a lot of them! Five, in fact. But fear not, I actually have a full six!
 
Check out this most colourful and intersting variety of a car that was adored by the kit makers back in the day, and which Round 2 has even seen fit to reissue! (Note: that’s a Monza I didn’t buy… I only buy period Monzas. I’m a Monza-Snob!) Don’t forget to  vote and/or comment on which one you want me to review first!
 
 

Faust: Metalhead, Poncho fan and modeller of the ecclectic (and lame).

Check out my other reviews at The Sprue Lagoon!

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  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Friday, November 22, 2019 4:36 AM

I'm sure you'll enjoy building them, if you ever get around to it.

i've only ever built one Monza, which is an IMSA mustang chassis under the MPC body.

 monza-21 by aus_mus, on Flickr

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Posted by Faust on Friday, November 22, 2019 4:16 PM

Nice! What kit is that? Those deep, wire wheels make it look much more aggressive than it really ought to, given it's a Monza!

Faust: Metalhead, Poncho fan and modeller of the ecclectic (and lame).

Check out my other reviews at The Sprue Lagoon!

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Posted by 195X on Saturday, November 23, 2019 7:39 PM

Warm rods? Nah! I always liked the look of the Monza, especially the Spyder and always thought it would make a cool "Hero" car. I had a Monza GT slot car as a kid and enjoyed it as well.

Heat'em up! :)

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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  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Saturday, November 23, 2019 10:59 PM

Faust
Nice! What kit is that?

Revell Folger Mustang chassis, wheels and engine and MPC Monza with decals from Pattos place.

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  • From: Menasha, Wisconsin
Posted by mcmainstribe on Saturday, January 11, 2020 4:58 PM

I have two of the Longshot Monzas.  One I build 20 plus years ago with a 70s Vette cowl induction on it.  The second is a partially built kit I got last year that I intend to restore.

"I got me a '67 Chevy she's low and sleek and black. Someday I'll put her on that interstate and never look back." Steve Earle
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Posted by 58volvoV8 on Friday, April 17, 2020 10:40 PM

a bit off topic but I bought a amt 77 monza 2+2 in hopes of building my uncle's old 1980 monza drag car...circa 1989......does anyone know if there was a kit or resin front clip that'll fit this car kit with the 2x round headlights like the 1980 had???....i saw an old kit called the sportback....i think mpc made....but they are fetching serious money on eBay and I don't even know if the front will fit the 77 kit....btw....this car was my entrance into drag racing it had a 12.5:1 .030 over 327 with worked double hump 202s and itty bitty 7.5" slicks on local machine shop made 4 lug rims bit the lil monster would pull high 6 sec 1/8 miles..i can't remember being 10yrs old and painting the engine block on it..i want to replicate it....i allready have double hump heads off a amt 66 nova kit and a victor intake for the build....

I can't wait

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