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Pinto Cruisin' Wagon - ready or the scene!

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    November, 2018
Pinto Cruisin' Wagon - ready or the scene!
Posted by Faust on Wednesday, November 07, 2018 7:08 PM

 

­­­ bring your sunglasses!s ever repopped, or at least not for a while. Check out this little forgotten bird at the link below, anWell, after a lot more work than I thought it would be, the Pinto Crusing Wagon is now done! Just like the real car, this one was lot of headaches interspersed with some chagrins. Thing is, it’s an old MPC, and I was expecting some trouble. Not as much as I got, but I sure didn’t expect a “Clean Getaway”, so to speak!
 
I’m really very glad to have a stock representation of one of what might be the lamer attempts to add performance through striping. I am now excited to get my hands on the ’77 Cruising Van that Round 2 just put out, so I can have two examples of Ford’s attempts to conjure up tapestripe horsepower!
 Check out this little beast at the link below, and be warned: you’re likely not going to see this kit built often simply because there’s so much wrong with it. However, in the end, it is all worth it, because it’s a Pinto Cruising Wagon, and how much lamer does it get than that?
 
 
 

 

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

Check out my other reviews at The Sprue Lagoon!

  • Member since
    February, 2008
Posted by justmike on Thursday, November 08, 2018 10:15 AM

Just read your build thread. It was engrossing to say the least and the Pinto is awesome. I love the comment about barely running engines. I had to pick up supplies in a Vega from that era. Never knew if I would make it there or make it back. Every delivery was an adventure.

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Davenport Iowa USA
Posted by Chuckyboy on Thursday, November 08, 2018 11:42 AM

The Pinto....sigh....who else in this forum along with me are old enough to remember these cars new?

Awesome job on your build, sometimes old MPC kits can be a challenge. Well done.

"Too much of a good thing is wonderful."

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Davenport Iowa USA
Posted by Chuckyboy on Thursday, November 08, 2018 11:46 AM

Oh, and you asked if it can get lamer? Might have you there, I last year did an MPC '82 Ford EXP, duplicated the 1:1 car I had from 1991-94. One of the most forgotten/unheard of Fords ever. 

"Too much of a good thing is wonderful."

  • Member since
    November, 2018
Posted by Faust on Thursday, November 08, 2018 12:00 PM

I don't know... the EXP didn't have the lame striping and crud the Pinto did, and it was at least a two-seater. 

And do I know EXPs! I've built two, and have two more and two LN7s to build! 

Check my site out for both an MPC and a 1/32 Monogram EXP, plus it's LN7 sibling on the "out of box" page. 

If you guys like the Pinto, you should love some of the weirdos I have. 

Cavalier? Check.

EXP? Check.

Chevette? Check.

Horison TC3? Heck yeah.

I AM loser cars personified. Of course, there are Pacers and other good stuff too! 

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

Check out my other reviews at The Sprue Lagoon!

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