MOONEYES Dragster 1/25 Plastic Model kit Atlantis
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1/25 Scale. This kit comes from the old custom car parts. Atlantis has retooled and fixed many of them to bring this kit to life. The kit will be molded in white and chrome with newly tooled tires. Features Dragmaster chassis, tons of extra customizing parts, detailed chevy engine with potvin manifold. New artwork created by Gene Chambers. Authentic waterslide decals.
MOONEYES name and design used under license. © 2021 MOONEYES ™. All rights reserved
Dean Moon was around cars and racing from his youth. Dean was involved in dry lake hot-rodding in the late 1940s. He founded MOON Equipment Company (c.1950) and worked to improve the quality and safety of speed and racing products his entire life. Dean Moon was a hot rodder and innovator of speed parts. He established a company that became an icon in the hot rodding industry. Early products were a multi-carb fuel block, spun aluminum wheel discs, aluminum gas tanks and a foot-shaped throttle pedal. Products carrying the Moon name, including the Moon disc wheel covers and Moon Tank auxiliary fuel containers, were very popular. MOON Equipment Company paused after Dean died in 1987, then stopped momentarily after Dean Moon's wife died. In the early 1990s the company restarted as MOONEYES USA which continues to carry on the traditions of Dean Moon today.
I was anxiously awaiting this model and now that I have built it, I have a few complaints. The instructions are a bit vague in some areas. The engine transmission doesn't line up with the differential and many parts (some described in the instructions) have to be modified. I was also surprised at how many extra parts are included. More parts are left over than needed to build the Dragster! With that said, my opinion is that this kit is designed for the advanced modeler. The casual builder will find this kit frustrating at times. Although I sound negative I don't want to discourage anyone from buying this kit. Atlantis has done an excellent job and without their love of modeling, we would probably never have seen this kit re-released!
Crisp molding, good chrome and the restored / retooled parts are a plus. Many possibilities with the extra parts included. Well worth the price.
Incredible amount of detail for such a small kit. Tons of extra parts and the chrome is some of the best I've ever seen! I highly recommend this kit to any fan of drag racing!
Wow, what a model !! Four vintage custom car parts kits in one kit . All, but the Chevy 283 engine, have never been reissued since the 1960's. You get the Mooneyes Dragster frame, Chevy 283 engine, '23 T Roadster Frame and the Roadster Chassis Speed Equipment parts paks kits. What a deal for all these great highly detailed vintage parts in one model. Thank you Atlantis !
Great to see this kit again. If memory serves, this was part of a 2 dragster kit back in the 60's. Some of the parts for the second dragster is included with this kit. So I guess one could make the second T bucket dragster with a few more parts. But at any rate, it's great to have this again. I didn't see any flash on the parts, they look in great shape, chrome looks super. I haven't built this yet, I'm waiting on the 72 Chevy racers wedge to make a Mooneyes hauler to go with the dragster. Thanks Atlantis, you're doing a super job in bringing back the past.