Steve Weintz’ Amtronic

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I wanted to share some photos of the AMTronic re-issue kit. This was a pretty challenging model to put together but what an amazing experience! TThe AMTronic proves the claim of scale modeling as a learning tool; I feel I actually know something about 300-mph turbine vehicles…the Strange Beast is a Chalicotherium from the Dinosaur Farm.  A tip o’ the hat to Syd Mead, who I thought designed this vehicle (but didn’t).  The model ‘s many working parts allow it to be folded up and displayed in ‘cruise mode’, with the two-seat nose pod docked and all wheels retracted, and the ‘guide pads’ extended. I accomplish this with tweezers and much patience.

Steve Weintz

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