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#21 58 Impala

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 02:35 AM

I like it, I'll definitely build one. Then buy a couple more for the parts. I really like the Halibrand wheels.

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 03:14 AM

For me I hope they don't just throw some junk wheels and tires in there and call it good ...we've had enough of them that didn't follow the box art. ;)

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 03:30 AM

For me I hope they don't just throw some junk wheels and tires in there and call it good ...we've had enough of them that didn't follow the box art. ;)

I hear you Walt. Why is it so hard for Revell to tool up new tires? It can't be more costly than creating new body molds can it?
Tires and wheels are one of the most important elements of any hotrod or performance car.

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 05:32 AM

I for one will buy a couple. While not a Chevy in a Ford guy I have friends that will be happy to relieve me of the engines :P

I think that it is great that Revell is putting out this kit. As it is the least they can do, as the man helped out with a nationwide contest and put its results on his TV show for the world to see, so in all honesty lets buy these kits and maybe worldwide recognition of our hobby will grow to a new audience!

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 05:41 AM

LOVE THE ROD! But it's NOT a "rat roadster"... It's a high $$$$$$ hot rod!

I think that's kinda the idea. It is NOT a rat. It just Roasts rat rods.

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 06:02 AM

For me I hope they don't just throw some junk wheels and tires in there and call it good ...we've had enough of them that didn't follow the box art. ;)

I hear you Walt. Why is it so hard for Revell to tool up new tires? It can't be more costly than creating new body molds can it?
Tires and wheels are one of the most important elements of any hotrod or performance car.

gus


I have just heard the following from a modeler on another board. It's very disturbing:

"...In talking with the reps from Revell, at the show yesterday, I was told that the tires were the least likely parts to appear in the kit... They will most likely use tires that they already have molds for.

Too bad, as that is probably the coolest thing about the car and the most likely reason I would bother to buy the kit."

Let's all do everything we can to make sure Revell doesn't repeat the mistake they made on both the Sedan and the 5-window, to adapt Old School style front wheels (Kelsey-Hayes style wires and Ford-style steelies respectively) to those pathetic, sadly out of date, fat wide front tires (decal sheet white walls? - Give me a break!)*

This car is very heavily stylized and those front wheels and tires are key to its look. It has every possibility of being a hot seller with a broad range of modelers, far beyond die-hard traditional hot rod builders like me, but it will lose an awful lot of credibility with a repeat of a mistake like this.

On the other hand, a re-release of the Orange Crate is in the Fall 2011 catalog so similar tooling does exist...

Please, please, please... Stacey David and Revell, do this one right!

*Note: Airplane modelers would never tolerate such a ridiculous shortcut, why should we car modelers?

Edited by Bernard Kron, 22 October 2011 - 06:04 AM.


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Posted 22 October 2011 - 07:11 AM


On the other hand, a re-release of the Orange Crate is in the Fall 2011 catalog so similar tooling does exist...



When is the orange crate supposed to come out as I did not see it, I did see the 40 Ford p/u and at one time it was called Lemon Crate. Could this be what you may have been thinking?

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 07:19 AM

I saw Gears this morning with a segment featuring a "photo shoot" of Rat Roaster detail shots for the kit development. They also announced the winners of the model contest. Congrats to them, didn't catch the names however. i think the green is from a Hot Wheels Spectraflame line from one of the major paint companies.

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 07:30 AM

I saw Gears this morning with a segment featuring a "photo shoot" of Rat Roaster detail shots for the kit development. They also announced the winners of the model contest. Congrats to them, didn't catch the names however. i think the green is from a Hot Wheels Spectraflame line from one of the major paint companies.

All of the paint codes are spelled out here, as mentioned in the first post of this thread :
http://staceydavid.c...cts/rat-roaster

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 07:42 AM

Uh huh, still looks like Spectraflame Antifreeze to me. I'm hoping they throw in the matching guitar.

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 07:54 AM

I'd buy it and I like the fenders too as not too many Deuce kits have them.

Say huh?
EVERY Deuce kit I've ever built came with fenders.

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 08:30 AM


When is the orange crate supposed to come out as I did not see it, I did see the 40 Ford p/u and at one time it was called Lemon Crate. Could this be what you may have been thinking?


I haven't seen a date yet. Here's a link to the Fall 2011 release catalog: http://downloads.hob...lNR_Brch_lo.pdf See page 3, lower left corner.

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 08:45 AM


I haven't seen a date yet. Here's a link to the Fall 2011 release catalog: http://downloads.hob...lNR_Brch_lo.pdf See page 3, lower left corner.


THX, I must have overlooked it.

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 04:07 PM

I'll get one because of the parts box potential.



THIS.

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 03:14 AM

This is definitely not a rat rod. I'm looking at my rat that's sitting outside my window right now. He's got more money in wheels and tires than I have in my whole car. I'll buy it and build it, but it will get some modification. I can't seem to build something straight out of the box. Just hope that everyone isn't right about Revell slamming this kit together with current parts. Ken

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 03:33 AM

Well i would buy one also in 1/25 scale but i saw the show saturday and he pointed to the 1/8 scale duece body and fenders
on the table when talkin about the models

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 03:49 AM


Well i would buy one also in 1/25 scale but i saw the show saturday and he pointed to the 1/8 scale duece body and fenders
on the table when talkin about the models

Michael


MAKE'S YOU WONDER EH? lol! im hoping 25 scale but i left a message on his fb wall and asked about that so who knows?

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 05:12 AM

IIRC, the name Rat Roaster had more to do with it being mid-late 60's inspired build that should be capable of taking down a big block muscle car on the street or strip and be somewhat driveable.

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 06:49 AM

IIRC, the name Rat Roaster had more to do with it being mid-late 60's inspired build that should be capable of taking down a big block muscle car on the street or strip and be somewhat driveable.

Ah...wondered about that..thought it was a misspelling of 'Roadster'....but it's definitely not in Rat Rod style.

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 03:22 PM

Ah...wondered about that..thought it was a misspelling of 'Roadster'....but it's definitely not in Rat Rod style.


Nope, it was ment to be a nice, semi period small block roadster. Not positive, but the Milner Deuce may have been some of the insperation for the car too.

Edited by Joe Handley, 23 October 2011 - 03:23 PM.