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#1 truckaddict

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 08:14 PM

I was looking around in a facebook group for model cars and seem some guys talking about a new jeep from Revell, a 2003 jeep Rubicion with working suspension. Does anyone know anything about this? I couldnt find anything on Revell's site or anywhere else except for the site one of them linked to.

http://www3.omnimode...&I=RMXS4053&P=0



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Posted 07 November 2012 - 08:53 PM

It's the same "Tomb Raider" kit as before, only this time the body will be plastic, instead of metal. There was some discussion in the Revell 2013 Car Kit Releases topic here: http://www.modelcars...ic=64737&st=120



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Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:02 PM

Well that sucks cause it is underscale..
Just a bit tho but still

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:14 AM

Well that sucks cause it is underscale..
Just a bit tho but still


As in 1:26 or 1:27 scale, like some Maisto(?) die cast models?

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:37 PM

I'd say it's closer to 1/26.5 ish.
it's livable but slightly annoying.
Great tires tho..

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:35 PM

Did these tires ever have the M/T Baja Claw lettering on the sidewalls?

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 04:40 AM

Looking forward to this one, I'll likely buy 4 of these kits.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:49 AM

Well that sucks cause it is underscale..
Just a bit tho but still


Please tell me you're kidding Rodney!! I'll probably still buy a couple of them just because I love Jeeps!

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:49 PM

Did these tires ever have the M/T Baja Claw lettering on the sidewalls?


Nope, but perty decent tires tho.
Tires work great with 1/25 wheels..
Ma's Resin also cast these ;)

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 09:18 AM

Please tell me you're kidding Rodney!! I'll probably still buy a couple of them just because I love Jeeps!

Having built a couple of the TR Rubicons but not actually measured them I would say they are slightly oversize if anything. They are noticeably bigger than the Maisto 1/26 scale Jeep. Here are mine next to some other 1/25 builds.
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Posted 29 November 2012 - 09:24 AM

Looking forward to this..I don't have the Lara Croft version. I like that era of Wrangler, wouldn't mind having one some day as a weekend fun machine.

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 12:28 PM

If you click on your link, its there you just have to go til you get to the 1/24 scale model car kits. I'm going to wait to get the 1/24 scale 1949 Mercury "Woody" wagon. Thats going to be one cool build. Boy with all the model car companys releasing all these kits new/old one I'm in 7th heaven! Wish they would go and redo the old JoHan kits.



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Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:27 AM

If the new lit is all plastic that will be great. It is so much easier to modify plastic than metal. I can see a lot of these getting the hood and doors opened.



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Posted 04 December 2012 - 06:39 AM

And stretched into an LJ...and a BRUTE...and a...

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:55 AM

And stretched into an LJ...and a BRUTE...and a...

 

There you go thinkin' again!  :lol:   Mmmmmm......a Brute would be pretty sweet.



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Posted 17 December 2012 - 03:10 AM

Having built a couple of the TR Rubicons but not actually measured them I would say they are slightly oversize if anything. They are noticeably bigger than the Maisto 1/26 scale Jeep. Here are mine next to some other 1/25 builds.

 

It does look big compared to the Tahoe in the one photo. Could you take another photo of them side by side for a good comparison? I would sure appreciate it if you could.



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 04:00 AM

I did not know this was coming out.  It looks like a great kit, and also the tires look fantastic.

 

Does anyone have any more information on this kit.  Is it a new kit?  A new tool?

 

Thank you.



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 04:09 AM

Not sure Doc ,   Revell Monograms web site had it posted  but removed it from their web page.

Tower has it posted  with no exact release date . Never the less, I cant wait to have one  opened on the work bench!   I have never seen a "Rubicon"  Jeep kit what so ever from any other MFG. The only other kits I have seen was the CJ-7, & the Daisey Duke kit. Neither of those were the Rubicon  styling but CJ-5 & CJ-7.  I come to assume it is a new tool.


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Posted 19 March 2013 - 04:17 AM

It's coming out in April, Revell just featured it today on their FB page.  It's the Lara Croft "Tomb Raider" diecast in plastic.



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 04:31 AM

Great news! Thanx for the update. B)