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Posted 22 December 2012 - 03:52 PM

Has there been an y new photos? Relaease dates hinted at?



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Posted 22 December 2012 - 06:34 PM

Still a tentative release date of June '13: http://www3.towerhob...?&I=LXCWFF&P=SM



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Posted 23 December 2012 - 04:10 AM

No test shot pictures?

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 05:05 AM

What do you need test shot pictures for...take a '57 BelAir or 150/Black Widow kit.  Now imagine the top missing.  Voila!  :D

 

It's not like it's some all new tooling, just a new body insert, convertible boot and soft top for their existing BelAir kit.



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Posted 23 December 2012 - 05:30 AM

different engine as well.

 

the BW had a fuelie. this is the bat wing dual quad set up



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Posted 23 December 2012 - 05:53 AM

different engine as well.

 

the BW had a fuelie. this is the bat wing dual quad set up

 

Could be the F.I. engine. It was an option in all models for '57. All engines were available in all models, I've even seen a Bel Air convertible with the 235 six in it! :D

 

That was a strange car in other ways too; six cylinder, three on the tree, radio delete, and clock delete. Basically a stripped, no options, top of the line car. Very odd.



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Posted 23 December 2012 - 07:26 AM

Cool i can make my Eddie and the Cruisers blue conv.



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Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:28 AM

i know the fuelie was available. the kit however is said to supposed to be the dual quad.



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Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:04 AM

All that would really need to be tooled up is the manifold, carbs, and the batwing filter housing, as well as a set of correct exhaust manifolds. Everything else on the engine would be the same. Even then, they could leave the feulie parts in it for an option. Or even better, put the Black Widow racing parts in it. Nascar did have a convertible class back then, so it wouldn't be incorrect.



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Posted 23 December 2012 - 07:13 PM

 

Could be the F.I. engine. It was an option in all models for '57. All engines were available in all models, I've even seen a Bel Air convertible with the 235 six in it! :D

 

That was a strange car in other ways too; six cylinder, three on the tree, radio delete, and clock delete. Basically a stripped, no options, top of the line car. Very odd.

Do you remember the color, Drew? I might have to build that just for the weird factor.

 

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 01:50 AM

Interior should be diffrent as well, it will need doglegs in the rear for the top. Besides, what's wrong with wanting to see test shots?



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Posted 24 December 2012 - 01:31 PM

Interior should be diffrent as well, it will need doglegs in the rear for the top. Besides, what's wrong with wanting to see test shots?

 

Well nothing I suppose...

 

First of all, I was just giving Mark a hard time, he's a friend from back when we had a chat room around here.

 

But beyond that Revell has never shown test shot/tooling mock-ups of kits with minor changes.  There weren't test shots of the Nova SS and COPO Nova from the original Yenko kit.  Of the 150/BW from the BelAir kit.  I can't remember seeing mock-ups of the Yenko, B-M, SS Convertible '69 Camaros from the 90's kit, and therefore I doubt we'll see one of the ZL-1 variation.  If the '57 Convertible isn't out before the Late Fall-Winter new/reissue announcements, we might see the box-art model on display.

 

Then again, you never know.  I don't remember Revell ever showing off these parts layout/tooling test shots "in the gray" build-ups prior the last few years either.



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Posted 24 December 2012 - 01:47 PM

You got some good points there James. Still, I'd like to see test shots whether it's a new or modified tooling.



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Posted 24 December 2012 - 01:53 PM

Yeah. I'm just anxious to get one in my grubby mits. I'm hoping it comes with a continental kit as well

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 04:44 PM

So does this mean no further reissues of a Revell '57 2 door post? :wacko: Or will they conjure up a new mold for the convertible body? :huh:



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Posted 24 December 2012 - 08:55 PM

Or will they conjure up a new mold for the convertible body? :huh:

 

Yes. The '57 Chevy Sedan body tooling is not going to be irreversibly modified to release a convertible.

 

As James said, I suspect when the Fall 2013 releases are announced in May 2013, we will see pics of the '57 'vert box art, or maybe a bit sooner via Revell's facebook page.



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Posted 24 December 2012 - 11:10 PM

A convertible! Yay!

Wake me up when they finally use this tooling to kit a decent '57 Nomad. I'm going back to sleep now...



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Posted 25 December 2012 - 12:34 AM

Do you remember the color, Drew? I might have to build that just for the weird factor.

 

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No, Charlie, I don't, sorry.

 

So does this mean no further reissues of a Revell '57 2 door post? :wacko: Or will they conjure up a new mold for the convertible body? :huh:

 

A convertible would require an entire new body. The sedans had a different belt line and windshield height and more rear seat leg room than hardtops and convertibles.



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Posted 25 December 2012 - 09:22 AM

It will be a dual-quad with the batwing air cleaner.  One of the options from a previous kit could always be a possibility.   Convertibles had a totally different upholstery pattern than the 150 and 2-door BA (which both had unique upholstery patterns of their own, and they nailed both)  they've done before, in addition to needing the doglegs for the top mechanism.  Since they've gotten most everything spot-on with the 150 and 2-door post BA I'm going to trust that they get this one right, too.  If I get any inside information specific to this kit, I'll pass it along, but I'm not expecting it until the summer anyway.



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Posted 25 December 2012 - 07:29 PM

 

No, Charlie, I don't, sorry.

No biggie, I'll just pick a color I like and use that. For some reason, a weird setup like that says "Surf Green" to me.

 

Charlie Larkin