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Luc Janssens

Member Since 26 Mar 2007
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In Topic: 1/25 Moebius/Model King 1959 Rambler Custom Cross Country Wagon

25 May 2015 - 08:41 AM

Time sure flies, was at I-hobby when Okey released this kit, he even went to the Hobby Heaven party Dean and I organized....If I knew then what I know now....


In Topic: Auto Transporter Trailer By Revell

23 May 2015 - 09:34 AM

I have the prestige Car Transport edition (Pete & trailer, no cars) the copyright says '82, but I bought new in promotion at a local big box store in '93, for the amount of 1299 Belgian Frank ($35) and it includes chrome wheels for the trailer.

Will take pics and post later....


In Topic: Okay, Revell gave us the '32 Ford and is now readying to get their '2...

23 May 2015 - 06:35 AM

maybe we should call him ?  ;)

Be my guest Greg, me I'm a bit riffraff of the phone bill :D


In Topic: Okay, Revell gave us the '32 Ford and is now readying to get their '2...

23 May 2015 - 06:12 AM

Like an engine pack kit with 4 or 5 engine kits in one box ? Or maybe a wheels and tire kit with a bunch of wheels and tires all in the same box ? How about the four motorcycle parts pack kits all in one box?  ^_^

 

Sound like a great idea, but engines alone don't make a a finished car, so IMHO not very likely to happen.

The cycle idea has some merit, certainly when including a trailer, but still a very limited market, I think, otherwise Dave Burket would've done it already.....

 

Anyway, on a tooling level it would make sense to have every popular engine available together with the right options OEM and aftermarket, combined in one versatile small tool.

That way the manufacturer can connect that tool,like a sibling to a mother tool, which hold the main parts of a vehicle.

In the past we've seen the same engines designed and tooled over and over again for every car model kit which happened to have kind of engine.

A big waste of resources IMHO, but at that point in time, kits sold like crazy so intelligent cost cutting was not an issue.

 

Anyway, in the past I tried to start up a brain storm on future engine design (see link) but it only generated a few replies, I guess it's easier to complain to a manufacturer, then to help them by making the Model cars board the place to be to pickup ideas and profit form the knowledge of the participants.

If we as a community want to be kept seriously, we better work on our relation with model companies.

;)

 

http://www.modelcars...topic=93598&hl=

 

My 2 cents.....


In Topic: Revells newer release of the 59 Caddillac Eldorado body issue

23 May 2015 - 06:04 AM

One other thing to mention that would be an easy fix for the bent roof problem---------why doesn't Revell "brace" the body somewhat a lot like what RC2 did when they reissued the '69 Corvair?? I got several of those kits and they are VERY well braced on the inside of the body, with no roof warping whatsoever, and if you're familiar with that era Corvair------they have very thin C pillars.

 

Sure would be a lot cheaper to do that, than to be replacing bodies with the attendant shipping costs like I mentioned above.

 

They could add braces (an exta B-pillar if you will) to the side cavity to give the roof more strength and revise the instruction sheet, to remove them prior to painting.

Sure it comes at a cost, but in time cheaper then inserting a custom made cardboard support to prevent the roof from caving in.