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tim boyd

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18 April 2014 - 09:36 AM


The Raptor has been in the planning stages since at least 3Q last year. 


Gerry....thanks for setting the record straight on this.  Model kits take a LONG time to develop and do correctly.  


While it makes a great storyline to suggest that the new Meng kit prompted Revell to go ahead with a Raptor, the timelines involved for such a scenario to have taken place just don't meet the realities of kit development today.  



In Topic: All the "Who Ha" about the Mustang 50 years Why not this ?

18 April 2014 - 02:54 AM

I too think that IMC made a model of the original Mustang (powered by a Ford of Cologne built V-4 engine).  I remember seeing several MIB kits when I visited my buddy's collection room.  But then again I've been known to spray lacquers without a respirator so I could be wrong :lol:

Guys....sorry to disappoint you on this, but IMC never made a 1/25th scale model of the original V4 powered mid-engine concept car.  One of their very first kits, however, was the Mustang II concept car as pictured in Greg's post above.  


Best regards...TIM 

In Topic: 1/25 Revell '13 Mustang Boss 302

17 April 2014 - 03:20 AM

Chuck,,,,John....James:  Thanks, I don't get out so much anymore (my favorite hobby shop is a good half hour drive away)...   Nice kit, anyway!   TB 

In Topic: 1/25 Revell '13 Mustang Boss 302

16 April 2014 - 09:41 AM

(Casey...would have sworn there was already a thread on the new Revell Boss 302 kit but didn't see it when I just looked...if so please move this to the existing thread.)  


All....maybe I missed the news but today I saw the new Revell '13 Boss 302 kit where I shop for kits - the Model Cave in Ypsilanti, Michigan.  I would presume that it is also at other retailers with the special Revell/Hobbico advance distribution scheme.


How appropriate; almost 50 years to the exact day that the original Mustang was introduced!  



In Topic: Latest Issue of Hot Rod Deluxe / Tim Boyd Article

14 April 2014 - 03:08 AM

JB, you are certainly entitled to your view on this but I suspect many magazine editors would take a much different view than the one you articulate here.  


This is particularly true for Hot Rod DeLuxe, which is one of the single most successful automotive magazine title introductions over the last decade, and which was ONLY available via newstand distribution for several years until they began to take subscriptions a little over a year ago.


Most editors (and publshers) care about BOTH newstand and subscription circulation numbers, as together they are a sign of overall magazine health and as the basis for their advertising rate cards.  


I don't formally sit on any magazine staffs these days but I have worked closely with a number of magazine editors over the years as a freelancer, having contributed articles to over 30 different titles worldwide over 35 years. On that basis, and also based on my understanding of Intellectual Property Law in part from my 35 years in the automotive industry, I stand by my position on this subject.  


Thanks for your comments nevertheless.  Always good to have an informed dialogue....TIM