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#1 S. Svendsen

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 04:05 AM

I just finished designing the box art and new decals for an upcoming Model King re-issue of the classic Revell '50 Austin Gasser. The kit should be available in 2010. By the way, I built the black box art model and Tom Miller (AKA bluemoose) built the green one.

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 04:13 AM

BOTH great builds,I already have two of them from the old days,so I wouldn't bother with another one,EXCEPT for those DECALS!!! They're THE MOOK! Just might hafta get one just for THOSE! They weren't the easiest kits to build,but you guys sure did a wizz-bang job on 'em! The box art ALONE should sell a ton of 'em!!!GREAT BUILDS!!! :D :D

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 04:42 AM

Box art and decals look GREAT ! Can't wait to build the kit but to be honest i can't wait to get that decal sheet ! :D !It works for drag racing and for my low riders ! :D

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 04:42 AM

It's great to see the Austin back in someones line-up. That always seems to be the kit that sells the best and commands the highest prices when they are no longer sitting on the shelves at the LHS.

I like the idea of including the grille and headlights, those are great additions to the decal sheet.

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 06:20 AM

Thats always been a head scratcher to me as to why theres never been a grill option. Glad to see this being addressed. I'm in for at least a case

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 07:04 AM

It's about dam time the '50 Austin kit came back! And Sean, as always, your decals are friggin' mind-bending!

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 01:26 PM

Sean and Dave -

When do you think this will be in the hobby stores....may want to use those "High Roller" decals on a project currently underway....thanks TIM

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 12:21 AM

Sean and Dave -

When do you think this will be in the hobby stores....may want to use those "High Roller" decals on a project currently underway....thanks TIM



I don't know an exact date yet, but judging from past projects with Revell, I'd guess they would be in stores mid next year.

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 12:22 AM

Didn't Revell reissue this kit not too long ago??



It's been a few years since it's last re-issue.

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 04:28 AM

The box art (will look great on the "stash" shelf!) and decal sheet will be worth the price of the kit...the plastic is cool too... ;)

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 09:53 AM

Sean,
You need to go in the business of decals. I heard a lot of buzz at last weekends kit swapmeet here in so cal about your decals. The consistent buzz was that we all just want your decals.
Dwayne J

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 10:04 AM

It's been a few years since it's last re-issue.

If you consider '1999 or 2000' not too long ago, yeah, it hasn't been too long! :D ;)

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 11:22 AM

now how about the old tool Willy's gasser, the Anglia, Thames and Henry J all as re-issues with "Svendsen" decals?

Dave

I second, third, and fourth that statement!

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 01:03 PM

If you consider '1999 or 2000' not too long ago, yeah, it hasn't been too long! :D ;)


It was early 2004 for it's last reissue. I did a review build for "the other mag" when it came out. It was always a nice kit to build even though it had some finicky parts (like most of the Revell gasser style kits had) mainly with the opening doors and the tilting front clip. Otherwise a great kit with excellent detailing potential. Now we get it again with excellent decals.

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 01:48 PM

I really like those decals! Its even nice to have some model kit with them ;) Ill buy maybe 2 of them :D

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 03:35 PM

Sean,
You need to go in the business of decals. I heard a lot of buzz at last weekends kit swapmeet here in so cal about your decals. The consistent buzz was that we all just want your decals.
Dwayne J



Thank you for the compliment. I've thought about doing decals as a business a couple of times. Trouble is I've already got a good job and I'm not sure I want to turn my hobby into a business. We'll see. Maybe some day.

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Posted 14 November 2009 - 11:44 AM

Looking forward to the release of this kit!!!! Awesome work on both kits, and the included decal sheet is worth the purchase price by itself, I agree. I always get excited when I see gasser kits!

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 11:13 AM

It was early 2004 for it's last reissue. I did a review build for "the other mag" when it came out. It was always a nice kit to build even though it had some finicky parts (like most of the Revell gasser style kits had) mainly with the opening doors and the tilting front clip. Otherwise a great kit with excellent detailing potential. Now we get it again with excellent decals.

I've never seen the 2004 issue of the kit, Wayne, but thanks for setting me straight! :) I've got several of the '99/'00-ish issues in my stash (maroon car on the box), and this is one of my all-time favorite kits!

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 06:43 AM

I've never seen the 2004 issue of the kit, Wayne, but thanks for setting me straight! B) I've got several of the '99/'00-ish issues in my stash (maroon car on the box), and this is one of my all-time favorite kits!

I visited my storage unit yesterday evening- looks like ALL of the Austin kits I have are 2003 copyrights! Funny, I could've sworn I bought a couple when I was still in high school.

Long story short- it hasn't been as long as I thought!

Now I wonder what kit I was thinking of...

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 12:14 PM

Here's the Model King re-issue of the Revell '50 Austin Gasser, just now hitting the shelves. It's got snappy new box art and decal sheet done by Sean Svendsen. 


I don't know much about Austins, but the model looks well proportioned to me and very realistic once assembled. The only problem in assembly I can remenber was getting the front end tilt hinges to work properly. I wound up just abandoning the hinges and displaying the model with the front end propped in the open or closed position, which works fine. The rest of he car, including the opening doors, assembles lke a charm. The box art models were built by Sean (the black model) and me (the green one shown here). Mine is done with a mix of Limetime pearl and Lime Gold pearl, both House of Color paints from Black Gold. It's clear-coated with over-thinned urethane clear.

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Edited by Casey, 04 March 2013 - 06:52 AM.