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#101 thatz4u

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 09:58 AM

here's an idea for the kit...



http://public.fotki....ewarts_polyn-2/

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 01:03 PM

I will be buying a few,even if it takes me a while to get to em,I'd much rather Revell get my bucks then some dude on (whatever eplaced) eBay down the road when I'm ready to build one :P

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 02:48 AM

Could one of the resin casters make it into a 4-door, please? And a fastback? And a wagon? Please?


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Posted 16 August 2012 - 04:14 AM

Boxart released by Revell: Posted Image

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 04:32 AM

MUST HAVE...NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL!!!

#106 Casey

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 04:45 AM

Looks like the "second" version is a Panamerican racer:

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 04:48 AM

What is the second version in the background? Panamerica racer or something? :blink:

Hershel McGriff's 1950 Carerra Pan American Road Race winner...so Revell is getting on the vintage race car bandwagon. The replica in the pics at the link is a 2dr sedan, though. Haven't seen any pics of the original race car (probably some grainy B&W pics out there somewhere).

http://www.conceptca...smobile-88.aspx

Edited by Rob Hall, 16 August 2012 - 04:59 AM.


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Posted 16 August 2012 - 05:47 AM

Looks like the "second" version is a Panamerican racer:

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You think? :lol:



Also among the list of those anxiously awaiting this release!!

B)

Edited by Danno, 16 August 2012 - 05:49 AM.


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Posted 16 August 2012 - 06:07 AM

Please don't tell me that "second version" is only a set of decals.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 07:25 AM

Please don't tell me that "second version" is only a set of decals.


It's also a hubcaps, trim rings, and fender skirts delete version. :lol: Pretty weak for a second version IMHO, too, but I'm sure Revell's got another kit/version to release in a few years.

Hmmm, it appears Revell decided to mold the front bumper and grille as a single piece, too.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 07:29 AM

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 07:36 AM

It's also a hubcaps, trim rings, and fender skirts delete version. :lol: Pretty weak for a second version IMHO, too, but I'm sure Revell's got another kit/version to release in a few years.

It's similar to what Moebius has done with the race versions of the Hudsons, but as a 2n1 instead of separate kits..

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 07:42 AM

It's similar to what Moebius has done with the race versions of the Hudsons, but as a 2n1 instead of separate kits..


I would agree. I suppose when you think of '50 Olds Coupes, a great number of race cars don't come to mind, and I doubt more than ten people in the world were hoping for the Panamerica version. It just seems like an odd choice to me, as even a California Wheels style version with low-pro tires, larger diameter custom wheels, lowered front and rear suspension, and some flashier decals would seem to have a wider appeal.

I remember Revell trying the Panamerica race car version once before on a re-issue:

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 07:45 AM

The Panamerica race car appears to be a 2dr sedan, while the Revell kit is a 2dr coupe (shorter roof, smaller quarter windows). So it doesn't build out of the box as a replica of the actual race car.

Edited by Rob Hall, 16 August 2012 - 07:45 AM.


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Posted 16 August 2012 - 11:09 AM

It's also a hubcaps, trim rings, and fender skirts delete version. :lol: Pretty weak for a second version IMHO, too, but I'm sure Revell's got another kit/version to release in a few years.

Hmmm, it appears Revell decided to mold the front bumper and grille as a single piece, too.

Very disappointing for a for a "2 in 1 Special Edition", but I guess it doesn't matter to me all that much since I just wanted the original anyway. 48 Ford and 49 Merc "Special Editions" were actually "2 in 1 Special Editions"; Revell could have at least added different rims and maybe bumpers...

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 04:16 PM

When I lived in San Diego in the 70s I built a '49 Olds coupe with a bored 394 Olds engine and a '54 Olds Hydro that I put a B&M shift kit in to. It had a Pontiac rear (the Ford 9 inch on the 60s and 70s) with 54 inch long ladder bars (all built by me in a rented one car garage). It was the most fun 1:1 car I ever built! I will replicate that car from my past in plastic. I did it with one of the old Ertl diecast '50 Olds coupes many years ago. I will likley get 4-5 of these to build some variants.

Many years ago at the IPMS Nationals, Accurate Miniatures was asking for suggestions for new models. They had just started doing cars (the Corvett Grand Sport and McLaren). I put down the '49/50 Olds coupe,'53 Hudson, and '55 Chrysler 300. When asked why those subjects, I indicated they were all pioneers in NASCAR and would be great sellers for that reason alone.The owner said they would never see the light of day. I guess he was wrong?

I guess so, maybe that is the reason they are no longer around? Suffered from the old "head in the sand" syndrome, & "if I don't like it no one will" problem.

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 08:34 AM

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Cool concept, and, being from the PNW, I like the decals (Portland, OR) - but...you can see the big difference in Coupe vs. Sedan in this shot!

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 06:11 PM

i find it kinda strange that revell would try to pull that off...using the wrong body style but so obvious graphics to misidentify the car like that. just strange if they thought they were going to be able to get away with it without anyone who did even a little bit of research kinda noticing the big difference in the body styles. could it be they had another car, a coupe, in the same livery? doesnt sound likely but if not then this could be seen as an extreme foot-in-the-mouth moment for revell. i mean it doesnt affect my enjoyment of the kit, but it just seems strange marketing.

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 06:36 PM

i find it kinda strange that revell would try to pull that off...using the wrong body style but so obvious graphics to misidentify the car like that. just strange if they thought they were going to be able to get away with it without anyone who did even a little bit of research kinda noticing the big difference in the body styles. could it be they had another car, a coupe, in the same livery? doesnt sound likely but if not then this could be seen as an extreme foot-in-the-mouth moment for revell. i mean it doesnt affect my enjoyment of the kit, but it just seems strange marketing.


Because the two in one* kit label on the box was more important that fact checking? And a set of decals for a close enough* car was the best they could come up with on such short* notice? Lol.... sarcasm* This is what happens when Revell gets rushed to release something in the time frame they actually commit to. Kit looks awsome aside from the whatever decals.

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 12:26 AM

Dunno that I've ever see Revell really commit to a due date beyond what they tell vendors. I also hardly consider this rushed. Revell had the test shots already on hand when this kit was announced and here it is coming out 11 months after that. The Ford & '62 Vette (both which also already had test shots) are going to clock in over a year after the trio were revealed. If that's rushing against a deadline, I want a job like that.