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#1 TheCat

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 10:06 AM

Revell announced that they are bring out the Chip Foose 68 Firebird as a kit. I got this bad feeling that it's just going to be a re-release of the old 68 Firebird kit with maybe a new set of crappy wheels. I hope I'm wrong and they did a new tooling.

Revell has a good idea.. but I would like to see them go one step further and create the following Chip Foose creations as new tooling model kits:

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 10:29 AM

Revell announced that they are bring out the Chip Foose 68 Firebird as a kit. I got this bad feeling that it's just going to be a re-release of the old 68 Firebird kit with maybe a new set of crappy wheels. I hope I'm wrong and they did a new tooling.


It's going to be their 1/25 '68 Firebird 400 kit with new wheels and tires, maybe some lowered suspension pieces, and likely the drag parts no longer included. I think this has been known/assumed since they announce this kit and the '67 Coronet as part of a new "Foose" series of kits.

As far as all-new kits of customs/rods go, the upcoming Rat Roaster will be the litmus test for such kits IMHO. If it sells well, we can look forward to another "from scratch" custom/rod/street machine type kit in 2013/2014. maybe even something Chip Foose designed.

#3 Jantrix

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 11:21 AM

Yep, pulled this off the Revell Facebook page.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 11:34 AM

I agree with Felix!!!! THOSE would be AWESOME!!!!

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 11:45 AM

A lot of Foose's work is truly spectacularly beautiful, and seems to me like a really good inspiration to crank up those scratch-building or customizing skills.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 12:12 PM

I've always liked Foose builds better than Coddington garbage.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 01:04 PM

I'm still not sure what to think about these Foose kits... didn't his popularity ship sail off about a half decade ago? It would be interesting to see why people intend to buy these kits- for the new parts or the Foose name on the box.

That being said- any one of the subjects Felix suggested would eventually be welcomed onto my workbench. I'm a bit leery of Revell tackling an E-Body Mopar, though, given their track recent track record with that particular subject. :unsure: But Revell does seem to have an uncanny knack for making some pretty good hot rod and street rod kits. If the upcoming Rat Roaster is any indication of their intents (not to mention their recent reissues of several street rod kits), I wonder if Revell plans to bring out more hot rod kits in the future. If those are successful, and given the fact that Revell has established a working relationship with Foose and his marketing people, who knows? Maybe they'll put out a few new-tool kits based on Foose designs. I think it would be a very good thing, though keep in mind I'm hoping more for his high-end street rods than the 'Overhauled' muscle car stuff.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 02:35 PM

Those Foose rods are far to specialized to get enough buyers to pay for the tooling.
The Mopars MAY be.... as long a stock tooling were included.

I agree, the Foose ship has sailed, Chuck. :wacko:

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 04:02 PM

I just received an update today on my fb page from "The Official Chip Foose" that in September they are going to be releasing a Revell version of the 68 Pontiac Firebird from season 3 of Overhaulin'. I'm a big fan of Foose's work and the show as I'm sure a lot of you are so I thought I'd share with everyone. Not sure what they'll go for but I'll be keep my open for it. I'm sure it'll be a good kit, the box art looks pretty killer.

Take a look, lmk what you think
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Posted 31 August 2012 - 04:09 PM

i wouldnt doubt that foose drew up the box art himself. he is an amazing car designer and artist. one of those people i want to meet in life and be able to work on a classic muscle car with.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 04:37 PM

His paint work is badass !!! I find everything else to be too formulaic. Same chip foose embroidered seats, and the wheels all start to look the same after awhile. At least the cars from the TV program. Never seen any orginal works. But super nice talented man from most accounts. At any rate. I always wanted to buy this one, but haven't seen any at the swap meets. I will have to buy this.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 04:51 PM

I wonder if it will have that stance out of the box.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 04:53 PM

I hope it's an all new kit and not just the current Firebird kit with new wheels and tires.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 04:54 PM

I hope it's an all new kit and not just the current Firebird kit with new wheels and tires.


Amen.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 04:59 PM

All I can say is- that will look great sitting next to my other PRO-TOURS !!!!!

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 05:07 PM

It would be nice to have a kit with the stance in the box art.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 05:15 PM

It would be interesting to see why people intend to buy these kits- for the new parts or the Foose name on the box.


:lol: Need you ask? If this has radically lowered suspension and a modern power plant it will end up under sooooo many hot rods. :lol:

I like most of Chips work, with the exception of the side mirror deletion.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 05:17 PM

I agree, the Foose ship has sailed, Chuck. :wacko:


That may be. But he doesn't strike me as the kind of guy who cares. And if Revell can increase sales by doing some Foosed up kits, I'm all for it.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 05:35 PM

It would be great with the stance and with wheels that don't have the solid
Chrome back like in some of their 2 'n 1 kits.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 05:36 PM

Surely looks great on the box art but I am sure it will not be anything close to what we will see in the box, you always have to alter the stance on it one way or the other to make it look right....