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#241 martinfan5

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 08:28 PM

 

Money isn't the only consideration, I can assure you that, but if Revell wants to stay in business they need to make a profit on the kits they sell. More upfront licensing costs = less profit, and maybe not enough to proceed with the kits. It sounds to me like that's the case here.

 

I was a bit surprised by the new kit announcement tidbit, as I don't recall Revell doing that mid-year before? No complaints from me, though.  :)

I do understand business a little bit, I do have my own ;) , well just because its not being announce next month, doesn't mean they are not going to get back into NASCAR kits, just means nothing at the moment

 

I do know for a fact that one resin caster is already working on one of the new Gen6 bodies, I dont know for a fact which make, but I am guessing its going to be for the Chevy SS , so us NASCAR fans can get or fix for the new Gen6 stuff soon either way,  its better then nothing :D



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 04:54 AM

For those of you non facebook users, Revell posted this teaser shot:

 

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 04:55 AM

Saw that..the '67 Corvette reissue is on the bottom left,  what appears to be a drag version of the '58/59 or '62 Corvette is in the top middle...top right looks like maybe Revell's New Beetle kit w/ custom wheels, a semi truck cab on the bottom right..



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 10:18 AM

The orange Vette is the 67 Roadster with the extra parts from the "Sport Coupe" edition of a few years back. Minilite-style wheels, sidepipes, a Grand-Sport inspired hood.

 

Big truck is the 1/16 KW.

 

Please, oh please, let that Vette gasser be an actual Mazmanian 61 Vette. I could live with a 58/59 or 62 BJM-inspired gasser, but the real deal would be awesome.



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 10:31 AM

I'm with Brett. I want to see that Mazmanian done!



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Posted 21 April 2013 - 04:37 AM

I belive the red vette was made off the D&M Corvette gasser- not sure what decals it will come with but I do know Revell did measure and document the car a few years ago



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Posted 21 April 2013 - 06:04 AM

That D&M gasser is pretty dang nice too!

 

 

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 04:44 AM

Oooohhhh - a straight axle gasser, even better modeling choice than the Mazmainian '61, as iconic as it is, since there will be more parts of use in this one...   

 

I'm planning on a Street Freak build, anyway, maybe with the AMT Sock It To Me decals.     

 

I wonder if they measured up this Tuna Boat while they were there :wub:

 

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 04:53 AM

^^^ WANT THAT WAGON BAD...^^^



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Posted 22 April 2013 - 05:09 AM

I belive the red vette was made off the D&M Corvette gasser- not sure what decals it will come with but I do know Revell did measure and document the car a few years ago

 

I hope they only used it for reference, and not with the intent on building a (near) exact replica. No offense, as it appears well done, but it has no provenance, no name recognition, and is a "what if" rather than a what was. Now, that all might not mean much in 1/25 scale, but Revell seems to have a pretty good track record with BJM kit-wise, and his 'Vette did retain the stock front suspension with lift blocks from what I've read, so fewer newly tooled parts would be needed, too.

 

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 05:22 AM

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 05:44 AM

Oooohhhh - a straight axle gasser, even better modeling choice than the Mazmainian '61, as iconic as it is, since there will be more parts of use in this one...   

 

I'm planning on a Street Freak build, anyway, maybe with the AMT Sock It To Me decals.     

 

I wonder if they measured up this Tuna Boat while they were there :wub:

 

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As long as they make it with stock pieces, I'm in!

 

That Corsair looks pretty interesting. One of my favorite airplanes.

 

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 05:45 AM

I'm in 150% either way.  The BJM has the name and history, but that other one has wheelie bars and a straight axle - better from a parts donor perspective. 

 

I'm just hoping they don't split the difference and give us a generic 62 MSP/Gasser/Street Freak without the straight axle... <_<  Raised IFS on a C1 is easy enough to do (cut away the crossmember and stick in pieces cut from a 4" scale I-beam or scale 4x4 to jack the front up, same way the real ones were done.) 



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Posted 22 April 2013 - 05:48 AM

As long as they make it with stock pieces, I'm in!

 

That Corsair looks pretty interesting. One of my favorite airplanes.

 

Charlie Larkin

They already do a 66 Chevelle long roof and a 66 Impala...  why not an Impala wagon?!?!   Too many wagons? 



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Posted 22 April 2013 - 05:50 AM

They already do a 66 Chevelle long roof and a 66 Impala...  why not an Impala wagon?!?!   Too many wagons? 

Shhh....don't give them any more excuses! 

 

I mean, worst case, I could try to kit-bash something, but when I've tried that before....didn't end well. Juha Airio I most certainly am not!

 

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 08:21 AM

 

I hope they only used it for reference, and not with the intent on building a (near) exact replica. No offense, as it appears well done, but it has no provenance, no name recognition, and is a "what if" rather than a what was. Now, that all might not mean much in 1/25 scale, but Revell seems to have a pretty good track record with BJM kit-wise, and his 'Vette did retain the stock front suspension with lift blocks from what I've read, so fewer newly tooled parts would be needed, too.

 

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I would so be in with that one



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Posted 22 April 2013 - 10:59 AM

Too many wagons? 

 

Never, but a '57 Country Squire would be a better choice than a '66 Impala IMHO. Maybe in May 2015...



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Posted 22 April 2013 - 11:56 AM

 

Never, but a '57 Country Squire would be a better choice than a '66 Impala IMHO. Maybe in May 2015...

Be daring....do them both.

 

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 01:33 PM

Oooohhhh - a straight axle gasser, even better modeling choice than the Mazmainian '61, as iconic as it is, since there will be more parts of use in this one...   
 
I'm planning on a Street Freak build, anyway, maybe with the AMT Sock It To Me decals.     
 
I wonder if they measured up this Tuna Boat while they were there :wub:
 
66_IMPALA_WGN_001.jpg

now that would be sweet!

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 02:49 PM

 

Never, but a '57 Country Squire would be a better choice than a '66 Impala IMHO. Maybe in May 2015...

I get a better feeling about a lower-end 57 Ford wagon.  Don't think we'll see a Country Squire.  Get a better feeling about a Ranch Wagon or Courier.  I don't get that good of a feeling about a Ranchero, either, though personally I'd love to see one.