All-New Kits - What Would You Like to See?
Posted 11 November 2012 - 08:51 AM
Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:03 AM
'74 El Camino
'74 Chevelle Wagon
Even if there should be resin bodies/kits of them, still plastic bodies would be cool too!
-'79 Buick Skyhawk
-'72 Chevy Vega
-'72 Chevy Vega Wagon
-Chevy Monza Town Coupe
-'66 Ford Bronco
-'59 and '60 Chevrolet Nomad, and actually '61-'70 Impala Wagons too, Brookwoods, Kingswoods etc.
-'65 Plymouth Valiant
-'32 Plymouth Sport Roadster
-'27 Studebaker Erskine
-'80's Chevy Caprice
-2002 Jeep Liberty/Cherokee
And so on, so on...
Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:13 AM
I would like to see Revell put the effort they used in the new `cuda kit into the following:
- `70 Camaro Z/28
- `71/`72 Chevelle
- `73/`74 Super Duty Trans Am
- `68 RS Camaro with hideaway headlights
- `69 Mustang
- A 'real' Foose car, like the Impression, Magnitude, or Hemisfear.
- `84 Trans am
Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:46 AM
New 1/12th Mercedes Gullwing and 1/12 Ferrari 275 GTB (or even a 1/16 275!) to replace the old Revell/Renwal garbage.
Revell has said they're not doing any more large-scale kits, but maybe someone else will. The 275 could be offered in multiple forms, as the basic 275 GTB coupe, a GTB4, a NART spider and a Competizione coupe. All based on a basic molding with alternate parts. It could offer a choice of wheels including Campagnolo mags, Borrani wires, and Rudge knockoffs. This could be one of the most versatile kits available.
Edited by sjordan2, 11 November 2012 - 12:13 PM.
Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:10 PM
Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:52 PM
1953 Cadillac Eldorado
1957 Corvette SS
1959 Corvette Stingray SS
1956 Plymouth Fury
1956 Dodge Custom Royal HT (Geez, that could even be done to please those female modelers, as the "La Femme" version!
1956-57 Lincoln Continental Mk II
1960's Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman
Jeep Grand Wagoneer
1939 Mercury Club Coupe or convertible
1940 Ford station wagon!!!!!
1955 Mercury Sun Valley
1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser
1957 Ford Fairlane Skyliner
1959 Mercury Commuter station wagon
1913 Mercer Raceabout
1927 Model T Ford ROADSTER!
1932 Ford B-400
1932 Chevrolet Roadster (MPC's kit is the Cabriolet, different body style)
1941 Chevrolet Coupe and convertible
1941 Buick Century Fastback 2dr
1951 Ford Victoria HT
1957-58 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham (accurate and full detailed)
Modern Fiat 500
Mack Model B semi-tractor with vintage Fruehauf 40' round nose trailer
1940's-50's Dodge Power Wagon
1941 Dodge and Plymouth half ton pickup
1925 REO Speedwagon (the truck, not the band)
1946-48 Ford Sportsman (the woodie convertible)
1946 Chrysler Town & Country convertible (the woodie convertible)
1949-51 Ford station wagon
1948-52 Willys Jeepster
1973 Pontiac Grand Am
1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
1968-72 Buick Skylark
1956 Chrysler 300B
1958 Chrysler 300D
1959 Chrysler 300E
1960 Chrysler 300F
1961 Chrysler 300G
1962 Chrysler 300H
1963 Chrysler 300J
1964 Chrysler 300K
1965 Chrysler 300L
1956 Desoto Adventurer with convertible Pacesetter as second release
1957 Desoto Adventurer
1957-58 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer
1957 Rambler Rebel
1954-62 Nash/Hudson/AMC Metropolitan full detail kit
1939 Lincoln Zephyr coupe
Just a few thoughts, huh?
Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:09 PM
Well, wouldn't some of the following be cool to have in a model kit?
Cool list , Hope a new guys input is OK here , I have followed this form for some time and understanding what has to go into as far as time and money I know many of those old kits we would like to see again will in all likely hood are gone for ever. So if I had to pick something as new tooling that would make sense from a manufacturers point of view I would say a 52 thur 57 Mercury or Lincoln , like the 50 Olds and Hudson it would hold many possibility's now and into the future.
Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:17 PM
Edited by MachinistMark, 11 November 2012 - 01:17 PM.
Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:25 PM
AMT Body slides over the revell frame/interior and everything else with almost no work.
7. 67/68 Camaro with a nice chassis & engine.
How about any Fuselage C Body?
Posted 11 November 2012 - 06:19 PM
A Buick GS kit in 1/25 scale, I'd say a 70 stage one first. (yes, I know about the Monogram kit ) A very under rated muscle car.
A 68 Hemi 'Cuda, lots of "reissueabilty" in this one.
A 74 Dodge Monaco Bluesmobile would please the Mopar, 4 door, TV-Movie car, cop car and '70's car guys.
A 50 Studebaker Starlight
A 57 Olds 88 J2
A good 57 Chevy Nomad
A 48 Tucker
A 68 Dodge Coronet R/T
A 69 Plymouth Road Runner
A 67-68 Chevy pick up
A first generation Ford Bronco
A 73 GTO, 73 Chevelle SS, and 73 Hurst Olds, the last of the midsize big block lines could use same chassis
A 68 Chevy Impala SS 427
A Studebaker GT Hawk
A 60 Chrysler 300F
A 50 Chevy from the new 50 Olds tooling
I'll think of more after I click "post" LOL
Posted 11 November 2012 - 07:50 PM
Posted 11 November 2012 - 08:30 PM
The other thing I would love to see is a 1/12 scale kit of an auto subject that is not a supercar or old European race car. For example, I found out that the company Doyusha (later Otaki) offered 1/12 kits of various cars back in the 70's that were highly detailed and had all opening doors, working suspension, and so on. Some examples from e-bay are: Mercedes 450SLC/SL (I have the SLC kit), Lambo Countach, Porsche 911, Corvette Stingray, '71 Mustang, and a Lancia Stratos. I know there is the recent '57 Bel Air kit and new GT500 kit, both of which I have, but I would like to see more (don't have the cash to burn on the Enzo kit).
Posted 11 November 2012 - 08:31 PM
'61 Plymouth sedan
'69 Chevy Bel Air/Impala anything
'69 Plymouth Fury sedan
'70 Dodge Coronet sedan
'72 Dodge Polara sedan
'74 Dodge Monaco/Plymouth Grand Fury sedan
'77 Nova 9C1 Police sedan
'78-79 Malibu coupe, 9C1 sedan, station wagon, El Camino
'80s Impala sedan
'80s Dodge Diplomat sedan
'00s Crown Wick sedan
Current Silverado / F250 / Ram pickups (CURRENT!)
Early 60's International Carryall
> I know, you're detecting a theme here ...
Pierce Dash 1250 gpm Custom Pumper
1/25 Bell Ranger
Can Am cars ~ McClaren, Lola, Chaparral, all those bad, bad boys!
Yes, the '57 Corvette SS and the '59 Corvette SS
Like they said ... we can dream, can't we?
Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:44 AM
Good list Danno , I approve
Thanks, man. But I forgot the '70s Matador sedan and a '70 Plymouth Sport Suburban station wagon.
Edited by Danno, 12 November 2012 - 04:45 AM.
Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:53 AM
(same scales) Nascar Stock Cars- 50''s thru 70's
(same scales) Kenworth , International etc Cab Over tractors from 60's thru 80's
These would be great- I'd pay $100+ for some good large scale stuff. Less for the 1/16 naturally. I know there are a few new releases (Mustang 1/12 etc) but $200 ??? I think whoever (mfg) could do some of those kits I listed. I also realize the molds to make new big kits may be hard to accomplish for $100 or so a kit but maybe it could be done. Maybe $150?? I don't think I'm standing alone out in my field on this. At least I hope not. I'm in my 50's and have been building forever and I'd love to see some killer large scale kits in the price range. They could be on par with the 1/8 Big Deuce - you know-- right?
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 12:50 PM
The short version- the odds are really stacked against new large scale kits, as the development time and cost is twice as long as a 1/25 scale kit. Add it the importance of getting the subject matter correct, and large scale kits are a huge gamble for Revell.
That said, I would love to see another large scale kit, but it seems we're likely to get reissued large scale kits for the most part.
Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:54 PM