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#61 Danno

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 07:21 PM

 

 

What are the two round parts to the right of the RH door panels?

 

 

 

Probably the air filter elements ... they attach to the underside of the triangular aircleaner (referred to by some as a 'batwing' aircleaner) at the extremities, just over the valve covers.



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 07:02 AM

Actually, Monogram Did include Standard Bumpers in the  Indy Pace car version of the 55 Convert.

I have both, so I can Compare them!!

Are both sets in the Cali Wheels 55 Hardtop??

 

I definitely want this one!!



#63 John Goschke

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 07:45 AM

Wonder if that separate plated windshield frame will be as big an eye sore as the one in the '55 kit?



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 07:57 AM

I guess I'm in the minority.

I have 'very' little interest in any tri five chevy .



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 08:09 AM

You could make one into a drag car Bill!

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 10:25 AM

I wonder if they could be planning a "digitally remastered" new tri-five tooling like the 32 Ford got with the Rat Roaster?

 

Use the same masters, but with new 3D scanning to cut new molds?  Compare the common parts between the old deuces and the RR (the coil overs are probably the best example) and see what a difference it makes even with the same old master patterns. 

 

They can't be done with tri-fives.  They'll never be done with tri-fives.... 



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 12:30 PM

They can't be done with tri-fives.  They'll never be done with tri-fives.... 

 

No, they won't, but it sounded to me like there won't be any "new" modified reissues based on the current tooling after the '57 Bel Air convertible is released. Is there enough demand for 50,000 of these in 1/25 scale?:

 

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 12:53 PM

You could make one into a drag car Bill!

 

 

I do have a 55 nomad on hand slated for a Scotto / Blevins car and to be honest I have serious doubts there will be any more on my shelf , at least not in the forseable future.

 

Don't get me wrong, I like the cars, just not enough to build a replica of one. 

And like a 32 Ford, I've never understood all the new tools  or retools of of existing kits, do they really sell that well to demand the reissues, revisions , retools, and/or  new tools by ALL manufacturers to have at least some version ?



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 01:18 PM

 

No, they won't, but it sounded to me like there won't be any "new" modified reissues based on the current tooling after the '57 Bel Air convertible is released. Is there enough demand for 50,000 of these in 1/25 scale?:

 

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YES!! I would buy at least 6!!



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 01:27 PM

That 2dr wagon would be neat to see...  as far as other bodystyles, there are several nice resin bodies currently available that work w/ the modern Revell tri-fives....'56 sedan delivery, '56 Bel Air 2dr ht, '57 Nomad, '57 150 4dr sedan..


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Posted 15 April 2013 - 01:49 PM

Oohhhh gotta start hunting for a match for matador red...

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 03:47 PM

 

No, they won't, but it sounded to me like there won't be any "new" modified reissues based on the current tooling after the '57 Bel Air convertible is released. Is there enough demand for 50,000 of these in 1/25 scale?:

 

 

 

They don't need to make 50,000 of them, the base tooling has been bought and paid for 5 times by now.  Sure there's the cost of a body shell and some interior parts, but the vast majority of the parts would carry-over from existing tooling.



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 04:02 PM

 

They don't need to make 50,000 of them, the base tooling has been bought and paid for 5 times by now.  Sure there's the cost of a body shell and some interior parts, but the vast majority of the parts would carry-over from existing tooling.

 

They still need to sell that many if they make that many kits. A '55 or '57 Nomad I am fully on board with, and I think both would sell better than the '56 Nomad, but IMHO I see neither a wagon nor sedan delivery selling very well.



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 04:51 PM

 

They still need to sell that many if they make that many kits. A '55 or '57 Nomad I am fully on board with, and I think both would sell better than the '56 Nomad, but IMHO I see neither a wagon nor sedan delivery selling very well.

 

Maybe Brett can enter into this debate, but they don't HAVE to make 50,000 pieces.  I can't believe when they reissue say the '93 based off the Snap-Tite kit Viper they ran 50,000 copies of that kit.  It was always my understanding the 50,000 kits total was the TOTAL of all of the kits for all of the tooling variations.  I bet they have run that many kits from 1996 until now through the 8-10 different variations (counting California Wheels reissues) of the Tri-5 kits.  The '56 Nomad must have sold well enough, it was just reissued again and it didn't kill the entire series back in 1998 when it was the 2nd tooling version.



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 04:59 PM

I just used that number as it was mentioned as the "break even" point for a kit, so it could be 5,000 copies or something else. It would be nice to know how many kits are produced in each "batch", though, and how they decide upon that number. Maybe I should've asked that question Saturday.  :blink:

 

I'm not saying the '56 Nomad didn't sell well, I just think the '55 and or '57 would do better and be more popular.



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 05:07 PM

 

 

I'm not saying the '56 Nomad didn't sell well, I just think the '55 and or '57 would do better and be more popular.

 

Totally agree with you there.  Dare I say I think we're "owed" those two kits to round out the Tri-5 series.  I know that some people are tired of them, but at this point I have so much invested into the series ;)   The AMT '55 is long past due to be replaced, and the same with the old Monogram '57 Nomad.



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 05:11 PM

Oohhhh gotta start hunting for a match for matador red...

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 05:32 PM

 

Totally agree with you there.  Dare I say I think we're "owed" those two kits to round out the Tri-5 series.  I know that some people are tired of them, but at this point I have so much invested into the series ;)   The AMT '55 is long past due to be replaced, and the same with the old Monogram '57 Nomad.

Everything James said.

 

And I'd still like a correctly-proportioned '56 Sport Coupe.

 

Now...if the end of this tool's road is here because they plan on re-mastering them and making what are already pretty good kits even better with the marvel of 3-D modeling, and then want to carry these ideas into that, well, I'm okay with that, too.

 

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 07:44 PM

I've never gotten an answer on what a typical run size is on a Revell kit, but I've done the math on the case count (each case is marked "Box #x of y") I'd say it's somewhere in the 15,000 to 20,000 piece range. SSP's are limited editions of 5,000 pieces, IIRC.  Private-label runs (e.g. Model King) are usually 3,000 to 5,000 pieces. 



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 08:10 PM

 

No, they won't, but it sounded to me like there won't be any "new" modified reissues based on the current tooling after the '57 Bel Air convertible is released. Is there enough demand for 50,000 of these in 1/25 scale?:

 

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Not really, but there is a ton of pent-up demand for these - JUNIOR STOCKERS!!!  They've been giving us some nice 2-door posts lately, how about some low-level wagons/sedan deliveries?  

 

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