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#21 KevinMoparFord

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 04:29 PM

I think the list of elegible kits is not that interesting.  I may try and build one of the trucks.  Anyone else have an opinion on all auto kits being modern muscle?



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Posted 11 January 2013 - 12:15 AM

Two Vipers and a Challenger. Not much to go with. Oh and the Ram VTS. Still not much. Where are the older kits/cars?



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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:52 AM

I'm with you guys,not much that just makes me want to build one,the Challenger is about all.



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Posted 11 January 2013 - 03:03 AM

Oh no planes and modern vehicles?!?!? Building out of you're comfort zone? Cue the flopping around and pouting.

I mean really folks they can't have the same "classes" every single year. Might get more kids involved if their choices in vehicles aren't cars their grandparents owned.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 06:13 AM

Oh no planes and modern vehicles?!?!? Building out of you're comfort zone? Cue the flopping around and pouting.

I mean really folks they can't have the same "classes" every single year. Might get more kids involved if their choices in vehicles aren't cars their grandparents owned.

 

 

I'm fine with the change - not really my thing, but like you said, out of my comfort zone. What irks me is the Trucks category - It seems like it's there for people who won't build the Modern Muscle, but then there's the lone Peterbuilt that feels like an afterthought. I'm worried that this competition is turning (has turned) into something where Revell is trying to include everyone and make everyone happy, but in the process is doing neither. Why not have a separate Military contest sponsored by someone in that field (ahem, R. Lee Ermy)?



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Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:32 AM

Actually, the list interests me.  I have or have built (worked on ;)) many of the older vehicle kits, but I generally don't have interest in newer cars...so Revell has done their job - they have peaked my interest in a subject I, before thinking about this contest, had little interest in.  

 

I also think having separate categories in one contest is legitimate.  Why not get car guys to look at airplanes/military and vice versa?  The inclusion of the trucks should satisfy those not interested (or willing) to try a modern subject.

 

This is a promotional tool not only for Revell but for our hobby - it can do nothing but increase exposure and I applaud Revell for taking on the task.



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Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:09 AM

This is a promotional tool not only for Revell but for our hobby - it can do nothing but increase exposure and I applaud Revell for taking on the task.

 

Agreed. Revell isn't trying to please everyone here. If they were they'd include every current kit they make on the eligible list.

 

I'm sure someone could (please don't) dredge up last year post on the contest (no really, please don't) and we'd see comments like "Why so many musclecars?!" and " where are all the new Vettes, Challengers and Mustangs on the list?"



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Posted 11 January 2013 - 12:56 PM

So...there is no kit of the 2012 Camaro SS, is there?

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:40 PM

 
 
I'm fine with the change - not really my thing, but like you said, out of my comfort zone. What irks me is the Trucks category - It seems like it's there for people who won't build the Modern Muscle, but then there's the lone Peterbuilt that feels like an afterthought. I'm worried that this competition is turning (has turned) into something where Revell is trying to include everyone and make everyone happy, but in the process is doing neither. Why not have a separate Military contest sponsored by someone in that field (ahem, R. Lee Ermy)?


Well I don't think there's any other big rig kits available. The 1/16 kit was a limited run, and everything else is Revell AG.

Almost all of the kits chosen are the ones that have wound up at the "other" retailers (Wal*Mart, K-Mart, Meyers, Pep Boys, etc), so I suspect that had quite a bit to do with this year's selections.

Not shy about calling Revell in the carpet for their screw-ups, but credit to them, as this seems a rather inspired bit of marketing. Even if it doesn't necessarily make everyone happy.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:43 PM

 
Agreed. Revell isn't trying to please everyone here. If they were they'd include every current kit they make on the eligible list.
 
I'm sure someone could (please don't) dredge up last year post on the contest (no really, please don't) and we'd see comments like "Why so many musclecars?!" and " where are all the new Vettes, Challengers and Mustangs on the list?"


Can I dredge up the FIRST year where everyone complained it was all hot rods and "Where are all the muscle cars?" instead?

So...there is no kit of the 2012 Camaro SS, is there?


No it's a 2010.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:52 PM

I think it's a good idea, the contest is a positive thing. I don't think that a company that had to compete with video games would show a video game company to sponsor a model building contest. It's like Ford sponsoring a all Chevrolet car show.

As for the complaining, apparently model builders are a whiney bunch. A major model company contest can't please everyone, I guess that should have been a given. The odds of me winning are better if less people enter, so keep complaining.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:47 PM


As for the complaining, apparently model builders are a whiney bunch. A major model company contest can't please everyone, I guess that should have been a given. The odds of me winning are better if less people enter, so keep complaining.

Sometimes it does appear that way  :lol:


Edited by martinfan5, 11 January 2013 - 05:12 PM.


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Posted 12 January 2013 - 11:30 AM

Hmmm, was hoping for the newer kits like the 57 Ford or the 50 Olds to be on that list...OK, then I will build a Viper.



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Posted 12 January 2013 - 06:30 PM

Well, I just read all the posts and I agree with some, disagree with others and don't understand a few.  BUT I still get excited when Stacy sets down at the end of each show and is surrounded by models and does the "viewer car" segment.    Then he always tells the audience to get out there and build something and on a recent show he said if you can build a full size car then get a model and build it.   Thank you Stacy and Revell for trying to get more people involved in this hobby.   To me it's worth buying a kit that I normally wouldn't, building it and entering to help support the cause.   


Edited by Terry Love, 12 January 2013 - 06:31 PM.


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Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:01 PM

Yes the video game company... ( look at the logo you will clearly see the EA there ) as much as I use to love to watch Stacy David.. I will not watch his show because of the EA connection!

The EA you see is only the letters E and A used in the word "GEARZ". The stylized G, then two gears with the letters E and A, then the stylized R and Z. the letters have in no way anything to do with the video game company. It is not EA's trademark. Dang, do some research first before you assume. Did the research for you. Google is my friend.

http://staceydavid.com/black-book


Edited by lordairgtar, 12 January 2013 - 09:06 PM.


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Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:54 AM

. . . . apparently model builders are a whiney bunch.

 

 

BINGO!  That nails it right there!



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Posted 13 January 2013 - 07:00 AM

If you haven't seen them here is the link

 

http://www.revell.co...earz-rules.html

 

1st question.   At the bottom is a list of kits.  I compared them to the Revell website and none of them are listed.   Yes, there are Vipers, Challengers and GT 500 on the website but none of them match the product numbers listed in the rules.  

 

2nd question or maybe a suggestion.   Read the rule for the novice class.  Taken at face value, people like Larry Booth, probably Randy Derr and a whole lot of top builders don't finish 10 models in 3 years.  I once built 26 models in one year.  I wanted to enter every class in our club contest.   They were all junk but by the rules that would make me a professional builder. 

 

Reguardless of the rules, I'm still going to enter and support them for trying to build the hobby.  That is if I can figure out which kits I can use. 



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Posted 13 January 2013 - 07:27 AM

 

1st question.   At the bottom is a list of kits.  I compared them to the Revell website and none of them are listed.   Yes, there are Vipers, Challengers and GT 500 on the website but none of them match the product numbers listed in the rules.  

 

 

Yes, the product numbers listed in the rules do not match what's on Revell's website, but when you click each model, it take you directly to the correct model on Revell's website.



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Posted 13 January 2013 - 07:27 AM

Well, I just read all the posts and I agree with some, disagree with others and don't understand a few.  BUT I still get excited when Stacy sets down at the end of each show and is surrounded by models and does the "viewer car" segment.    Then he always tells the audience to get out there and build something and on a recent show he said if you can build a full size car then get a model and build it.   Thank you Stacy and Revell for trying to get more people involved in this hobby.   To me it's worth buying a kit that I normally wouldn't, building it and entering to help support the cause.   


What he said!!
I think this is great for our hobby!

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:06 AM

I certainly did not mean to sound like I was whining just by saying I did not find the kit list ineteresting.  Two years ago I built a 49 Merc for this contest in a street rod look, not my usual and was out of my comfort zone, but at least it peaked my interest, was a new kit, and I tried it.  I can see someone's point about the mass appeal to these kits to your Wally World and KMarts.  I can also see not being able to just say all kits to please everyone, but you just spent money on all new tooling 50 Olds, 57 Ford, and a 62 Vette, I think adding any one of those kits would have given more options to the contest and promoted some fo their new products.