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#21 mikemodeler

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 05:13 PM

I'm not going to suggest collusion, but there are some incredible similarities between Round2's and Revell's releases over the last 18 months or so:

 

1) AMT Chevy LWB van, Revell '77 Chevy SWB van

 

2) Revell '57 Ford Custom, AMT '57 Ford Fairlaine and '56 Crown Victoria

 

3) Revell '62 Corvette, AMT '62 Corvette

 

4) Revell '40 Willy Street Rod, AMT '40 Willys pickup

 

5) Revell '69 Camaro ZL-1, AMT '69 Camaro and new Camaro ZL-1

 

They're in cahoots, I tell ya!  :lol:

 

That Dodge Demon is really going to be a hot seller, too. I wonder if the tooling for it is still intact?

 

 

The AMT kits are just reissues and in most cases I would take the Revell over the AMT , especially looking at your list. I think it is a great time to be a model builder with all that is being sent our way.



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Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:09 PM

I agree on the van NOT getting the open window option returned,

they did not give us the open hood it use to have!!!

But look at the side panel of that box. It shows the Rescue, Police &

Custom Options With the Open window panels.

I Have that box still and a parts lot from a Penski set so I do have the panels

to make either a cargo or Passenger van.

Also, the Rescue Did include at least One Bench, though mounted sideways on

the right side of the interior.

 

I hope the stretcher, bull horn, rope coil etc are included.

I have that stretcher in an MPC Snap kit Blazer Emergency Rescue issue.

(Same build option as last 1975 Snap Blazer kit)

 

I too hope the Stock wheels/tires are included in the Ranchero.

The pic's show Dog-dish caps.

My 2 kits have fill wheel cover. They are both Curbside, since the original Styline came that way.

(1 of mine Is a Styline, the other the Desert Race "El Ranchero Grande")

Curious about the Grill too since they are calling it a 60 this time.

It has always been a 61, though my "Grande" kit calls it a 62



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Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:12 PM

WOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO pro stock Demons

 

CHuck



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Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:13 PM

The '71 Demon would be really cool!

 

Kitbashed with the '71 Duster it would really make a nice model :)



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Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:31 PM

According to the stevens hobby shop listing round 2 is going to reissue the 58 belvedere and the christine kit as separate reissues. Talk about getting the most of your molds. There is a lot of neT stuff coking from everyone. Im going to have to pawn my house, kids and cars just to afford 1 of everything i want.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:53 PM

WOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO pro stock Demons

 

CHuck

CAREFULL! My momma always said once you let a demon out of the box, it's tough to get'im back in! :blink:



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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:33 PM

 

A) I don't either, hence my cahoots comment in jest. I just can't recall seeing this much borderline overlap between AMT and Revell kits before.

 

B) I suspect that's what the reasoning was for reissuing the '56 Crown Victoria. I think more than one person who buys multiple copies of the Revell '57 Ford will combine many of the parts with AMT's '56 Crown Vic, so I guess it's a win-win for both companies. 

 

 

A)  True dat.

 

B)  Agreed.  If one's hot, the other should sell a few, too.

 

 

 

B)



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:20 AM

There's been quite a few announcements made by Round 2 about what they're cooking up for this year.  These are what I have so far, sorry I don't have more details as of yet  -

 

1/25 1965 Ford Galaxie Stock Race Car (Fred Lorenzen)

1/25 1940 Ford Coupe

1/25 Ford LN8000 Race Car Hauler

1/25 Ford C600 Pepsi City Delivery Truck

1/25 1975 Chevy Rescue Van

1/25 1940 Willys Coupe Pickup Truck

1/25 Dodge Dart Sportsman Race Car (Petty)

1/25 1968 Plymouth Roadrunner

1/25 1960 Ford Ranchero (Ohio George)

1/25 1969 Chevelle Convertible

1/25 1936 Ford Coupe

1/25 1966 Mustang (could be a restoration of the GT Fastback? edit - nope, it's an "Airplane" movie tie-in of the convertible)

1/25 1969 Camaro

1/25 2013 Camaro ZL1

1/25 1971 Dodge Demon (MPC) 

I cant find anything on their site about a 69 Chevelle convertible, or a 60 Ranchero.



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:17 AM

The Demon will be a must have item for me...Chevy Rescue van too if it has the optional side panels....loved the passenger van option have one I am trying to restore.  Would be way too awesome to see the Mini motor home version come back..its the best one yet they made. :)  



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:03 AM

Go to stevens hobby shop and go to amt listing. You will find a long list of new amt releases including the 69 chevelle convertible. Just no releases dates yet.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 07:50 AM

Go to stevens hobby shop and go to amt listing. You will find a long list of new amt releases including the 69 chevelle convertible. Just no releases dates yet.

 

Tower Hobbies has them all listed (except for the Demon), along with tentative releases dates.



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 08:07 AM

I agree on the van NOT getting the open window option returned,

they did not give us the open hood it use to have!!!

 

I had both the 1971-issue Rescue Van and the "New for 73" Surf Van back when - and still have the bodies.  Neither of them had an opening hood.  I was disappointed in that, and cut both hoods out to hinge so that at least the front of the engine could be seen.

 

IIRC, none of the AMT Chevy Vans had an opening hood.   The FORD vans had - and still have ("Phantom" (ex-Vantom) an opening hood. 

 

If Round2 DOES indeed bring back the multi-panel body and stock parts, it will be serious kudos due them.



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 08:21 AM

 

Tower Hobbies has them all listed (except for the Demon), along with tentative releases dates.

 

The Demon is also listed there...


Edited by Bruno, 19 January 2013 - 08:24 AM.


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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:15 AM

Is the 69 Chevelle a modified reissue of their 69 Chevell hardtop, or a new tool?



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:17 AM

Also, is the 60 Ranchero buildable in a stock form?



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:43 AM

Didn't anybody notice the Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins '66 Nova?



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 01:57 PM

 
IIRC, none of the AMT Chevy Vans had an opening hood.   The FORD vans had - and still have ("Phantom" (ex-Vantom) an opening hood. 
 
If Round2 DOES indeed bring back the multi-panel body and stock parts, it will be serious kudos due them.

I've got the Open Road Mini Motor Home, original Rescue Van, and '73 drag van annual kit. All three have separate hoods. Two have broken cowls, which led me to scare up a couple more of the early bodies (with the separate side panel inserts). Those have separate hoods too. The firewall in the Dirty Donny kit still has the notches where the original hood's vestigal "hinges" fit. I believe the hood was tooled into the body at the same time that the separate side panels were eliminated, which was for the Kandy-Van/Nirvana custom issues.
Recently, I built one of the Dirty Donny van kits. Among other modifications, I opened the hood. You can barely see the front of the engine, let alone the wiring. I won't glue the hoods shut on any of the early issue kits that I might build, but on the other hand I won't cut another later kit to get the opening hood. If I build any of the other customs (Sun Chaser, Xtasy, Foxy Box) those will probably get dark interiors and smoke-tint glass to keep things simple...

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:21 PM

Is the 69 Chevelle a modified reissue of their 69 Chevell hardtop, or a new tool?

It's a reissue from the countdown series. Basically same kit as the hardtop.


Edited by ss2000, 19 January 2013 - 04:23 PM.


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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:01 PM

Didn't anybody notice the Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins '66 Nova?

 

I have been suprised buy how little has been said about this kit. My guess is everyone who wanted one has allready built one with aftermarket decals over the last 25 years.



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 02:08 AM

It's a reissue from the countdown series. Basically same kit as the hardtop.

I've never seen a Chevelle ragtop.  Anyone have pics of the countdown series issue?