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#21 Casey

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 11:06 AM

I could also see Slixx doing some 1/16th scale Charger decals to give builders some alternatives if a hawaiian charger isn't what you have in mind.

 

Slixx created the Wild Willie Borsch and at least one more 1/16 Charger F/C decal sheet when the Chrager kit was reissued in 1999(?), and I see they have a 1/25 Ray Alley Engine Masters sheet already, so hopefully they will offer a few more.



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 11:27 AM

With some digging around, you could probably find the Pabst Blue Ribbon decals. 

 

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 02:42 PM

Nice



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:41 PM

 

I just thought of something which I didn't mention earlier, but if Revell needs to mold new tires for this kit (which, IIRC, I was told they do since their manufacturing source can no longer supply them. Hmmm, they were made in Japan from what I remember...tsunami related, perhaps?), perhaps the new tires will solve the collapsing/deformation problem the old, hollow, thin wall slicks had. Revell could tool up new wheels and tires in the newer "ribbed" style, much like those in the '50 Olds and Stacey David Rat Roaster kits.

 

These new wheels and tires could turn out to be a good thing after all.  B)

 

I built a few of the 1/16th Revell kits back in the day. To get around the rear wheel collapsing / deformation, I lined the slicks with cotton from pill bottles to give them some support. Worked good from what I remember. But reissuing a few Funny Cars and Front engine Rails would be great. I could build the kits that my mom through out when I moved out years ago.  :) 



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Posted 02 February 2014 - 12:31 PM

Looks like the new rear wheels will be of the bear claw variety, with American 5-spokes up front, and wider slicks out back, too?:

 

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 04:18 PM

That Hawaiian is got to be one of the boringest funny car I have ever seen , the rear slicks look a lot better and rims.



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Posted 05 February 2014 - 09:33 AM

I built quite a few of 1/16 cars when I was young.Would love to try my hand at one now.

ANYTHING the model companies come out with as far as drag cars are concerned is very needed and welcome.



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Posted 05 February 2014 - 08:17 PM

Looks like a bit of tin work surgery will have to be done to get that body down! And I hope Revell will sell us those tires and wheels in bulk to replace the old crappy ones! 

 

 

REVELL!!! SELL US JUST THE WHEELS AND TIRES!!!!! 



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Posted 06 February 2014 - 06:05 AM

Looks like a bit of tin work surgery will have to be done to get that body down! And I hope Revell will sell us those tires and wheels in bulk to replace the old crappy ones! 

 

 

REVELL!!! SELL US JUST THE WHEELS AND TIRES!!!!! 

 

Unfortunately every part which touches the body needs to be modified to lower it, then the driver cage part of the chassis touches the roof, and then...you get the idea. These kits are a good starting point, but considering they represent 1972 technology, they could use some changes here and there, even for a '73 car.

 

Not sure exactly the wheels and tires will be, though I expect the fronts to be similar to the ribbed style found in the Revell '50 Olds, Rat Roaster, etc. kits. Not sure they can do that style of wheel with the rear slicks, though, so I guess we'll find out in a few months when the kit arrives.

 

 

That Hawaiian is got to be one of the boringest funny car I have ever seen , the rear slicks look a lot better and rims.

 

Well, Revell has been releasing kits of both the Hawaiian, Chi-Town Hustler, and Jungle Jim kits since 1973, so I wouldn't expect them to drastically change things up and decide to release a kit of Mike Halloran's or Tom Hoover's White Bear Dodge sponsored cars, even though both are arguably more visually exciting.

 

Slixx released a sheet to do the Willie Borsch Charger when the 1/16 Hawaiian was last reissued, and if you can find one of the 1/16 Pabst Charger decal sheets, you're golden.



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Posted 06 February 2014 - 03:07 PM

I hear ya, Casey. I am just glad they have not totally abandoned us large scale drag fans. But yes, a different car, i.e. car owner, would have been great. 

 

I am lucky I have the Pabst and Willie Borsch decals, now, if someone would just make the Don Garlits or Spaulding Dodge car, then we would get some excitement going! 



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Posted 06 February 2014 - 06:00 PM

Hey Jesse, Chuck Boerner already makes a 1/16 version of the Garlits / Bud Richter Charger. We're working on him to make a 1/16 version of the Mr. Norm '73 Charger.

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 08:22 PM

Forgot about those! Thanks for the reminder! 



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Posted 09 February 2014 - 08:23 AM

I got this one ,,built it in the early 2000's".   I may have to get another ,,this  has  better front rims,,


Edited by skymnky721, 09 February 2014 - 08:25 AM.


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Posted 09 February 2014 - 08:26 AM

With some digging around, you could probably find the Pabst Blue Ribbon decals. 

 

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This would be cool too,,+1



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Posted 28 March 2014 - 08:05 AM

Finalized box art, maybe?:

 

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 08:08 AM

I would say yes, Casey. Looks like the same style of "Art" they used for their last Drag releases, Mongoose and Jungle Jim.

 

Horrible box "art"! Come on Revell, get it together! Oh, yeah, Mustang



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Posted 07 April 2014 - 10:17 AM

Hmmmm, I see a few sponsor decals missing. Edited box top image on top, real car on bottom:

 

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And the new style one-piece wheels and matching tires:

 

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 10:48 AM

I sure hope the rear tires are bigger than the last versions they offered.



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Posted 07 April 2014 - 10:59 AM

I sure hope the rear tires are bigger than the last versions they offered.

 

Hard to say for sure, but it looks like they are, and the shoulders more squared off, too, similar to the Aurora M&H Racemaster slicks.



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Posted 07 April 2014 - 04:28 PM

You're right Casey, here's the instruction sheet.

 

Jim

 

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