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#1 Greg Myers

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:14 AM

With all the hoopla on the new Revell Rat Roaster '32  Round 2 could get in on the party.

 

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:31 AM

B) I would love to see this one again!!!



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Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:34 AM

The sedan...maybe. But, Revell has literally flooded the market with the '41 Willys already. I couldn't see that '40 Willys doing very well at all. Even if they kept it with the '32 sedan, the price for both would put a lot of people off IMO.



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Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:36 AM

I agree with Al... :wub:  Love to be able to get that kit!



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Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:46 AM

Yeah Round 2 could ca$h in on all the hoopla, but I really don't see it happeninin' anytime soon.



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Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:01 AM

I read somewhere, maybe on the spotlight hobbies board, that AMT was going to reissue this. Its been at least a couple of years though. I've gotten enough parts off ebay to build this, in fact the custom wheels should be here this week. But I'd sure love to build it from fresh new styrene!



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Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:39 AM

Other than for nostalgia, I don-- oh, it's only because of nostalgia? Carry on then...

 

Seriously, though, the AMT '40 Willys is rather crude, non? I know the newer Revell '41 Willys is a bit less detailed and more specific, but the Revell '32 Sedan surely trumps almost all of what the AMT '32 Sedan would have to offer. Oh, I see it now, Greg is dead set on building that Beach Boys cover car.  :P  ;)



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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:01 AM

Us old codgers love nostalgia. I built the 32 in the back seat of my Dad's 68 Galaxie while on vacation. It deserves better. 


Edited by Draggon, 07 February 2013 - 10:16 AM.


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:12 AM

The sedan...maybe. But, Revell has literally flooded the market with the '41 Willys already. I couldn't see that '40 Willys doing very well at all. Even if they kept it with the '32 sedan, the price for both would put a lot of people off IMO.

 

The sedan...maybe. But, Revell has literally flooded the market with the '41 Willys already. I couldn't see that '40 Willys doing very well at all. Even if they kept it with the '32 sedan, the price for both would put a lot of people off IMO.

This isn't about the willies. Should of made that more clear ?



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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:15 AM

"dead set on building the Beach Boys car" ? Where did I say that. As a mater of fact I was thinking about using those custom parts from the see dan to do just that.



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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:37 AM

Greg Myers, on 04 Feb 2013 - 11:11, said:snapback.png

 

Rat Roaster - check

Orange Crate-check

American Graffiti coupe-check

Speedwagon-check

Little Deuce Coupe

 

 

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;)  Maybe didn't say, but hinted at. The AMT Sedan seems to hint at the BB coupe, with the stacked quad headlights attached to the grille shell and the triple sidepipes which mimic the three, um, things? on the BB coupe. I think someone here built this in 1/25 scale a few years ago.

 

I think with the Switchers '32 Sedan still cheap and easy to find, another '32 Sedan might be too much. 



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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:55 AM

The headers might be an issue, the custom 32 having 4 pipes, and the Beach boys having 3. The grille shells are substantially different, but the custom grill from Lindbergs 34 pickup would work. Modelhuas or Norm Vebber would have the wheels and tires. This could be do-able! BTWTM, imagine if Revell released this totally accurate. Wonder how much Brian Wilson and the crew would want for licensing?



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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:08 AM

With all the hoopla on the new Revell Rat Roaster '32  Round 2 could get in on the party.
 
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Regretably, I don't think we will see this one reissued, ever. I think the '32 tool (other than the sedan body shell) is long gone.

BUT for those of you, who like me, have fond memories of the '32 Sedan Custom, there will be an article revisiting this kit in a future issue of MC, and it may be the next issue....TIM

Edited by tim boyd, 07 February 2013 - 11:09 AM.


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:12 AM

Whoot whoot Tim! 



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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:25 AM

Geez guys, the custom '32's got a Buick nailhead with finned valve covers AND finned plug covers. How cool is that? (snagged a couple before the prices went nuts)

 

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:01 PM

 

This isn't about the willies. Should of made that more clear ?

 

You didn't read the first sentence?



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Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:05 PM

The headers might be an issue, the custom 32 having 4 pipes, and the Beach boys having 3. The grille shells are substantially different, but the custom grill from Lindbergs 34 pickup would work. Modelhuas or Norm Vebber would have the wheels and tires. This could be do-able! BTWTM, imagine if Revell released this totally accurate. Wonder how much Brian Wilson and the crew would want for licensing?

 

 

Actually, Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys would have nothing to do with licensing a kit of this car, unless it was referred to as the "Little Deuce Coupe" ~~~ which would actually be a misnomer. The car depicted on the album cover was not named "Little Deuce Coupe."

 

It was built and owned by Clarence "Chili" Catallo (the person who autographed Greg Myers' picture). It was photographed by and published in Hot Rod Magazine. In fact, the cover of Hot Rod's July 1961 was a photo of the car with Chili wearing a red jacket and posed over the engine.

 

When Capitol Records was preparing to release the Little Deuce Coupe album in October 1963, they asked Hot Rod Magazine to provide a suitable picture of a '32 Coupe for the album jacket. Hot Rod selected the Catallo photo from their photo shoot two years earlier, it was used on the album, and the rest is history.

 

So, licensing would come from the Catallo family (who still owns the car, which has been restored) and Hot Rod Magazine, if the famous photos of Chili and the car were used as box art.

 

But licensing would not need to involve the Beach Boys. Unless Revell wanted to call it the "Little Deuce Coupe" kit. The name of the song would be licensed by the music publishing company that owns the rights to the song, and probably Capitol Records, as well.

 

But that would be totally unnecessary. There's not much doubt that a kit would not have to use the "Little Deuce Coupe" reference to sell the beejeezsus out of itself! Just license it from the Catallos and show a blue one on the box. SOLD!

 

 

 

PS: One of the mints did a 1/24 die cast of this car a few years ago. It was drop-dead spectacular!! They referenced it as "The Little Deuce Coupe" and I think they had to pay everybody!



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Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:06 PM

I read somewhere, maybe on the spotlight hobbies board, that AMT was going to reissue this. Its been at least a couple of years though. I've gotten enough parts off ebay to build this, in fact the custom wheels should be here this week. But I'd sure love to build it from fresh new styrene!

Round2 mentioned the '32 sedan on the Spotlight board a couple of years ago.  They were gauging interest in the kit should it ever become a re-issue candidate. 

 

There was NO implication that any of the lost tooling had been discovered, nor did they mention ANY plans for a re-issue.

 

Rest assured, if they found this one they would love to bring it back, but that's a huge "IF"        



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Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:07 PM

Regretably, I don't think we will see this one reissued, ever. I think the '32 tool (other than the sedan body shell) is long gone.

BUT for those of you, who like me, have fond memories of the '32 Sedan Custom, there will be an article revisiting this kit in a future issue of MC, and it may be the next issue....TIM

 

 It's coming in the January issue.



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Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:10 PM

 

 It's coming in the January issue.

 

That will arrive in March.......   maybe