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#21 Rob Hall

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 04:09 PM

Apparently the '62 Corvette Gasser is this car...neat

 

http://www.dmcorvett..._no=C11962R0008

 

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 04:21 PM

A GBP dragster......

 

We can all dream.



#23 Edsel-Dan

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 05:20 PM

Wish they would offer that Cop-Out roof light rack as a Parts pack. I would

order at least 12 to start!!



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 01:06 AM

Wonder if the 1/12 Camaro will come with anything other then the Foose stuff. Cause i'm not a fan of anything Foose...



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 05:22 AM

They are re-creating the Monogram "Sizzler" dragster by reverse-engineering.  Same way they re-did the Rommel's Rod.  And it'll be 1/25th instead of 24th like the original.  

 

The Sizzler is a slingshot-style Dragster very much like the one in the AMT Double Dragster, but it came with an alternate Competion Coupe body in addition to the streamliner and open dragster bodies like the DD has. It's a sedan body, actually, but it's still a Competition Coupe dragster.

 

 

On Tower, they list under Monogram a 'Slingster Dragster' for November..is that this Sizzler under discussion? 

 

 

Maybe it's just me, but it seems like a mistake to change the scale to 1/25 on this one. I guess we'll wait for more details, but if it's a near-copy of the Sizzler, shrunk down a tad, I think it loses all off the Sizzler's nostalgic appeal.

 

Now, if it's a "we-sorta-copied-the-Sizzler-but-changed-a-few-things" sorta thing, now done in 1/25 scale, that would make a bit more sense to me. Was the Sizzler's chassis a Fuller-style chassis? I want to say the Revell Mooneyes dragster and the subsequent parts pack "Dragster frame" kit were very similar to what the Sizzler used, ignoring the scale difference.

 

Sizzler%2B001.jpg

 

 

Revell_Fuller.jpg

 

 

Any more details on this one, Brett?



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 07:05 AM

Maybe it's just me, but it seems like a mistake to change the scale to 1/25 on this one. I guess we'll wait for more details, but if it's a near-copy of the Sizzler, shrunk down a tad, I think it loses all off the Sizzler's nostalgic appeal.

 

Now, if it's a "we-sorta-copied-the-Sizzler-but-changed-a-few-things" sorta thing, now done in 1/25 scale, that would make a bit more sense to me. Was the Sizzler's chassis a Fuller-style chassis? I want to say the Revell Mooneyes dragster and the subsequent parts pack "Dragster frame" kit were very similar to what the Sizzler used, ignoring the scale difference.

 

 

Any more details on this one, Brett?

 

I have no more details other than what I've said - "a recreation in 25th scale" was how it was relayed to me.  I'm hoping that it's more of a true-to-life replica of a period slingshot dragster than a simple nostalgic recreation of the vintage kit.  A dragster kit fit for the 21st century would be awesome, and with a little tweaking of the chassis and stuff could yield all kinds of cool period dragsters (like my dream kit of a G-B-P :wub:...)  The Sizzler's chassis, IIRC, is more of the Chassis Research style that would predate the Kent Fuller style by a little (not much, though - just a year or two?) 



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 07:16 AM

Cause i'm not a fan of anything Foose...

 

Ditto. The formula for the majority of Foose's "overhauls" is fairly predictable, two-tone the body and put on some big wheels. The guy has talent for sure, but I don't really see him doing much that other builders/designers don't do. Troy Trepanier's shop is 5 miles from me and I've seen a lot more from him that's outside-the-box.

 

As for the kit, I don't know if it'll be a replica of an actual Foose car or just one that he endorses, but if I had to guess I'd say it'll be the original kit Monogram 1/12 kit with maybe some different wheel & engine parts.


Edited by Mike77, 02 May 2013 - 07:16 AM.


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 07:40 AM

Wonder if the 1/12 Camaro will come with anything other then the Foose stuff. Cause i'm not a fan of anything Foose...

I think the problem is there is the actual Chip Foose guy, who I like for the most part - especially his more traditional stuff - and then there is the Foose "brand" which I hate...   

 

I think if Revell is looking for something to follow up the Stacy David car, then the Foose-designed  "Fender Less" 3w would be sweet, despite the "faux-tina'd" paint job I think it's pretty cool...

 1208sr-01-z+1932-ford-three-window-coupe



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 07:56 AM

The formula for the majority of Foose's "overhauls" is fairly predictable, two-tone the body and put on some big wheels. 

 

That's why it works so well for model kits. Take an existing kit, add new wheels and decal sheet, and you've got a modified reissue for very little investment.



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 08:05 AM

I want to say the Revell Mooneyes dragster and the subsequent parts pack "Dragster frame" kit were very similar to what the Sizzler used, ignoring the scale difference.

 

 

One small correction: the Mooneyes dragster (and Mickey Thompson's Attempt 1) use a Dragmaster chassis.

 

http://bangshift.com...on-is-dead.html



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 01:55 PM

Revell 1/12 Foose 69 Camaro Z-28

 

 

Listed on Tower Hobbies site ,  there is no pic yet

http://www3.towerhob...?&I=LXDMUR&P=SM

 

Whaaaaaaaattt????

So we have another go at the big Camaro kit yet again!?

When I first saw this, this is the Foose Camaro I thought of:

 

Camaro_Nitrous.gif

 

 

When I pulled up a Google image search for Foose Camaro, it looks like he built alot of these with similar parts, but different colors. They all seem to have the same 5 spoke rims, RS grille with chrome inserts, and the LT-1 SS inspired hood scoop. I really, really hope we get an RS grille for the big kit!!!

What is up with the Camaro getting re-released twice before the big Corvette??



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 03:49 PM

I would expect a pattern similar to what was done on the previous Foose'd kits- large diameter Foose style wheels with lo-pro tires, new decals, and not much else different than previous releases. I think the Coronet has a new center console, and who know about the '64 Impala, but IIRC the '68 Firebird only received new decals and wheels/tires.

 

I was hoping the 1/12 Shelby GT500's tires would be used, but I'm not even sure they'd fit within the Camaro's wheel wells.  :huh:  It will be interesting to see what Revell uses...



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 06:16 PM

I would sacrifice three virgins and eat a goat heart for those wheels...just sayin'.

 

I think the problem is there is the actual Chip Foose guy, who I like for the most part - especially his more traditional stuff - and then there is the Foose "brand" which I hate...   

 

I think if Revell is looking for something to follow up the Stacy David car, then the Foose-designed  "Fender Less" 3w would be sweet, despite the "faux-tina'd" paint job I think it's pretty cool...

 1208sr-01-z+1932-ford-three-window-coupe



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 06:21 PM

It's May 3rd. Any info out yet?



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 06:31 PM

I can say that I am not really that excited for the upcoming announcements,  I guess I am more on the lines of , meh,  I am disappointed with the Mustang 2n1 kit, so I guess thats why I am not feeling any excitement right



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 03:44 AM

Friday May 3rd..waiting patiently.... :angry:


Edited by towtruck, 03 May 2013 - 03:46 AM.


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Posted 03 May 2013 - 04:21 AM

Where will the releases be? The web site only does the releases by month...



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 04:25 AM

Where will the releases be? The web site only does the releases by month...

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 04:38 AM

Ahh, got it. I will keep my eyes peeled for it today



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 05:06 AM

I would sacrifice three virgins and eat a goat heart for those wheels...just sayin'.

 

Foose based the one-off 1:1 wheels on the mags from Mickey Thompson's Challenger 1, so that might be a starting point in scale.  

 

Call me crazy, but I betcha he's built a few model kits in his day, and I wouldn't be surprised at all if he still uses them when visualizing his designs...  Like I said, Foose the guy I like.  Foose the "brand", not so much <_<