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#1 Mr mopar

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 01:18 PM

So what do you all think of this reissue......... cool or what! it's on Tower hobbies
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Edited by Mr mopar, 01 May 2013 - 01:19 PM.


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Posted 01 May 2013 - 01:37 PM

If that is the case, then  that is good news,  I can get another one, but the price seems a little on the low side, and its listed under Revell and RofG,  but I guess we find for sure soon



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Posted 01 May 2013 - 01:51 PM

If it's legit, it's about time!



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Posted 01 May 2013 - 01:56 PM

If it's legit, it's about time!

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 02:32 PM

Amateurs! Do it in 1/16...go big or go home!!! :lol:

 

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 02:32 PM

I was browsing the Tower website a few minutes ago and they mentioned a 359 Wrecker for $89.99 in the Revell section and am wondering if this is something new or did they combine a couple of kits? The last time the KW kit was out it was $100+ and the RoG rotator wrecker was even more.

 

If someone in the know (hint Brett!) can shed some light, let us know!



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Posted 01 May 2013 - 02:40 PM

I wish Tower had a walk-in store, I'm only about an hour from them.



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Posted 01 May 2013 - 02:42 PM

 

I think that's this?: http://www.modelcars...showtopic=74692

I saw that thread and wondered what a 'Can Do' (Steeps) is..the livery of a past issue of this kit?



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Posted 01 May 2013 - 02:46 PM

I saw that thread and wondered what a 'Can Do' (Steeps) is..the livery of a past issue of this kit?

 

That's what I gather. I think there's also the "Bill's Signs" big rig kit which is referred to by its informal name as well.



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Posted 01 May 2013 - 02:49 PM

 

That's what I gather. I think there's also the "Bill's Signs" big rig kit which is referred to by its informal name as well.

I see a bunch of RoG KW wrecker kits (in 1/25th) on eBay that say 'Freds' on them..white w/ orange graphics.



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Posted 01 May 2013 - 02:55 PM

I see a bunch of RoG KW wrecker kits (in 1/25th) on eBay that say 'Freds' on them..white w/ orange graphics.

 

I think this is the last release?:

 

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 02:56 PM

Amateurs! Do it in 1/16...go big or go home!!! :lol:

 

 

Supply me with the kit and I just might. :P



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Posted 01 May 2013 - 03:01 PM

I saw that thread and wondered what a 'Can Do' (Steeps) is..the livery of a past issue of this kit?

 

The original kit was based on a wrecker used by Stepp's Towing in Florida, "Can-Do" was their motto...

 

http://steppstowing.com/index.html



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Posted 01 May 2013 - 03:03 PM

Supply me with the kit and I just might. :P

 

That truck is a lightweight compared to the 1/16 wrecker project I'm starting. ;)  :D



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Posted 01 May 2013 - 06:56 PM

If it retails for $90 it is probably just the tractor version. When the Peterbilt '353' was reissued it retailed around that price. The wrecker should be more in the $130-$140 range I'm guessing.

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 11:53 AM

IIRC, though, these kits come with quite a few extra parts. I seem to recall either this kit or the Bill Signs kit coming with a second frame, a complete sleeper, and a headache rack among other parts. Even if they're selling for three figures, once you take that and the overall quality of the kits into consideration I don't think the prices being asked would be unreasonable at all.



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 01:04 PM

It looks like the reissue will be the Stepp's tow truck without the Stepp's livery, probably a licensing thing.


Edited by Mike77, 03 May 2013 - 01:21 PM.


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Posted 03 May 2013 - 06:51 PM

That's ok with me , put that tow unit on something like a cab over would be cool , how about a Peterbilt 362 ?

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 08:24 PM

The Steeps Can-Do is no longer apart of the kit, it still has the same decals, just missing all the company logos and names,  go to the 2:13 mark and you will see it

 

I wonder what this is going to do to the price's this is bringing in on ebay for this kit



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 10:03 PM

Tower Hobbies has changed the description and added a picture. Its just the tractor version apparently.