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1/12 69 Camaro Foose Revell

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#21 plowboy

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 08:03 AM

I'll gladly plunk down $69.99 for this kit when and if it does become available!! I've been after one for a while now and the other versions almost always goes above MSRP on ebay.



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Posted 13 May 2013 - 03:29 PM

 it looks like that one would have the RS grille. It would really be nice to have that.

 

What would be really nice is if there was a tag-on p/e set made for use with the existing Model Car Garage 1/12 '69 Camaro p/e parts. The RS headlight door "blinds", grile trim, "RS" and "rally sport" nameplates, and faux quarter panel ducts would be welcome additions, provided someone else tackles the RS/SS tail light lenses, rear valence panel and backup lights/bezels, and the grille and headlight doors. I want to say the inner fender edges which form the grille opening are different on the RS/SS models, too. 



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 04:40 AM

 
How many additional kits would they sell above and beyond the standard Z/28 version if they added the RS-specific options? Enough to cover the cost of tooling up those new parts? I doubt it and I doubt more than 100 people would even care if it included RS-specific parts. A '69 Camaro kit sells itself and this kit has been reissued four times (the Foose version will make it five), so so why mess with a perfect sales success?

In essence your question is stock vs. custom. In my opinion doing custom jobs is very personal, buying someone else's idea of a custom Camaro is just that someone else's idea. I think the stock '69 Camaro Z28 RS/SS would easily sell enough to warrant the extra tooling costs. Just look at the sales numbers for the 1/25 version!!!

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Edited by jaydar, 14 May 2013 - 04:41 AM.


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Posted 14 May 2013 - 12:17 PM

Big wheels ruin everything! Myself as well hope that there is stock parts and decals to build a stock camaro with an RS grille, as for customs i think it would be cool if they made some of Barry White's super muscle car models instead, i find his work a little bit more appealing, but that's just me.



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 07:23 PM

considering this was Monogram's 'best' 1/12 kit up to now..

including the Foose ,Coddington ,whatever..parts with the ability to build stock wouldn't hurt sales 1 bit

looking in the wanted section it seemes to pop up quite often..even more than the 57 or the Vette

loosing the past Strip/drag options in former issues of this kit..if wanted someone out there probably has these parts lying around if needed..

And if everybody hates the newer design on an old car ...as in modern drivetrain,wheels ,paintscheme..

why was the Eleanor Mustang (Caroll don't hate me for saying this)..such a big hit and even copied to death in 1/1 and 1/18 Diecast?

it wasn't even a real Shelby...but most people didn't care and loved it ..me too



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 06:45 AM

 

What would be really nice is if there was a tag-on p/e set made for use with the existing Model Car Garage 1/12 '69 Camaro p/e parts. The RS headlight door "blinds", grile trim, "RS" and "rally sport" nameplates, and faux quarter panel ducts would be welcome additions, provided someone else tackles the RS/SS tail light lenses, rear valence panel and backup lights/bezels, and the grille and headlight doors. I want to say the inner fender edges which form the grille opening are different on the RS/SS models, too. 

 

 

What you refer to as 'inner fender edges' was actually part of the grille piece, often referred to as the 'hoop.'  The entire 1:1 unit (grille, headlamp bezels, hoop) was one piece, delivered either black (for those models that had black grille) or argent (for the base models). 

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It was up to the customer or shop to mask and paint the 'hoop' body color.  Many didn't bother, which is why you see so many 1:1 '69 Camaros with black or argent hoops rather than body color. 


Edited by Danno, 15 May 2013 - 06:47 AM.


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Posted 15 May 2013 - 07:31 AM

I am guessing because the Eleanor was in a very decent movie and also somewhat started the resto-mod movement, but that's just my opinion.



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 06:51 PM

take my money......  Ill buy them no matter what name they put on it. I dont care about stock/custom...... modify it to your liking; Its just plastic.

 

and 69.00 for a /12th scale kit...... thats not bad at all. too many whiners.........

I cant believe people are actually complaining because having to buy separate parts is out of their budget....... sell off some of your stuff you arent using, or save up.



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 09:04 PM

On the wheelsize side; when browsing yesterday through some of my kits, I discovered the Lamborghini LP400 (seventies) ran on 14 inch wheels. 14 inch on a supercar! My hot hatch from the '80's ran on 14", my dull stationwagon comes standard with 17" in 2004 and I believe the 2013 modelyear comes with 18".

 

 

Even though the wheels are growing, there must come sometime a stop to the growth, I don't see us driving on 22-24 inch wheels on our normal dailcars in 10-20 years from now.



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 11:31 PM

Could you post a bigger photo of the RS Grille ?

 

I'm planning on scratch building one in 1/12 scale.



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 01:05 AM

 

On the wheelsize side; when browsing yesterday through some of my kits, I discovered the Lamborghini LP400 (seventies) ran on 14 inch wheels. 14 inch on a supercar! My hot hatch from the '80's ran on 14", my dull stationwagon comes standard with 17" in 2004 and I believe the 2013 modelyear comes with 18".

 

Even though the wheels are growing, there must come sometime a stop to the growth, I don't see us driving on 22-24 inch wheels on our normal dailcars in 10-20 years from now.

Yes..super cars back then were about small wheels w/ wide tires.   I don't see car wheels getting much bigger, at least as far as factory options..but full size pickups and SUVs are already there w/ 22 inch options on some models..I remember when a 16 inch wheel was considered large, and that was only a bit over 20 years ago..


Edited by Rob Hall, 16 May 2013 - 01:05 AM.


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Posted 16 May 2013 - 04:16 AM

Riverside County's roads have a love affair with big alloy wheels and rubber band tyres ... :angry:

 

In my opinion , Classic , Muscle , Pony , etc. , cars don't look right with wheels which are larger than 15" in diametre . Certainly there are some exceptions ( I've seen some gorgeous scale representations here with big wheels / low-pro tyres on Muscle cars , and I truly like them  :)  ) , but those exceptions are few and far between .

 

Like I've said before ; I admire Foose's work . As an artist and a gear head , I sincerely admire Chip's artwork (i.e. , the drawing of the project car which is being built) . I may not like all of his custom touches , but my opinion's of little consequence . Like anyone , Chip , et al. , has to earn a living , and if 33" wheels on P375-35R-33 tyres and multi-tone paint schemes pay those bills , then so be it .

Can't fault the guy for getting paid for building what his customers want :)



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 04:37 AM

Could you post a bigger photo of the RS Grille ?
I'm planning on scratch building one in 1/12 scale.


Please make a master and i will buy a copy. it is the only way i am buying the Foose Camaro!!!!

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 08:12 PM

Yes..super cars back then were about small wheels w/ wide tires.   I don't see car wheels getting much bigger, at least as far as factory options..but full size pickups and SUVs are already there w/ 22 inch options on some models..I remember when a 16 inch wheel was considered large, and that was only a bit over 20 years ago..

 

I meant for the normal passenger car, I can see the 4x4/SUV/Trucks going a bit bigger, but for a normal passenger car in the future, I think it will stop at 20"



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Posted 17 May 2013 - 09:09 AM

Well, at least for me Foose=RUINED, so if the kit doesn't have the stock parts i'm out.

 

From Revell's Ed Sexton:

 

It will have the stock wheels and tires, and the new Foose wheels and tires will be all new, not shared with the 1/12 Shelby Mustang.



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Posted 17 May 2013 - 09:09 AM

And the grille?


Edited by The Creative Explorer, 17 May 2013 - 09:10 AM.


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Posted 17 May 2013 - 03:43 PM

From Revell's Ed Sexton:
 
It will have the stock wheels and tires, and the new Foose wheels and tires will be all new, not shared with the 1/12 Shelby Mustang.


Great news! Black stripes and an RS grille, pleeeeeaaassee!!

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 05:49 AM

I have the older issue of this kit that i picked up off craigslist for $40.00!...but what i REALLY!!! would like to see is they reissue the 65 shelby mustang!...

 

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And yes its still unbuilt! :D



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Posted 25 May 2013 - 07:23 AM

You mean the 1965 Revell Mustang GT350 in 1/12?

 

I hope not, that would be a disaster for Revell, quite a bad kit and needs a whole lot of work to get it somewhat representable. It is a complete different ballgame then the Camaro.



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Posted 25 May 2013 - 03:58 PM

You mean the 1965 Revell Mustang GT350 in 1/12?

 

I hope not, that would be a disaster for Revell, quite a bad kit and needs a whole lot of work to get it somewhat representable. It is a complete different ballgame then the Camaro.

 

In that case then they need to "Fix" the problems then issue it again!!! :rolleyes: