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#81 martinfan5

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 02:36 PM

As long as the parts go together well and the finished model looks realistic, this certainly won't hurt our hobby.  Come on- some of us more-experienced builders will probably get some just as slump-busters.  This might even be a worthwhile category at contests, whether in-club or the larger, regional events.

 Well said
 

Honestly, I'd rather see a well-done snap kit with an ACCURATE body and a decent interior than a full-detail kit with a dubious or mediocre body (like many recent releases.)

And agreed

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 05:45 PM

As long as the parts go together well and the finished model looks realistic, this certainly won't hurt our hobby.  Come on- some of us more-experienced builders will probably get some just as slump-busters.  This might even be a worthwhile category at contests, whether in-club or the larger, regional events.

Good call, I think a contest category for "Snap" kits is a good idea.  I've seen some really well done models that tarted out as a "Snap" kit.



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Posted 13 June 2014 - 05:59 AM

I did well at two MASSCAR contests with the Lindberg snap Dakota kit- both were left unpainted, except for interiors and trim.  They were entered in "shelf" categories, if I remember correctly.   And Tom, I have one of the snap Caravans in stock, too- ready to be a pizza delivery vehicle.  One of my two previous Caravan builds survives, one (a dark green pro-Yup) bit the dust the hard way :( ...


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 09:59 AM

 

 

And Tom, I have one of the snap Caravans in stock, too- ready to be a pizza delivery vehicle.  One of my two previous Caravan builds survives, one (a dark green pro-Yup) bit the dust the hard way  :( ...

 

A funny thing John... I have my Caravan Taxi and CV with the metal sides. Once I screwed up the CV paint job I wanted to keep it for now, and start again with a fresh body. I checked my stash and I had no more. Checked eBay and there weren't any for sale that week, so I dumped the body in the drink.  Then I did a deeper dive into the stash and found 3 more unbuilt kits.  So we will be seeing more Caravans from my bench.  And that will include a replica of my 1:1 high top.



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Posted 13 June 2014 - 07:27 PM

Wonder how much coaxing it would take for Round 2 to reissue the Caravan? I'd buy another one or two, and might even make a C/V out of one.

 

Tom- cool to see you starting on some PTs. You'll have fun with those.

 

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 02:03 AM

Wonder how much coaxing it would take for Round 2 to reissue the Caravan?

Tom- cool to see you starting on some PTs. You'll have fun with those.

 

I was hoping to persuade Round 2 to release the Caravan with my Taxi and CV versions.  It would pretty much be a decal set, with a few new parts... taxi meter,  taxi ad topper, maybe a set of plain wheels and a ladder for the CV.  

 

Problem is that they are very busy with their current program and have many kits with more profit potential ahead of this!

 

And for the PT Cruisers...  

 

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I saw this one in a New Jersey Turnpike rest stop and can't get it out of my mind... I don't think I'd try for an exact replica but I have ideas of beer livery...  stay tuned!


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Posted 14 June 2014 - 05:57 AM

Wonder how much coaxing it would take for Round 2 to reissue the Caravan? I'd buy another one or two, and might even make a C/V out of one.

 

Tom- cool to see you starting on some PTs. You'll have fun with those.

 

Charlie Larkin

I hate to say it but I doubt that the Caravan will ever see it's day on store shelves again. And besides you can pick them up at show fairly cheap, heck I've literally seen a vendor throw one away cursing at it that he couldn't give it away. I say stock up on them and hoard them for about thirty years and they may be pretty rare! :lol:



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Posted 18 June 2014 - 05:49 PM

 

 

 I say stock up on them and hoard them for about thirty years and they may be pretty rare!  :lol:

 

I did mention that Round 2 had a lot of stuff that would be ahead of a Caravan reissue. Most folks don't want an 18 year old mini van unless they did something cool with it.

 

The quote above is pretty funny considering that when I got into this hobby I was buying 15 year old Volare and Pacer kits for $3-5 each.  I was actually buying them back then to get the Suburbanite snow tires for my light commercial builds since there weren't a lot of truck type tires in those days.  Sad was that I resold some of those kits cheap once I swiped the tires!  Now those kits command a decent dollar!



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Posted 21 June 2014 - 03:56 PM

To get back to the original topic, we did a Make n Take event today with the new Mustang and some other snap kits, the new Mustang is the perfect snap kit for a kid. Nobody had trouble with them, they went together quick enough they didn't lose interest. We were doing two models with the kids, most picked the Mustang and another Revell snap car. Some of the others gave the kids trouble. We had to help them out a lot with the other kits and some of those gave even me problems (the Gravedigger chassis - how is any kid supposed to get that thing together? Gave me fits!). I noticed how the kids would start to lose interest after a couple minutes struggling with parts they couldn't figure out. First thing they all - and I mean all - did was tear every single part off the parts tree, even after I said not to! The new Mustang doesn't have parts trees, they're already off. The one they gave out at auto shows already had the grilles and taillights pressed in, in the ones that will be sold in stores they're still separate. The glass is already installed (with the black surrounds already painted) as are the headlights. The axles are already pressed into the wheels (pressing the wheels onto the axles gives most kids problems). Previous snap kits have always been more of a "do it with mom or dad's supervision" but this one can be done by a kid all by themselves.

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 06:50 PM

That's brilliant. 5-10 minutes, a sense of accomplishment, and a nice replica. Makes them want more, parents content, and kid/modeler happy. Plus, first time kit out before 1:1 in a few decades? That's what kids expect. That's what I expect. Revell and Ford nailed this, need to get glue kit out ASAP. 



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Posted 21 June 2014 - 09:52 PM

need to get glue kit out ASAP. 

That right there



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Posted 22 June 2014 - 04:18 AM

That right there

 

I agree, I found one super cheap on eBay but I don't know if / think any prior chassis pans will fit under it



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Posted 22 June 2014 - 05:16 AM

I will build snap kits many were great kits as is...Johans,AMT snapfast plus series,etc.  I like them just as much as the full detail kits depending on if there of my interest body style years. Its still fun to build and they have much more possibilities than just being a just a snap kit...the only limits are the ones your mind tries to tell you there are.



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Posted 22 June 2014 - 05:55 AM

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That's brilliant. 5-10 minutes, a sense of accomplishment, and a nice replica. Makes them want more, parents content, and kid/modeler happy.

 

Yes, it's a good thing. Above is a photo of the assembled one that Ed Sexton sent to us as a raffle give away car for NNL East. It's signed by everyone on the team that created it.  One of a kind!



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Posted 22 June 2014 - 08:03 AM

Many of the modern snap kits build into excellent models.  Most of them produced since the Revell Caprice, I'd say.



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Posted 22 June 2014 - 03:10 PM

Many of the modern snap kits build into excellent models.  Most of them produced since the Revell Caprice, I'd say.

 

Agreed.  Many moons ago most of my friends in my club ignored snap kits.  Then we got involved with a local youth group and ordered several cases of assorted snappers from one of our friendly dealers.   We got into it as much as the kids!  And all noticed just how cool the kits were, and how easy they went together.   We agreed that day was the most models our clan had built all year!

 

To date, I've done projects based on some of these snap kits. Sometimes it's fun to concentrate on body mods, paint and detailing out an interior rather than working for months on a full detail monster!  



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Posted 22 June 2014 - 03:15 PM

I like snap kits, but the '15 Mustang is far more basic than the typical R-M Snap Tite kit--this has no mirrors, no chassis detail (flat plate), no headlight detail--very simplified.  Hopefully Revell will do a full detail '15 Mustang sooner than later...



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Posted 23 June 2014 - 04:25 AM

 

Agreed.  Many moons ago most of my friends in my club ignored snap kits.  Then we got involved with a local youth group and ordered several cases of assorted snappers from one of our friendly dealers.   We got into it as much as the kids!  And all noticed just how cool the kits were, and how easy they went together.   We agreed that day was the most models our clan had built all year!

 

To date, I've done projects based on some of these snap kits. Sometimes it's fun to concentrate on body mods, paint and detailing out an interior rather than working for months on a full detail monster!  

 

The Make-N-Take events we've been involved with have rejuvenated some of the guys from our clubs . . . guys who had gotten into non-building slumps . . . the kits are easy ~ not fiddly, enthusiasm-killers ~ and the vicarious thrill of the kids' excitement is just infectious!  After a couple of Make-N-Take events, more snappers started showing up at our monthly club contests! 



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Posted 23 June 2014 - 05:24 AM

Here's some pics from our event this past Saturday.  We had a great turnout.  

 

Read our blog post here: http://megahobbyblog...yfest-2014.html

 

The local newspapers did a couple articles, this one ran before the event, http://www.courierpo...yfest/10506145/

 

This one after: http://www.nj.com/ca...r_all_ages.html

 

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That's me on the right, I thought I was leaning out of the shot.  I didn't lean far enough!!!  

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 04:21 PM

Awesome looks like everyone had a great time.