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#1 Len Geisler

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 02:03 PM

So, I was at my LHS yesterday afternoon discussing some of the upcoming releases, and got what I hope is an inaccurate update on 2014 Stingray models. According to what he has been told, GM has given licensing for 2014 Stingray replicas to a manufacturer of only diecast vehicles. Has anybody else heard anything of the like?
 
I did see something the other day about Bob's listing 2014 promos, but did not mention manufacturer or media...
 
I am ok with diecast, but plastic is certainly my poison of choice....


#2 1930fordpickup

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 03:27 PM

Interesting, not in a good way. 



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Posted 05 April 2014 - 03:57 PM

I have only seen the die cast cars but the folks on this board who have built them have done some very nice work --

 

I expect that the plastic will come around sooner or later ---just a matter of time ---this is a new car after all and I suspect a full detail kit will take some work --

 

Even if we get a "Show-Room" version (curbside) from AMT I would be a happy camper !!!



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Posted 05 April 2014 - 04:11 PM

I think the first one we might see will be under the showroom series, it might a while before a full glue kit hits the market


Edited by martinfan5, 05 April 2014 - 04:14 PM.


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 03:18 AM

And if a plastic kit is not offered, will the  world end?



#6 ZTony8

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 04:21 AM

Does anyone else find it ironic the real Corvettes are plastic but some of the toy cars are metal?



#7 Chuck Kourouklis

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 07:57 AM

Lol, ABSOLUTELY, Tony!  I've always thought the big draw about diecast cars was that they're made from the same (roughly) materials as the 1:1, and a diecast Corvette just blows that out the window.  

 

You just gave me my first big laugh of the morning. Always thought it was just me!  B)

 

And if a plastic kit is not offered, will the  world end?

 

Oh, well, no, not particularly - it's just that there's now a gap in our plastic where the greatest Corvette since the mid-year C2s should reside.


Edited by Chuck Kourouklis, 07 April 2014 - 07:58 AM.


#8 Len Woodruff

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 01:46 PM

I can't believe the hold up on this this kit. I bet Corvette's are some of the best sellers.



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Posted 07 April 2014 - 01:48 PM

I can't believe the hold up on this this kit. I bet Corvette's are some of the best sellers.

Yeah, the 1:1 has been out at least 6 months or so..strange that kit makers are dragging their feet..the diecast have been out for quite a while now.  They seem to have ignored the new Viper also, which has been out well over a year in 1:1..



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Posted 07 April 2014 - 08:25 PM

Does anyone else find it ironic the real Corvettes are plastic but some of the toy cars are metal?

You're not the only one, Tony.

 

There- the argument- for authenticity's sake, GM MUST approve kits! :lol:

 

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 09:32 AM

Revell indicated a couple of months back that they have yet to get  detail specs on the Corvette.  Without them, a glue kit is real tough.  The HANG UP was GM and they, Revell, were not happy given that they had paid the licensing fees. 



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Posted 09 April 2014 - 10:49 AM

I would really like to see this. Along with a ZL1 and Z28 Camaros.

 

 

 

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 08:20 PM

 

Does anyone else find it ironic the real Corvettes are plastic but some of the toy cars are metal?


Aluminum frame and carbon fiber body. Only the interior is still plastic. ;P

Edited by Slapfight, 09 April 2014 - 08:20 PM.


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Posted 09 April 2014 - 10:28 PM

Revell indicated a couple of months back that they have yet to get  detail specs on the Corvette.  Without them, a glue kit is real tough.  The HANG UP was GM and they, Revell, were not happy given that they had paid the licensing fees. 

This is a case where you can blame GM for the lack of a glue kit anytime soon



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Posted 10 April 2014 - 03:14 AM

Jeff-not all the body is carbon fiber.



#16 Joe Handley

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 03:58 AM

Do they still use balsa in the floor?

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 02:53 AM

No,Joe the floor isn't balsa anymore.In one of the articles I read it mentioned to what it was changed but I've forgotten what they're now using.



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Posted 11 April 2014 - 05:26 AM

in the special edition of Motor Trend published Jan. '14 the floor is now & I quote..... a foam core sandwich is used that is both stiffer & lighter than the balsa wood design previously used.



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Posted 11 April 2014 - 05:54 AM

Thanks guys, I was wondering about that. I have heard that the C5's still used balsa, guess it was still the best material available at the time those were designed, even compared to different metals and composites.

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 03:14 PM

You learn something new everyday, I had no idea balsa wood was used