Okay, this is a shot in the dark since Revell's Ed Sexton said he doesn't see large-scale kits in Revell's future (that was about the same time as the 1/12 Mustang came out). But here's a thought.
Of interest especially to international modelers, the Ferrari 275 GTB berlinetta is one of the most admired cars of all time. But the 1/12 kit originally tooled by Renwal and later boxed by Revell is one of the biggest model kit jokes of all time (the horror, the horror).
It's time for a new 1/12 tooling with modern technology to make this car, which can be issued in at least 3 separate versions:
• Original 275 GTB berlinetta
• Next-generation 275 GTB/4 competizione with minor body, engine and mechanical adaptations, plus racing livery
• 275 GTB NART spyder, one of the most beautiful roadsters ever made.
A parts kit with a choice of 3 wheels could be offered for all of them:
• Standard Campagnolo alloys
• Borrani wire wheels such as those Revell issued on their 1/12 diecasts of the 250 GTO and Mercedes 300 SLR Uhlenhaut coupe.
• Rudge knockoffs
In the past couple of years, Revell of Germany has been reissuing some 1/16 kits of interest to the international market (Rolls PII Continental, VW Kafer bug), plus a single-store reissue of the 1/8 E-Type Jag, and I think a new 1/12 275 GTB would make a profit.
Edited by sjordan2, 10 July 2014 - 11:03 AM.