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larrygre

Member Since 16 Feb 2006
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In Topic: 2014 Revell Germany new releases

31 December 2013 - 05:30 PM

The German modelling press has leaked the list, guys...here ya go.

 

1/24

#05795 Mini Collection Set (reissues Original 998cc Mini Cooper and  2003-vintage Mini Cooper, paints and cement)

#07064 Mini Cooper Rallye Monte Carlo 1964 (modified reissue)

#07065 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback (reissue, ex-Monogram)

#07066 Lamborghini Diablo (reissue, ex-Monogram)

#07067 1953 Corvette Roadster (reissue, ex-Monogram)

#07070 Trabant 601 Universal (modified reissue, station wagon type variant)

#07071 VW Golf 1 Cabrio (NEW TOOL)

#07072 VW Golf 1 GTi (NEW TOOL)

#07073 Ferrari “La Ferrari” (NEW TOOL)

#07423 Iveco Stralis (reissue, ex-Italeri)

 

1/25

#07068 2005 Chevy Impala Police Car (reissue, ex-Revell SnapTite)

#07069 Corvette C5-R “Compuware” (reissue, ex-Revell USA)

 

1/16

#07455 Peterbilt 359 reissue, ex-Monogram)

 

Thats all she wrote, folks.  Personally, I'm looking forward to the 1st generation Golf kits, and an affordable kit of the LaFerrari.

 

 


In Topic: info on Tamiya Porsche 928S

28 May 2013 - 07:39 AM

Anybody know the story on this one?

AMT-Porsche%20928-360w.jpg

 

 

That one stared life with now-defunct Nitto Kagaku.  Kit has a faux engine insert with incorrect intake runners.  ESCI bought the molds for Nitto's 1/24 kits when Nitto went belly up, and when ERTL bought ESCI, some of the ex-Nitto kits found their way into AMT boxes..

 

Not a bad kit, but typical mid-70s Japanese production.  Fujimi's is much better.


In Topic: round 2 website...

19 January 2013 - 08:07 AM

I agree on the van NOT getting the open window option returned,

they did not give us the open hood it use to have!!!

 

I had both the 1971-issue Rescue Van and the "New for 73" Surf Van back when - and still have the bodies.  Neither of them had an opening hood.  I was disappointed in that, and cut both hoods out to hinge so that at least the front of the engine could be seen.

 

IIRC, none of the AMT Chevy Vans had an opening hood.   The FORD vans had - and still have ("Phantom" (ex-Vantom) an opening hood. 

 

If Round2 DOES indeed bring back the multi-panel body and stock parts, it will be serious kudos due them.


In Topic: Revell Germany 1/24 Ferrari 250GTO for 2013

02 January 2013 - 07:52 PM

Ohhh, a Lusso.  Or a reissued 275GTB?  Excuse me, I might need a little "alone" time.  Since we're dreaming how about a modern mold 260/289 Cobra with FIA optional parts?

 

That ALMOST happened.  It was to be Accurate Miniatures' third car kit.  Unfirtunately, licensing costs and low funds put the kibosh on that one.  Ahh, what MIGHT have been!


In Topic: Revell Germany 1/24 Ferrari 250GTO for 2013

02 January 2013 - 02:33 PM

 

Larry....AMEN brother, AMEN! Best regards...TIM

 

Tim, good to see you here again.  Happy New Year to you and yours.

 

See my response to Gerry re: having Ed Sexton put a bug in Volker's ear re the Lusso.  Wanna lend a hand in that? :lol:

 

The Lusso (and a BMW 2002tii) are ideal subjects for RoG, in this writer's not-so-humble opinion!