Also something I wish to add is, while another company makes it able for us modelers to re-live / Build the past, Revell realy slings the original concept / recipe, into the 21st century. Sure, they sometimes get flak for things they might have missed, or didn't get as accurate as some wanted, but they invest in all new exciting product, making this latest release IMHO the "Kats" Meow. Kudos to all involved in the development and Tim for the review.
Think this kit captures the essence of fun in model kit building, dreaming up a version while viewing all the optional parts, start building it and along the way buying some more copies, to (mind) build other versions.... As I said in another tread, will pick up a copy or two, while visiting the Toledo show in October.
Thanks for the suggestion, but already knew that. My plea was more like, what Round2 would have to do, to make me buy something, I basically already have in the stash, no more no less... It's not that the crew at Round-2 is doing a bad job, just want them to take the re-release program to another level, which can't be a bad thing, not? Thanks Luc
Too bad Round2 didn't tool some extra optional parts, to make this great kit, even better, parts like a hidden headlamp bumper, std. RR bumper, bucket seats with center console and last but not least some new footwear, be it 70s style street machine, or modern day resto mod.... Get Creative!
Every part comes at a cost, the design of a model kit IMHO, is form follows function, meaning does an extra part add value to the model, makes the assembly, painting easier and tooling-wise the design production and packaging simpler, or is it just an extra cost, which also complicates and could even halt the build. Anyone here has built the Mirror models Diamond-T wrecker kit?
Anyway, hope to have my copy of this kit in the mail next week.
Remember this kit having pesky sinkmarks on the "end cap" areas of the fender and RR1/4 panel. Hopefully they addressed that, production wise, or tooling wise by opening the grille and taillite cavity of the body
Think it will be a hard sell Greg, better find the best sales wrap to push this idea through...
Maybe all the knowledgeable '33-34 Ford people on board, should stick their heads together and form a think tank and build a case on why an all new kit and what the content from it and it's siblings will have to be.
This could send a positive vibe towards people in the industry, who're tired off all of the negativity vented here....
I used to work on prototype vehicles and pre-production vehicles, on for a volume automotive manufacturer, which cars were and still are a compromise, due to the fact that they have to be sold in a certain price range/segment.
The model kit industry doesn't realy differ, they to position their products into a certain price range, the question is what do you do when due to circumstances beyond you control it seems you're not ably to get to get it a 100 percent right for the lunatic fringe (us), but good enough for the 99% of the core segment you cater, sink more money into the project you know you never gonna recoup, or let it slide?
Think as a business on this one, not as a modeler!
The essence is that you and I not really differ in opinion, we both want the most bang for our hobby buck, but what to us is a hobby, to them is an everyday struggle to survive....
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