Luc Janssens

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  • Birthday 07/10/1968

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  1. Luc Janssens added a post in a topic Wish Lists   

    I agree with you, plus I think that kit would be great to present as a resto mod.
  2. Luc Janssens added a post in a topic Wish Lists   

    Yep that site went into oblivion, not sure if there were build in measures to keep it fair play et all.
    Anyway, a site like this one is to small and doesn't cover or reach all the people who buy models even sporadically, think social media are better marketing tools, everyone is registered, no ballot stuffing and a broader and more diverse crowd.
    Wonder what a white mid '90s Ford Bronco would do if it was dropped there.....
  3. Luc Janssens added a post in a topic Barchetta headlights   

    Yeah I saw that Bill, but it was all in Japanese, so I searched if Hobby Search carried that product too...
    About the rule thingy, easier to enforce when you ban all links to vendors, be them foreign or domestic, model kits or aftermarket products...
     
  4. Luc Janssens added a post in a topic Barchetta headlights   

    You're welcome Bill, besides as you know it prohibited, per Tom's rules, to post links to vendors on the SH board.
    Then I did a search here and was surprised, no one posted about this new product, so I did...
     

  5. Luc Janssens added a topic in Car Aftermarket / Resin   

    Barchetta headlights
    A modeller from Down Under, named Dan Chalker brought the following to my attention....
    http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10375903

    http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10375904

     
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  6. Luc Janssens added a post in a topic Revell 1984 Olds 442   

    Hmm....will have to open them up and use some leftover, Monogram '79 Mustang headlight buckets, fit to size, will see if it works when I receive my copy.
  7. Luc Janssens added a post in a topic Revell 1984 Olds 442   

    Looks good, only too bad they didn't include chrome buckets for the headlamps.
    BTW is the area behind the lenses, flat or concave?
  8. Luc Janssens added a post in a topic Wish Lists   

    As a Belgian and also European, I wonder if there would be interest in an all new '69-'70 Cadillac Deville, which internals then also could be used for I'm guessing '65 up to '68 models.
    Or is that era Cadillac best forgotten?
     
  9. Luc Janssens added a post in a topic Wish Lists   

    Let me add the '68-'72 gen Pontiac GTO's to the pile.
    Then a '67 from the '66 tool, cuz the Coke bottle lines come out prettier on that one.
    For the TV and movie buffs, I say....a '74 Dodge Monaco, in Bluesmobile, CHiP's and maybe Hill Street blues wrapper....
  10. Luc Janssens added a post in a topic Anyone have any real insider info on Revell's "new" '70 Charger?   

    Was thinking the same thing, Bill.
    And the next phrase Jim quoted from his conversation with Ed Sexton at the Milwaukee NNL, fueled that idea, why else would one start from scratch, instead of using in part, the 1997 engineered Pro-modeler kit.
    Crossing my fingers....

  11. Luc Janssens added a post in a topic MPC '71 Dodge Demon re release   

    It would've been released by now, if it was that simple...
    Body tool (core, top, rear, LH and RH, plus sliding feature)
    Hood (1 core and cavity, and add 2 more core's and cavities, when the hood scoops are part of the deal)
    Tail lamps (2 core and cavities)
    Front bumper/grille (1 core and cavity)
    Headlamps (2 core and cavities)
    parking lights (2 core and cavities)
    front valance (1 core and cavity)
    Exhaust tips (2 core and cavities)
    Interior side panels (2 core and cavities)
     
    What kinda money are we talking about here, an optimistic 50K?, not counting tool re-arrangement for the Duster kit?
     
     
     
     
  12. Luc Janssens added a post in a topic MPC '71 Dodge Demon re release   

    depends on the percentage of all new parts they need too tool up and to figure out, on how to run the kit.
    Like 1 tool containing all the specific Demon parts, but then a whole lot of unnecessary Duster parts need to be blocked off, from the Duster tooling in a way that it doesn't harm the flow of the plastic.
    From a production standpoint, they're maybe better off, coping the needed Duster parts, so they can join the newly designed Demon ones, in an all new tool base, but then the kit is like all new, so will there still be return after this investment, which due to being incompatible, becomes a one trick pony.
    Food for thought.....
  13. Luc Janssens added a post in a topic Anyone have any real insider info on Revell's "new" '70 Charger?   

    Depends....
    From a design point it only makes sense when tooling up a '67, '68, '69 Camaro and Firebird together, Manufacturers apply the MO now, because they have to spread the investment costs and risks, over much smaller runs, runs which maybe were considered flops back in the day of Wallyworld.
    Also what is announced as all new tooling, still can be based on past tooling, models, drawings, 3d files, recycling everything except the hardware.
    Personally I don't like fiddling with existing tooling like Mpc was known for in the past , removing insert to re-arrange them in another tool and sometimes re-engraving welding etc.... too much down time, delaying production, whenever a swap has to be made between model, x, y, z, and also that's when things start to go wrong production wise, wrong inserts, forgotten inserts, wrong parts blocked off...
    IMHO the best way to design a kit as it were a cluster of parts packs (instead of one big chunk of heavy forklift needing tooling), grouping chassis parts together in one small tool, engine in another, interior in yet again another, and so forth and so on, also easier for production, again IMHO!
    SKU XXX = tooling a+b+c+d+e+f, SKU XXY= tooling a+g+c+h+I, SKU XXZ=........
     
     
     
     
  14. Luc Janssens added a post in a topic With the MPC Reissues , I Wonder If ...   

    Aoshima never had a '65 Chevy, Hasagawa did, together with 4 other ex-slot cars of US 60s automotive subjects.
    Also around that time there was an announcement of an '66 (or so) ex Amt Chevy pickup promo kit, which also didn't materialized due to licensing issues, or so...
  15. Luc Janssens added a post in a topic Anyone have any real insider info on Revell's "new" '70 Charger?   

    I believe Revell set up a booth at the NNL east, so people visiting the show, should be able to get some first hand info.