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  1. Sorry, I misunderstood 🙂 I guess we end up on the same page .... hahaha. From what I notice, I see a lot more Aventadors popping up than those Huracan's. Which is also a bit logic, since the Aventador did sell better than the Huracan, I believe even by a great number. Never heard the 'cubic dollars' phrase yet, but I agree. A few years back, the F40 would do about 150-200 in a built form (I bought my K57 Dutch Prototype for 100, with only the interior minor built). But now, they don't get below 250 built anymore, usually between 300-400. But I assume it can also be some sort of wave, at some point it will lower again.
  2. Revell had a somewhat 'turbulent' 2019 behind them, maybe we should wait and see how the cards will unfold. Revell GmbH was a healthy organisation and seeing what they have done now'they definately deserve the benefit of the doubt.
  3. I am more interested in which coupe it will be, will it be the 2 seater or the 2+2? I hope for the first. I think the photo they supplied is from the 1/8th model, so I am not using this photo as reference for the upcoming kit.
  4. It is a bit confusing, since the Type 1 is the beetle, the Type 2 is the transporter, but the generations of the transporters is also called T1, T2, T3, T4, T5 and now the T6.
  5. I disagree, the lamborghini Aventador does pop up regurarly on the second hand marketplaces. Some build, some still in box (hoping/speculating on upgoing value, which it doesn't (yet)). even though the 911 does pop up a few times per year, it is by far not as much seen as the Lamborghini. The Aventador has been sold quite a lot actually, the Huracan would be more rare, but still was sold pretty good and recent. I would say that the Aventador, Testarossa, F40 and the Mercedes are the most common Pochers popping up.
  6. Reading this, I will not be pre-ordering one to be honest.
  7. I agree with you on the 1/8 scale kits, but the 1/12 kits are a different game. They do sell quite good actually. It could be they may not run that well in the States, but in Europe and Asia, they do sell good. Italeri made a new 1/12 Fiat 500 and keeps releasing older 1/12 kits. Tamiya does good business with their 1/12 kits too. The 934 and 935 are good sellers. Fujimi released the Skylines again, Trumpeter is going to release the GT40 and MENG is even going to make their own GT40.
  8. Those two have been released quite a few times. I've never seen the C3 been released again, nor the Camaro and Firebird. From what I heard it had to do with copyrights, but since the '65 is also GM, I find that weird. I don't think we'll ever going to see a new 1/8 modelkit from the plastic manufacturers, the costs are too high with a too little demand. Even though the 1/12 Mustang did sell ok, it wasn't the succes Revell expected from it. Appearantly, Revell is more interested in the 1/16th scale, as they have now produced many new models in that scale. (to be clear; I never would say no to a new 1/8 plastic kit! The Superbird is my all-time favourite for a 1/8th scale kit)
  9. I built 2 of them myself and have 8 more laying around, beautiful kit. It is old, so it needs detailling, but it is a very good start to begin with. I am making Dunlop wheels for them; (square version, but within a few weeks, I am also going to offer the round version (D-type)) https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-8th-Dunlop-racing-wheels-for-Revell-Jaguar-E-Type-Square-version/153589444730?hash=item23c2a4f07a:g:4hYAAOSwIhVdRVOv And I made a tutorial for how to built the tub: (it is 12 years old, when I start another XKE, I'll update it with better photo's)http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/building-tutorials/6549-cracking-code-getting-rid-xke-panellines.html http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/building-tutorials/6549-cracking-code-getting-rid-xke-panellines.html
  10. Bill, yes it is. I haven't looked into it, but I am quite certain I read on a Tamiya site, that it has Cartograf decals.
  11. When I ordered the Italeri 1/12 Fiat 500 Asseto Corsa, I stumbled upon a pre-registration for the well known 1/12 Tamiya Porsche 934. I was a bit surprised as I haven't heard anything about it yet. It is due for release on late november for a retail around 130 Euro's (150 usd?) It is a straight release from the 12040, but it has slicks instead of profiled tyres (which I'd rather had, but so be it). For the rest, it seems to be the same old (but wonderful) kit. I pre-ordered 2 since they are decent priced as they got around 200 euro's over here on the second hand sites. I've seen poorly built ones go for over 100 euro's!
  12. The first Renault 5 was exported to the States as the 'Le Car', but the successor never did make the crossing. Except for a few after the 25-years regulations. You don't hear many french car fanatics in the States, it is usually Domestic, JDM or German stuff. There are a couple Italian and GB enthusiasts, but French car nuts are quite seldom. I just love those qurky little things and the French did make a couple of beautiful machines. Too bad they often forgot reliability :-). The 205 is just such as an icon, I wish it got kitted too (part from the rally version from Tamiya). Unfortunately, other than the name, it is completely different. This is the old R5, the 'super-cinque' or Super R5 was it's successor. which didn't share any body panels and even the engine lay out was different. The old R5 had a engine longitudinally, with the gearbox in front of it! The Super 5 had the engine at the now common transverse manner.
  13. I think you can still order them new. Tamiya releases them often. Whilst we are at the Renault 5, I would love to see a stock 'super' 5 or a GT Turbo
  14. They reissue the 356 regularly, quite often actually. every few years they run a serie.
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