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  1. New Revell '32 Ford 5-window coupe

    Peter....boy that goes back a long way....I had totally forgotten about this myself. Anyway, glad to have helped out and best regards......TIM
  2. Hobbico - BANKRUPT!

    James...thanks for the update....I saw that paragraph but initially I read it with a different understanding; upon revisiting it, I think your interpretation is correct. TIM
  3. Hobbico - BANKRUPT!

    James.... 1) perhaps I have misunderstood the filings, but my understanding was that the Revell Global Lot was all of Revell except Revell Germany, and that Revell Germany was a separate "lot". For instance, the following sentence in one of the other court docket items in the last couple of days.... PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on April 11, 2018, the Debtors filed Notice of Auction Date, Sale Hearing, and Certain Related Deadlines Related to the Global Revell Lot, the Revell Germany Lot and Any Non-Conforming Lots or Remnant Assets (D.I. 346). 2) Great research on the makeup of Blitz....! TIM
  4. Hobbico - BANKRUPT!

    According to a document posted today in the Bankruptcy Court Docket, there was a successful bidder for the Revell Global Lot at the auction today, listed as "Blitz 18-313 GMBH" and later identified as a German Limited Liability Company incorporated and existing under the laws of Germany and registered in Grunwald (a district of Munich). No info on the auction of the Revell Germany Lot. TB
  5. Red Baron Engine

    Dave....that is just a WAY, WAY cool modeling project! This is the type of creativity that is so often missing from the current modeling scene. Had this been entered in the old MPC National Modeling Contest series, it would have been a hands-down "Best Originality" trophy winner Well done,... As for the rest of this thread, a really impressive series of informational nuggets.....this is a great example of a forum thread at its finest. Kudos to all involved.. TIM
  6. Hobbico - BANKRUPT!

    From today's updates at the court docket.... * On April 12, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. (prevailing Eastern Time), the Debtors will resume the Auction with respect to the Global Revell Lot, the Revell Germany Lot, and any non-conforming Lots or remnant assets remaining for sale. * A hearing to approve the Sale (the “Sale Hearing”), including the assumption and assignment of Designated Contracts, will be held on April 13, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. (prevailing Eastern Time) before the Court. ****** An earlier transcript of the auction results of the earlier Hobbico and other "lots" was posted at the court docket at the end of the same day as that auction, IIRC. If the same timeline holds true, a transcript of the auction tomorrow might be available by the end of the day. ***** Needless to say, I'm hoping for the best, not only for the modeling community but for the team at Revell.... TIM
  7. AMT Construction Bulldozer

    Tim....that is an exceptionally well done project....looks super-realistic, too. Congrats....TIM
  8. Hobbico - BANKRUPT!

    A docket entry on Friday (April 6) reaffirmed the Revell and Revell of Germany Auctions hearing on April 10th at 10am.....TIM
  9. 1/25 MPC Tiger Shark

    Mark.....I first got the stand in the MPC 1965 Monaco kit...and no, I was never able to get it to work...not even close. Of course, at the time, I blamed myself.....TIM .
  10. Smart move on Dave's part to add those big graphics reminding everyone that these are early stage development models.....TIM PS - thanks Steve for the pix..TB
  11. 1/25 AMT '70 Corvette LT-1 Coupe

    When I researched Corvette colors for my Scale Auto articles on the pre-catalyst C3 Corvettes and GM's most colorful paint colors in the early 1970-'s, I recall seeing a bunch of conflicting info on the 1970 1/2 metallic orange paint specs, with different respected sources offering up to three "definitive" alternatives for the final 1970 1/2 production color. The post at the Corvette action center seems to ring a familiar bell. Under any circumstance, I say build it as a 1970 with the Ontario Orange paint if that is your preference; the auto industry has a history of running pull-ahead colors in small volumes on earlier model year cars. For example, some late model year 1970 1/2 Camaros were painted with 1971 model year Sunflower Yellow solid.. (Some day I'll spill on when Ford did this on a late model year run of 1988 Thunderbird Turbo Coupes.....) TIM
  12. Hobbico - BANKRUPT!

    Like many of you, I am very concerned about the fate of Revell, Inc as part of the Hobbico Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, and accordingly I have been following closely the bankruptcy court docket on this case. What follows should be taken with a certain degree of caution, as I am not an attorney nor am I familiar with the processes used in bankruptcy proceedings...... Within the last 24 hours the Court Docket on the bankruptcy has added a new document which is a transcript of the Hobbico Bankruptcy Auction that took place on March 28. From quick scan of the transcript, and if I am interpreting it correctly, it appears that as expected, the "stalking horse" bidders for the two main lots (neither of which contained Revell or Revell Germany lots) were apparently declared winners of those auctions. It also appears that there were bids for at least some of the other parts of the Hobbico bankruptcy, but no winners were declared for those lots at this time. There was no specific mention of the identity of those lots, which means no specific info on whether there were bids for Revell or Revell Germany, and if so, who those bidders were. What caught my attention was the notation in the auction transcript that there were several questions posed during the auction process by a member of a firm representing an entity called "Round 3 LLC". I have absolutely no insider info on what this means, but similarity of the name of this entity to the present company we know as Round 2, LLC, certainly caught my attention. My quick read of the transcript suggested that there would be more news forthcoming regarding the outcomes of the bids on the other lots. One hopes this pending update might include some clarity on the future course of Revell and Revell Germany. TIM
  13. why have new cars gotten so expensive 1:1 scale

    There are many factors involved here, several of which are touched on above. What most people do not know is that a great deal of the design and content of all automobiles these days is driven by governmental regulation, as well as the lobbying efforts of the many insurance, safety, and environmental lobbies. And for many vehicles, these laws vary from country to country, making all of us pay for compliance with all the laws even though many (such as the European/now Asian Pedestrian Impact Laws) are not required in some markets where the vehicles are sold. The laws and restrictions they advocate have varied levels of effectiveness, but what they all do is add immensely to the cost of new vehicles sold today. Personally, I suspect that the true cost to consumers of these regulations is far higher than has been quoted in the media or claimed by those who lobby in favor of them. Some of these laws - such as those about vehicle stability controls and braking/collision avoidance are highly useful, others much less so. One of the very worst laws has been the CAFE/Corporate Average Fuel Economy laws in the US, which have over 40 years greatly distorted the automotive marketplace in numerous ways and continue to do so today. Ironically, the result of government and NGO-driven automotive legislation is to increase the cost of new vehicles to the point that some people stay out of the new car market, which ironically drives down the overall safety/environmental/etc. effectiveness of the entire automotive fleet as people who would prefer to buy new instead hold on to older, less safe, less efficient vehicles. I don't have a solution other than to suggest that everyone investigate very carefully the voting records of those you vote for in national and state elections...... TIM

    As I alluded to earlier in this thread (I think it was here), Round 2 was investigating this version as the primary plan for this kit, if the test shots played out as hoped. Looks like that might very well be what happened....TIM
  15. Joseph....thanks a bunch. I never even thought to look at Dave's website.....should have been an obvious thing to do. Best regards.....TIM