Looks pretty cool to me. Maybe an American Iron road racer next? Too bad they don't do parts packs anymore, a sprue or two of stuff from the Ford Racing catolog would be sweet (to include the 2300k 5 lug conversion and some '95 cobra r wheels). With the right parts, it could be useful with their SN95 and New edge kits too.....
Regardless, good job Revell.
Old school is looking good. Revell's black widow wasn't perfect, but a great start, and the 57 ford is sweet. I hear the hudsons are great, and I have the Flock 300. R2's 65 galaxie is to be followed by 71 mercury and Laguna s3. Hopefully more to follow.
I feel bad for the guys who want current stuff. Unless nascar and others become more reasonable, resin will be the only choice (and diecast). On the good side, they'd only have to tool up one version for the most part. The differences are in the stickers! Still gonna root for the Wood brothers till the end anyways.......
Since both of these versions were raced in Nascar, the topic has come up over at Randy Ayer's nascar modeling forum. According to a few gentleman over there, the fairlane and custom were two different wheelbases. They are pretty darn knowledgeable over there, and one of the moderators (Tom M) is combining the kits in a build. If I remember right, in one of the threads, there was factory literature to back it up. Regardless, both are great looking cars. I haven't built the revell yet, but it is in my stash (to include the Fireball Robert's version), and I plan to re-do the AMT too (my first was a glue bomb way back in the day).
Thanks Tim! Very cool. I had faith in Revell, and I will certainly be buying a few. I am very enthused by the interior with seperate back seat. Much easier to make a racecar! Plus, I have some wheels and drag 500's, slixx decals, waiting for the 70 Sox and Martin.......
Thanks again Tim.
Even though I am a Ford guy, totally agree with the Camaros. Competition improves the breed for sure, in the 1/1 world and in styrene. The Mustang GT would probably still be sitting on around 300 horsepower or so if it wasn't for the camaro.
I'm still excited by some of Revell's stuff, but since we are all adding our 2 cents...... pull a Round 2 on the Snake and Mongoose combo, clean up the tools, new tires, and WHITE plastic. That being said, we each could probably name a half dozen Revellogram kits off the tops of our heads that we'd like the see that done to.
I am for sure. I'm not an AARP guy by any means (yet), and I do appreciate a lot of the classics. Other than super cars, pony cars and specialty cars, I just don't find modern street cars that interesting, at least from a model building stand point. I say again, from a model building stand point. I don't hate newer cars, just don't want to build them. Does Revell build everything I want? Not a chance, but who could? Every year, they get me excited at least once or twice a quarter. So does R2. I've always had an interest in vintage drags and stock cars, now I can actually afford them. They fill my need for sportsracers here and there too.
My nit picking now: the retailers carry pretty much the same stuff, ie Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Wal-Mart. It would be nice if they would carry some variations from each other. Not sure why they do that?
I'm not against diecast, I just don't like it taking up space in modeling magazines. That is what diecast magazines are for.
I may be alone here, but I love what Revell has been doing. Fireball '57 Ford? '62 Vette Gasser? Why yes, and awesome! I love their vintage drag stuff too. Some Slixx decals and many variations can be made. I've wanted some of their large scale drag stuff, but didn't want to pay "ebay" prices for them, now I won't have to. Some of the reissues are good to have just for the benefit of white plastic and good decals.
Am I excited by every kit? No, but I'm sure somebody is glad to see each somewhere. I do wish they would just get over the cloak and dagger secrecy bit. I like to have stuff to look forward to. R2 for that matter too.
As for the current gen of 1/1 cars.... Revell and AMT put out a bunch of modern subjects about a decade or so ago. That didn't last long, so I'm guessing it didn't work out well for them. Check out the back issues about a decade ago. What else is missing from the current pages? Diecast! Half the reviews in the mags were diecast, yuck. So, I think the glass is more than half full.
Hey guys, I like that cafe racer body. Looks good, which kit is that? I would like to make an American Iron racer at some point, and that looks like a good starting point for it. The Roush racer looks good Tony.
I should get back to work on mine tomorrow. For the life of me, I can't find the seat belt set that has the Simpson logos. I did find a lot of cool stuff digging through my stash looking for it though, including a black window net set. That ought to work out better than the plastic one for interior visibilty, since it will folded down. Unless, of course the interior looks like ######, net up!