Brett Barrow

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  • Birthday 07/02/1977

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  1. Brett Barrow added a post in a topic Round 2 September '16 Releases   

    Stock tires are blackwall Firestones (and blackwalls are all that's shown on the box art) - however -  there are thin plastic "whitewalls" that can be applied over the tires for a fake whitewall effect.
  2. Brett Barrow added a post in a topic Revell '57 Ford Gasser   

    MSRP is only $31.95 (still high, I know).  I guess that's how they offset those 40% coupons.
  3. Brett Barrow added a post in a topic Will we see other G-body cars after the 83 Hurst Olds?   

    The FE3-X Olds is pretty much confirmed at this point.  Pretty sure the plan was a 2 in 1 with stock parts.  
    I know of a certain party in the industry that is pushing Revell hard for a Malibu so I know it's at least on their radar.  
  4. Brett Barrow added a post in a topic Where is Round 2 manufacturing their kits?   

    Almost all Hawk/Lindberg stuff was being made in the US before Round 2 bought them.  Just the J Lloyd-era new tooling (Dodge Chargers and the Dodge Monster Trucks come to mind, there might be a couple others) was made in China. Seems like the sale gave Round 2 access to have some of their other stuff made in the US, too. A couple MPC kits have been done at the same facility (1/100 Vostok and Titan IIIc rockets there might be some others by now) I don't think any AMT stuff has been made there yet.   
  5. Brett Barrow added a post in a topic Stock '41 Ford Woody   

    With this particular tooling the parts that are different are on different mold inserts, they have to run it one way then swap out the inserts and run it again and you end up with a lot of duplicated sprues. They were not intended to be run as 2-in-1's as AMT-Ertl's philosophy at the time was to make different boxings. They've done a few of the other 90's-era kits that were original set up this way as 2-in-1's (1960 Starliner, 1962 Pontiac...) so there must be some legitimate reason why they didn't do this one that way. Box size makes the most sense to me as the box is packed as it is.  Or it's possible the sales of other converted 2-in-1's wasn't enough to justify the added expense of making two runs.
  6. Brett Barrow added a post in a topic What predictions can we make for new kit releases in 2017?   

    I know of at least one company that's looking at doing an exclusive run of a couple of these if Revell doesn't do it themselves.  
  7. Brett Barrow added a post in a topic OK, the Revell Model A coupe is on the way, any word on Round2's Model A Roadster ?   

    Who said it would have it?  They've been clear with what this kit has and doesn't have. 
    edit: I linked this blog post in one of the other Mod Rod threads a few months ago - http://www.collectormodel.com/round2-models/2554-the-inside-scoop-on-amts-1929-ford-model-a-mod-rod-reissue/#sthash.2rxMLn8H.dpbs
  8. Brett Barrow added a post in a topic OK, the Revell Model A coupe is on the way, any word on Round2's Model A Roadster ?   

    I don't think I'll buy one for myself so I'm not going to open this one up, but here are some box pics.  Don't know why it correctly rotated one but not the others, still figuring out new phone...
     




  9. Brett Barrow added a post in a topic A Detailed Preview of Revell's Upcoming '30A Chopped Five Window Hot Rod....   

    Yep. End of June.  This month's "new" stuff are the F&F Yenko Camaro and the 1/12 Chopper reissues.
  10. Brett Barrow added a post in a topic Revell 1984 Olds 442   

    Or just wait. I have no doubt there will be a follow-up stock (or donk/lowrider) version. 
  11. Brett Barrow added a post in a topic Revell 1984 Olds 442   

    Flat
     
  12. Brett Barrow added a post in a topic Revell 1984 Olds 442   

    They're shipping to distributors now, we got ours yesterday afternoon.  Buy 'em up now, it's gonna be a hot one and as is typical with new hot Revell, they'll probably be a little scarce for a month or two after the first batch sells through.  https://www.megahobby.com/products/1983-hurst-oldsmobile-1-25-revell-monogram.html 
  13. Brett Barrow added a post in a topic Anyone have any real insider info on Revell's "new" '70 Charger?   

    I'd just like to point out that the #1 best selling kit of last year was: (And the General Lee was #2, but there were some extenuating circumstances with that one)

     
    And the #1 car kit by a long shot so far this year (just preorders, too) is this:

    All these kits just offer one building option. Revell has years of sales data, they know their customer base pretty well. The first thing I learned when I got into this business 15 years ago was to quit thinking like an enthusiast.hobbyist and start thinking like a beginner.  2 in 1 and 3 in 1 kits can often intimidate the beginner or average builder and as such are not really marketed to them. Revell's core are the beginners and average modelers.  
     
  14. Brett Barrow added a post in a topic Moebius '65 Mercury Comet Cyclone news   



    They look funky because the real things look funky. 

  15. Brett Barrow added a post in a topic Revell 1984 Olds 442   

    They're not unless you're an RPP shop, and not everyone is.  Usually RPP comes in around the 20th, this was a bit early.  You only get a handful, and it's a package deal where you get a pre-determined (by Revell) number of every new kit every month, you don't get to pick and choose. Not everyone does it.
     http://www2.revell.com/cgi-bin/WRCS57505P.pgm?v=RV2