Would anyone have contact info for Ross Gibson Engines? Bought a couple of engines last week, just had a chance to open them up, and I am actually missing the lower half of the block for the 427 SOHC kit, would like to get a hold of them to get a replacement part.
That looks like the same style of wheel, but looks much deeper than the one above.
Someone else said the '68 Charger as well, strange I don't have it in my stash, but will have to rectify that. Hard to tell from the photos of the instructions if it is the same wheel, the band around the rim just inside the rim edge (with the tire valve sticking out of) looks really wide when compared to the kit steel rims, but maybe it is just the lighting. Another I have been told about are the wheels in the MPC Roscoe Police car.
Dog dish isn't a problem as I have all 4 sets of the Parts By Parks ones, however looking at them, none of them look like the ones above, so may have to search for those as well. Again, likely from the '68 Charger.
While I haven't received a release date or pricing on these yet, don't expect these to be cheap.
Their 1/35 trucks are in the $40 range, and are curbside (albeit they usually have a ton of stuff for the bed, or a big a$$ gun and figures with it) so a fully detailed out 1/24 truck with full engine detail and such, look for these to be in the $60-$80 range.
Pricey yes, but this kit will be the quality of a high end Tamiya auto kit, and with that comes a price, but having quite a few Meng kits in the stash (1/35 armor), I can tell you they are some of the best kits on the market, and are worth every penny for them.
Yeah, this kit isn't out yet. I get an invoice from my supplier about the same time that Revell direct ships the Preferred Customer orders, and I haven't gotten the invoice as of yet. Expect it next week sometime, which means with Xmas and New Years....I might have on the 30th, maybe, and that is a big maybe.
I build everything. Cars and Trucks, and 1/35 Armor mostly, but also build aircraft of many different scales, dabble in figures, Sci-Fi and ships. Likely why my stash is probably 700+ (which I know is still small compared to some).
If I only built cars and trucks, or only built Armor....the stash wouldn't be nearly as big.
Yeah, would have to agree with Moebius. When I got the Prostars in at the shop, I sold a few initially, but my Lonestars are probably selling 3 or 4 to one vs the Prostar.
I think maybe that it was because the Lonestars weren't available for a long time, and wasn't until they were shooting the Prostars that they also shot more Lonestars, and now with both available, the Lonestar is still outselling it.
May be less of them on the road, but the Lonestar is the better looking truck.
Don't get me wrong, I am not against any company doing modern stuff, I am just pointing out that if the company doesn't think they can make any money on the kit, based on what it will cost to procure licenses and cut molds, then they aren't going to do it. Viper, Corvette, Mustang, Camaro and Challenger will always sell, and I have no doubt that between Revell and Round 2, we will get those kits, but I just don't see anything else being made, unless it is a police vehicle of some kind, and even then, I still don't know if the costs would be worth it. Round 2 seems to be content on releasing kits that haven't been around for awhile with retooled or massaged parts, apart from their production series, which again is corvette and camaro and are curbside kits.
As far as pick-ups, yes that is the kit I was referring to, thought it was an '02, but it is a 1999. There is also the Ford Lightning, (and the plain jane version of the PU), not sure what year it is supposed to be the design and the Lightning truck was last build on the '99 - '04 model years, so it could represent anything in there, but is likely also billed as a '99. I still think a Raptor would fly off the shelves, but I could be wrong.
I hear you guys on then not doing anything modern, but when it comes right down to it, outside of Camaro, Mustang, Corvette, Viper and Challenger, what modern domestic vehicles would sell? I certainly wouldn't want a model of any Impala that has been made over the last 20yrs, ditto for a Taurus, or pretty much any other people mover, unless it was a Nascar kit (and that is a whole other ball of wax for licensing).
Lets face it, modern domestic cars for the most part are boring, and likely wouldn't sell all that well to justify even the licensing cost for them, nevermind the cost of the tooling. The ones mentioned above sell, because that is the modern day muscle car. Now, that being said, I would love to see some new pick-up truck kits of modern trucks made. Last one is what? 2002 Chevy? OK, maybe not one of every make, but I have to think that something like a Ford Raptor would fly off the shelves if offered.
As far as Ferrari goes, Ferrari models sell, probably 5-1 over any other import car model, so good reason why manufacturers keep going back to the Ferrari well when a new model from the Ferrari factory comes out. Lately however you see companies like Aoshima focusing more on Lambos and McLarens, which is fine by me as well.
It all comes down to licensing and whether or not a manufacture deems it worth while to pay what the companies want for licensing their products. I have no doubt that we will see the new Corvette get kitted, that is pretty much a guarantee. Kind of surprised that Revell hasn't done more with their newer Camaro kit, with just the one offering (unlike the multiple Mustang variants), but one never knows, they could be working on one. Full detail ZL-1 would be a nice start.
If I go by other kit numbers, it doesn't line up with a Snap kit number lineage, as their kit numbers are usually in the 1900 series. Plus it would say SNAP in the description on the Revell Dealer site.