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  1. Diecast is a whole other ball of wax, and are much easier to make, due to less detail and less parts needed to make. Neither Revell or Round 2 has had a kit of a new car out in the same year that the car came out. I am sure a C8 will come along, just don't expect it before even the actual car gets released.
  2. I am a hobby shop owner, going on 12 yrs. Revell stock wasn't disrupted until the sale went through, after which the new owners closed down the existing Revell USA warehouse. Up until that point, it was business as usual, and kits were easy to get. After that, once the existing stock dried up from the warehouse (there was lots) then yes new stock was hard to find. ROG kits took about 9 months to start getting restocks, as the RUSA warehouse acted as the importer for ROG kits. So loosing the warehouse we lost the ability to get both RUSA and ROG kits. Up until the point of the sale, the problems Hobbico was having, had no effect on Revell USA, as the more kits they sold, the more money went to try and stave off bankruptcy. It was only after the sale, and the actions the new owners took that caused the supply of Revell kits to dry up, until they could get a new warehouse up and running and kits arriving from China again. I deal with about a 1/2 dozen distributors, and none of them had supply issues until after the sale went through.
  3. That, in a plastic kit, the quality of the Enzo.....would so be on board for that. The F40 would be nice also, but not as appealing as I have a Testors (Fujimi) 1/16. Don't know why they stopped with only the Enzo and the Porsche
  4. They may have more people now, but after the sale when through and Blitz closed the existing RUSA warehouse, and opened a new one, there was one guy running the show, until Ed Sexton was brought back on. There may be more people hired now, but it was a one man show for many months afterwards. I am in the hobby business, and dealt with the old RUSA on a weekly basis. Once they got set back up under Blitz, I reached out to see what was up about getting kits again, and was explained to me that they wouldn't be dealing directly with retailers any longer as they didn't have the staff to do so, and had told me at that time that it was a one man show. Ed Sexton was brought back on as whatever Ed does...seems to be advisor/marketing as it is his face at the shows we see. Since then it is likely that more people have been hired, which makes sense as the company gets its footing back under them after the sale.
  5. Nothing to do with Revell, but I would love to see Tamiya give the same treatment to their 1/12 Ferrari GTO as they did to the Enzo and the Porsche!
  6. Here's the issue, you are not correct with Revell's financial situation, which is the point he is trying to make. So not aggressive or bullying, just tired of people starting rumors that have been dispelled for months, but for some reason people keep dragging up the non truths about it. Revell USA didn't go bankrupt, their parent company Hobbico did. Revell USA, Germany and Estes was the only thing keeping Hobbico afloat, if not for those 3, they would have gone bankrupt years earlier. Hobbico going bankrupt had little effect on day to day operations at Revell, at least not until the end once the sale went through. Revell was trucking along pretty well. There were corners cut, the elimination of the Preferred Buyers Program was one, and being a former member of that program, I can tell you that I don't really miss it much. Sure I could get the new releases 2-3 weeks before everyone else (including distributors), but also meant I had to take the duds that didn't sell, along with those kits that were hot sellers. I do not miss the duds. Further more, Revell Germany has never included Revell USA releases when they do their yearly release list around when the new year starts. Just be patient, info for Revell USA will be coming eventually. Keep in mind that when Blitz bought both RUSA and ROG, that they handed control of both companies to the team that runs ROG, and what was once a large office and warehouse staff at RUSA, was reduced to one person, that was pretty much responsible for all of RUSA operations in receiving kits from China and sending the kits out to distributors and retailers. (the company is now has a second person in Ed Sexton), so now you have 2 people doing the job of a fully staffed warehouse, save for the kit development and most of the marketing, things move a little slower when all that work that was done by an office and warehouse full of people are now done by 2 people. Revell is doing fine, hell Blitz bought both companies for a song. Total expenditure for both RUSA and ROG was $4million. $3 or so million of that was for existing inventory that was in the RUSA warehouse. RUSA tooling on paper was purchased at $50000 (valued at about $4mil), much of which they likely recouped when they sold off the tooling they didn't want to Atlantis. So other than the existing inventory (which has all sold), and the licensing and trademarks (about $100000) Blitz pretty much "stole" the company and have very little invested on the RUSA side of things. (BTW, part of that $4mil, was about $900000 for all of Hobbico UK's ROG shares), so for roughly $1million Blitz bought RUSA and ROG for what was rumored to be worth about $35 million (not including stock on hand) So, Blitz won't be selling off any RUSA tooling. Why would they? Pretty much a license to print money at this point with the entire company pretty much paid for. As far as the C8 goes, the car isn't even on the market yet. When the C7 Corvette came out, RUSA was nearly 2yrs getting the simplified snap kit to market, nevermind the other C7 kits that they put out. So you are likely looking at late 2020, but more likely 2021 before a C8 kit is out from RUSA, and it is likely that the first kit won't be a fully detailed glue kit, more than likely a more simple snap kit. So lets dispel again the unsubstantiated rumors that seem to keep popping up about the state of Revell and get back to the building of the models instead of stirring up BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH about them.
  7. Gregg,

    I have tried to e-mail you (maybe an old email gregg@modelcarsmag.com) and through Facebook, but never get an answer.

    I was sent 20 copies of Issue #206, but have never gotten an invoice for them. Normally invoice is sent and paid before product is shipped. I realize that they are printed and shipped from the mainland and not Hawaii, but still, I have yet to get an invoice for them.

    So, if you can, send me a Paypal invoice for 20 hobby shop copies of Issue #206 to scott@elmcityhobbies.com.

    I am in Canada, but they are shipped to my US PO Box (so US pricing for the magazine and shipping, not Canadian).

    Really don't want to get behind on these as far as payment goes, as I am sure you would like some money incoming as well.



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  8. There are no separate released dates for the US and Canada. Only delay is shipping, as it takes a week or so longer to get to Canadian suppliers. There have been the odd kit that for whatever reason wasn't allowed to be sold in Canada (licensing issues), Stacy David 32 Ford for one, wasn't allowed into Canada, but otherwise, released dates for each country are the same, just slightly more shipping time.
  9. Tentative schedule of the releases. AMT 1:25 1955 Chevy Bel Air Sedan - JUNE 2019 1:25 Peterbilt 359 Wrecker - JUNE 2019 1:25 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS - JUNE 2019 1:25 1967 Mercury Cyclone Eliminator II (Dyno Don Nicholson) - JUNE 2019 1:25 White Western Star Semi Tractor - JUNE 2019 1:25 1967 Shelby GT350 - White - JUNE 2019 1:25 Wild Wheels & Wide Ovals Parts Pack - JUNE 2019 1:25 1971 Plymouth Duster 340 - JULY 2019 1:25 1923 Ford Model T Roadster Street Rod Series - JULY 2019 1:25 1940 Willys Pickup Gasser (Coca-Cola) - JULY 2019 1:25 Autocar Dump Truck - JULY 2019 1:25 1940 Ford Sedan Delivery (Coca-Cola) - JULY 2019 1:25 Monster Truck Tire Parts Pack - JULY 2019 1:25 1969 Chevy Camaro (Yenko) - AUGUST 2019 1:25 1953 Ford Victoria Hardtop w/Coca-Cola Machine - AUGUST 2019 1:25 Digger Dragster "Fooler Fueler" - AUGUST 2019 1:25 Big Rig Semi Trailer - AUGUST 2019 1:25 Firestone Drag 500 Tire Set - AUGUST 2019 1:25 1965 Chevelle "Surf Wagon" - SEPTEMBER 2019 1:25 1963 Chevy Impala SS - SEPTEMBER 2019 1:25 White Western Star Semi Tractor (Coca Cola) - SEPTEMBER 2019 1:25 Don Garlits Wynns Jammer Dragster - SEPTEMBER 2019 1:25 1925 Ford T "Chopped" - SEPTEMBER 2019 1:25 Plymouth Valiant Scamp Kit Car - SEPTEMBER 2019 1:25 Supernatural 1967 Impala - OCTOBER 2019 1:25 1995 GMC Sonoma Pickup - OCTOBER 2019 1:24 Peterbilt 378 Long Hauler Semi Tractor - OCTOBER 2019 1:24 Reefer Semi Trailer - NOVEMBER 2019 MPC 1:25 1974 Plymouth Road Runner - AUGUST 2019 1:48 Space: 1999 Eagle II Display Model - OCTOBER 2019 1:25 Don "Snake" Prudhomme Wynns Winder Dragster - OCTOBER 2019 1:25 1978 Dodge Monaco CHP Police Car 2T - OCTOBER 2019 1:72 Space 1999: 14" Eagle Transporter - NOVEMBER 2019 Polar Lights 1:25 Scooby-Doo Mystery Machine Snap - JUNE 2019 1:2500 Star Trek Discovery U.S.S. Shenzhou (Snap) - JUNE 2019 1:2500 Star Trek Discovery USS Enterprise Snap - AUGUST 2019 1:25 Hostess Trucking Decal Pack (Can be used on any 1:25 scale truck model) - JULY 2019
  10. Great company not far from you Jon, Kalma Precision/ The Small Shop in Kalma, WA, probably the best PE benders on the market.
  11. I do. Carry both Parts By Parks and Detail Master pre wired distributors. Pegasus Wheels (when I can get them as they are slow as molasses going up hill in January restocking) Photoetch not so much, but I can order it. Mostly Detail master, as my suppliers have gotten out of Model Car Garage Factory color paints, I use Scale Finishes. Keep some in stock, but they are slow movers, with thousands of colors, hard to stock what everyone wants/needs. But I do orders to him about every 3 months, and will bring in whatever colors you want. https://www.elmcityhobbies.com/shop/ Contrary to popular belief, there is a lot of product in the shop. I go with the notion that if it has been ordered into the shop at one time, I leave the item on the website, so if someone wants to order it, they can just refer to that item, and I can order it in. Just because it says "out of stock" just means that it isn't in the shop, but can usually order it. As per the notice right at the top of the home page in red and yellow: Remember, if you see an item out of stock, or don't see the item you are looking for, just ask, most times I am able to specially order it in for you!
  12. I was. Was on it pretty much everyday, as my weekly "what's new" newsletter , was hosted from there. Had to scramble to find a way to do it on my own.
  13. Hacked, and hacked bad. Doubt the owner will be reinstating it. I am not the Scott, that ran it, the other one had kinda fallen out of building models, so figured when the site went down, it probably wasn't coming back.
  14. I do have the new '48 Ford Convertible, Camaro Pro Stock, '64 Impala, and '69 Daytona, as well as the AMT Riviera and the SJR Donnie Allison Olds (still plenty of the Buddy Baker Olds left, and currently on special until Jan 1) Click the link in my signature.
  15. Just came out yesterday, so don't have them yet, looking at mid January when my next order comes in. Mustang is going to be $31CDN, Chevelle $33.50CDN. Shipping depends on where it is going.
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