The Ford GT is likely a Revell Germany kit reboxed into a Revell USA box (just not released yet by Revell Germany), as most of their car kits are 1/24 (like the Porsche 918), not so hung up on scale, just would have rather seen a full glue and paint kit for it.
Few other ones I just saw listed as coming soon on my supplier's website 1/25 2014 Mustang GT (Orange w/Black Stripe) 1/25 2015 Corvette Stingray Foose Design (Silver/Black) 1/25 2013 Challenger SRT8 Foose Design (Green/Black)
I assume these are all the same as the models currently out there, just different color combos for the bodies, and in the case of the Vette and Challenger, Foose design wheels with them.
When Revell issued that kit, they were issued, and out of production very quickly. I think I got my initial allotment on the Revell Preferred Buyer's program and once they hit the open market, they were snapped up pretty quickly and then subsequently out of production again. Which would lead me to believe that Revell doesn't own the auto molds, or at least didn't at that time. No telling who has the auto molds now. Whether Academy bought them when they got the aircraft molds, or whether they were sold off to someone else.
Nah, Academy bought the molds outright from whomever had the old Accurate Miniatures molds. I have only seen aircraft so far, but since Academy never did any auto kits it wouldn't surprise me that they wouldn't be interest in the car molds
If they have a 3 yr deal, then they likely have a # of kits that they are to replicate for that 3yr period.
I know as a retailer they e-mailed me about a year ago to ask my opinion about Nascar kits. I told them that depending on their agreement, it wouldn't hurt to re-issue a couple prominent kits from the past to tide people over until they could tool up new ones. Likely see the first 4 as snap max kits, and then who knows how many glue kits, apparently 2 at least, but which ones? One would hope that they wouldn't just be a repeat of the snap max kits and that they would be something different. Gibbs Toyotas would be great, but who knows. Possible another Ford and Chevy SS....I could see a Danika Patrick one. Like her or not, she is one of the more popular drivers. Another Ford.....Petty Motorsports maybe?
Toyota would be great, but will depend on licensing. Maybe Toyota didn't want to be part of it.
AS far as tire markings....no real surprise there, since Revell hasn't had name brand tires for what? 10yrs?
Nah, just a listing without a picture at this point. Nothing on the Revell Germany site as of yet either, they might be waiting until IPMS Telford is over with before updating. Only thing I can tell you is it is kit 07056 1/24 Ferrari 250 SWB, and MSRP is $39.95US
If anyone is waiting to buy this one, Revell USA is also bringing out a rebox of this kit on their December releases, save yourself $15 or so over the ROG kit. Same kit, different markings and instructions. Will probably be late Dec. or early Jan. before they hit store shelves.
The Weissach Edition is due out from ROG in North America as a November release, likely early December before they hit store shelves.
If the Fords go over well, they have 2 Hendrick cars waiting in the wings for 2016, JJ and JR if I remember correctly. They were listed on the dealer side of the Revell website, but I see they are gone now, so likely just waiting to see how well the first 2 do.
Not sure what happened to the car molds, but Academy now owns the aircraft molds, and have started re-issuing some of the aircraft. They may have either also bought the auto molds (but have never seen them do a car model) or sold them off to someone else.
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.