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69NovaYenko

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  1. 69NovaYenko added a post in a topic 70 AAR Cuda-Revell   

    Amen...the newly tooled 1/25 scale 70 Cuda is certainly a far cry more accurate than Revell/Monogram earlier 1/24 scale Cuda & AAR Cuda attempts. Hence, is my reason I am championing a 1/25 scale 70 AAR Cuda. :-)
  2. 69NovaYenko added a post in a topic 70 AAR Cuda-Revell   

    Hi Mark, as always its good to hear from you. Gentleman I looked back at the kit review section & as I suspected the newly tooled 1/25 Revell 2-n1 Cuda was released around October 2012. That’s close to 5 years to the moth. And, the Sox & Martin Hemi Cuda drag car followed two years later around January 2014. That’s three months shy of three years ago.
    I do understand Revell not wanting to crowd the market with a third one, but hasn’t there been ample time for sales to slow down for the first two versions.  And, with all due respect to you & Tim in the eloquently words of someone from another forum  “We muscle car modelers ain't got that much more build time left in our hourglass of life.”  Lol
  3. 69NovaYenko added a post in a topic 70 AAR Cuda-Revell   

    1972 Cornet
    I like the two engine kit concept. Not ever kit needs to have the biggest mother in the valley engine option.
    In fact in the real world the small block was the most common displacement on the street. Very rarely, if ever,would you see a 426 hemi car cruising the streets or McDonald's lot on a Saturday night. Now 340, 383, 440 were a different story; they were the most common Mopars blocks on everyday USA streets. 
    In fact Revell did two engine build options with the 2-N-1 '70 Dodge Dayton kit. So, the concept isn't  that foreign for Revell by any stretch. What would it take to bring that concept back?
     Not even a full day on the job & were ready to promote you to the next level...wow!!!
  4. 69NovaYenko added a post in a topic 70 AAR Cuda-Revell   

    To the current director of marketing for Revell/Monogram  all we have to say is "YOUR FIRED!!!!!!"
    1972 Coronet we are all looking forward to you joining the Revell family and starting your new position tomorrow!!!
    A admiring and grateful crowd went wild...Hurray!!!! :-)
  5. 69NovaYenko added a post in a topic 70 AAR Cuda-Revell   

    Is there anyone that has connections with Revell on the forum who could shed some insight on this topic?
  6. 69NovaYenko added a post in a topic 70 AAR Cuda-Revell   

    Oh so JC is the reason for Revell not releasing a 1/25 AAR kit...come on JC "Get 'er done"!!! LOL
  7. 69NovaYenko added a post in a topic 70 AAR Cuda-Revell   

    True Revell did release a 70 AAR kit twice. However, BOTH versions were  1/24 scale and wickedly awful representations of the 1:1 car.
    The newly tooled Revell Cuda is 1/25 scale for openers.  1/25 scale is the primary scale for U.S. car models. Overseas is a different story. The 70 Cuda is primarily aimed at the American muscle car model building market. Additionally, both 1/24 scale versions of the AAR Cuda what horrible and quite candidly sucked big time. In spite of the nitpicking many have done about the newly tooled 1/25 Cuda it is a far sight better than its 1/24 scale brother. Hence, since Revell has a good newly tooled 1/25 version of the Cuda it makes sense to finally follow up with a respectable  AAR version.
    If nothing else it's a great opportunity for Revell to make up for the two horrible attempts they made in the earlier years.
  8. 69NovaYenko added a topic in General   

    70 AAR Cuda-Revell
    I have wearied of waiting for Revell to release a 1/25 scale 70 AAR Cuda. Initially, the scuttlebutt was Revell was going to do the Sox & Martin pro stock drag car & after that, the AAR was the next spin off from their original Cuda kit. After 2 years I still have not heard anything about the release of a 70 Cuda AAR. Is this a dead pipe dream? I'm I the only person interested in the release of a 1/25 scale  70 AAR Cuda? Can anyone shed some light on this topic?
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  9. 69NovaYenko added a post in a topic The Javelin & Other AMC Muscle Cars   

    I know someone that has a Flintstone '70 Javelin that they picked up several years ago. The one they have is cast in a very..very thick, very..very dense, very..very heavy resin.  I'm not bashing the Flintstone piece  but stating the quality of the body I saw.  It certainly was not a crisp clean thin casting that you would get from other resin casters i.e. Missing Link/Modelhause etc or manufactures like Möbius, Revell but; I guess it's better than having nothing. 
    Again I'm not bashing anyone or their products....I'm just saying😁
  10. 69NovaYenko added a post in a topic Moebius - Now that the Comet is out, What's Next   

    While  I would prefer to see a stock '70 Javelin SST with a Mark Donahue build option I could can certainly see myself being agreeable to your suggestion. The first release would be a straight factory stock kit with some drag accessories for us stock/drag builders and a second kit that is a full tilt Trans-Am car with roll cage etc for the hardcore road racing crowd. 😎
    Between the two kit variants the build options (stock/strip/road race) would be endless!
  11. 69NovaYenko added a post in a topic The Javelin & Other AMC Muscle Cars   

    Sweet Jesus...that`s a VERY good looking early-seventies Javelin!
     
  12. 69NovaYenko added a post in a topic The Javelin & Other AMC Muscle Cars   

    Ohhh...how could I ever forget the vacuum wipers. The lower the r.p.m. the slower they operated...which was not a good thing in a heavy downpour. If I cold get my hands on another Javelin now I would have to change that wiper motor over to an electrical one!!!
    My sister`s brother-In-law owned a `68 AMX after he got read of his 67 GTO; he was the one who turned me on to AMC cars. He was such an advote AMC enthusiust that the guys on the street nickednamed him "Captain America!" Lol
  13. 69NovaYenko added a topic in General   

    The Javelin & Other AMC Muscle Cars
    The AMC 1:1 car muscle cars were grossly underestimated and undervalued in their time. There were several guys that raced them locally. Thanks to AMC`s "You are driving your granddaddies car” persona they surprised a substantial number of the Mopar, Chevy and Ford crowd around town. Not only did they whip a lot of butts they took a LOT of cash out of the pockets of unsuspecting and overconfident competitors.  LOL Of the group there was a guy named mike that drove a stripped down bearly street legal `69 Rambler S/C Scrambler.  With its compact light body and big block powerplant, that car was more than fast...it was downright FRIGHTENING and SCARRY QUICK!
    I know this to be true because I was one of two dozen or more local AMC drivers back in the day. I street raced a 390 SST Javelin equipped with the "Go-package" option. The factory-approved "Group 19" dealer-installed performance accessories included among others, dual four-barrel cross-ram intake manifolds, high-performance camshaft kits, needle-bearing roller rocker arms, and dual-point ignition and a few additional over the counter aftermarket go fast goodies. Even racing driver Gordon Johncock said the Javelin had "A nice, all-around blend of features", that it "stacks up as a roomy, comfortable, quick and handsome example of a so-called "pony car" and that after his road test he "wanted to take it home.
    I truly desire to replicate my beloved Javelin. The 1971 Hornet S/C is another AMC model that, has been neglected by the 1:25 scale model companies. In fact, I do believe Jo-Han only offered it as a funny car kit with NO STOCK build option, unfortunately. :-(
    In the past 43 years why hasn’t any mainstream model or resin caster taken on these AMC cars in 1/25 scale since Jo-Han original offering in 1967-1974.  Does Jo-Han have a "for a from here to eternity" copyright lock on this subject matter?  I am certain that I`m not the only modeler out there that would relish the opportunity to build several of the AMC muscle cars. 
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  14. 69NovaYenko added a post in a topic Only 18 Percent Of Americans Can Drive Manual. :(   

    I have no issues with those individuals that enjoy a manual. However, the 25 minute stop and go highway traffic I encounter going to and from work on daily basics is my reason I do not enjoy manual shift cars.
  15. 69NovaYenko added a post in a topic Only 18 Percent Of Americans Can Drive Manual. :(   

    I learned to drive my buddies 3 speed in the column Ford Econoline van the mid 70ties when I was living in New Orleans...and truth be told I wasn`t that good at it.  Have not been near a stick since then and that was is about 49 +++ years ago. One of my closest friend LOVES driving sticks. He just purchased a 2016  Toyota Mark X and loves it. But, in my circles of friends, he is the ONLY one that drives a stick.