kitswapper

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  • Birthday 11/14/1953

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  1. kitswapper added a post in a topic Possible new NASCAR kit(s) coming   

    The kits only sell to a very small part of the hobby at best, and the licensing is out of control for what they want, remember everyone wants their cut, when I was one of the owners of SLIXX decals we quit doing NASCAR because the amount of money they wanted for licensing was getting "stupid high" plus a lot of requirements to boot.. and the profit was not there, plus now it's gotten so bad to the point of having to get licensing for every tiny decal on the car, I can't see a quarter of a million dollar plus investment on totally new tooling for a current NASCAR kit, the return is not there, The old stuff yes that would be great, but don't count on seeing it, even the die cast is dead pretty much.just saying thats all.
  2. kitswapper added a post in a topic 2014 IHOBBY Info   

    Its just a reissue of the old polar lights dodge charger funny car kits with new decals.
  3. kitswapper added a post in a topic Revell Sox & Martin Pro Stock Cuda   

    Funny how I started this tread making some observations and thoughts about this kit and I got reemed by a few,
    and now many have been talking about issues or things maybe over looked in the kit..I find that funny.
  4. kitswapper added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    Revell Sox & Martin Pro Stock Cuda
    Well I picked up the new Sox & Martin cuds today at my LHS and they still didn't fix the rear wheel well flares on the body, Come on guys !!!, the kit has all the parts for the stock version except the stock tires and stock decals,. The drag parts are nice, the carbs for the tunnel ram are a little flat, the decals give you a complete side red decal for the paint, the slicks to me are undersized, they left off any keystone mag wheels detail on the rims caps, Side windows would have been nice since no pro stock is allowed to run without them.But Revell fix the rear wheel flares issue, at the prices we are paying for these kits now we shouldn't have these glaring errors,just saying. Anyway I still think in some regards the Johan Sox & Martin Pro Stock Cuda kit is better detailed in some areas and it's 44 years old. I'm not saying the Revell kit is bad at all, they just did what was economical to get a pro stock kit out of their new tooling with just a few drag parts and decals added.
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  5. kitswapper added a post in a topic Revell announces new line of snap kits   

    Very few kids buy model kits period..It's just the way the times are..
  6. kitswapper added a post in a topic Moebius at the NNL East   

    You have to realize that the plastic model market industry is a nitch market and the tooling is exorbitant for anything these days be it a F-14 or a new Corvette, It's a business which I have been occasionally involved with for decades off and on, everybody has a wish list and we as modelers do get what we want sometimes, but from a business side you have to look at how much you can get in variations on your tooling and maximize your return on investment, that is why Round two is doing just that instead of the hundreds of thousands of dollars for a complete new tool,It's important to the model companies to have our general input but like Moebius or Tamiya etc, they do research to see what the potential market is for a new product, so when you write I want to see this or that you need to ask yourself how many others would buy it and does it justify say a quarter of a million dollars to tool up a new kit to sell say a few hundred kits .We are so lucky that model companies are still here look at the diecast industry, you can't give die cast away for the most part, that's why most drag and nascar teams don't even produce a 10th of what they did 10 years ago, the cost and licensing is gone out of site on many things, So when you see any new product it's great thing, and Moebius is carving a great place for it's self with the new products, It just bugs me when things are announced it's never enough to some "but I want this or that".I'm just glad that we still have this industry around they keep giving us some great stuff, will i ever build my 3000 kits I have "NO"but I can dream.. Ok off my soapbox LOL
  7. kitswapper added a post in a topic Ghost Kits - Shown But Never Released   

    I did this several years ago for Polar Lights, the kit was never made, sorry this is a bad copy of it.

  8. kitswapper added a post in a topic AMT Cal Drag Combo   

    Round 2 doesn't do any special runs anymore, Dave at model King said only Revell is willing, I had this conversation with him last year.
  9. kitswapper added a post in a topic Candies and Hughes Barracuda   

    The speed city resin body is stock roof height the candies car had a 3 inch chop like the photo on the box,you could build the 68 Candies and Hughes car with the Speed city resin body and the SLIXX decal sheet
  10. kitswapper added a post in a topic Sox an Martin Cuda 1970, "another"   

    I doubt round 2 is reissuing this as testors has the molds or whats left of them and though it would be great to have it back I don't see it happening.
  11. kitswapper added a post in a topic 1/25 AMT '36 Ford Coupe   

    I just bought mine yesterday it has all the original parts that I remember and it has the chopped top,It has newly tooled chrome reverse rims, I'm not happy about the 2 piece hollow slicks, but what the heck they still are nice, just need to put some clay in them for a little weight.I had very little flash anywhere, the chrome was almost perfect in mine, nice white walls. This is nice to have back.
  12. kitswapper added a post in a topic Roger Harney passes away   

    Roger Harney who was the Senior Vice President of tooling & manufacturing for Revell/Monogram Models passed away from complications from prostate cancer surgery yesterday, he was a great guy and we have a lot to thank him for, both he and Ed Sexton were the driving force behind the resurgence of Revell the last few years with all the new tooling you have been enjoying. May you rest in peace Roger.
  13. kitswapper added a post in a topic 1975 Dodge Dart Sport by MPC   

    I picked up mine at Pegasus hobbies today, great decals and it looks pretty much like my original kit,the chrome was not great and had crud in it and had soft detail in spots, like the original the drive shaft is molded into the chassis and too bad they left the rear seat molded in..LOL. I see a lot of pro stock builds coming from people with this kit.
  14. kitswapper added a post in a topic 1/25 Revell '70 Plymouth HEMI 'Cuda 2'n1   

    There is no perfect kit and everyone is entitled to their opinion, but stop the darn negative rivet counting !!, if you don't like it don't buy it plain and simple, model kits are a niche market and until a few years ago we were only really getting reissues and there was very few new tooling of Revell Monogram kits. Now that we are getting complete new tooling of several kits.. the rivet counting starts... there's a difference between finding a mistake and they happen, and hopefully they get corrected, but droning on and on and picking every little thing apart..REALLY !!..News Flash.. there is no perfect kit.. nor will there be, but this going on and on and on complaining about every little thing on here is getting ridiculous.....my suggestion.. open the kit if look at it,.. if your not happy after looking at it... take it back...Ok I now return you to Distributor Wars..or Cuda Dynasty..Now I feel better..
  15. kitswapper added a post in a topic 1963 Dodge Dart GT ?   

    I own a real 63 270 and there was a really bad dealer promo but I have not seen one in over 40 years, the 63 has that curved in grill and i've never seen one in resin or i would have it,