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niteowl7710

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  1. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic 1960 Ford Starliner Pre Order   

    This reissue gets you an entire second engine (not just the intakes, but a whole block and everything) that none of the other kits have, so you do get some parts box fodder if nothing else.
    And while there are a glut of these kits in their various boxings on eBay at and shows, the kit Round2 did (I just looked at mine) was done in 2008.  9 years seems like a reasonable amount of times between reissues, especially considering this is a particularly nice kit IMHO...
  2. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Ghost Kits - Shown But Never Released   

    Yeah the current HiLux Surf and Terrano make no mentions of the LHD stuff, but it's still in there.  The ETV Series was all of their "SUVs" - I put that in quotes because the RAV4 and CRV are in there too - that they put roof lights and brush guards and all sorts of other ridiculous "off road" parts into...which made them "tuned" and "exciting".  Those kits were later all reboxed into a series called "The RV"...cause their idea of a Recreational Vehicle and ours, are a wee bit different.
  3. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Ghost Kits - Shown But Never Released   

    The "4Runner" (aka HiLux Surf) should also have a styrene LHD dashboard as did the Nissan "Pathfinder" (Terrano), as the kits still carry them, American SATCO just provided the U.S. Spec decals (4Runner/Pathfinder).
  4. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Corvette C7R - Revell new tool   

    I believe it does indeed come with wheels and brakes amongst other things.  But there's no updating of anything for 2016, they've decided to go with making the "most accurate" 2015 car possible for $145 of stuff you can throw at a glorified toy.
  5. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic MPC 1970 Dodge Coronet Super Bee   

    Well the body is from long ago, AMT/Ertl mixed in a modern platform interior and chassis/engine in the 1990s.
  6. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Ghost Kits - Shown But Never Released   

    The MG kits exist as I have both of them in Aoshima boxes, there are little race versions of both of them as well. They belonged to a "Euro Series" that Aoshima did that was a bunch of reboxed stuff. Four MGs from Airfix, the RevellAG Jaguar XK120, and Mercedes 230 Station Wagon. As mentioned American SATCO was the U.S. Distributor for Aoshima at the time and they sold a few Aoshima kits in their own packaging and make resin lump "LHD Conversions" for several other Aoshima kits.
  7. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

  8. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Italeri 2017 releases   

    They're someone's rubbish alright, but the IMAI tooling is owned by Aoshima and they've actively released both versions in the past 18 months. 
  9. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Spielwaren Messe Neurenberg 2017 + Pictures!   

    Here are the kit contents. 
     http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10215269/10/0
    Similar to other efforts by Tamiya to repackage old kids in new boxes (this has new P/E),  like the Gr. 5 Capri that's an old motorized kit that for reissued the same year. Or the various "new" Porsche 956 with new liveries over the years, but that kit was tooled up in 1984.
  10. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Spielwaren Messe Neurenberg 2017 + Pictures!   

    The Tamiya kits are also very basic 50 piece curbsides from 30+ years ago, and these are full detail and of course being aimed at a European audience. They clearly made the required profit off their Mini Cooper and VW Beetle kits that were ever so slight variations on existing Tamiya kits.
  11. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Spielwaren Messe Neurenberg 2017 + Pictures!   

    Well it's an industry trade show that's not open to the public. So this is more about suppliers and vendors meeting and showing wares than it really is product announcements and whatnot.
  12. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Spielwaren Messe Neurenberg 2017 + Pictures!   

    ICM does have an WWI era ambulance Model T kit,  but it's in 1/35 scale.
  13. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Spielwaren Messe Neurenberg 2017 + Pictures!   

    One thing I don't see in those pictures, that I did see in someone elses is the Talbot Record is being reissued by Heller.  I was hoping once this mass reissue campaign started they'd get around to kicking it back out as well.

  14. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Revell Reissued 57 Chevy Black Widow wrong body ?   

    Makes sense that if the Bel Air came after the 150, and that was the last way the body tooling was run in 2010, AND they changed vendors it might not have been known that the wrong body sides were still in the tool.
    Now who got the advanced run of the kit Stateside, and didn't bother to inspect to make sure it was correct...that's another story. I mean the reissue was late as it was - since it was a 4Q release and didn't come out until January. That extra (at least) 30 days should have been used for better things.
  15. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Italeri 2017 releases   

    Well if this is what you're looking for in a model - have at it.  Again the Hasegawa kit is 100% better and is still a curbside.