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Revells next release from the Model A Roadster tool - a 30/31 Coupe

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Just saw this on a site talking about Revell and the models hobby
http://craftsmanship.net/parts-recreation/

Seems they are use a 30/31 body this time. That's a shame as far as I'm concerned. I would have preferred the 28/29 A coupe

Cropped and enlarged image from same linked article:

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Is that the "mystery" piece of plastic (roof filler) from the early pics of the roadster parts?.

The 30-31 body is ok with me...

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Those shown are SBC engines, not Buick Nailheads. This could be completely different from the 29 Roadsters, very welcoming.

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Just saw this on a site talking about Revell and the models hobby

http://craftsmanship.net/parts-recreation/

Seems they are use a 30/31 body this time. That's a shame as far as I'm concerned. I would have preferred the 28/29 A coupe

Agreed I would like the coupe too in that year. Maybe body Cowl parts could be swapped?

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The 30-31 body is ok with me,but not with the 28-9 radiator shell. But the 32 shell looks just fine.

The stock rad shell in the pic in the first post is a 1930 shell, not a 28/29.

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so (I am a little slow sometimes)...does this mean Revell is also releasing this coupe with a significant number of new parts besides the body, to join the 29 roadster? in 2015 also (per the linked story)?

if so, wow. looks like a couple of home runs!

jb

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The stock rad shell in the pic in the first post is a 1930 shell, not a 28/29.

You're right I should have blown up the pic before posting...thanks.

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so (I am a little slow sometimes)...does this mean Revell is also releasing this coupe with a significant number of new parts besides the body, to join the 29 roadster? in 2015 also (per the linked story)?

Yes, that seems to be the case. I would expect a Model A coupe kit to arrive at least a few months after the roadster, so maybe early '16 or so?

Thank you for posting that link, Chris. :)

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A new 30-31????????

Is this a dream??????

Count me in!!!!!!!!! Need need need!

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A chopped 30-31 A-how cool! That,to me, says "Hot Rod" even more than a roadster.

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Pow! Out of the park!

That looks to be a GMC 4-71 blower on the engine in the coupe shown on the right! Outstanding!

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But man why use a chevy small block? There are plenty of rare grail-type engines that would have been better. A 325 Red Ram hemi for instance?

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But man why use a chevy small block? There are plenty of rare grail-type engines that would have been better. A 325 Red Ram hemi for instance?

SBC engines make good junk pieces in junkyard scenes! :lol: They don't interest me too much, except for Potvin blown ones. If I end up getting one of these, I'll drop a Cadillac or Poncho engine in it.

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But man why use a chevy small block? There are plenty of rare grail-type engines that would have been better. A 325 Red Ram hemi for instance?

Use the Caddy mill from the Merc wagon.

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Use the Caddy mill from the Merc wagon.

I know there are options guys, but I'm just saying why make a new version of something we already have in LOTS of kits. There are so many holy grail engines for hot rods (like the nailhead they are giving us in the roadster) that another SBC is just kinda silly really. They just did that in the Rat Roaster.

How about a 270 Dodge, with Red Ram hemi heads or a 325 with polyspherical heads. A good Chevy 348/409 with finned valve covers and aircleaner, a tri-powered Olds rocket.

I'm just saying they had other options besides the same-old-same-old. I don't usually do much complaining in these threads, I'm just glad they are still making new kits. I'll get off my soap box now.

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Or use the Hemi from the 5 window coupe, the flattie from the sedan. You have at least 4 options for engine's plus a multi load of accessories.

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Agreed I would like the coupe too in that year. Maybe body Cowl parts could be swapped?

The '28-'29 Model A Coupe body and the '30-'31 are two completely different body shells--nothing interchangeable.

Art

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I know there are options guys, but I'm just saying why make a new version of something we already have in LOTS of kits. There are so many holy grail engines for hot rods (like the nailhead they are giving us in the roadster) that another SBC is just kinda silly really. They just did that in the Rat Roaster.

How about a 270 Dodge, with Red Ram hemi heads or a 325 with polyspherical heads. A good Chevy 348/409 with finned valve covers and aircleaner, a tri-powered Olds rocket.

I'm just saying they had other options besides the same-old-same-old. I don't usually do much complaining in these threads, I'm just glad they are still making new kits. I'll get off my soap box now.

Then write a polite letter to Revell, what engines you would like in what and why it is a great idea.

Companies do listen, but do know that esoteric options are a hard sell, they rather go for something that is sell able to the broadest audience possible within each modeling segment.

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