[[Template core/front/global/utilitiesMenu does not exist. This theme may be out of date. Run the support tool in the AdminCP to restore the default theme.]]
niteowl7710

Hobbico - BANKRUPT!

Recommended Posts

Hopefully tooling accuracy and quality control will improve under new ownership and new management.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Force said:

I'm not that impressed of Revell's Chineese quality control the last few years as it looks like more and more slipped through.

You need to blame either Poland or the U.S. on this one: :D

k100.jpg.b40df0d129ccfb18f6f3ccede40f4fc9.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Oldcarfan27 said:

Don't forget 69 Camaros, they just don't sell! And also the newest tools that they just spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to cut. Or the old tools that have paid their way for decades. You know they'll just as easily be rid of that trivial junk!

But that 1951 Hoffmann kit will be worth it.

Hoffmann-1951-1web_bb4c6abbaa8da06b231b2

Edited by Richard Bartrop

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Richard Bartrop said:

But that 1951 Hoffmann kit will be worth it.

Hoffmann-1951-1web_bb4c6abbaa8da06b231b2

Looks like an UGLIER VW beetle.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 minutes ago, Richard Bartrop said:

But that 1951 Hoffmann kit will be worth it.

Hoffmann-1951-1web_bb4c6abbaa8da06b231b2

Pair it with the 1950 Martin Stationette..

 

fe5f509f4b96a8e5515ff6f333e78086.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Casey said:

You need to blame either Poland or the U.S. on this one: :D

k100.jpg.b40df0d129ccfb18f6f3ccede40f4fc9.jpg

Well I sent the email to Revell US, it was packaged there and should have done the quality control there, as I said, Ed Sexton ansvered but I did never get a new undamaged cab.
The cab is the same for the more recent K100 Aerodyne except for the roof so it will probably be easy to get a new one...maybe I should ask at Revell AG.

Otherwise I thought of the quality control in general as most of the later kits has been done over there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Rob Hall said:

Pair it with the 1950 Martin Stationette..

 

fe5f509f4b96a8e5515ff6f333e78086.jpg

Oh great, a crate full of beetles!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It’s business as usual for Revell Germany, got a new newsletter from them in my email today. The updated MK1 VW GTi Pirelli looks good. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I got a text this morning from Revell apologizing for the mixup and then telling me that they don't have access to the support database and I should contact service at Revell.de for assistance.  I'm not going down that road again!  I have the correct hood coming from a fellow Club member.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 4/29/2018 at 8:45 AM, mrmike said:

 wait and see what happens next since I am hearing so much bad information from other so-called knowledgeable people.     

Nobody here knows what is going to happen, just a lot of speculation on worse case scenarios. So let’s be optimistic and wait to see what really happens 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Voice of reason, Tom. Even tho you didn't know me at NNL East. Even after I bought you beer at Ron's Bar and Grille. No worries... Therapy starts next week.... Rejection is an ugly thing!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As my cat is fond of saying, "Believe nothing you hear and one half that you see."

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 minutes ago, Tom Geiger said:

Nobody here knows what is going to happen, just a lot of speculation on worse case scenarios. So let’s be optimistic and wait to see what really happens 

And, we older builders went through that when Lesney/AMT went through bankruptcy, back in 1981.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
27 minutes ago, Art Anderson said:

And, we older builders went through that when Lesney/AMT went through bankruptcy, back in 1981.

To me this is just the latest "end of the hobby as we know it". we'll be fine.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, George Bojaciuk said:

Voice of reason, Tom. Even tho you didn't know me at NNL East. Even after I bought you beer at Ron's Bar and Grille. No worries... Therapy starts next week.... Rejection is an ugly thing!

Ha George!   You caught me at a bad moment.  I didn't recognize you because you didn't have a beer in your hand!   I'll buy the next round!  :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Art Anderson said:

And, we older builders went through that when Lesney/AMT went through bankruptcy, back in 1981.

I'm guessing that by the time the general public knew about it, everything was sorted out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Darin Bastedo said:

To me this is just the latest "end of the hobby as we know it". we'll be fine.

Or the flap over AMT before Round 2 picked them up.  I'm trying to think of a time when the model companies weren't having some sort of financial crisis.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That would have been Wednesday, Oct. 17th, 1956, between 11: 48: 34 A.M. and 11: 49: 08 A.M.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, SfanGoch said:

That would have been Wednesday, Oct. 17th, 1956, between 11: 48: 34 A.M. and 11: 49: 08 A.M.

Are you sure? I could have sworn it was Tuesday Oct. 23rd, 1956 at high noon!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Everything will be fine....

Related image

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Daddyfink wins the award for best post in this thread!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, Psychographic said:

Daddyfink wins the award for best post in this thread!

Totally agree!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, slusher said:

Totally agree!

x2

Literally LOL!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 hours ago, Psychographic said:

Daddyfink wins the award for best post in this thread!

And it only took 21 pages to get here.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now