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On 9/2/2020 at 10:40 AM, Daddyfink said:

Too cool! But, will they really be Motorized? 

Here is the Snoopy Sopwith all together.

 

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On 8/25/2020 at 10:52 AM, ChrisBcritter said:

Box art isn't quite right; it's not cab-forward (the doors don't cut into the wheel wells). It looks more like this:

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Built one box stock around  20 yrs ago, I think it was an SSP release or something. No glass in the kit etc, but it looks good built. 

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24 minutes ago, GMP440 said:

Here is the Snoopy Sopwith all together.

That'll make a fun desk toy! Reverse the prop and turn it into a fan! 

Thanks for posting this! 

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IIRC, the little motor in that kit WILL run either way. But, it's been 30-40 years since I saw the kit........

:)

 

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Prob flies just as fast either way. 
Nice build of the stake. 

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On 8/21/2020 at 10:52 PM, Mr mopar said:

From FB it looks like Atlantis is doing the Monogram Peanuts  snoopy plane, hockey rink ect ...... 

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They me sold me on the Snoopy kits. I still have the Camel kit sitting in my display case but I had repainted it in the colors of Canada's aerobatic team, the Snowbirds. At one time I was quite active in a model club and we did yearly displays at the air base that was home to that team, Joe Cool was part of the display every year and very popular with air show fans who stopped by.

 

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On 9/10/2020 at 11:34 PM, GMP440 said:

Here is the Snoopy Sopwith all together.

 

Yes,  I was told by Atlantis that the Snoopy Sopwith will come with the motor.  I'm in.

 

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Looks like Atlantis has some upcoming car & truck kits....... Just saw this posted on their FB page.

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The Mack is back! As well as that headache-inducing '57 Nomad. Might be fun to build it as a more detailed version of the Kenner Smash-up Derby car... tango_face_grin.png.b67116a68a656d9008e082603abaa0a3.png

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All Chevy stuff , Atlantis needs to get the licensing for Dodge and Ford Then we will see some COOL stuff !

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1 hour ago, ChrisBcritter said:

The Mack is back! As well as that headache-inducing '57 Nomad. Might be fun to build it as a more detailed version of the Kenner Smash-up Derby car... tango_face_grin.png.b67116a68a656d9008e082603abaa0a3.png

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That's the first time I have seen the Nomad Smash-up Derby car! It always seemed that the majority of the sets had the Bug and the pickup truck. 

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7 hours ago, Richard Bartrop said:

Mooneyes dragster made from classic Custom Car Parts?  Sounds like we know where those Parts Pack moulds went.

Can't wait for vindication on this if this kit is truly made up of a few "parts packs"  like it sounds. I've been saying since Atlantis bought the R/M molds that weren't in China, that the parts pack tools were probably in the purchase. And that releasing them as kits instead of separate packs was the better idea with regards to potential sales. I guess we'll wait and see when more details arise. 

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5 hours ago, Mr. Metallic said:

Can't wait for vindication on this if this kit is truly made up of a few "parts packs"  like it sounds. I've been saying since Atlantis bought the R/M molds that weren't in China, that the parts pack tools were probably in the purchase. And that releasing them as kits instead of separate packs was the better idea with regards to potential sales. I guess we'll wait and see when more details arise. 

Here are a couple of outtake (unused) photos of the original c. 1963 MoonEyes kit from Revell, from my new book "Collecting Drag Racing Model Kits".  More detail on the original kit(s) in the book.... 

A real surprise, but a great one, to hear this kit is on the way back....TIM 

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26 minutes ago, tim boyd said:

Here are a couple of outtake (unused) photos of the original c. 1963 MoonEyes kit from Revell, from my new book "Collecting Drag Racing Model Kits".  More detail on the original kit(s) in the book.... 

A real surprise, but a great one, to hear this kit is on the way back....TIM 

 

Yes, it's wonderful to see that a manufacturer will be reissuing a neat ol' Revell from the '60s. I hope that sales will encourage them to acquire/release other Revell parts packs and/or combination kits as Tim shows in his post.

Be sure to buy Tim's "Collecting Drag Racing Model Kits" book -- it has lots of great stuff and some surprises, too. I found kits in there that I had never heard of. I'm still scratching my head over why a '65 Dodge Coronet was only briefly offered. To me, AWB drag versions such as Landy's Dodge would have been a "must have" kit.

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The Mooneyes would have been my 5th choice (out of six) of those "Parts Packs" kits, but I'll buy at least one, maybe two. And hope that eventually all of them see the light of day again. :unsure:

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This is an exciting round of announcements out of Atlantis. Going to be quite glad to put the drag cars and the Nomad, plus the Tom Daniels kits, onto my shop shelves. Probably will make an attempt on building the Mack hauler and the Mooneyes dragster myself.

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For a while I was worried that they were just going to bring back the novelty kits, but there is some good stuff in that list.

The Mack announcement has got me wondering who ended up with the Monogram classics moulds?

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1 hour ago, Richard Bartrop said:

For a while I was worried that they were just going to bring back the novelty kits, but there is some good stuff in that list.

The Mack announcement has got me wondering who ended up with the Monogram classics moulds?

Be still my beating heart that we could possibly see the Duesenbergs and Packards reissued. I would absolutely love that. 

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19 minutes ago, Justin Porter said:

Be still my beating heart that we could possibly see the Duesenbergs and Packards reissued. I would absolutely love that. 

You and me both.

Something to think about. All the Monogram metal kits have been rerelased in plastic, except for the 1931 Packard, and the Duesenberg boat tailed speedster.  So whoever has those moulds could do a brand new classic car kit in plastic without having to shell out a penny for new tools. The chassis looks pretty much like the 1930 Packard, and the bodies are on a separate sprue, so conceivably you could release new variants like a 1931 Packard Sport Phaeton or boat tailed roadster.

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1 hour ago, Justin Porter said:

Be still my beating heart that we could possibly see the Duesenbergs and Packards reissued. I would absolutely love that. 

I'd be all over that as well. 

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Is it possible that the 1/16 Vega funny car could be Aurora?

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15 minutes ago, ss2000 said:

Is it possible that the 1/16 Vega funny car could be Aurora?

Highly unlikely, 99% probability that it is the ex-Revell kit seeing as it is ready to go.

Meanwhile, folks in the know have stated that most of the Aurora 1/16 stuff wasn't in great shape when Monogram got it.

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1 hour ago, ss2000 said:

Is it possible that the 1/16 Vega funny car could be Aurora?

This is discussed in detail in my new book "Collecting Drag Racing Model Kits". 

The answer is "no" but the info behind the Aurora Tools decision for scrappage is very interesting, and a bit of it is 
"new news" even among those who are fairly knowledgeable about the history of this business venture.......TIM
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