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On 1/2/2021 at 2:25 AM, Richard Bartrop said:

Isn't the Revell XK-120 based on this one? 

I'd assume it was. 

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I would like to see the Revell '49 Mercury Woody reissued. Maybe even the '49 Mercury custom with the chopped top also. 

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I'd like to see Revell crank out a some more of the custom '48 Ford kits.  Even if '48 Fords aren't your thing, it's a great source of parts for the traditional builder.

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3 hours ago, espo said:

I would like to see the Revell '49 Mercury Woody reissued. Maybe even the '49 Mercury custom with the chopped top also. 

The Woody, okay. That just needs the AMT front bumper to be more correct.

The chopped custom can die a slow death. Great parts donor, but the body is so bad that I pitched it in the trash. I attempted corrections and just gave up.

13 minutes ago, Richard Bartrop said:

I'd like to see Revell crank out a some more of the custom '48 Ford kits.  Even if '48 Fords aren't your thing, it's a great source of parts for the traditional builder.

 The 48 is a lot better than the Mercury and the rear quarter windows are the only thing really needing fixed

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1 hour ago, Richard Bartrop said:

I'd like to see Revell crank out a some more of the custom '48 Ford kits.  Even if '48 Fords aren't your thing, it's a great source of parts for the traditional builder.

A 48 Ford Sedan would be great!

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3 hours ago, 1972coronet said:

1972 Barracuda Motown Missile Pro Stock (see instruction sheet , courtesy of Scale Auto Reviews site) .

I wonder whatever happened to the separate Torqueflite trans , and the dual distributors / coils ? 

MPC 1754 Motown Missle... | Scale Auto Model Kit Reviews & Reference (proboards.com)

I'm up for that one...and you can do the Sox & Martin version too with some Slixx decals.

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18 hours ago, 1972coronet said:

1972 Barracuda Motown Missile Pro Stock (see instruction sheet , courtesy of Scale Auto Reviews site) .

I wonder whatever happened to the separate Torqueflite trans , and the dual distributors / coils ? 

MPC 1754 Motown Missle... | Scale Auto Model Kit Reviews & Reference (proboards.com)

The Torqueflite trans was in the '80's 'Hemi Cuda" and "Pro Street Barracuda" reissues. 

The hood was last seen in the Pro Street Barracuda and Auto Scape Barracuda.

The intake parts, dual distributors, wheelie bars and side windows haven't been seen since the original Missile release.

I wonder what's left of this tool? Maybe it's worth a annual style retro release with new decals, box art and nice tires? Didn't they announce that they were re-releasing the Snap Fast Plus version some time ago?   

 

 

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23 hours ago, espo said:

I would like to see the Revell '49 Mercury Woody reissued. Maybe even the '49 Mercury custom with the chopped top also. 

I wonder about the new Revell. The don’t seem to be putting out kits like the old Revell..

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2 minutes ago, slusher said:

I wonder about the new Revell. The don’t seem to be putting out kits like the old Revell..

A concern that I have not expressed before with the new Revell Company and being based in Europe is that they may not have the same interest in what consumers on the North American Continent are interested in purchasing. I hope I'm wrong on this and only time will tell. I feel in all fairness to Revell that with everything they maybe going thru with the combining of the two companies some artistic and marketing staff may no longer have the influence they once had. I'm encouraged by their new Chevelle offerings and the new XKE with left hand drive is a good sign to me that in time things may get better. In the short term maybe they will offer some popular reissues with some new options. This would offer them some revenue with minimal investment. 

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2 hours ago, CapSat 6 said:

I wonder what's left of this tool? Maybe it's worth a annual style retro release with new decals, box art and nice tires? Didn't they announce that they were re-releasing the Snap Fast Plus version some time ago?   

I hope they revise the grille area, particularly the headlight buckets, if they do, but I'm not holding my breath. :unsure:

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1 hour ago, Snake45 said:

I hope they revise the grille area, particularly the headlight buckets, if they do, but I'm not holding my breath. :unsure:

Me too. This tool would be worth a bit of fixing (headlight buckets, bumpers, turn signal lenses for the lower grille), but it would probably sell as a snap fast kit in it's current form anyway. If they do put it out again, they should at least give it the expanded decal set treatment...  

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6 minutes ago, Erik Smith said:

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It would take a heak of a lot of work to turn the '79 Nova back to that .. not to mention any Nova is at least 10 times more popular than that car.

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4 hours ago, Can-Con said:

It would take a heak of a lot of work to turn the '79 Nova back to that .. not to mention any Nova is at least 10 times more popular than that car.

Was the Pontiac changed to the Nova for the 77 model year? I thought they had concurrent releases, maybe not.

Yes, it's a 76, but at least two people really wanted a mid 70s Pontiac: 

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They did the Pontiac 3 times! Probably between Nova annuals. Hard to believe they kept modifying tooling back and forth between Chevys and Pontiacs. There must've been separate tooling inserts. Something must still be left (I hope)!

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Very little is different between the Nova and Ventura. Mostly the nose, hood and taillights. Pretty much everything else is from the Nova kit.

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6 hours ago, Oldcarfan27 said:

They did the Pontiac 3 times! Probably between Nova annuals.

MPC only did a 77-80 Nova. The Pontiac’s were 75, 76, 77 - so, I guess the mold was changed after the 77 Pontiac?

I wouldn’t mind if they backdated the Nova to 77 either. Is there much to change?

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8 hours ago, Erik Smith said:

MPC only did a 77-80 Nova. The Pontiac’s were 75, 76, 77 - so, I guess the mold was changed after the 77 Pontiac?

I wouldn’t mind if they backdated the Nova to 77 either. Is there much to change?

Correct. It was switched over mid-year. 

To change the '79 Nova back to a '77 ,, or '78, you need the grille. Hood would work ,  BUT ,  the front panel below the headlights is different and that's molded to the body. If it wasn't for that it would be a simple matter of swapping grilles.

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On the subject of those Revell Classics, I'd like to see this German beauty again.  I think Revell-Germany has released it twice, but a long time ago.  It's hard to find and goes for big bucks on eBay.

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We haven't seen the AMT '63 Vette roadster in many years. It should be brought back with ALL the optional tops--soft, hard, the clear top and the panel wagon top from the '67 issue, and the custom fastback from the '64. 

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5 hours ago, Snake45 said:

We haven't seen the AMT '63 Vette roadster in many years. It should be brought back with ALL the optional tops--soft, hard, the clear top and the panel wagon top from the '67 issue, and the custom fastback from the '64. 

And the rotating headlights.

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If Revell can release the pickups, why can't we get these? Any of them, with stock decals - Please!

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All these requests for certain kits are nice and all but today its what will make money..You've got to be able to make various different models of certain kits to make money..The new Chevy II wagon sounds like there will be another version..The release of the 59 Imperial was one of one and did very well..Where I live in Canada it was very hard to find one..Moebius did well with their Hudson (which I don't know how because they are ugly) but they made several models out of one mold, same as the Ford trucks and the 55/56 Chrysler..Who knows, maybe someone will continue to make new molds..End of rant..

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MPC ‘69 Firebird/TA 2n1; with nice new box art, decal sheet, and white letter tires. 

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