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12 hours ago, niteowl7710 said:

I heard directly from the distribution end of things, but I also recall someone with Revell contacts posted it here as well - that was back in 2013.  I believe it might have gotten drown out at the time because the other major new tool kit that year was the '92 Mustang...and well that almost burnt this place to the ground ?.  Plus all the ruckus the Cuda itself caused with whether or not the fenders flares are too wide and blah_blah_blah...

I was told the kit had completely sold out from Hobbico's stocks and because of how many things they were running back then - all the Foose modified kits, the '62 Vette Gasser, and so forth - they couldn't get more molding time at the contractor until the Sox & Martin kit was set to run in the 1Q of 2014, which is what happened.  There was a two month period or so when the only Hemi Cuda kits available were ones that existed "in the wild' (aka unsold stock at retailers) until March of 2014 when the Drag kit was released, along with a restock of the Hemi kit.

The hobby is going to watch something similar to this unfold in Early 2021 after this weekend's fire at the Eduard storage warehouse.  Eduard for the uninitiated is a Czech based model & accessories company that does a variety of things including their own line of model kits in the IMPS - primarily airplane - realm.  Lost to a huge fire were 200,000 sprues in storage awaiting packaging into kits, along with the next 3 months worth of boxes.  No employees were hurt, it seems the area where final products were kept, along with kit "accessories" (P/E, decals, instructions, etc) manage to survive without any damage whatsoever.  But Eduard is now faced with trying to find time to run their planned 2021 kits, while also going back and manufacturing (at a separate facility in another town) back those 200k sprues at the same time.  The reality being some of those kits may not be able to be reissued until the next planned modified tooling is scheduled - with an over run being done to resupply the destroyed production.

The Eduard situation is definitely a nail-biter since they're one of the most routinely hot manufacturers in aircraft modeling. Thankfully in their most recent press release regarding the fire they stated they're already in talks with fellow Czech model kit manufacturer Special Hobby to subcontract to run some of their tooling to help make up the difference of the losses. Especially made me happy because Special Hobby is a personal favorite brand all on their own. 

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The Eduard warehouse fire is definitely a tragedy. At least the production facility wasn't affected by the fire, the warehouse is. No injuries thank God, The firefighters have a fine job putting the fire out. Not a complete total loss but no doubt Eduard will evaluate what's lost and what's not. They will rebuild but it will take some time before they're up and running at full strength. Special Hobby has offered to help Eduard out with anything they need. In light of this tragedy, I'm not too worried. Eduard will will prevail.

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Here's the detailed report from Eduard's CEO...


Dear friends,
thank you for your support and sympathy. We appreciate it very much!
The fire broke out in the morning on the second floor of the building, in the storage of plastic sprues. The reason is still unknown, it is probable that there is a fault in the electrical installation. Nothing happened to any of our people, at the time the fire broke out, no one was in the area of the fire from us. Our people were taking an inventory of the sprues there, the fire broke out when they left for a snack. There was also maintenance company working on the elevator in that room, it seems that one of them was intoxicated by smoke and being taken to hospital, so he was the person mentioned in the reports.
The fire destroyed over one million sprues for about 200,000 models. Furthermore, a three-month supply of shipping boxes, the large parcels, various sizes, burned down. The delivery arrived last week.
Fortunately, firefighters managed to keep the fire in this upper floor. It did not get to the second part of the building, that´s newer extension, separated by the wall of the original building and connected to the affected area by two stairways and connecting corridors. Thanks to this, other components for model packaging, instructions, boxes, decals, etchings, masks, etc. have been saved so far. The packaging area is not damaged either, but we will definitely have to leave it.
In packaging part of the building, shipments are also prepared for some Czech shops (MN Modelar, Artur, Pecka, etc.). These are also undamaged. The question now is how do we manage to get them out and send them. We will probably get a crane through the window.
The finished products and sales department are on the floor under the fire area. Surprisingly, there is not much damage there yet, there is also little water that flowed from the upper floor on stairway and on the columns of the hall. Some products are wet, but on a small scale. If we manage to get the goods out and move, I assume that we will be able to save about 80%. Of course, we need to quickly find other suitable storage and shipping facilities.
Unfortunately, there is a risk of the roof of the building collapsing, where the reinforced concrete structure was obviously damaged. We will see how the structure will behave during its cooling and whether the internal stress will not tear it. And if so, whether the ruins of the roof will fall only within the 2nd floor, or whether it will break through the ceiling of the 1st floor too. I hope it doesn't happen. Keep your fingers crossed! The building is from the beginning of the 20th century, it is obviously robust and structurally oversized. Perhaps it will resist. The commander of fire fighting teams said that if this fire would happen in a modern industrial building, it would burn to the ground.
Thanks to two gentlemen - fire fighter and modeller Josef Choreň and the commander of the units, that they took me to the building after the fire was extinguished. I was able to find out the current state thanks to them. I have to say that it calmed me immensely, really immensely, and lifted my spirits. All day long we shivered so that the fire would not penetrate into other parts of building, to the components of the models etc. I had been personally there since flames whipped from the windows of the 2nd floor and one window after another cracked and shattered glass. I was sure that the finished goods on the first floor were definitely lost, And if it would not be destroyed by fire it will be destroyed by water. Surprisingly, when we walked through these areas, they were either undamaged or with relatively little damage.

As for our sales department, the plan was to close it on Monday or Tuesday next week and start inventories. The plan was to reopen it between January 6 and 8. What will happen now is unclear. We will see if we will be able to save stocks and when and in what way we can resume the activities of the sales department. If everything goes well and in optimal way, it would probably be in the second half of January.
If we could not save the stock from the damaged building, we would temporarily open a sales department in Obrnice. In January, we would sell the January news, to which we would gradually add more items as we renewed and put them back on sale. Then we would move to new premises.
We will have the biggest problem with topping up the models, because we will have to completely restore the stock of plastic sprues. That will be a lot of work. We will go for it from the latest production and we get back against the flow of time, producing gradually older and older items. Unfortunately, the plastic parts purchased externally are gone forever, so Delfins, for example, will not be there unless we make a new purchase. The same is the Tornado, which unfortunately is gone including pin up posters, or the Bf 108 in 1/32. However, the sprues for latter one are available from company in Prague, which can be purchased relatively easily.
Friends from Special Hobby will also be involved in producing of our plastic parts . In SH, they have been producing for us for a long time, and in the afternoon „George“ Šilhánek and „Fredy“ Riedel promised me the allocation of larger production capacity for our needs. We are grateful for that, thank you!
Thanks again for the ideas for our support. We all appreciate it very much in Eduard, really. There is not much you can do for us at this time. In January, when we start again, the best way to help us is with your purchases. The e-shop will now remain closed until we are able to sell again, and until it will be clear what we are able to sell and when we will be able to ship. We will keep you informed about the development of the situation.
Happy Modelling!

Vladimir Sulc,
CEO, Eduard – Model Accessories.

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I too was shocked to read of the Eduard fire, as I primarily build aircraft. Went and ordered more of their kits to hold me over while all this gets sorted out. 

Their InfoEduard is the best free e--magazine out there!

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Lot of peoples jobs lost for now, but no lives. Good will return for them. Hope it’s soon. Good people helping. Less negativity than here. 
Great companies and people. Big fan of both. 
Godspeed

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16 hours ago, RSchnell said:

I too was shocked to read of the Eduard fire, as I primarily build aircraft. Went and ordered more of their kits to hold me over while all this gets sorted out. 

Their InfoEduard is the best free e--magazine out there!

How do you get it?

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On 12/19/2020 at 5:03 AM, Mark said:

This is apparently the German listing.  They're more focused on "worldwide" subject matter, I would look to Atlantis for choppers and the like.  Revell probably didn't keep much of that stuff.

It would be really great if some of the '60s - '70s 1/8 scale bikes like the Triumphs and the Trikes were trotted back out for us old fans

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On 12/15/2020 at 12:03 PM, keyser said:

The 68 LM GT 40 is the 68 and 69 LM winning chassis. It’s a modified Mk 1. Fujimi issued a few times. Don’t recall RG release ever. 
Chassis 1075. Minimal differences 68-69 if you’re not GT/LM obsessed. 
Great kit have both issues 68-69 that Fujimi released. A few issues by them. 

Let’s hope they do not get a hold of the LS kit like they did the Sunny 289 Cobra and try to pass it off as a GT40.  As others have said it will probably be a Re-box of the Fujumi MKI which isn’t a bad kit.  The rebox of first MKII was a farce as they did not even try to make any changes to the Fujumi kit except the decals even though it was supposed to be the Daytona MKII.  With the insane prices of many of the Fujumi kits any reasonably priced version will be welcome since Indycals and v-r-m and Starfighter have decals to do many different versions.

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1 hour ago, dbostream said:

So no car > 1:24 this year? I will get the E-Type and the new Porsches probably.

Doesn't seem to be. Maybe they'll scale up the 911s next year if they sell well enough. That's basically what they did with the VW T1. The 356s didn't make sense to down scale I guess as the Fujimi EM kits still technically exist (even if there hasn't been a reissue of one in quite awhile).

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18 minutes ago, niteowl7710 said:

Doesn't seem to be. Maybe they'll scale up the 911s next year if they sell well enough. That's basically what they did with the VW T1. The 356s didn't make sense to down scale I guess as the Fujimi EM kits still technically exist (even if there hasn't been a reissue of one in quite awhile).

When they scaled up the T1 did they add any extra details or is it just the identical kit scaled up? I am still hoping for the 356 Coupe in full detail or can I easily swap bodies if I get the easy click coupe too (I already have the convertible)?

 

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Lots of Volkswageny goodness there. Eagerly anticipating the T2 and T2 Camper. And some cool reissues of other early VW Transporters. Cool!

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My spin:

1/48 SR-71....Wow

Kit that includes a MASK???? Really??

Star Wars Razor Crest!!!!!!! One of the best SW designs in years!!!

The VW vans will be on my list.......'Little Miss Sunshine'

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Ohhh hold up, new tool G-model 911's? I love the old Revell Premium/Fujimi Enthusiast kits and they've aged rather well but holy hell they're hard to come by. I really wonder how detailed they're gonna go with the new 911's.

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49 minutes ago, echoxrayniner said:

Ohhh hold up, new tool G-model 911's? I love the old Revell Premium/Fujimi Enthusiast kits and they've aged rather well but holy hell they're hard to come by. I really wonder how detailed they're gonna go with the new 911's.

fujimi rereleased the enthusiast kits within the last couple of years but they no longer say enthusiast on the boxes

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10 hours ago, dbostream said:

When they scaled up the T1 did they add any extra details or is it just the identical kit scaled up? I am still hoping for the 356 Coupe in full detail or can I easily swap bodies if I get the easy click coupe too (I already have the convertible)?

 

It is very, very easy to swap out body's. Both kits are basically identical, the easy-click has a lower parts count, but mechanically the same.

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2 hours ago, echoxrayniner said:

Ohhh hold up, new tool G-model 911's? I love the old Revell Premium/Fujimi Enthusiast kits and they've aged rather well but holy hell they're hard to come by. I really wonder how detailed they're gonna go with the new 911's.

I am wondering, would the new mould 911 share components with the not that old new moulds of the Revell 934?

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