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2 hours ago, Greg Myers said:

the lists are really building up, with lots of cars to chose from. However at this point I see nothing that even begins to peek my interests. 

That's probably because everyone is posting what piques their interests.  You're going to have to work on that one yourself.

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STUDEBAKERS - ANY!

A good 69 AMX kit.

1954 Kaiser Darrin

73ish Aussie Ford XC Falcon hardtop

A Tucker

A good Benz Gullwing

 

 

 

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Know you can build these now yourself as the stuff is out there but I'm surprised that these kits weren't offered back in the day.

Both popular enough series I'm sure they would of sold.

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2 hours ago, The Junkman said:

So, does the rust get included in the molding or can rust decals suffice?  How about the requisite fallen/missing body parts.

There'll be instructions on how to add rust holes ; decals will cover (no pun intended) the rest of the oxidation . Missing parts will be... bonuses ! Like extra tyres and wheels .

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I'd like to see more British classics produced, Mk3 Cortina, Vauxhall VX4/90, Hillman Avenger, Hillman Imp, Rover P6.. the list go's on!

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1 hour ago, 1972coronet said:

There'll be instructions on how to add rust holes ; decals will cover (no pun intended) the rest of the oxidation . Missing parts will be... bonuses ! Like extra tyres and wheels .

That will be my next purchase then, a complete and accurate replica.

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3 hours ago, Greg Myers said:

yes , we need some BOP tri fives

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I'd also like to see any Lincoln Marks!

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4 hours ago, cobraman said:

I would like to see at least one of the Alfa B.A.T cars and while I am wishing how about the Bordinat Cobra.

Paul Fisher made a resin kit of that until he got burnt out in the Camp Fire of 2018.  I've seen one in the "flesh" at the Blackhawk Auto Museum and on the back of a flatbed tow truck (undoubtedly the same one) on an interstate nearby Blackhawk.  That would be a worthy endeavor with extremely limited sales potential, unfortunately.  I thought I read a couple of days back that 3 B.A.T.'s were going on the auction block soon.

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What ? no love for a boat tail Riviera ?? 

15 or 20 years ago there were rumors going around that Revell was looking into making one . 

 

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1970 - 1972 El Camino / 1971 - 1972 GMC Sprint 

1970 - 1971 Ranchero 

1993 - 1996 Caprice 9C1 

1998 - 2012 Crown Victoria PPV 

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Just a reminder for those of you who already own the book "Collecting Muscle Car Model Kits", that at the end of most chapters there is a sidebar listing the most blatantly missing model car kits of notable topics covered in that chapter.   Some of the posts above capture some of the same ones listed in the book. 

For those that do not have the book, here's an example.  This is the "Missing in Action" sidebar from the chapter that covers all the Pony Car model kits other than the Mustang and Camaro (which are covered in their own separate chapter)...

MISSING IN ACTION

 

“Other Ponycars that are yet to appear in a 1/24th-1/25th scale kit

                * 1967 ½ Firebird Convertible

 

                * 1967-69 Barracuda Hardtop and Convertible

 

                * 1969 (w/CJ-428); 1971 (w/429); & 1972 (w Cleveland 351 HO) Cougar Convertibles 

 

                * 1970 ’cuda Convertible w/426 Hemi or 440 3+2 Wedge

 

                * 1973-73 Pontiac Firebird Formula or Trans-Am with correct 455 Super Duty V8

 

Other Ponycars that need a new/modern kit offering

                * 1964 ½ - 1966 Barracuda  
 

                * 1967-68 Barracuda Formula S Fastback

 

                * 1967-68 Cougar XR-7 and/or GT-E (1968 only)

 

                * 1968-70 Javelin w/390 V8 and Go Package

 

                * 1970 ½ Firebird Formula or Trans-Am with correct 400 R/A  IV V8

 

                * 1971 (R/T), 1972-73 (Rallye) Challenger Hardtop with 340 V8; 1974 Challenger Rallye with E58 HO 360 V8 

 

                * 1971 Firebird Formula or Trans-Am with correct 455 HO V8

 

                * 1971-72 Cougar Hardtop w/ GT Appearance Package  

 

                * 1971-74 Javelin AMX with correct 401 V8 

 

 Don't know about you guys, but I would sure like to see some of these make a new appearance in 1/25th...

By the way, for those that don't already have it, the book is still available from the usual suspects including CarTechBooks.com and Amazon.com, along with Kalmbach.com, AutoWorldStore.com, Model Roundup, and your local bookseller (probably by advance order).... 

Cheers   TIM 

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18 minutes ago, tim boyd said:

* 1967-68 Cougar XR-7 and/or GT-E (1968 only)

The latter model was a 427-powered model , no ? Unfortunately , my knowledge of Mercury's offerings is quite limited... but , I could swear that I read about the 1968 GT-E Cougar being equipped with a 427 though the Mustang could be had with the 428 --- something about solid lifters and lack-of A/C ? 

 *  1972-73 (Rallye) Challenger Hardtop with 340 V8; 1974 Challenger Rallye with E58 HO 360 V8

Whatever happened to the old MPC Challenger tooling ? Did it merely "vanish" after the 1974 annual / promo were produced ? I know that MPC continued to offer only the Hemi---even in the Barracuda kits-- even after that was cancelled after 1971, and that  a proper 340 / 360 wasn't offered outside of the A-Body annuals .   

 

 

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More thoughts-

1962-1964 Studebaker GT Hawks

Newer Cadillacs with the clean, edgy styling

MG A roadster

MG B roadster

Cab forward Chryslers- Concorde, 300M, etc.

Definitely a Riviera boat tail- with custom options!

Phantom Corsair

John Cobb's Railton Mobile Special

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1 hour ago, 1972coronet said:

 

John, the MPC Challenger body was used for a funnycar and all the trim and panel lines were wiped. 

This IIRC, was the last time it was seen. [pic from Sean Svendsen]

Challenger funny car

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Good list keep em coming. 
 

in reality we have a large selection of classic and newer tool kits we can build and modify. 
 

Any current full size pickup

71 buick Rivera 

73 montego stock car

71 coupe deville

71 imperial 

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One of these would be cool!

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On 1/14/2021 at 9:57 PM, Vince Nemanic said:

I would guess that less than 5% of the cars ever made were issued, so this could be a LOOOONG thread. 

In the mid 1980s, I was photographing the cars at the Goodguys show in Pleasanton, and a man about 30 years older than me said he had seen me at the model display. He asked me if they made a model of a 1948 Hudson 4 door with the lay down seats. I told his that I read the model companies needed to sell 100,000 kits (at that time) in order to break even. He said they didn't make that many of the real car, but that HE would buy one. He got a bit mad when I told him that he just needed to line up 99,999 more kit sales.

Master Caster made Hudson promos for several years (1948/1949, 1950, 1951, 1954, 1955):

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Yet, we have some Hudson kits, even if they're not that exact year, so maybe it's not an entirely pointless to let people know what you want?

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on the topic of redos or bring em backs these  have to be on the top of the list

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Noticed a discussion of the 1934 Ford coupe kits- sounds like we need an accurate one rather badly.

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My grocery list... of products that I can keep dreaming of seeing in styrene... 1/25 scale of course!

67-69 Plymouth Valiant

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76 Plymouth Arrow

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89 Dodge RAM Pickup

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It doesn't cost much to dream...!

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Speaking of the Valiant , how about a two door or hard top from say 1961 ?? Maybe it's just me but I thought they were the best looking in their market range at the time. The 4- Barrel equipped  225 cu in slant 6 and a 3 speed on the floor. Compared to the Falcons and Chevy IIs of the day these cars would run away and hide from them. 

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