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The Cybermodeler  website publishes a list of newly announced kits. Today I noticed on the list the following:

Revell   Ford GT40 LeMans 1968   1/24     7696     Sep21

I would love to hope that this is a new Mark IV, but I haven't heard of it anywhere else. Anyone have any into?  

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It’s the 68 Lemans MKI due to 5 liter engine limit.  Yes I would love to see a Mark IV that is either not 50 years old or an expensive resin kit without and engine.  Do not hold your breath.  The Mark IV’s only raced one year in 1967 and in only a few races.  Henry Ford had achieved his goal and basically pulled out after repeating the win at Lemans in 1966 with the MKII’s.

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Revell are doing as they've done before and are reboxing Fujimi's GT40 kit which has been issued before with the flared deckling for the Gulf MkI. It's an excellent kit even as a curbside and it's nice to have it back. There are definitely some issues where it comes off more generic than car specific but these are pretty well documented and the kit has a massively robust aftermarket for correcting and detailing it to the nines. 

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16 minutes ago, Justin Porter said:

Revell are doing as they've done before and are reboxing Fujimi's GT40 kit which has been issued before with the flared deckling for the Gulf MkI. It's an excellent kit even as a curbside and it's nice to have it back. There are definitely some issues where it comes off more generic than car specific but these are pretty well documented and the kit has a massively robust aftermarket for correcting and detailing it to the nines. 

Yes - not knocking the kit.  I built a Thunder Valley resin kit long before the Fujumi 68 MKI bodies came out and ended using parts from at least four different sources.

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1 hour ago, jacko said:

The Cybermodeler  website publishes a list of newly announced kits. Today I noticed on the list the following:

 

All the Revell kits are a part of Revell EU kit releases for '21, at some point we will get some of those in the Revell US box.

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