Re-issue of the Johan '59 Rambler wagon coming from Model King / IMC


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I just finished designing the box art and an all new decal sheet for a re-issue of the Johan 1959 Rambler Cross Country Wagon. Look for it in 2012.

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Wow, I gotta have one of these! A longroof and a Rambler, sweet :)

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Hope I can get that through work too!

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Kewl!

Will they be at I-Hobby?

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LOVE that box art! It looks so Fifties!

Of course, '59 Ramblers are one of my childhood cars that you just don't ever forget! :D

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I have one of the Jo-Han ones from a few years ago. Wouldn't be too hard to twist my arm into picking up a second one.

Charlie Larkin

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Does the kit have engine detail?

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If it is the same as the last Johan release, it is a curbside Harry.

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Harry, if I remember my reissue Johan (from 2002??) it is a curbside.

My big question, will it be like the Johan where it can be built as the pickup also?? Will it also have the goodies like the bowling bag and taxi sign?

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Any reissued Johan is welcomed here! SWEET!!!!!

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I missed it the first time around. This time I'll get two. One for the wagon,and one to convert back to a fourdoor sedan. One of the guys in my club did it, and it wasn't all that hard ta do! It looked good too. :D

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Harry, if I remember my reissue Johan (from 2002??) it is a curbside.

My big question, will it be like the Johan where it can be built as the pickup also?? Will it also have the goodies like the bowling bag and taxi sign?

THe last reissue of this had a few tips and pointers to convert it to a pickup, but no actual parts were supplied. Basically you just got a few guidelines on where to cut the roof- the rest was all up to you. Along with this, there were some breif steps on turning it into a 4-door sedan printed on the box sides.

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So THATS the IMC release Ive heard of, judging by the emblem on the bottom right of the box. Fantastic! I cant wait for this!

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Kewl!

Will they be at I-Hobby?

Yes, along with some other surprises from IMC ..... :D

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Does the kit have engine detail?

Not likely--no 1959 Annual series kits, nor any promo's (and the JoHan Rambler Wagon is in reality, a promo in parts, wrapped up in a kit box) had opening hoods or engine details.

Art

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There go a few more hard earntbucks from the retirement fund :o:lol:

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Any chance there is a Touch Tone Terror kit in the future???? Or Maybe Johan Hearse kit????

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Cool; hopefully there bring back a lot more, of the old kits that was made by JoHan (Mopar & AMC).

Can't wait for this one.

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Any chance there is a Touch Tone Terror kit in the future???? Or Maybe Johan Hearse kit????

Actually Lindberg has what's left of the Touch Tone Terror kit as in the "Little Red Wagon" so there's hope.

FYI, the new IMC brand has no connection to the old IMC. The new brand is Illinois Model Company. As for the 59 Rambler Wagon, it's a 1/25th scale curbside kit so no engine and the chassis is an early promo "flat plate" style part same as the last issue.

Unfortunately I don't believe that there's anything left of the Johan Hearse kit. Of course I would love to be wrong on that point.

-Steve

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It's LISTED as 1:25, not sure what scale it 'really' is if it deviates at all.

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As for the 59 Rambler Wagon, it's a 1/25th scale curbside kit so no engine and the chassis is an early promo "flat plate" style part same as the last issue.

Does anyone have any recommendations as far as engine/chassis readily available that could work with this kit?

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It's LISTED as 1:25, not sure what scale it 'really' is if it deviates at all.

I believe the consensus is it that it is 1/25th scale but I never actually measured it.

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The SC/Rambler or Javelin kits might supply a V8- from what I understand the Jo-Han AMC V8s were all first-generation later half-heartedly 'dolled up' to resemble the second-gen AMC V8s. That and you'd have to fill in the gigantic axle hole.

I do hope MK/IMC nixes the green 'bottle glass' for this one.

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Does anyone have any recommendations as far as engine/chassis readily available that could work with this kit?

I'm going to have to dig up that old SAE article where Juha Airio did his magic and made '57 or '58 Rambler Sedan (or something like that) out of an old Johan Rambler Wagon promo. I'm thinking he started with a '56 Chevy chassis but I've killed off many brain cells since that was built.

-Steve

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It's 1/25th.

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