2011 IHOBBY Show Report Update (from Saturday revisit)

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Revell

  • K.S. Pittman Willys Drag Coupe - 1/25 – Modified reissue of Revell’s very nice Willys. Same as new version Stone Woods and Cook Willys with new decals
  • X-34 Landspeeder™ - ?? – RoG catalog lists as 1/14 scale but it appears smaller than that. Our best guess is between 1/24 and 1/20, perhaps close to G scale
  • ‘62 Corvette® Roadster 2 n 1 - 1/25 - New tool. Multiple options. Appears to be new body on top of Pro Modeler C1 Corvette chassis and engine. Revell just received test shots so mounted on a display board. Expect late 2Q2012. Although all the test shots are still subject to change, there will be no hardtop in this kit.
  • ‘29 Ford Rat Rod - 1/25 - Reissue with new decals
  • ‘77 Chevy® Van - 1/24 – Reissue. Same short wheelbase van as in the Van with Race Car Trailer issue a few years back

    Round2

    • Polar Lights Batmobile – with Photo Etch fret
    • 2010 Camaro Convertible – Show Room Replica Series. Unassembled promo type. I asked if they were going to update to 2011 as there does not appear to be any indication of a 2010 convertible due to a supplier issue. The rep didn’t know but would follow up.
    • 2010 Camaro Convertible – Show Room Replica Series. Unassembled promo type.
    • 66 Nova Slot Racer – previous plastic kit parts mated with a slot chassis and engine
    • 57 Chevy Bel Air Slot Racer – previous plastic kit parts mated with a slot chassis and engine
    • 70 Camaro Slot Racer – previous plastic kit parts mated with a slot chassis and engine
    • 06 Camaro Concept Slot Racer – previous plastic kit parts mated with a slot chassis and engine

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Lindberg/Hawk

  • Buddy G Toy Trucks – metal bodied. The ones at the show were prototypes. Didn’t get scale, but they appeared to be smaller than 1/25. More to come
  • Bull Horn Model T – 1/16 scale.
  • New Display Case – eliminated the “bubble” on the top of the clear case. Sturdy diamond plate chrome base and stackable
  • 1969 Yenko Camaro – initially die cast and plan for plastic down the road. Die Cast version in picture.
  • Red Devil racer – in planning stage for later 2012
  • Kustom Koffin – in planning stage for later 2012
  • White Lightning – in planning stage for later 2012

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IMC

Talked to Ernie and there is more in the Johan space they are planning but too soon to announce.

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Moebius

There are some other items of interest to announce, but they are not locked down yet and too soon to publish anything. I took a few extra photos of the Hudson convertible and the subs.

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Pegasus

New wheel sets are 15 inch, not 19 as perceived. There will be a higher profile white wall tire also used.

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Tools and Paints

The Testor’s automotive paints will have more added to the enamels than lacquers. There will be improved primers made available in several color options, some flip-flop options, a wash and multi-colored pearl coat. There will be additional info on this by year-end.

The Iwata Neo airbrush for entry level airbrush years is double action and will retail in the $50 range. An interesting facet is a removable gravity feed cup with small and large cup sizes.

Innovative Hobby Supply had some interesting products, including a tape that mimics canvas, peel and stick chrome, wood grain, trunk floor mat and others.

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The decals I bet will be a welcome addition to a lot of folks here . Thanks for the pictures and the updates . Ed Shaver

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‘62 Corvette® Roadster 2 n 1 - 1/25 - New tool. Multiple options. Appears to be new body on top of Pro Modeler C1 Corvette chassis and engine. Revell just received test shots so mounted on a display board. Expect late 2Q2012.

I only wish this one will be a forerunner of an '61 Corvette.

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Great products. Those slot car kits might just push me over the edge!

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Great products. Those slot car kits might just push me over the edge!

Umm ! Virgil ??

Sorry to point this out .... My man , you have been way past the edge for a looong time . Actually , it's more of a free fall into the Plastic Abyss !

Welcome to the flight , do not expect to land anytime soon ! So many kits , so little time and look what they are releasing now ! It's never going to end , is it ?

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Must have missed those Pegasus wheels over the weekend, I'd diggin' all three of them!

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thanks for the info and the photos...man i cant believe they are bringing out those 1/25 slot cars. that nova looks interesting but bleah on the rest...i just wonder what makes them think they are going to sell? i cant really see it but what do i know...i know there was a revival of interest in slot cars but thought it was mostly 1/32 or at least thats what i was into...but my perception is that interest kind of came and went. now amt is releasing these? i recall they flopped back in the 60s when amt tried to ride the slot car gravy train a bit too late and a bit too short in the performance department. old time something come back again as they say in jamaica.

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