Revell is reissuing the 'Can-Do' (Steeps) tow truck...

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So what do you all think of this reissue......... cool or what! it's on Tower hobbies

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If that is the case, then that is good news, I can get another one, but the price seems a little on the low side, and its listed under Revell and RofG, but I guess we find for sure soon

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If it's legit, it's about time!

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If it's legit, it's about time!

Agreed

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Amateurs! Do it in 1/16...go big or go home!!! :lol:

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I was browsing the Tower website a few minutes ago and they mentioned a 359 Wrecker for $89.99 in the Revell section and am wondering if this is something new or did they combine a couple of kits? The last time the KW kit was out it was $100+ and the RoG rotator wrecker was even more.

If someone in the know (hint Brett!) can shed some light, let us know!

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I wish Tower had a walk-in store, I'm only about an hour from them.

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I saw that thread and wondered what a 'Can Do' (Steeps) is..the livery of a past issue of this kit?

That's what I gather. I think there's also the "Bill's Signs" big rig kit which is referred to by its informal name as well.

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That's what I gather. I think there's also the "Bill's Signs" big rig kit which is referred to by its informal name as well.

I see a bunch of RoG KW wrecker kits (in 1/25th) on eBay that say 'Freds' on them..white w/ orange graphics.

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I see a bunch of RoG KW wrecker kits (in 1/25th) on eBay that say 'Freds' on them..white w/ orange graphics.

I think this is the last release?:

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Amateurs! Do it in 1/16...go big or go home!!! :lol:

Supply me with the kit and I just might. :P

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I saw that thread and wondered what a 'Can Do' (Steeps) is..the livery of a past issue of this kit?

The original kit was based on a wrecker used by Stepp's Towing in Florida, "Can-Do" was their motto...

http://steppstowing.com/index.html

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Supply me with the kit and I just might. :P

That truck is a lightweight compared to the 1/16 wrecker project I'm starting. ;):D

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If it retails for $90 it is probably just the tractor version. When the Peterbilt '353' was reissued it retailed around that price. The wrecker should be more in the $130-$140 range I'm guessing.

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IIRC, though, these kits come with quite a few extra parts. I seem to recall either this kit or the Bill Signs kit coming with a second frame, a complete sleeper, and a headache rack among other parts. Even if they're selling for three figures, once you take that and the overall quality of the kits into consideration I don't think the prices being asked would be unreasonable at all.

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It looks like the reissue will be the Stepp's tow truck without the Stepp's livery, probably a licensing thing.

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That's ok with me , put that tow unit on something like a cab over would be cool , how about a Peterbilt 362 ?

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The Steeps Can-Do is no longer apart of the kit, it still has the same decals, just missing all the company logos and names, go to the 2:13 mark and you will see it

I wonder what this is going to do to the price's this is bringing in on ebay for this kit

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Tower Hobbies has changed the description and added a picture. Its just the tractor version apparently.

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I want one, But even at "Only" $90.oo I Won't get one!!

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More than one website shows the tractor version, not the wrecker version. The price is too low for it to be the wrecker.

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More than one website shows the tractor version, not the wrecker version. The price is too low for it to be the wrecker.

watch video in post 19 shows tow truck as new release .rog is releasing tractor version looks to be based on black magic pete .

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I wish they were to make the former CAN DO wrecker more affordable to us builders that dont have much money coming in!? :( ...Watch all the "Collectors" on feebay buy em up and once the issue is no longer being produced ask double what they paid... :angry:

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I wish they were to make the former CAN DO wrecker more affordable to us builders that dont have much money coming in!? :( ...Watch all the "Collectors" on feebay buy em up and once the issue is no longer being produced ask double what they paid... :angry:

$90.00 is abargain compared to ebay prices on this kit.got time to start saving up.

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