No plastic 2014 Stingray kits? Could it be?

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So, I was at my LHS yesterday afternoon discussing some of the upcoming releases, and got what I hope is an inaccurate update on 2014 Stingray models. According to what he has been told, GM has given licensing for 2014 Stingray replicas to a manufacturer of only diecast vehicles. Has anybody else heard anything of the like?
I did see something the other day about Bob's listing 2014 promos, but did not mention manufacturer or media...
I am ok with diecast, but plastic is certainly my poison of choice....

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Interesting, not in a good way.

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I have only seen the die cast cars but the folks on this board who have built them have done some very nice work --

I expect that the plastic will come around sooner or later ---just a matter of time ---this is a new car after all and I suspect a full detail kit will take some work --

Even if we get a "Show-Room" version (curbside) from AMT I would be a happy camper !!!

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I think the first one we might see will be under the showroom series, it might a while before a full glue kit hits the market

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And if a plastic kit is not offered, will the world end?

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Does anyone else find it ironic the real Corvettes are plastic but some of the toy cars are metal?

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Lol, ABSOLUTELY, Tony! I've always thought the big draw about diecast cars was that they're made from the same (roughly) materials as the 1:1, and a diecast Corvette just blows that out the window.

You just gave me my first big laugh of the morning. Always thought it was just me! B)

And if a plastic kit is not offered, will the world end?

Oh, well, no, not particularly - it's just that there's now a gap in our plastic where the greatest Corvette since the mid-year C2s should reside.

Edited by Chuck Kourouklis

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I can't believe the hold up on this this kit. I bet Corvette's are some of the best sellers.

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I can't believe the hold up on this this kit. I bet Corvette's are some of the best sellers.

Yeah, the 1:1 has been out at least 6 months or so..strange that kit makers are dragging their feet..the diecast have been out for quite a while now. They seem to have ignored the new Viper also, which has been out well over a year in 1:1..

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Does anyone else find it ironic the real Corvettes are plastic but some of the toy cars are metal?

You're not the only one, Tony.

There- the argument- for authenticity's sake, GM MUST approve kits! :lol:

Charlie Larkin

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Revell indicated a couple of months back that they have yet to get detail specs on the Corvette. Without them, a glue kit is real tough. The HANG UP was GM and they, Revell, were not happy given that they had paid the licensing fees.

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I would really like to see this. Along with a ZL1 and Z28 Camaros.

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Does anyone else find it ironic the real Corvettes are plastic but some of the toy cars are metal?

Aluminum frame and carbon fiber body. Only the interior is still plastic. ;P

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Revell indicated a couple of months back that they have yet to get detail specs on the Corvette. Without them, a glue kit is real tough. The HANG UP was GM and they, Revell, were not happy given that they had paid the licensing fees.

This is a case where you can blame GM for the lack of a glue kit anytime soon

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Jeff-not all the body is carbon fiber.

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Do they still use balsa in the floor?

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No,Joe the floor isn't balsa anymore.In one of the articles I read it mentioned to what it was changed but I've forgotten what they're now using.

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in the special edition of Motor Trend published Jan. '14 the floor is now & I quote..... a foam core sandwich is used that is both stiffer & lighter than the balsa wood design previously used.

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Thanks guys, I was wondering about that. I have heard that the C5's still used balsa, guess it was still the best material available at the time those were designed, even compared to different metals and composites.

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You learn something new everyday, I had no idea balsa wood was used

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Why is a Corvette model done in metal any more ironic than the fact that 99% of the plastic car kits are models of metal cars?

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I took four Corvette kits to the show this weekend to sell and came home with four unsold Corvette kits.

Big sellers, really?

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I took four Corvette kits to the show this weekend to sell and came home with four unsold Corvette kits.

Big sellers, really?

So what did you take and bring home?

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I have been building car models on and off since 1959 and I can only recall ever buying two Corvette kits, an Accurate Miniatures Grand Sport and a Revell 53/54 Corvette. No others. In 1:1 I almost bought a 69 427 4-speed and I was saved from buying a new 84 by the insurance costs. That has been the only two I ever drove. A guy at my last job bought a new Z06 in 2005 I think and asked me if I wanted to go for a ride and I said no, not interested.

Just not a Corvette guy. I must admit, I like the 63 split window and the new Sting Ray looks good. I'd still never buy one even if I won the lottery.

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I have been building car models on and off since 1959 and I can only recall ever buying two Corvette kits, an Accurate Miniatures Grand Sport and a Revell 53/54 Corvette. No others. In 1:1 I almost bought a 69 427 4-speed and I was saved from buying a new 84 by the insurance costs. That has been the only two I ever drove. A guy at my last job bought a new Z06 in 2005 I think and asked me if I wanted to go for a ride and I said no, not interested.

Just not a Corvette guy. I must admit, I like the 63 split window and the new Sting Ray looks good. I'd still never buy one even if I won the lottery.

That is pretty much sum up how I feel as well Bill , there are a few Vettes that I like, the C6R race version, I like the ZR1, I do some what like the new Vette , and if it ever does get kitted, I will buy one, but it wont be a I must have it right away, I have one built Vette kit, and that is the ZR1.

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