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Well, Christian, you certainly got my attention with new toolings of the Ferrari and Gullwing. But Betty Page would be better if she were 1:1 inflatable.

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Another one that I'd love to see is a 16th scale Willy's Jeep, WWII era, please. Don't forget all the add-on features, like the .50 cal machine gun, the medic version with stretchers for wounded soldiers, etc.

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1/8 scale 1977 Smokey and the Bandit Trans am.

I've always hoped Revell would backdate the '80/'79 into a '77, but I doubt that will ever happen. It's too bad they decided to do a '79 instead of a '77, but maybe with MPC having the S&tB licensing locked up for all those years it simply was doable back then.

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I know it's available from time to time on Ebay and other places, but the prices on them are outrageous and I'm not willing to pay them...north of $300. I'd like to see the Monogram '79 T/A re-popped...not the '80 Turbo T/A. I built one way back in the '80's when they came out, but unfortunately it's long gone. And, I just realized a fault in the kit. I believe it was an automatic car with the Pontiac 400....not available in that combo for that year. Automatics got the Oldsmobile 403 engine and 4-Speeds got the Pontiac 400. :rolleyes:

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I got to thinking about this thread again today.

I really, really wish someone would give us a WWII Willys Jeep in 16th scale. Like I mentioned before, there are so many versions that could be issued with the basic kit.

The kit could be issued in a vast array of military versions. While all are still basically the exact same Jeep, it could be offered with USAAF, Army, USMC or Navy versions. It could be issued as a WWII wartime Jeep, a post-war Jeep, or a Korean War Jeep. It could be issued as a kit for any Allied country that used the Jeep. Heck, they could even issue a kit "as captured by the Germans" with decal sheet as the Germans would have marked the captured vehicle.

It would also be fun to build as a postwar civilian model.

I wish that I had $500,000 to blow on a new kit...the world market would see one of the nicest new kits to hit store shelves in years.

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Doyusha made a '73 Trans Am and there is a decent '64 GTO diecast convertible by ERTL.


Isn't there one made by Verdan?

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If there was one 1/8th kit to build I would want.... A 68' Chevell SS 3-1 kit! Or maybe the big deuce in coupe form with a 409 and a tunnel ram. I wish TDR was with in my price range and I would build the second and get it off my bucket list.

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I'd really to see Monogram repop the 1/8 Jaguar E-Type. A redo of the large scale Aurora Fuel motor would be great too.

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I'd really to see Monogram repop the 1/8 Jaguar E-Type. A redo of the large scale Aurora Fuel motor would be great too.

Last year, Revell of Germany did a limited edition re-pop of the 1/8 Monogram E-Type for certain preferred European kit dealers only. No revisions as far as I know. Many of the original issues are available on eBay at somewhat reasonable prices if you lurk around (I have 5 that didn't cost me an arm and a leg. Just an arm.)

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For the larger scale guys, my thoughts (personal opinion) are pretty basic.....

They would need to be 1/12 of course (1/16 would not fit well with my other 1/12 builds :) )...

70 1/2 Camaro (Z-28 or SS-396?) (Would require the deep front spoiler and 3-piece rear deck spoiler - aka Baldwin Motion....)

70 'Cuda (upscale the recent 1/25 from Revell)

And I for one would be more than happy for Revell to tool them up, even with the semi-simplified build option their 1/12 GT500 Shelby received..

It still gets the right points across the line, plus it is easily "super detailed" up for those who choose to. :)

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I have already shared my thoughts and hopes with the kind guys at Revell regarding the 1/12 70 1/2 Camaro. :D

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I think it would be awesome to have a large scale Blastolene Brothers style rod or small scale for that matter.. I'd post pics but can"t pick a favorite, GTS.

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1933/1934 Chev, Mopar, or Buick three window coupe would be perfect !

A proper, affordable F40.

Y'all are taking my ideas.

I'd have to learn how to do a chopped top if the 34 Chevy wasn't done already.

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A number of years ago I had a 1/8th Jaguar E Type kit that was very well detailed made by I think Bandai in the 80's. Not aware of anyone else making kits from this set of tooling. Regret selling it on and not building it as I have never seen one since. Before I get a shed load of replies this kit is not a re pop of the old Monogram (now Revell) kit that was tooled up in the 60's.

Actually, the E type is such an Iconic car that a new tool in 1/12th or 1/16th would be nice with options to build it in RHD or LHD versions. Either of these would be a nice scale to super detail and not be too big.

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A number of years ago I had a 1/8th Jaguar E Type kit that was very well detailed made by I think Bandai in the 80's. Not aware of anyone else making kits from this set of tooling. Regret selling it on and not building it as I have never seen one since. Before I get a shed load of replies this kit is not a re pop of the old Monogram (now Revell) kit that was tooled up in the 60's.

Actually, the E type is such an Iconic car that a new tool in 1/12th or 1/16th would be nice with options to build it in RHD or LHD versions. Either of these would be a nice scale to super detail and not be too big.

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Unlike the Revell/Monogram kit, this one has an opening rear hatch. However, someone posted something a while back about the Bandai and RM kits being the same except for that feature. I don't know -- the Bandai kit is Unobtanium.

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I would love to see some trucks in 1/16. 50's, 67-72, 73-87 Chevy... Probably about the same for Fords. I don't know the Fords as well, but I've seen some pretty good looking ones around.

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They did put out a few versions of the '73-79 Chevy in 1/16 back in the day, though they are very hard to find and/or very expensive.

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Revell. They were first made with normal sized tires and suspension, and later turned into monster trucks. The monster trucks are the easier ones to find, though they go for around $100 each.

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Revell. They were first made with normal sized tires and suspension, and later turned into monster trucks. The monster trucks are the easier ones to find, though they go for around $100 each.

They also made one off road with a dirt bike...nice kit...a friend of mine has one unbuilt still.

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