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The Future of Revell...for 2024 at least.


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35 minutes ago, Matt Bacon said:

Corvette parts on show at Scale Model World this weekend:

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It looks really good in the flesh… certainly a step up for Revell in terms of detail and engineering.

best,

M.

Thanks Matt!  And with a full detail, standalone engine, thank you very much!   Seems strange to be lauding such a very basic feature, but with newly tooled kits these days, it is worthy of note, it seems.  Way to go, Team Revell!   TB  

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43 minutes ago, Matt Bacon said:

Corvette parts on show at Scale Model World this weekend:

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It looks really good in the flesh… certainly a step up for Revell in terms of detail and engineering.

best,

M.

50 quid for a 2cv kit!!! they have got to be joking. maybe if it was 1/16 but not 1/24. Theres more plastic wrapping the box than inside it

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1 hour ago, stitchdup said:

50 quid for a 2cv kit!!! they have got to be joking. maybe if it was 1/16 but not 1/24. Theres more plastic wrapping the box than inside it

Revell's 2CV has over 120 parts, plus they tooled up the square headlights to match the movie car. Something that otherwise only exists in a sketchy old Heller kit. Plus like Matt said, 007 ain't cheap.

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I think my shock was more that I've bought real running and driving 2cvs for 50 quid. everyone of them had a rotted out chassis but those were 250 quid to replace then and were all they needed. you could almost do most of the work with just a 13mm spanner and small straight screwdriver

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On 10/14/2023 at 12:03 AM, niteowl7710 said:

So scrolling through the FB this morning and came across a sideshow video showing Revell's display at the NY Toy Fair last week. There's a few dooseys in here that I can't believe haven't been brought up anywhere yet. Might owe to the fact that much like the Las Vegas show, the NYTF isn't open to the general public. Most of these are already known in a general sense, but have nice minty fresh box art and some unexpectedly have new tooling added.

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Is there a release date for the 68 firebird and the ranch wagon yet other then 2024

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1 hour ago, Mr. Metallic said:

Other than seeing it on a list from a distributor a few months ago I have heard no mention of the 32 Ford sedan again. Is this really coming back or not?

I'm sure it is, seein' as how I overpaid for a few "vintage rare out-of-production" ones not so long ago.   ;)

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21 hours ago, Ace-Garageguy said:

I'm sure it is, seein' as how I overpaid for a few "vintage rare out-of-production" ones not so long ago.   ;)

 

1 hour ago, Mr. Metallic said:

I'd thank you, but I did the same, so now we both get credit when it comes back 

I hope you are both harbingers of good tidings for that kit Re release. I only have one partial still in my stash. When they do pop up for sale (fb auctions & evil bay) they are grossly overpriced. 

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On 10/13/2023 at 11:01 PM, Toner283 said:

Hopefully that all new blazer is a hint of things to come. IMO, and all new, modern tooled, correct square body (long box!!) in 1/25th scale would be a big winner for Revell.

They would be able to create multiple versions four different releases of the truck like Moebius did with the Ford pickups. Long box, short box, two wheel drive, four wheel drive, GMC, Chevrolet, big block, small block, dually, work truck, crew cab, lifted four-wheel drive, slammed two-wheel drive. An endless combination of possibilities for future releases. With square body trucks being as popular as they are right now, and the only other options being the ancient 1/24th kits which are poorly detailed at best or resin - an all new square body pickup kit would most likely be a big winner.

^All of this.

Charlie Larkin

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On 10/20/2023 at 8:04 PM, monza77 said:

I have wondered why Revell does not tool up a first series jimmy based on the great Syclone kit , or the waverider or current S10 kit. They could have a Typhoon,  forestry Post office, police , firechief etc vehicles.

 

On 10/21/2023 at 12:53 PM, Fat Brian said:

Based on the last release of the S10 being mashup of parts I bet they can't find all of the tooling to any one specific version of the kit.

I was going to say what Brian said. Hopefully, they'll see the wisdom of a lot of what Round 2 has done, and re-create the missing parts so they can have proper versions again.

Charlie Larkin

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On 11/12/2023 at 9:45 AM, stitchdup said:

I think my shock was more that I've bought real running and driving 2cvs for 50 quid. everyone of them had a rotted out chassis but those were 250 quid to replace then and were all they needed. you could almost do most of the work with just a 13mm spanner and small straight screwdriver

And for us Americans...

https://oneminuteenglish.org/en/quid-to-dollar/

So....running, rotted lemons (after all, that's what "Citroen" roughly translates to) for nominally around $100 (about $2=1GBP as a general rule of thumb)....

Sure, why not. Doesn't surprise me you only needed one wrench and one screwdriver, either. These were designed for poor people and to be sold in countries where resources could be very lacking.

Charlie Larkin

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On 10/21/2023 at 2:55 PM, Luc Janssens said:

James, or anyone who might now, is the Cyclone AWD system similar to what's used for a Baja Chevy S10?

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I may be wrong and someone may have already mentioned this but it was my understanding that the AWD system was similar to what was used on Astro vans of the time.

 

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Some more news from Revell Germany: https://ipmsdeutschland.de/wordpress/2024/01/01/revell-neuheiten-2024-model-kits-2/

The only new tool I wasn't aware of is the Lamborghini Revuelto.

I am happy the '69 Camaro 1/12 is reissued again I missed it the last time.

Any idea what kit the ’70 Shelby Mustang GT500 is a reissue of? I can only see the '69 on Scalemates. Or are they the same?

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