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Any Revell brass on today? Shed some light on the new rumours if you can.

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  • From: Redding, CA
Any Revell brass on today? Shed some light on the new rumours if you can.
Posted by horsepower on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 3:08 PM

OK, so here's the rumor, the '31 Model A coupe tooling was damaged in an accident, (or by a disgruntled employee) and the two model A releases are not able to be molded unless a new tool is produced.

Fueling this rumor is the fact that on the Revell on line site the coupe isn't even listed, and the roadster is shown as discontinued.

If ANYONE knows some real substantiated facts could you put them out for the public?

I'd hate to see these kits start being posted on eBay for ridiculous $50-$100 prices because of a rumor. Thanks from worried modelers everywhere.

There is more to the state north of San Francisco other than trees.
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Posted by Racer H on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 5:21 PM
Here’s a quote – about the 1930 Ford -- from the Model Roundup Newsletter (10/15/2016): “Some of you heard the news that the new Revell 1930 Ford tooling was damaged in China. Furthermore, Revell and all US Distributors have been sold out for some time. Revell tells us that they are working to fix the tooling and hope to have the kits back in production in the next few months. Realistically, we do not look for more until early next year. We will keep you posted and will offer kits as we find them until the next production run.”
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Posted by horsepower on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 9:13 PM

Thanks for the clarification. Hopefully the repairs will go smoothly. Let's hope that the new forklift operator has a better grasp of how equipment should be handled

There is more to the state north of San Francisco other than trees.
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Posted by theoldman on Monday, November 07, 2016 1:05 PM

I must have been fortunate as I found one of the '30 kits in Canada from Elm City.  I also got on a list at Hobby Linc mid-October  (they were out of stock) and pre-paid for one.  I had that one by last Monday.   It pays sometimes just being lucky I guess. 

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Posted by jhaught on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 8:12 AM

If you have a question about Revell kits ... why not contact Revell directly? Why waste time with rumors? They are a dime a dozen.

Jim Haught

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Posted by Tim Boyd on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 7:47 PM

I'm not Revell brass (far from it, in fact), but last Friday Revell announced that the 1929 Model A Roadster Kit and 1930 Model A Five Window Coupe kits will return to their lineup, with new kit numbers and ship dates to be announced later this year.  

Thought you would want to know....TIM BOYD  

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Posted by horsepower on Sunday, April 23, 2017 4:26 AM

Yaaaay! Keeping space saved for a couple more.

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Posted by TR4-Tim on Sunday, January 07, 2018 2:19 PM

Hello Tim,

Just wondering; have you heard any updates lately on these kits coming back into production? I enjoyed reading about the Beach Racer version you built recently. Thanks!

Tim Hoffman

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Posted by Tim Boyd on Sunday, January 07, 2018 6:23 PM

TR4-Tim

Hello Tim,

Just wondering; have you heard any updates lately on these kits coming back into production? I enjoyed reading about the Beach Racer version you built recently. Thanks!

Tim Hoffman

 

Hi Tim....glad you enjoyed the Vintage Beach Racer article.  

Like you, I would have expected to hear further news on both the '29 Model A Roadster and '30 Model A Coupe kit reissues by now.  The Roadster was announced by Revell as a Q4 2017 release, with the SBC in place of the Nailhead, but it has not been placed in production yet to the best of my knowledge.  

I think you can still readily find the Roadster kits from its first release (I saw one at The Model Cave in Ypsilanti, MI, a few weeks back - and yes, they do mailorder) but the first release Coupe kits seem to be very hard to find.  

Sorry I don't have a more definitive answer to pass along....TIM 

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