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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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Posted by DavidRides on Sunday, June 17, 2018 5:42 PM
The coupe is already on eBay for $235 US
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Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, June 17, 2018 6:28 PM

Anyone that pays that is a moron.

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Posted by mini man on Sunday, June 17, 2018 7:44 PM

Laugh

 

Nigel.

 

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Posted by JohnDB on Sunday, June 17, 2018 8:29 PM

I was talking to the owner of my local hobby shop a couple of days ago, and he said not to expect anything new from Revell at least until after the New Year.

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Posted by Gluecipher on Monday, June 18, 2018 1:52 AM

Owner of my main shop said pretty much the same and actually said he would not be surprised if the Revell Us models would be not seen before next year. 

I donno where the actual molding is done but IF the whole production was moved to Germany, i guess it would gain us europeans maybe, with prices going bit down, even if the molding was made in China, and then brought to europe first...but to americans it might mean stiffer prices maybe. 

All i can hope in Revell's case is to see the rise of the tuned Datsun 510 and hopped up old pink Vw BugBig Smile

 

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Posted by High octane on Monday, June 18, 2018 8:52 AM

At the Milwaukee NNL I was talking to the newly fired Ed Sexton of Revell and Mark Savage and heard that the new glue kit of the Ford GT 40 should be on the shelves this August. Whether it happens or not is anybody's guess.

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Posted by 195X on Monday, June 25, 2018 12:59 AM

High octane

At the Milwaukee NNL I was talking to the newly fired Ed Sexton of Revell and Mark Savage and heard that the new glue kit of the Ford GT 40 should be on the shelves this August. Whether it happens or not is anybody's guess.

 

Wait a minute! I hadn't heard that, Ed got fired?! What do we know about that?

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Posted by mikemodeler on Monday, June 25, 2018 5:32 AM

195X

 

 
High octane

At the Milwaukee NNL I was talking to the newly fired Ed Sexton of Revell and Mark Savage and heard that the new glue kit of the Ford GT 40 should be on the shelves this August. Whether it happens or not is anybody's guess.

 

 

 

Wait a minute! I hadn't heard that, Ed got fired?! What do we know about that?

 

 

When Hobbico filed bankruptcy, they shut down the Revell offices in Elk Grove Village IL and laid everyone off, including Ed Sexton.

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Posted by 195X on Monday, June 25, 2018 10:49 AM

mikemodeler

 

 
195X

 

 
High octane

At the Milwaukee NNL I was talking to the newly fired Ed Sexton of Revell and Mark Savage and heard that the new glue kit of the Ford GT 40 should be on the shelves this August. Whether it happens or not is anybody's guess.

 

 

 

Wait a minute! I hadn't heard that, Ed got fired?! What do we know about that?

 

 

 

 

When Hobbico filed bankruptcy, they shut down the Revell offices in Elk Grove Village IL and laid everyone off, including Ed Sexton.

 

That sucks! So he wasn't fired per-se, just laid off, am I correct?

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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Posted by High octane on Monday, June 25, 2018 11:55 AM

Fired, laid off, whatever as he NO longer works for Revell. That's too bad as I've talked to him several times and really like him and thought that he was good for the company. As far as "updates" on Revell, I wouldn't expect any for a few to several months from now.

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Posted by 195X on Monday, June 25, 2018 2:54 PM

High octane

Fired, laid off, whatever as he NO longer works for Revell. That's too bad as I've talked to him several times and really like him and thought that he was good for the company. As far as "updates" on Revell, I wouldn't expect any for a few to several months from now.

 

I agree. ed was always the helpful type and loved to talk on a variety (I just realised it looks like I'm eulogizing him!) of subjects. Hope he lands on his feet.

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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Posted by mikemodeler on Monday, June 25, 2018 8:53 PM

High octane

Fired, laid off, whatever as he NO longer works for Revell. That's too bad as I've talked to him several times and really like him and thought that he was good for the company. As far as "updates" on Revell, I wouldn't expect any for a few to several months from now.

 

Yes, Ed is a great guy, he is a builder like many of us and his wealth of knowledge will be missed at Revell unless they work something out to bring him back. Had the chance to meet and interview for a job with him back in the 90's, didn't get the job but learned alot about Revell and the model business during the interview process.

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