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What old kit would you like to see reissued?

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What old kit would you like to see reissued?
Posted by jkitman on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 6:02 PM

What old kit would you like to see reissued?

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Posted by 195X on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 6:22 PM

Tom Daniel's "Dog Catcher". Unfortunately the likelihood of getting Revell to retro-fit the Sand Shark is slim to none.

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 littletimmy on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 7:52 PM

 i have a few...

Monogram: The Rattler,57 Chevy funnycar Wildfire, Vanbulance, The 1/8 scale Jaguar, and Lil' Coffin show rod

I also would like to see more of their 1926 mack's. So far as I know Revell only re-poped the 1926 tank truck.... with totally different decals.

Any "PLEASE" ANY Jo-han kits. Especially The Haulin" Hearse!

Testors 1/25 scale Hydroplanes

Any of AMT two kits in one. They all came with a race car on a trailer and the tow vehicle too.I dont remember what their real names were.

And I DARE Revell to do it..... The Norton Sound   ! Come on Revell.... I know you did'nt "bucher " those moulds that bad.

There are many more I would like to see again, but my feable old mind cant think of them all.

P.S.  Would love to see the ZZR  but I know the moulds for that were "modifyed"  for some sort of firetruck hotrod...... and even those are over $150.00..... if you can find one.

Dont worry about the thumb print.... paint it rust and call it battle damage

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Posted by litespeedsae on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 8:32 PM

The earliest MPC Corvette with actual metal springs in the suspension.Wish I could remember the year Corvette it depicted.

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Posted by jkitman on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 9:33 PM

I agree with you. The dog catcher would be cool. And I too would think it would be cheaper and easier to  modify it back to the dog catcher than make a new kit of something else. Id like to see them modify the Lil Van back to the Sand Crab. The Sand crab was cool. The Lil Van was a *** that isnt popular.Same thing with the Stinger. Change the front tires and the decals and you have the original Trick T. Plus pay Tom his royalties.

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Posted by TnT on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 9:37 PM

The dragon wagon, or was it dragging. My 2nd kit i built way back in 72.

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Posted by jkitman on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 9:41 PM

LittleTimmy, the lil coffin is certainly possible.  They still have it and every now and then they reissue it. Its easy to find on Ebay I think. I have an 1/8 scale jaguar that they reissued about 10 years ago. And anything from Johan would be cool. Seems if they have all these old tools, that it would be cheaper than a new tool to produce. Round 2 was cranking them out for a while. Not sure what happened. They offered the macks recently too.

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Posted by 195X on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 9:41 PM

jkitman

I agree with you. The dog catcher would be cool. And I too would think it would be cheaper and easier to  modify it back to the dog catcher than make a new kit of something else. Id like to see them modify the Lil Van back to the Sand Crab. The Sand crab was cool. The Lil Van was a *** that isnt popular.Same thing with the Stinger. Change the front tires and the decals and you have the original Trick T. Plus pay Tom his royalties.

 

I know right? Sometimes I wonder if it was just Tom's easy going nature that caused him to get cheated so many times. :(

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 jkitman on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 9:48 PM

TNT the dragon wagon is available now. Im sure the websites  still have them in stock. If not they should be reasonable  on Ebay. I think it is called the Circus Wagon. Tom Daniel was a genius.  The Red Baron has made Revell Monogram millions of dollars over the years. I have built several of those and I still enjoy building one now. Id like to see Son of Ford, Sweet T or Boss A bone reissued. Those were cool kits too.

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Posted by jkitman on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 9:51 PM

I have heard about the corvette with real springs. Was that the mako shark that SAM just talked about in the article by Tim Boyd. Classic kits?

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Posted by jkitman on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 10:00 PM

195x, maybe they dont want to pay Tom Daniel. Maybe he wants too much? Not sure. He sure seems to be a super guy. He will talk to anyone that visits his facebook page. Same way with Steve Scott. He the guy that built the original  1:1Uncertain T. Hes a real nice guy. He was trying to produce the uncertain T model with his own money. If you havent visited his website,  please do.

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Posted by 195X on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 10:05 PM

I have talked with Tom at length. I found out he was the one that designed the Batcycle on the TV series and never got paid for it. You're right, he's a super guy. I'll look up Steve Scott. We dudes with two first names need to stick together. :)

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 jkitman on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 10:06 PM

Littletimmy, someone is about to release the old raceteam kits. I cant remember  if its AMT or Revell. Check it out. I thought the El Camino with the soapbox derby car was cool. I bought several of those.  I would like to see the Revell 1/8 scale drag bikes or choppers reissued. The grim reaper was just reissued. I have it but Id like to see others as well.

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Posted by jkitman on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 10:18 PM

I gave noticed that this topic has 72 visits but only 12 replys. Come on guys, please chime in. Maybe Round 2 and Revell are watching. They seem to shy away from direct contact with the hobbyist  so this is our only way of being heard . And remember.. get you dollars out and support them. Our hobby isnt dead yet. Let them know what you want and then follow through and make a purchase. Thanks for the input. Keep this topic going.

TnT
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Posted by TnT on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 11:53 PM

I think i got the dog cathcer on hobbylinc.com. i used it for parts. Just checked. It was the lil hot dogger.

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Posted by 195X on Thursday, August 31, 2017 12:17 AM

jkitman

I gave noticed that this topic has 72 visits but only 12 replys. Come on guys, please chime in. Maybe Round 2 and Revell are watching. They seem to shy away from direct contact with the hobbyist  so this is our only way of being heard . And remember.. get you dollars out and support them. Our hobby isnt dead yet. Let them know what you want and then follow through and make a purchase. Thanks for the input. Keep this topic going.

 

I can assure you that at least one gentleman at Polar Lights does keep a distant eye on the goings on of the top websites. ;)

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 TarheelRick on Thursday, August 31, 2017 3:40 AM

Not much interest in most of these speciality kits, but would really like to see some of the early 60's annuals and not Camaros, Chevelles, or Mustangs.  Some in particular would be the 63 Pontiac Bonneville hardtop, maybe some Mercurys, and the 62/64 Ford Galaxies (full detail kit). 

I build models because I can't afford the real thing!

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Posted by jkitman on Thursday, August 31, 2017 6:42 AM

I hear you Tarheel. Johan made a bunch of that stuff. A really well done stock auto is hard to do. It looks easy, but I found out different. You really have to build clean and pay attention to detail. I mentioned the  el camino kit with the soap box derby car in it. While it isnt a stock kit like youre talking about, I was surprised at the detail of the el camino. Its a kit worth buying.I like the old chryslers that Johan produced. Im not sure where all those tools went. Round 2? I heard alot of Johans tools were unusual in their design and were hard to repair. Sad.

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Posted by jkitman on Thursday, August 31, 2017 6:47 AM

Im sorry 195, I didnt mean to leave out Polar Lights or Moebius. I appreciate their contributions.  I have several of both of their kits. Wouldnt you like to take a peak at all these guys tool bins. Wow. That would be a blast.

 

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Posted by litespeedsae on Thursday, August 31, 2017 7:19 AM

jkitman

I have heard about the corvette with real springs. Was that the mako shark that SAM just talked about in the article by Tim Boyd. Classic kits?

 

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Posted by litespeedsae on Thursday, August 31, 2017 7:22 AM

I think they made this kit available around 1964 as a representation of about a 1960 corvette.

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Posted by TarheelRick on Thursday, August 31, 2017 8:40 AM

litespeedsae

The earliest MPC Corvette with actual metal springs in the suspension.Wish I could remember the year Corvette it depicted.

 I believe that was a 1964, and if I remember correctly it also came with an opened drag chute, you had to furnish your own sewing thread for the lines Big Smile

I build models because I can't afford the real thing!

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Posted by aliasT.W. on Thursday, August 31, 2017 9:19 AM

1964 olds cutlass hard top or '66 buick skylark would be great!

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Posted by Plowboy on Thursday, August 31, 2017 9:39 AM

I'd like to see Round2 reissue either the '60 or the '61-'63 F-100s  Include all of the optional parts and a set of their new tires. While they're at it, the '60 Apache.  Another one that I think would sell like ice cream in July would be the '64 (I think) Nova wagon with the trailer.

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Posted by 195X on Thursday, August 31, 2017 9:51 AM

I'd also like to see some early seventies Dodge trucks get re-issued, especially any of the ones that came with extras like dirt bikes. And the "Ice Patrol" which I think was a Chevy (?) with a snowmobile.

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 mouseman on Thursday, August 31, 2017 12:17 PM

Any of the old MPC drag cars. Especially the Superstock Series. 

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Posted by jkitman on Thursday, August 31, 2017 1:18 PM

Great ideas guys, some of these I havent thought about. Keep them coming. Come on Revell, Monogram Round 2 ,Polar Lights... dont be scared. Ask us, we will tell you.

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Posted by Moparlover64 on Thursday, August 31, 2017 3:41 PM

Mpc's 70s 4x4 dodge power wagons or the 70s dodge van kits

Moparlover64

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Posted by 195X on Thursday, August 31, 2017 4:52 PM

Moparlover64

Mpc's 70s 4x4 dodge power wagons or the 70s dodge van kits

 

Dang, beat me to it. I was just thinking about those great old customizing van kits. I'd even settle for a reissue of the Charlie's Angels van.

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 del austin on Thursday, August 31, 2017 5:48 PM

Monogram 40 Ford Pickup with stock wheels/hubcaps, stock interior and sans louvers.

 

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