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The new Revell 1967 Camaro SS

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  • From: Texas
The new Revell 1967 Camaro SS
Posted by jkitman on Saturday, January 13, 2018 6:11 PM

I just can't understand how a company can put out a very inaccurate replica of something. Seems to me that it doesn't cost anymore to make it accurate than it does to make it inaccurate.  There is no excuse for the blunders on that kit. Chances are you will not see something that bad from Tamiya or Fujimi. They owe it to the consumer to fix that tool. I mean, how do those blatant mistakes get past a group of people? How did the out of scale wheels on the new Bronco not get corrected? Not acceptable! And please dont make excuses for them. That perpetuates the problem instead of fixing it. Seriously,  they did such a great job on the rest of the kit and then goof it up(and not correct it). I dont get the mentality there.

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Saturday, January 13, 2018 7:57 PM

I won't make any excuses for what you consider "blatant mistakes".  But, coming here to complain about kits with "blunders" is going to fix the problem?  I think you can either complain to Revell about the issues you have or you can try to correct the mistakes on your model.  I got the Revell Bronco a year ago for Christmas and I corrected the wheel issue on my model and it was very easy.  

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1969 Dodge Dart GTS; LAPD 1978 Plymouth Fury

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  • From: Texas
Posted by jkitman on Saturday, January 13, 2018 8:23 PM

There ya go.

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Posted by JohnDB on Saturday, January 13, 2018 10:04 PM

What problems are you talking about with the Camaro? I was thinking about getting that kit.

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  • From: Texas
Posted by jkitman on Sunday, January 14, 2018 3:00 PM

The kit is beautiful except for two bad mistakes and they happen to be in places that define a first generation Camaro. First mistake is in the front of the car. The headlights are too small and they left off the chrome ring in the grill area. The second is the back of the car. It slopes way out of scale. The real cars tail light section is almost straight up and down when viewed from the side. The kit should have never left the factory. How did they miss that bad of a mistake? The Cuda they released is awesome. They got it right. Some said the fender lips were  exaggerated. Thats real easy to fix. Just a little sanding. You cant fix the camaro easily. Nobody loves scale modeling more than me,  but sometimes you have to talk about the elephant in the room just so they will know its not acceptable. I dont hate Revell or anything like. As a matter of fact, the kits they produce are some of my most cherished. But this is 2018 and with the digital technology we have today, theres just no reason for those kind foul ups. I guess they had to try to recoup their manufacturing costs. Anyway, it is what it is. Go ahead and buy the kit. The engine and chassis are real nice. Revell isn't alone by any means. Im a styrene fiend anyway and I'll probably buy more than one.

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  • From: Texas
Posted by jkitman on Sunday, January 14, 2018 3:06 PM

By the way, your rendition of the Revell Bronco is awesome. A testament to the quality of their kit and your building skills. Just a shame you had to spend extra money to make it right. Maybe they will correct it in future kits. Their suburban kit is way cool too. I havent seen the reviews on it yet. I have the kit but havent scrutinized it yet. Happy building. 

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Sunday, January 14, 2018 5:19 PM

Thanks for the compliment, jkitman!  But, the truth be told, I didn't spend any extra money for the wheels and wheel covers for my Bronco.  I wanted the Moebius '71 Ford Ranger kit to build.  The extra wheels and wheel covers were just sitting there in the box waiting to be used.  That is a part of modeling, to be change the kit and make the completed subject your own. 

I had read Bob Downie's review of the kit and I knew I had to use that information that he provided to make my Bronco better.  I will not debate the Revell '67 Camaro with you since I am not much of a fan of the Camaro.  Or of many GM products.  It funny though, I haven't read of too many issues with the Camaro kit since it was introduced.  Not that I was really paying too much attention.  But, like I said, complaining about a kit here will not change it.  You have to take your complaint to the manufacturer, Revell.

But, think about this...posting your complaint here might keep someone from buying that kit and that may trickle down the line and eventually, reach Revell.  And, it will not change the kit at all, but they will cancel it.  No changes!  With our hobby heading for a demise in the future as many of us builders get older, the best we can do is to keep the manufacturers advised of issues and problems.  If they want to stick around in the immediate future, we have to communicate with them. 

As far as I know, NONE of the manufacturers check the forums.  And, there are lots of them!  Some large and some small.  Everyone on those forums and message boards have an opinion about anything, and no one will hear them.  Those companies and corporations primarily look at sales.  If sales are good with the product provided, they will keep on keeping on!  If sales of a particular product is in the crapper, the product is cancelled.

Ok, I'll get off my soapbox now.  Think about what I said.  Think before you act!  

 

       

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1969 Dodge Dart GTS; LAPD 1978 Plymouth Fury

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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Monday, January 15, 2018 7:40 AM

The problems with the Camaro are not as bad as those with the 69 Mustang, nor as difficult to fix. However, we have been told that this year the problems with the Mustang are going to be corrected. And it only took 30 years, so pick up that lip bud, a fix will be on the way.

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Posted by Plowboy on Monday, January 15, 2018 12:06 PM

jkitman

 The Cuda they released is awesome. They got it right. 

Um...no, they didn't. That kit has awful proportions. That was Revell's third strike with the '70 'Cuda. That was one kit that looked so bad in the review and first build photos that I wouldn't buy it to even attempt to correct it! Compare the side profile of the model to the side profile of the real car. The mistakes become quite obvious.

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