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Foose - Whats the story?

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Foose - Whats the story?
Posted by redalfalfa on Saturday, April 07, 2018 12:24 AM

As some of you are already aware, I'm just getting back into this hobby.  Have purchased and acquired a handful of tools (mostly secondhand), cleared a space out in my garage, but havent yet purchased my first model.  I live a long long way from any hobby stores, so this purchase will happen online. 

I did however pop into a toystore recently while I was out of town and they had a dozen or so 1:25 scale car models for sale, tucked away right down the back of the store, and they were all branded Foose.  What's the story with Foose?  Are these good models to start on? Was this an opportunity missed? 

[Edit] I'm into muscle cars mainly (customised slightly), but a lot of the Foose models looked very customised and not really too my liking?


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Posted by mrmike on Saturday, April 07, 2018 7:28 AM

Chip Foose is a custom car designer and builder with his own shop in Huntington Beach, California.  He was also host of the TV show, Overhaulin'.  He signed a deal with Revell to produce some of his Overhaulin' builds using current kits and new tool kits which feature his name which is also his brand.  The kits used for Foose are pretty good kits.  The '67 Coronet is the Revell '67 Coronet R/T kit with extra parts and decals.  The same for the Foose '67 Charger.  I don't know about the Foose Impala kit as I never bought it.  The Foose FD-100 Pickup and the Foose Caddy are new tools.  Some kits have their idiosyncrasies due to the new parts added to the kits.  I recently built the Foose FD-100 Pickup and made some changes to suit my own needs.  Here's the link to my build.

http://cs.scaleautomag.com/sca/modeling_subjects/f/33/p/126645/1157182.aspx

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

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Posted by Scale modeller on Saturday, April 07, 2018 8:15 AM

If you see them again, it should state on the box that it can be built stock or custom. At least it does on my foose charger

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Posted by redalfalfa on Saturday, April 07, 2018 4:16 PM
Awesome, thanks mate.
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Posted by oldcarguy on Saturday, April 07, 2018 4:17 PM

Aha !

Don't forget Chip Started with The Big " C "  " Boyd Coddington" ! Chip has some nice builds , But I wish he would offer optional smaller wheels in the kits .I don't necessarily like " Donkish " Wheels .

gjgeracci

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