New Scale Model Kits 2015
With March 1st just around the corner, we're already
two months into the year of 2015. So far, it looks a little slow
out of the gates as far as the model kits trickling through. There's
a union strike in California, and many of the models we're waiting
on are probably floating out in the ocean just off the coast.
So as soon as that bullshit is over, it will take some serious
time to catch up, eventually we will get some models coming in.
AMT has issued the Man From UNCLE
Spy Car kit. It doesn't have the TV show tie in artwork logo
on the box, but we all know what it is. The kit hasn't been out
in decades, so I'm sure some modelers are glad to see that hit
the shelves. As long as we're talking TV and movie models, the
Lindberg Flintstones car will be out again. This is a fun kit,
well done, and the "stone" roller wheels roll. I built
one, and I still have it from when it first came out. Like I said,
it's a fun kit to build.
The big hit this year will be the Starsky & Hutch Ford Torino.
That's on my list for sure. But folks have been wanting that kit
for years, so it's a given that it will be popular. Dragon models
plans on launching a 1/6 scale Tumbler Batmobile, to go with their
1/6 super hero line (which are pretty much Marvel chracters so
far). It will be huge (and I'm sure a bit expensive), we'll have
to wait and see.
As I write this, the Revell Ford
Raptor truck model should be out any day. It's a snap kit,
but hey, it's the only Raptor kit in town, so you'll have to live
wth the snap aspect, or cut the hood open and install your own
engine. The 2017 Raptors are already on the show circut, and that
truck uses a 3.5 engine. The 2014 Raptors (which is probably Revell's
model kit) used a 5.4 or 6.2L engine. You can get those 5.4L engines
out of some of the 1997-2003 Ford F150 kits floating around still.
Mustangs also use a 5.4L, starting in 1996. So a conversion is
Atlantis models mentioned they will be releasing a model of the
Invaders UFO Flying Saucer
from the 1960's TV show. It looks like it might be the old Aurora
/ Monogram kit, but that's fine. That's a good kit. It even has
an interior. I'll buy one for sure. Can't wait to see it.