of Model Kit Re-issues and Maybe Some New Ones
Going in to the next year, I'm thinking this
might be the time to kick out some re-issues, and maybe
make some new kits.
What would I like to see?
The AMT 1/16 1955 Chevy Hardtop - While I'm not so
much a Chevy fan, I've always wanted to build this kit.
I like the 1955-1956 cars, and I always thought building
a big scale version would allow me to do more details. Sorry
no, I don't want the Nomad, or a convertible. or the '57
Revell Lotus Esprit - Since Fujimi is releasing the
James Bond submarine version, Revell (Monogram) should reissue
their stock Lotus. I missed getting one when they came out
years ago, and I've never built one.
AMT Black Force Slammer - I would like to see AMT
alter this kit with an open hood and an engine. Any engine,
from a Flathead to a V12. And add a complete interior. The
body and the wheels are already perfect. There must be some
way to reuse them.
Testors Chezoom - This is a good kit, the full detail
one. The kits were known to be made from a brittle plastic,
and the bodies usually had broken A-pillars because the
boxes were to small that Testors packed them in. But if
they change those two things, this kit should be reissued.
Revell (Monogram) 1966 Malibu SS - with the flip
nose. I built many of those in my youth, and they're a great
MPC Six Million Dollar Man - reissue the one kit
where he's kicking down the wall. The Bionic Woman repair
kit would also be a good companion model to make a pair.
Maybe throw some new box art on both kits.
Revell - reissue the Tom Daniel Badman, with the
clear red windows. I need more of them LOL
AMT / MPC needs to reissue their W100 Dodge Trucks.
Unless it was modified to make the monster truck version,
and then I can see why they won't do it. Its probably to
expensive to change back to stock. But, it could be a good
time to retool an all new W and D100 truck model. I vote
for the Power Wagon version (similar to the one on Simon
& Simon, only stock). And if AMT /MPC can't do it, maybe
Moebius Models can do one as a companion kit to their 1970's
If there was any way, and the tooling still exists, I'd
like to see the model of the Aurora Boeing Tucumcari
Hydrofoil. I had one as a kid, and it's a very unique
boat model. The foils can be positioned up or down. Very
Revell / Monogram - I'd like to see the Poison Pinto
come out again. Also, does the Tom Daniel Mean Maverick
tooling still exist? I'd like to build one of those. Maybe
mold it in bright orange for kids.
Revell - reissue those great 1970s big scale Trikes.
Revell - reissue your big scale 1965-1966 Shelby Ford
Reissues are great, but there's still a few new kits we
need (or I want!).
1. 1/25 scale Chitty Chitty Bang Bang movie car.
I'm sure with modern molding we can do much better than
the impossible to find Aurora kit.
2. Nemo Nautilus from the Disney movie 20,000
Leagues. It would have to have a detailed wheelhouse. I
would leave space inside for Nemo's room, though not mold
parts to fill it up (that would be too expensive, besides,
it would be to dark to see anything in there). I would allow
for an opening for modelers to detail out on their own if
they wish, and an option for an open or closed iris for
the window. Some replicas show two view windows, but I think
in the movie, Nemo's room only has one? The kit would have
to run around $ 100.00 to $ 200.00 per kit in order to make
it big enough to be a kit modelers want to build. On that
note, I have built the Pegasus Nautilus which is a great
kit, but I wish it was much larger, and in the end, it's
not the Disney version.
3. I would like to see Fujimi alter their Ford
Pantera kits to have an engine. Or a model company can
make an all new kit of the car.
There are probably dozens of kits I forgot, these are just
off the top of my head. But the future will tell.