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Thinking 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 Chevy.

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 kit.

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 Ford Ranger.

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 cool.

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 Mustang kit.

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.



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