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2012 - A Great Modeling Year


2012 was a big year for models.

After a years wait, Round 2 / Polar lights released and shipped their huge 1:350 USS Enterprise from Star Trek TOS. I had preordered one of these (I hope you did too) and receiving one is a thrill to be sure. Remember that Round2 shipped out TShirts when you first signed on to preordor, and they kept us all up to date on what was going on with the kit since day one via exclusive email bulletins. They continued to work very hard to give us the best version of this model that was possible, and I think they have given us (the Customers) exactly what we want.

Everything took a back seat to their progress, from their website being a bit out of date to probably giving up time with family and friends. They sacrificed alot to get the job done. I feel that if their was an award for the model of the year, these guys (and gals) deserve it 110 %.

Round2 also announced that they will be producing a 1/32 scale version of the Shuttlecraft (Galileo)from the TOS series and I look forward to that one myself. Again, they work hard to give Customers what they want.

But the year was not just about Scifi models. Revell released several brand spanking new car kits with all new tooling. Giving us a 1950 Oldsmobile Coupe, a 1962 Corvette, and a 1957 Ford 300. Moebius gave us a 1955 Chrysler 300 and a 1952 Hudson Hornet. The Hornet alone has been a much desired kit for car modelers for many years. Dreams do come true !

Moebius has given us kits of everything from Superheroes to Spaceships. I love the way they find new ideas for kits, from Mars Attacks! (coming in 2013) to Bob Burns "Kogar" gorilla. Who would have guessed it? This is truly a great time to be a modeler. The variety of kits is just amazing for us to build.

I hope 2013 is going to be just as good, and I think it will be. There are some great models in the works: Revell's Mustang Coupe, with the (finally!) 10 hole wheels, Moebius' Herman and Grandpa Munster figures, Pegasus Nautilus submarine (it's been a long a wait for that one!) and Mobebius' all new classic Battlestar Galactica kits. Of course, there will be new kits along the way that will be surprises.

With Round2, you never know when a classic AMT or MPC kit will pop up!

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