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#501 Modelbuilder Mark

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:16 PM


I have two of these given to me by a client who visited the manufactures of the machines in Japan.

 

Any idea on the scale?



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:28 PM

This one is a phantom.  here is the info on it

http://www.showrods....rellas_rod.html

 

RARE??
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:29 PM

Steve is correct. AMT issued many Jo-Han kits from 66 through the mid 70's

That is only ONE of the Jo-Han Javelin/AMX offered in an AMT box

They also offerd the Penski Mark Donahue Nascar/Trans Am kit.

It was available both in stores and through Coca-Cola. I have 3 for Proof!!

1 bought in a JJ Newberry's the other 2 ordered from a card in a carton of Coke!!!

 

AMT also boxed the 66-68 & 70 Olds Toronados. I have the 67 & 70 in AMT and 2 70's in Jo-Han boxes

AMT also used the same Blue-Steak Stock car tires in their nascar kits that Jo-Han did.



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 05:15 PM

Steve is correct. AMT issued many Jo-Han kits from 66 through the mid 70's

 

I think AMT issued the JoHan '74 Hornet F/C, too:

 

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 05:56 PM

Looks like that is a Yes!!

 

I had one in a Jo-Han box.

No idea where it might be now



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:10 PM

How about a model of the machine that makes the models? The molds in the machine are of itself.

 

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:59 PM

How about a model of the machine that makes the models? The molds in the machine are of itself.

 

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I found two of these at a yard sale, both unbuilt. The kid told me his dad got them while on a business trip to Japan

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Do I sense a new Community Build?  :lol:



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 11:36 AM

You offering to supply a link/purchase location??

I have seen these on evilbay from RecoveryChannel, Tokyo Hobby, & TomChina only!!!

 

I would love to get one or both of those kits!!

 

How about a Drum Set, Banjo, Saxaphone, etc??

Bad news, The Banjo& Sax were at least $125.oo++ EACH!!

and over $20.oo more shipping



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:39 PM

I would REALLY like to get my hands on one of these kits someday. I would like to make a stock version of a 1:1 I used to own.

 

 

I think AMT issued the JoHan '74 Hornet F/C, too:

 

DragginFlyAMTHornetFC1.jpg

 

DragginFlyAMTHornetFC2.jpg

 

 



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:52 PM

You offering to supply a link/purchase location??

I have seen these on evilbay from RecoveryChannel, Tokyo Hobby, & TomChina only!!!

 

I would love to get one or both of those kits!!

 

How about a Drum Set, Banjo, Saxaphone, etc??

Bad news, The Banjo& Sax were at least $125.oo++ EACH!!

and over $20.oo more shipping

 

How about this drum set ?  Been in my closet for years . . . might even put it together one day !

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:02 PM

 

Austin, I'm not letting those babies go, I'm a '73/'74 Javelin hoarder, I love that car! If I could ever get the reference pics I want , I'll tackle correcting the horrible chassis and building a few of 'em myself!

I can respect that,the day I get a javelin Real or model they will have to pry it out of my cold dead hands. If you do start building one,please start a build thread on it.



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:11 PM

I've been talking to a few 1:1 Javelin owners on the various AMC Forums, and they're trying to find me the pics I want of the chassis and suspension so i can finally build one that's close to accurate, as soon as I get some pics, I'll definitely start a WIP on it!



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:40 PM

Yes that Is the Drum set I have seen.

Would like to get one myself.



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:20 PM

that drum set is available on ebay right at this moment for $22.50 with free shipping.  edit: from more than one source, must have been reissued recently?

 

do a search on pearl drum set model

 

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:19 AM

There can't be too many Kasier-Darrin kits out there...

 



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:48 AM

Never saw that kit. Wasn't that the car that had the doors slide into the fenders ?



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 01:24 PM

 
I think AMT issued the JoHan '74 Hornet F/C, too:
 
DragginFlyAMTHornetFC1.jpg
 
DragginFlyAMTHornetFC2.jpg

The AMT-boxed Hornet funny car is a '73. (The rear of the '73 and '74 differ.) It's the only Jo-Han AMC Hornet that AMT sold. Jo-Han produced annual kits (funny car version only) from 1970 through 1973, and did offer it with the '74 body towards the end of the Seventies. The '74 body funny car is probably the toughest one to find; it wasn't around long.
Other AMT-boxed Jo-Han kits include Olds Toronados ('67, '68, and '70), Olds 4-4-2 ('69 in one box, '70 in two different boxes), two-seater AMX ('68 in one box, '69 and '70 in two boxes for each year). (Jo-Han did not offer the AMX kits in its own packaging alongside AMT.)
AMT also sold the '71 Mark Donohue Trans-Am Javelin/AMX, the stock '74 Javelin/AMX, '72 Torino NASCAR version, '70 Challenger funny car, and '72 Maverick pro stock. The AMT/Jo-Han deal started in late '66 with the '67 Toronado, and I believe the Maverick was the last kit offered under the arrangement. Nobody has ever written about this that I'm aware of; it would be interesting to know who set the deal up, who chose the items that AMT would have access to, and why the deal ended.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 02:51 AM

It's my understanding the AMT boxed 1965 Dodge Coronet kit was actually made by Johan but never sold under the Johan name ?

Anyone know for sure ?



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:09 AM

It's my understanding the AMT boxed 1965 Dodge Coronet kit was actually made by Johan but never sold under the Johan name ?

Anyone know for sure ?

You're partially correct.  It was made by MPC



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:23 PM

The AMT-boxed Hornet funny car is a '73. (The rear of the '73 and '74 differ.) It's the only Jo-Han AMC Hornet that AMT sold. Jo-Han produced annual kits (funny car version only) from 1970 through 1973, and did offer it with the '74 body towards the end of the Seventies. The '74 body funny car is probably the toughest one to find; it wasn't around long.
Other AMT-boxed Jo-Han kits include Olds Toronados ('67, '68, and '70), Olds 4-4-2 ('69 in one box, '70 in two different boxes), two-seater AMX ('68 in one box, '69 and '70 in two boxes for each year). (Jo-Han did not offer the AMX kits in its own packaging alongside AMT.)
AMT also sold the '71 Mark Donohue Trans-Am Javelin/AMX, the stock '74 Javelin/AMX, '72 Torino NASCAR version, '70 Challenger funny car, and '72 Maverick pro stock. The AMT/Jo-Han deal started in late '66 with the '67 Toronado, and I believe the Maverick was the last kit offered under the arrangement. Nobody has ever written about this that I'm aware of; it would be interesting to know who set the deal up, who chose the items that AMT would have access to, and why the deal ended.

I think I had heard someone some wheres talking about the workers protesting at the AMT factory,thus making them have to get the model from another company. Maybe Art Anderson can shed some light on the subject,he knows A LOT about the modeling industry.