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#541 Erik Smith

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:59 PM

Those blister-packaged Palmer Cobras look like the Korris Kars packaging, at least as far as I remember.
 
I'm guessing only Erik has seen (and owns) this one?  :D
 
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Being somewhat of a Honda nut, I have seen that kit. I do not, however, own one! I hovered my finger above "buy it now" once, but couldn't quite do it.

#542 Darren B

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:39 AM

I love this thread, however the thing is i want them all wish they would reissue a lot of them.............



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Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:03 AM

I can't say I've sever seen this kit before, and I think I've only ever seen one other kit labeled as both Craft Master and MPC, but the crazy car thing was rampant during the late '60s and this one would not be held back:

 



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Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:56 AM

That's an interesting one. It says "includes part by MPC". General Mills? Real wood? If like to see more of this thing - this is before laser cut wood.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:57 PM

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Here's another one in that same series. This was displayed at the Staten Island NY show in 2004



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Posted 13 January 2013 - 02:06 PM

Wow, I waded through this whole thread (whew)  a lot of kits I have never seen before,and some that brought back memories.

The bird kits and the owl.  I had some of those when I was a kid. 

I didn't see this one though. I actually bought one several years ago.It's supposed to be motorized,so there's not a lot of detail.

It goes together easily.

 

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 02:36 PM

Wow, The 66 Imperial pickup truck is of a real car. The real car is in a junk yard in Hortonville, WI The Junk yard used the car as there small parts hauler in the 60's and early 70's. Didn't know there was a model of it? Also the Chrysler boat, I have one. I got it in about 1970 from the local Chrysler Dealer in Hartford WI, where the Chrysler Outboard was built. Harned Motors the local Chrysler/Plymouth & Dodge Dealer in Hartford had a big show with all the Chrysler Boats and motors the were built by Chrysler at the time. To the familys of Chrysler Outboard, they all got the model of the Chrysler Boat with outboard. Still have it today.



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Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:59 PM

ive ben looking for that camaro wagon forever now...where did you find them at? 

 

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:40 AM

Yep, someone gave me one of these unbuilt several years ago.

 

 

This thread made me dig out one of the oddballs in my stash... anybody else ever seen one?
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:06 AM

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My son has a real 1:1 '81 z28 convertible. I would have never guessed that they ever mde a model of one. His is white with a blue interior - simply a beautiful car with the top down. They don't look so cool with the top up, but hey - it IS a convertible. I know that there were not a lot produced which makes me wonder at a model???? Cool!!!!!


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Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:46 AM

I'm not even sure what to think about this one. Is this a legit box? Is that Fidel Castro??  :blink: Just wow:

 

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:50 AM

I'm not even sure what to think about this one. Is this a legit box? Is that Fidel Castro??  :blink: Just wow:

 

 

I believe that is actually who it's supposed to be- what it had to do with the car or kit? No idea on that...

Other than the weird box art, this is the same as the oft-reissued '65 Connie kit most of us are familiar with.



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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:17 AM

I'm not even sure what to think about this one. Is this a legit box? Is that Fidel Castro??  :blink: Just wow:

 

That was part of the same series as the 'Che Riviera' '65 Riviera box art, I believe.   I guess it was one of those 'you had to be there' things from before my time.


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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:43 PM

I'm not even sure what to think about this one. Is this a legit box? Is that Fidel Castro??  :blink: Just wow:
 
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Totally legit!

I love those 60s era politically questionable (to some) boxes. Round2 could do some fun ones now with the Ayatollah or something. There were a few dealing with the communist regime in Cuba. They also had the Mexico rally boxes with phrases such as "what, me hurry?" On the decal sheet - what? People in Mexico are laid back?...

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:34 PM

Wow, I waded through this whole thread (whew)  a lot of kits I have never seen before,and some that brought back memories.

The bird kits and the owl.  I had some of those when I was a kid. 

I didn't see this one though. I actually bought one several years ago.It's supposed to be motorized,so there's not a lot of detail.

It goes together easily.

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I've seen this on Ebay. Been tempted to buy it, but not sure about the prices I've seen it for plus international shipping. <_<



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Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:49 PM

"Beard Of Paradise" was my First 65 Lincoln kit.

I have another unbuilt in the stash

How about the Boarder Patrol issue of AMT's 53 F-1 Pickup, & Tijuana Police issue of their 49 Ford??

I still have the built 49. Molded in yellow.

 

I have 3 of the Desert Race series.

"Boondock Bomber" 59 Buick hardtop,

'Tourista Turismo' 62 Galaxie hardtop

"El Ranchero Grande" 62 Falcon Ranchero

Still have the Ranchero box too.


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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:59 PM

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Here's one I've never seen before. Spotted it in the Completed Auctions section of the 'bay



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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:31 PM

Here's one I had as a kid. I built them too. They were pretty fun,

 

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:34 PM

I had that Spinwelder set too.



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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:20 AM

I remember those had one as a kid as well I don't remember which kit it was but I do remember the plastic welder thingies

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