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#241 Bartster

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 12:09 AM

Well l don't know about impossible to find, but one of my favorite cars of all time that l never thought l could GET: Johan 1963 Plymouth Fury. l finally found a built-up that l could afford back in December & have been slowly collecting parts to upgrade it since. Should have it finished ia a couple weeks. Might not mean much to others, but to me & my modest budget, it's a lot. Bart

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 12:10 AM

That's a lot of paint!

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 12:44 AM

Looks expensive. Are you going to build it as a race car or stock?

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 01:09 AM

Seeing what you can do with raw materials, I'm looking forward to this masterpiece from you.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 01:16 AM

Geeze, I remember when you could buy that rascal out of a magazine for about a hunnert bucks! They were advertised at that price to get you to join a modelers club backed by Pocher I believe. You bought it, and sent pictures in and you'd get it put in their magazine and they even offered to buy it back from you! I still have a few 1/8 scale stuff that I'll never build, but no Pocher kits unfortunately!
Tear that rascal UP, Rom!! It coulda dun ALOT worse than to have a Car Nut like YOU get their hands on it!!! You GO Bro!!!! :lol: :D ;)

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 02:53 AM

I would say my recent Grail kit was Tamiya's 1/6 scale Trail 70 or "Dax". Most of them go for more then I bought the real bike for.But I got lucky and got one.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 02:55 AM

Rom; great score; the autograph kit for that car is incredible as well. The paint looks iffy at best....most of them were that way. I will tell you ,that stripping the metal pocher body is really easy....simply soak it in lacquer thinner and the factory paint will fall right off... I have done a bunch of the testarossa this way...and remember....the paint on the real cars was SO thin; you could actually make out the C/F under it......Can't wait to see this one done..............Matt

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 03:06 AM

For me , it's the original MPC 1968 Color Me Gone Charfer funnycar.
I have a builder to tackle someday. I had a mint unbuilt kit ,, but like an idiot sold it a few years back, and I would like to have another someday if the price is right.
A close 2nd is the Johan 1963 Dodge Polara hardtop kit. I have one builder but need maybe 3 or 4 more ( no real interest in an unbuilt version )

Theres been a rash of builders and unbuilts on Ebay lately but I'm not paying the prices what this kit goes for. I have one for now, and I don't think I have over $40 in it.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 06:20 AM

Wow, nice score, Rom!

For me...the Mod Squad Mercury Woody wagon is my "Holy Grail" kit. I had one as a kid and have only seen one since (was at my LHS)...and it had a "SOLD" sign on it...

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 06:21 AM

look at the size of these parts.....
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I don't know, maybe you just have really small hands.

And this may not really count as Grail because they are out there, but it is my particular obsession. I don't think Tamiya will ever reissue this so I buy them whenever I can; well, when I can at a reasonable price. I first found one in a store still bearing the price tag applied when it arrived in the mid-1980s: $20.00. I sold that to a fellow modeler who made a desperate plea and my kind and generous nature said yes. Then I regretted almost immediately. Now I have several in the stash and will never, ever sell one again. I've yet to build one, but one is in the next-up pile.
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Posted 08 June 2012 - 07:06 AM

Enjoy that Ferrari! It's a bear to build right and not as nice as some of the earlier Pocher kits. Never understood why a metal body and plastic chassis when the real car had a lightweight carbon fiber (plastic) body and steel tube chassis. But... it's a fun kit and indeed hard to find.
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Posted 08 June 2012 - 07:17 AM

Looks expensive. Are you going to build it as a race car or stock?

I plan to build this one stock but super detailed

Rom; great score; the autograph kit for that car is incredible as well. The paint looks iffy at best....most of them were that way. I will tell you ,that stripping the metal pocher body is really easy....simply soak it in lacquer thinner and the factory paint will fall right off... I have done a bunch of the testarossa this way...and remember....the paint on the real cars was SO thin; you could actually make out the C/F under it......Can't wait to see this one done..............Matt

Thanks Matt for the tip Im gonna repaint this one Black

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 07:23 AM

Rom this is going to be wicked cool.

I can not wait to see it on the bench.

I all ready am jealous of your building skills but now ya go and do this.

I love it,are you going to do a factory paint job or something wild?

Nah Tim Ferrari's are my favorite car and I have the utmost respect for the make, which means (for me ) if you do a ferrari you do it by the numbers. Thats why you guys have never seen me do one, because I want to do it right. Im gonna keep her in a factory fresh black paint.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 08:43 AM

Rom for me the f40 is one of the only super cars I'd ever want to own. That and the acura nsx wich i see as the poor mans ferrari .wich some day I would like to own now that there hovering in my price range for my holy grail models woud be rosso 1/12 Honda Nsx kit $252. + $60 shiping eBay ,hasegwa 1/12 Nissan 300zx twin turbo $600.+ $90. Shipping on eBay .and lastly hasegwa 1/12 rx7. 1 on eBay currently being bid on.

Is the the pocher kits highly detailed on ther own?

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 09:12 AM

Rom for me the f40 is one of the only super cars I'd ever want to own. That and the acura nsx wich i see as the poor mans ferrari .wich some day I would like to own now that there hovering in my price range for my holy grail models woud be rosso 1/12 Honda Nsx kit $252. + $60 shiping eBay ,hasegwa 1/12 Nissan 300zx twin turbo $600.+ $90. Shipping on eBay .and lastly hasegwa 1/12 rx7. 1 on eBay currently being bid on.

Is the the pocher kits highly detailed on ther own?

Their not highly detailed when you get them but.... You can get trans kits from a few differant makers the Autograph trans kit is by far the most detailed (and the most exspensive) it has just about every nut and bolt that's on the 1:1 car. the trans kit add almost 14lbs to the model. check out some of these pics of the trans kit from my Photobucket.....

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 10:00 AM

My holy grail is the MPC STP Turbine Indycar from 1967. Saw the real one at the track and built one when I was a kid, long gone now. They're out there but too rich for my blood.

Good luck Rom. That looks like quite a project, those detail photos look awesome!

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 10:26 AM

I was just woundering about the detail because of the price you would think your buying gold.lol Wow that is some detail in that trans kit.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 11:00 AM

Romell, congrats on getting it, I remember we were talking about it when you were here for desert scale.

I dont really have a holy grail kit, but there are a few that come close, and one of the is the revell datsun 510.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 12:31 PM

Congratulations!
I would love a 1/8 Ferrari but im not a F40 fan. The Testa Rossa on the other hand.......
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Posted 08 June 2012 - 01:00 PM

Congrats on the score, Romell. That build with the Autograph kit is amazing! As far as my "grail" kits, I scored two recently (Fujimi EM Stratos, Fujimi EM Porsche 356 Speedster) and am keeping an eye out for a few more- especially the Italeri Ferrari 250SWB. I was really disappointed that Revell AG's reissue of that one fell through.