"Holy Grail" Models?
Posted 09 June 2012 - 06:29 PM
but i know what you mean sometimes, ebay is kinda infuriating from time to time.
Posted 09 June 2012 - 10:21 PM
Romell's thread reminded me that I scored one of my Holy Grails recently.
Got a special deal (remarkable deal ~ incredible deal) from a really special guy! An unusual kit, I wasn't even aware of it until a few years ago. I have no idea what it's worth, but I've wanted one for a long time. I'm a happy camper!
It's complete and unbuilt ... even has both halves of the engine are still separate!
(No, it's not for sale.)
But I'm curious ~~~~ is this a common kit and I was in a cave somewhere for too long ... or is it scarce?
Let me know what you think.
[Image borrowed from one of those other auction sites (Blujay - never heard of it!). Thank you, Blujay!]
It currently has this weird kind of scarcity kits have shortly before they become really scarce. It's the 'if you look for one there is none, but if you don't look for one, they are out there' kind of scarcity. Seeing that the 70s F-bodies gradually but steadily become ever more visible on the radars of the mainstream collectors as real cars as well as miniatures, it won't be long for this kit to become very highly sought after.
Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:13 AM
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:22 PM
I had it when I was a kid and for sentimental reasons would love to find it again.
Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:01 PM
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:21 PM
I've got one of those on order from Modelhaus and another one for my buddy also. They should be here soon.
My holy grail would be the MPC 68' Dodge Coronet R/T
Posted 14 November 2012 - 03:33 AM
I've had my share of the mint unbuilt stuff , Then one day I started adding up the investment I had in them and quietly started selling them off one by one .
I have a few mint unbuilts that will stay with me as long as I'm here. They are kits I remember building as a kid back then . An MPC Barry Setzer Vega , Soapy Sales Challenger, Judy Lilly 1969 Barracuda..... I have builders of them all as well
Then a few re-issues came out to do some others from my youth like the Badman 55 Chevy, the MPC 1/20th Scale McLAREN MK8a , and the MPC LA Dart
Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:43 AM
Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:40 AM
Well as it its my birthday today i decided to treat myself, and got the Mustang kit, as i have been after this and the Firebird for years. Unfortunately i could only get one, and the Firebird had sold anyway.
Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:10 AM
Have been trying to find these been looking for a while.
Yeah, Frank, makes me wish I had bought a few of these when Squadron had them on special a year or so back... They had the LWB and SWB for $45.00 each, US... Live and learn, I guess...
Posted 24 November 2012 - 04:07 AM
I got lucky and found another of the Revell Metalflake kits, 1962 Plymouth Fury to go with the 1962 Dodge Dart
I have wanted one of these Tamiya Honda 70 kits for awhile now, I an going to build it like the 1:1 I have.
Posted 24 November 2012 - 10:39 AM
Then I thought about it. I'm actually having my holy grail "kit" made right now!!!! I am making a resin master and I'm having a custom box profesionally made to go with it! It will be a model that I've wanted all my life!!!!!!! That's all I can say right now!
Edited by Ben, 24 November 2012 - 10:44 AM.
Posted 24 November 2012 - 11:08 AM
Posted 24 November 2012 - 04:35 PM
and a builtup
Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:54 AM