"Holy Grail" Models?
Posted 03 March 2007 - 04:05 AM
Right now it's an original, unbuilt AMT 59 Edsel kit.
In the past it was the 60 El Camino, the 69 El Camino, 66 Impala, 60 Edsel, and believe it or not, the original issue 78 L'il Red Express Dodge pickup. I've been able to buy unbuilt, mint, save the 66 Chevy which was started, examples of each of these kits.
Posted 03 March 2007 - 04:30 AM
AMT 67 Galaxie. I actually have an unbuilt one.
AMT 68 Galaxie.
AMT 66-69 Ford Falcon
These are rare and expensive...
Bandia 1/20- Fiat X 1/9. These are rare. I have 2 (LOL). One built one unbuilt.
Though I think my new "real grail" is that VW Fastback posted abnove...I never knew one existed. I guess one that rare defines the true meaning of Grail LOL
Posted 03 March 2007 - 06:24 AM
i think the company that did the opel also did the late model VW bay window bus. I remember checking their kits out but with the exchange rate and shipping it came out to about $85 US. I thought that was a bit high for their quality.
Love your meter cheater!, I wish they would reissue that & the moon mixer.
PS Is the pierpont inn still on the coast in ventura? My wife and I spent our honeymoon there 25 yrs ago. We had the cheapo wedding! Back in the 70's the pierpont inn was the place that many a playa from los angeles took their mistress'! We also lived in carpinteria for 2 yrs...boy do I miss spot burger.
The Pierpont is still there, but now has gone a bit "upscale", as has Carpinteria (I work in Carp - the Spot is STILL the place for a killer burger).
Thanks for the kind words on my old Revell horseless carriage (T-Bone Stake) build - I swapped over to VW power and went fenderless, just like I would if I ever built it in 1:1. Like you, I'm a VW guy:
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Posted 05 March 2007 - 12:39 AM
Someone mentioned the '66 Renwal show-cars. Well, I've finally managed to get all of them!!!! That Jordan playboy and Bugatti 101-CX being the two most hard to find.
I NEVER pay any ridiculous $$$$ for my models. What I can't get for about $30-35 I just pass and wait for a better opportunity! They ARE out there You know....somewhere....
Posted 05 March 2007 - 04:51 AM
Pacer, any style
77 Volare Road Runner (Have a build up, would like one MIB)
AMC Rebel Mechine
97 Dakota (Being Reissued
Nissan 1/20 Hardbody 4X4 (These have getten rare)
AAM S10 Blazer
AAM Mustang LX Notchback
AAM Mustang LX Hatchback
Posted 09 March 2007 - 08:10 AM
Posted 09 March 2007 - 09:05 AM
Come to think of it, I think I've only seen one of those elusive BMW kits, in another livery, listed on Ebay a few years ago.
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Check my photobucket link; My model collection.
Posted 16 March 2007 - 05:44 AM
Posted 16 March 2007 - 07:33 AM
As far a "grails" go, I've been real fortunate to get just about any of them I've "needed".
The best one was a mint MPC 1968 Impala that a buddy GAVE me. He said I needed it.
I just got this pair at the B-ham show. Built a '68 a long time ago, always wanted another. The '68 was sealed inside, the '69 has a slight fracture in the A piller. Got a great deal on the pair.
Another recent addition that I looked about 6 yrs for is a Palmer '68 Impala.
The real grail though is a Bandai 1/16th scale GT40. I have one that my Dad built BITD, I pretty much trashed it as a kid, still have all the big parts minus one wheel/tire. It would take alot of work to bring it back though.
P.S. Ken, one of my grails was a AMT '28 Ford Tudor. Got a nice built up on the 'bay a couple months ago for $15. It had a typo in the title listing "28 Model A Frod"
Posted 16 March 2007 - 12:01 PM
I have an AMT '28 Tudor Sedan. It's MIB or nearly MIB. I got it from a guy at HHMB. I asked a question about it & one response was that they're out there "if you know where to look". Well gee, I e-mailed the guy and sure enough..... So hey- go to HHMB and ask about it. He had several at teh time. It won't be 15 bucks, though. Mine was $65.
Posted 18 March 2007 - 02:42 PM
Most of em I have either traded for or just lucked into at shows or through buddys.