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#61 Lownslow

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 11:09 AM

:) Donk? j/k ive been looking for this car long before that just gonna keep it in the box for a while
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Posted 19 March 2008 - 05:56 PM

:D Donk? j/k ive been looking for this car long before that just gonna keep it in the box for a while
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That is a Sexy and Powerful car.
Looking for one myself..
Nice Find..
like to see some WIP pics.
Soon.
Don't keep us waiting..

#63 Merkur XR4Ti

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 05:47 AM

Great find. I've never seen one of those kits in the flesh.

#64 Bainford

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 02:18 PM

Very cool find, I never even knew this car was kitted. There are very few Bimmers that that even remotely interest me, but the 850i does it in a big way. Cool score.

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 02:29 PM

heres my holy grail
after 5 years of looking for it i finally have 1
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woooohoooo now i must throw it in a corner and forget about it

#66 Mike

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 03:33 PM

GOOD FOR YOU!!! I've found one of my holiest of grailes a year & a half ago. I had the opportunity to buy a second this past fall, but didn't have the money to do it.

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 01:38 PM

I was looking through some of my favorite kits today that are still unbuilt and going through them and drooling <_< . When I lift the lid there is this over-powering feeling of ecatacy that comes over me, and dream of the day I may actually build it :rolleyes: . All of these I bought on evil-bay years ago when the price was justifiably affordable. You bid and win - ahhh the excitement. Then you have to wait! Finally, after the exciting wait, one day the mailman gets out of their truck with a package, and you spring to the front door even before they get there. It's CHRISTMAS !! Yahoo !! This is almost like having your first kid :o - Well...you know :) !! Package in hand, you just hold it for a while. Then you slowly remove the wrapping and slide out your treasure :D . The artwork is beautiful. More beautiful even in person. >Some of us love the artwrk !!<
Then, finally, you remove the cellophane or tape and sloooowly remove the lid. It's stunning and your thrilled. You go through all the sealed packages or loose tree's slowly, ever so slowly, and take it all in. There's only a few experiences better than this.
My buddies are all the same way.
How about you guy's? What are your fav's and do you get excited too :rolleyes:
Here are a couple of mine. Even though I'm a street rodder by nature and love customs, these kind of kits really grab me.

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This one, especially has a ton of parts and is done beautifully!
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Posted 17 June 2008 - 02:06 PM

Ahhhhh, "Fondle Kits"...kits that never get built.....too much drool and slobber stuck to da plastic..... :) <_< :rolleyes:

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 02:19 PM

I might photo them up later...

but here goes a few off the top of my head.


Heller 917
Tamiya Rothsman 956
UT Porsche 911 GT1 EVO
Testors GT40
Protar Ferrari 250
Protar Ferrari 512
Fujimi Ferrari P330
Fujimi Porsche 74 RS IROC type
Testors Porsche 930
Testors Porsche Turbo

Here is a lot of them anyway

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Peugeot 905
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Tamiya Porsche 934
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obviously there not all grails but quite a few.

and there are a few more not in these shots.

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 06:31 PM

my holy grails tend to change as I discover kits that I hadn't heard of previously the latest is the amt dirt hauler but mostly I like discovering stuff I never heard of before recently I found a custom hard top by a company called monte'. early sixties radical cutoms aren't my usual fare but since I have the top I'll give it a go .Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 03:52 AM

My holy grails are really not all that hard to come by: Monogram's Lil' Coffin and Polar Lights guillotine. I built both when I was a kid and now I have new kits sitting on the shelf, waiting for the day I can commit to building them in a way that will do them justice. Or maybe I need to build them as glue bombs, to resemble the models I built back then... :D

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 04:16 AM

Holy Grail! That should be the kit you want more than any other.
But like many my grails change when I think of something.Sometime it is the kit other times it is the box art.
Well here is my list: *=got it

Rommels Rod (Original)*
Li'l Coffin*(original)
Tamiya 1/12 Tyrell(Jackie Stewart)*
Airfix B17 Flying Fortress with Roy Cross artwork*
Airfix 67 Pontiac GTO(for the Box art)
Aurora Skiddoo
Revell Cadillac Eldorado brougham*
Revell Lincoln Futura*
Revell Ford Country Squire*
Revell 56 Buick
Johan 61 Plymouth Fury

Well thats a few and only one plane kit in there. Probably a few more will enter my head later.
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Posted 18 June 2008 - 04:47 AM

most of the grails I want are resin and i'm too cheap to shell out the $$$$ for them, these are the kits I can think of off the top of my head (*means I have it)

AMT Subaru Brat* (new AMT please reissue this one)
AMT VW Scirroco (and this one AMT)
AMT VW Rabbit (and this one AMT)
MPC Olds Toronado* (I got a 67 built up, but i'm still looking for other years
Aoshima 95-99 Subaru Legacy wagon, with LHD Dash
MPC 1/16 1979 Firebird
Monogram 1/8 Camaro IROC Z (This is THE holy grail for me right now)
MPC Chevette* (got three now)
Revell VW Corrado (stock coupe, not the convertible)

I know I'm missing some grails but these are the ones I can think of off the top of my head

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 07:13 AM

this is a neat topic! if i was to make a list or take photos, it would take more time than i want to do it lol
i have some favorite cars that just aren't made anymore, so they are vintage kits and vintage built ups that need restored. i don't collect anything, value is not important...in fact i build collector kits! the reason i bought them is because i liked them so much and want to build them and put in my case. when i die, none of this will matter so i am not hoarding a 'retirement stash".
some of my favorite cars i have are 67 galaxie, 62 galaxie, 61 starliner etc...hmm, maybe it would be kinda fun to take photos of this stuff and group it together.....

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 08:11 AM

Due to a health scare last year, two of my "holy grails" found their way to my workbench. One (International CO 4070) sits completed on my "finished shelf" and the another (Mack Cruise liner) is nearly done. My last grail (Big Deuce) found it's way to me by my kids this past fathers day! :o :D I'll start that one soon...... :lol:

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 08:26 AM

jo han hearse
chevette
74 impala
pinto
pacer wagon
78 volare

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 08:28 AM

Hmm as far as unbuilt kits, I'd have to say that my favorite would be an AAM resin 1960 Chrysler 300G

But, I have some really cool restorables, too. FAvorites would be 61, 62 and 63 Ford pickups, 72 GMC Fleetside and Jimmy, and 67 Chevy Pickup.

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 08:59 AM

Peugeot 905
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what is the blue GTP above the 956? :D I'll take any of those Porsche kits or the GTP cars considering you only have about 3 of each! :lol: I love that 905! :D Well, I'm guessing, wildly, that you like Porsches?

AMT Subaru Brat* (new AMT please reissue this one)
AMT VW Scirroco (and this one AMT)
AMT VW Rabbit (and this one AMT)

Whoa whoa whoa......... :blink:
SWEET! :o

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 09:02 AM

Only 2 right now. I don't own these yet, but someday I'll find them at a decent price. Both 1/12 scale: Hasegawa 300zx and Rosso NSX

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 09:30 AM

I have a few.

Entex 1/8th M23 Marlboro McLaren

Protar 179 & 180 Alfas.

Protar 312T4 Ferrari Metal version ( the thing weights a ton !!!! )

I'm still looking for the Entex Lotus in 1/8th scale.