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#61 Harry P.

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 05:06 AM

 The Uncertain T just doesn't appeal to me.

 

For a while there I thought I was the only one who thinks the Uncertain T is certainly ugly...



#62 mrknowetall

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 05:11 AM

 

For a while there I thought I was the only one who thinks the Uncertain T is certainly ugly...

 

I was being...polite.  ;)

 

$750 indeed!



#63 Tom Geiger

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 05:18 AM

I doubt we'll see a new kit.  Steve's been trying to make a living off a car he built back when he was a kid. He doesn't want to deal with RM, and he's looking for a payday so he'd be difficult to deal with for licensing.  A model company could go ahead and tool it anyway, he probably doesn't have the funding to sue them, but again that would just be unpleasant.

 

The Tom Daniel designs were retooled because they have a much more recognition in the hobby and he's a gentleman to deal with!



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 06:16 AM

Since I didn't know what the car looked like, I started Googling and found this, which shows the history of Monogram box art and the photo shoot, extensive magazine reference, plus an alternate paint job on the original, a cutaway illustration and a diagram of how a guy scratch built one.

 

http://www.honestcha...euncertaint.htm

 

More here, with links.

 

http://www.tbucketpl...ts-uncertain-t/

 

 


Edited by sjordan2, 08 August 2013 - 06:29 AM.


#65 my80malibu

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 06:16 AM

The appeal begins with the story of how the car came about.then becomes very jaded and loses its lustre when you get to the personal side of Steves life. I still like the car and hope that Steve can get his life together somehow

Edited by my80malibu, 25 August 2013 - 08:17 AM.


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Posted 08 August 2013 - 06:24 AM

I think most folks want it just because it is so hard to find. I have a few kits like that and I just bought them for the sake of having them.

 

Do I really need a mint, sealed MPC '67 Firebird? Not really, but I have one. Whoopie! :rolleyes:

 

And yes, I would probably buy one if it got retooled. I do like crazy show cars.



#67 Tom Geiger

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 07:31 AM

I think most folks want it just because it is so hard to find. I have a few kits like that and I just bought them for the sake of having them.

 

 

I'm 54 and the car was before my time. I only know it because there was a model of it.  I think the appeal of a new kit would be limited since it was built such a long time ago and a very small segment of the model community will remember the car.  Nor is the builder a big name like Tom Daniel or Ed Roth that people will recognize.  Steve Scott did this one car so very long ago.

 

Indeed, if the kit was redone, I'd buy one since I think it's a cool version of a T. But I won't seek it out at big dollars.



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 07:18 AM

I think this answers a lot of the questions brought up here : http://www.stevescot...t.com/main.html ;)



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 11:50 AM

Guy with an big ego built one fairly interesting car nearly 50 years ago and thinks the world owes him a living because of it. He must really be deluded if he thinks someone's going to bankroll him moving and setting up a "large shop" at his new house.

 

If anyone wants to give me money to move to a new house and build a large shop, i'm all ears...