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#41 Bugace

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 04:52 AM

Hi guys!

I know where one of the Mike Watgen castings are, and I'm going to be the lucky owner of it soon enough. Just need to meet my friend, whom got it from Mike him self, as gift, back in the early '90s.
Since my health are not of the best, I have barly been joying our hobby the last years, but now it looks as I'm on the right path.
I belive it is the Van I will get, but I must confest that I've not seen the casting since '95, when I visited my then, new friend, the first time. I had seen one of Mikes build ups of the Delivery as a Rod, on top of a Hauler, in a magazine. I've never got it out of my mind afther that.
My plans is to cast it, but I think I also will ask another company to cast it, as mailing, and materials for casting it, are expencive here in Norway. I will try to cover local market my self.
Hopefully I will have it in July, then I hope I might get to start casting inside a year. I'm new to casting, but hopefully I will learn from fellow modellers fast enough. Or buy trying, and fauling.

I also know that Fred Sterns told no to a collection of the original SMP/AMT Tourings not long ago. The seller had a dusin or more, but there was no boxes. Sellers asked 150$ each, and Fred could not see how he could make any money from that. Maybe Fred have the sellers name? Maybe email Fred and ask?

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 04:28 AM

I have just got my hands on a virgin plastic kit to copy! stay tuned!

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 04:56 AM

Kev, you FOUND ONE?????? COOOL!!! Look out folks, we's finally gettin one WE can afford!!!!!!! You GO Bro!!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :D ;)

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:00 AM

you know how hard i try around here man!

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:11 AM

Guy's I can GAYROTEE that this kit will knock yer socks off! AND it WON'T be made of "Unobtainium", meaning ALL of us poorer modelers will be able to finally FIND and afford one!!! Ya GOTTA love the stuff commin outta the "Batcave"!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :D ;)

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:12 AM

you know how hard i try around here man!


That I DO, Bro, That I do!!!!!! :lol: :D :) ;) ^_^

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 08:50 AM

You have a stock one Kevin, and I get a Rodded one, then we have both too enjoy in the future. B)
I really look forward to You get it copied, I wish at least two.

I just was on the phone talking too my Swedish friend, as I'm going to Sweden late June.

It's amazing how small the world is today, as in just weeks we have tracked down two seriuosly rare modelcars.

Now my next grail might be the rarest ever done, the Verneuil Matra Djet.

Edited by Bugace, 03 May 2012 - 08:51 AM.


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Posted 03 May 2012 - 09:20 AM

Tor, that rascal must REALLY be rare as I've NEVER heard of it!!! Is it a European car?(naturally) Could ya show us a picture of it???

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 10:06 AM

Yahoo!



B)

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 10:32 AM

X2, Danno!!!!! :D :D :D ;)

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 10:59 AM

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This is my holiest grail. Close followed by Record's Renault Floride/Carvelle.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 01:17 PM

That is GREAT news, since the NNL Nationals theme this year is 100 Years of Chevrolet we would love to see some 1911 Chevys there. It would be super if they were out in time for some to be built up for the show. Of course put me down for at least one.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 01:40 PM

Yeee-ah! I'm in. B)

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 01:41 PM

first time kevs had his hands on a virgin..anything..in quite awhile!

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:49 PM

definitely in for 2 of the stock chevy kits !!!

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 07:24 AM

Shhhhhhh, Jeff, we DON'T wanna mess things up for Kev!!! MIGHT be the ONLY virgin he comes across for a LOOOOOONG time!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :D ;) ^_^

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 08:06 AM

I have just got my hands on a virgin plastic kit to copy! stay tuned!


OK Kevin, gonna throw down the gauntlet! Just when WILL you cast the sucker? Hmmmmmmm????

Art

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 08:29 AM

Why all the excitement over this kit? 'Splain, please.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 08:41 AM

Casey! That avatar of yours, that wouldn't be if not for this car. That should be explenation enough :lol:

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 10:17 AM

I don't have one . I do want one . I will heve one . Please put me down for one Kevin , Stock version please ? It's like Harley Davidson and Jeep . If I had to explain , you will not understand . Thanx ..