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What's considered the 'Honus Wagner' (rarest) of model kits

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#101 zenrat

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 10:40 PM

 

 And for me the monogram 79 Ram Charger I can never seem to find one  :blink:  ...  I have often wanted to build that kit because my Uncle had one that he bought new and It was the highlight of a trip to visit family to go for a ride in it when I was little.

 

I'm building one now.



#102 Casey

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 11:47 AM

The trouble I have with this is do you count only regular production,or just the rarest of them all.Some "kits" were very limited and basically just promotional items for a company or cause. That 1911 Chevy comes to mind.

 

It's back: http://www.ebay.com/...=item20d8ea3368



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Posted 30 September 2013 - 01:43 PM

I'd like to nominate the MPC Bronson Harley Davidson sportster motorcycle.  It was in either 1/16 or 1/12 scale, and a tie-in to a television show "Along came Bronson".  I had one, and gave it to my nephew, and, well, you know what happened to it.  I've never seen another one.

 

Correction: after a little research, found that it was in 1/8 scale.


Edited by berr13, 30 September 2013 - 01:54 PM.


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Posted 30 September 2013 - 06:49 PM

I bought the Frog 1/16 Cortina a few years back and built it, here's the link to prove it(hope it works) :-

http://www.onethirty.../resin/Frog.php

£15 with box, unbuilt but a hubcap missing. it was motorised but didn't work that well. Also bought the Vauxhall Estate but sold that for £25.

I have seen most of the Frog kits and prices were in the region of :- Jaguar E Type £100 unbuilt, Morris 1100 £35 built, Ambulance £35 unbuilt plus other Cortinas around £50. The Ambulance I saw at an autojumble near Paris France, most of the others at toy fairs over the past £20 years.

 

Very cool.  In 1968-69 I owned a dark maroon/black  '67 Cortina GT with the hot Lotus engine.  The car was really fun, but I had to give it up for overseas orders.  That's one that I don't have a model of cars I once owned. 



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Posted 30 September 2013 - 07:38 PM

Some of my hotlist HTF kits are:

 

1- Bandai 1/12 STP Granatelli Turbine Indycar.  I had a mint one on the shelf for about 10 years, gathered lots of reference material to build it, then decided it was worth too much to put together.  I sold it for just under $1000 about 5 years ago.  They do pop up once in awhile.

 

2- Another Bandai rarity is the 1/12 1969 Corvette coupe.  I have two of them, one carried from Australia.  Neither is mint because Bandai, like so many large scale producers, didn't strengthen the center of the boxes.  I have great plans for one of them, and the second will guarantee I have the parts to complete the project if I ever get to it.  The remains will go up for sale.

 

3- Two of Entex's 1/8 race icons also hit the charts:  the Porsche 934 Turbo Carrera and the McLaren M23 with Marlboro decals.  Great kits, but mint ones are probably pushing $2000 now if you can find them.  I have the Porsche in WIP, and gave up a McLaren for an offer I just couldn't refuse a few years back.  I've never seen the 1/8 McLaren built or showed anywhere -- EVER. 



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Posted 01 October 2013 - 03:34 AM

I have one....and it's not a 77 T-Bird!! I looks a LOT more like a LTD....really off. How I wish we would get a 1/25 version.

 

Sure looks like a T-Bird to me.......

 

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 08:26 AM

Sure it does.

 

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The front overhang isn't long enough, but that would be an involved fix, so I'll leave it that way.

 

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Edited by Maindrian Pace, 23 November 2013 - 10:07 AM.


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Posted 01 October 2013 - 08:29 AM

Just noticed, the box art looks like it was taken directly from that ad, notice the angle and shadowing/reflections in the body.

 

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 11:32 AM

Ooooo!  I have one of those that I'd let go for half price!  ;)



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Posted 01 October 2013 - 12:15 PM

 

Sure looks like a T-Bird to me.......

 

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It's about 85% a Bird......headlights are way off and the grille is big and shaped wrong.....I owned a 1/1 '77 and the kit.....kit was way off.

My Bird......kit headlights scaled up would be 9 inches thick!! Grille way wrong!

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 07:35 AM

While looking for a pic of the 1/12 Corvette coupe I'd never seen, I came across this one. Now this I'd never even heard of!

 

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 07:49 AM

Well, one a lot of modelers have probably seen, but still, almost $900 for a model puts it in another category of "rare"

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Edited by Erik Smith, 02 October 2013 - 07:49 AM.


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Posted 02 October 2013 - 08:30 AM

Is this a rare one?

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#114 Erik Smith

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 08:36 AM



Is this a rare one?

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Yes, but still...compared to above...

 

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Then again, it's not a Mopar, so a little less craziness is expected :)


Edited by Erik Smith, 02 October 2013 - 08:37 AM.


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Posted 02 October 2013 - 08:46 AM

Well, one a lot of modelers have probably seen, but still, almost $900 for a model puts it in another category of "rare"

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http://www.ebay.com/...=p2047675.l2557



#116 Pete J.

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 08:59 AM

I can't vouch for the rarity of the kit but it took me years to find one. '69 Mustang Notchback.  I found one years ago and paid more that I told my wife for it. ;)

I wanted one because my first car was a white six cylinder version.  It was a good car for a kid to take to college.  Dad was smart enough not to buy be something that I would have killed myself in.



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Posted 02 October 2013 - 09:08 AM

 
 
http://www.ebay.com/...=p2047675.l2557


Somebody got a good deal, or not ;)

That "other" category is a model that's not real rare but somebody (at least two somebodies) are willing to pay large sums of currency for.

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 07:13 AM

Being a Bugatti Fan I would love to get a hold of one of the old Renwal Revival Exner Bugatti Kits.
Has any body got one that has been badly built years ago and gathering dust or knocked about that I could restore even? The Bugatti Trust has a lovely little museum next to their hill climb course over here in the UK. It would be nice to build up a model of the Exner Bugatti to put on permanent display there.

Edited by Bugatti Fan, 23 November 2013 - 07:14 AM.


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Posted 23 November 2013 - 07:33 AM

While looking for a pic of the 1/12 Corvette coupe I'd never seen, I came across this one. Now this I'd never even heard of!

 

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Not surprising that it is not around.  Looks like a cross between a 312 and a 312b.  My guess is that someone got a quick look at it and went home and did it from memory.  Weird car, especially in 1:12 scale.



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Posted 23 November 2013 - 11:28 AM

 I picked one up two years ago, and got it for a song off Craigslist. A 1/8 scale Torro Rosso Ferrari 643. Nice metal and plastic kit a lot like a Pocher. Best part is I paid $50 for it. I was very lucky.