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#21 gtx6970

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 02:04 AM

Maybe with some 'Stardust' decals and a little creativity it could be done as a funnycar of the future

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 02:44 AM

Which is odd, because it appears to have a turbine engine, wheels and tires, axle shafts connecting the engine to the wheels, yet is shown flying/hovering on the original box art. Maybe it both hovers and is wheel driven?


That's the very idea. It only goes into hover mode, when it is on the specially built track with the guide rails, where it reaches speeds of 300+ mph. In this mode, the wheels are retracted.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 02:46 AM

Another idea could be to use the back half for a futuristic camping trailer.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 03:01 AM

What's inside???? No one has reviewed the reissue. The 90's reissue was missing stuff and the display. I love this kit and have a rare 1969 version in dark blue plastic.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 03:11 AM

Interesting take on it.( not mine btw )
One part amtronic and one part Allison Thunderland
I kind of like it



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Posted 19 July 2012 - 03:57 AM

The last take makes me think of another possibility - an LSR. One could put the Rolls jet engine from the Airfix Harrier in it...

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 03:55 AM

I believe Mr. Greer outdid himself with the original boxart. Daydreaming while looking at the artwork helped me get thru my youth.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 05:29 PM

Just picked this up today. What an awsome concept form the past! Such high hopes they had back then lol

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 06:07 PM

I've always loved this thing. But then again I'm a huge fan of Robert A. Heinlein. :P

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 07:34 AM

I believe Mr. Greer outdid himself with the original boxart. Daydreaming while looking at the artwork helped me get thru my youth.


I had a picture of Farrah Fawcett for that...

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 09:40 AM

Just got one really cheap in a crushed box, mainly because of this thread. It's nothing I'll ever build straight, but there are a lot of interesting parts.....like 3 very unusual power plants.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 05:02 AM

I'd like to see some detail pics of the engines if someone would be so kind. It's tough to tell what they really look like from the box art.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 04:43 AM

Got mine yesterday and this issue is better than my 1969 version!! With clear and green tint glass, glossy box and diorama and the solar power roof sticker is back but with a slightly different pattern but thumbs up to R2 for putting it back in. Didn't need more of these as I stocked up when my LHS dumped the 2000 version for $9....but this is nice.