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#61 Eshaver

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 12:09 PM

If necessary, I'll get a picture of this up. Anyway, I think it was in 1961, the S M P Chevrolet Annual kit provided a small scale Bill board . I think it was also in the 1962 Chevrolet Styline Hardtop kit too.

Here is a scan of A M T's 1961 Buick Special station wagon accessories :

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The same parts were also in the A M T 62 Buick Special wagon and the 1963 Chevrolet Nova station wagon kits too

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 12:39 PM

Don't forget the welding tanks from the AMT 53 Ford pickups and extra tools in the same kit. The revell 54 S/D had tools IIRC. Don't forget the tools in the Monogram Race Cars ,
Jacks etc...

#63 Joker

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 03:24 PM

Hey James, AKA Joker, where did you get the skeleton that's on yer custom motor cycle??????????????????????

He's from the lil coffin show car..broke all the joints and reset him on the bike
had to fill in a hole in his head where he had his hand at.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 04:01 PM

I came across a small box of these collected items a few weeks ago so don't know what kits they all came from but they included:
-phones including a pay phone, cb radio sets and mics
-45 rpm record player
-reel to reel tape recorder
-televisions
-movie camera
-various trophies, some with cars or top and others with cups
-numerous styles of jacks
-small tool boxes
-individual tools including lug wrenches
-various cans and round jerry cans
-cinder blocks
-several types of engine stands
-chrome brake drums
-suitcases
-fire extinguishers
-a couple of different laying down dogs
-a short length of corrogated racing barrier
-drive-inn style window tray
-drag shutes including at least one kit that had an open one
-helmets, racing & WWII style biker helmets
-surf boards

Other have mentioned the mini bikes and go carts but don't forget the utility trailers & car hauler trailers.

Because many of these items were small they went into my spares boxes and didn't suffer the fate that many of the kits met from those early modelling days. Thanks for starting this thread, it was nice to be reminded of all these little suprises that were often found it the early car kits.

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Hey Rob, at your convenience, I don't suppose you'd be willing to show us some of those would you? Maybe some of the more unusual ones?

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 03:41 PM

He's from the lil coffin show car..broke all the joints and reset him on the bike
had to fill in a hole in his head where he had his hand at.

I had a feeling it was that one, thanks man!!!

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 04:44 PM

When I started this thread I intended to post photos of these, then I couldn't find them. I accidentally came across them this weekend.

A TV set. It's not easy to make out but showing in relief in the upper left corner is AMT, then HOT ROD, and you can just make out Hot Rod Cat driving a speedster.

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Brief case.

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There was no weathering done to this gas can, this is just how it looks after getting kicked around in the parts box for a few decades.

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I love this. You can make out an early vintage Sgt. Snorkel on the TV screen.

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Yet another different TV along with a reel to reel tape deck. (What's a cassette? What's an 8 track?)

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And someone really threw them together for a complete surveillance control station, at least that's what it makes me think of.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 06:51 PM

no one has the bar from the AMT Chrysler Imperial - maybe '63?

it was an odd little thing that got glued to the center of the rear seat. not sure how the driver was expected to get a refill.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 07:02 PM

The MPC '78 Dodge Little Red Express Truck kit had a tool box (w/ tools cast into the inside bottom) and a 2-piece floor jack. Not sure if the reissues have those parts.

I have a builtup AMT '61 Lincoln convertible that has a part that looks like an extra---a rectangular box w/ like six knobs on it. Someone long ago glued it in the middle of the back seat. Don't know what the part is or if it even came w/ the Lincoln.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 06:08 AM

Maybe one of the kit makers should include one of those stupid crybaby dolls that seem to clutter up every Main Street car show in the last five years...

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On second thought, never mind.

What we REALLY need is a little baggy of 1/25th scale angel hair so we can do an authentic early '60s show display!...

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 11:34 AM

no one has the bar from the AMT Chrysler Imperial - maybe '63?

it was an odd little thing that got glued to the center of the rear seat. not sure how the driver was expected to get a refill.


He gets a refill from the chicks that are always in the back seat of '63 Imperials, of course! :lol:

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 11:40 AM

How about the tray and food items that came with the monogram 55 Chevy.? B)

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 12:26 PM

Amt '63 Corvette, Prestige series. Lights-Camera-Action! I initially thought the tripod legs were crutches but there are 3 of them?

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 12:31 PM

Oh wow, I love that. Wish I'd known that before I built a different release of that vette. Thanks for the info Bruce, now I'm gonna keep my eye out.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 12:53 PM

It was the 63 convertible, I don't know if they did a coupe or not. Blue car on the box.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 01:00 PM

i think that stuff was also included in one of the AMT parts packs

anyone starting a "doo-dadds" thread?

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 01:01 PM

Those dolls are scarry.I don't understand the point of them.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 04:13 PM

Yeah I have that AMT Parts Pack with the TV camera, tripod, lights, speaker, broom, etc... The stuff looks cool but I don't know when I'll ever use them. Got the guns & violin case, bottles & barrels & stuff from the Gangbusters Lincoln. Bowling bag, suitcase, hat box from the Rambler wagon, bunches of tools from the '34 Ford Pickup & '53 Ford Pickup, TV's & Tape Recorders, tool boxes, welding tanks, coolers, skateboard, surf boards, gas & oil cans, fire extinguishers, couple of "stuffed animals, All this stuff is in a box with other pieces I've been accumulating over the years which are all very close to 1/24 - 1/25 scale like a couch, easy chair, table, gas grill, refrigerator, stove, dishwasher. Some of them were refrigerator magnet items that I removed the magnets from. I was planning on using most or all of the stuff as a moving truck load using the Ford Louisville Truck... Just never got around to it yet.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:11 AM

Hey Ron, looks like you could run a rummage sale for TV's & stuffed animals... LOL

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:56 AM

Hey Ron, looks like you could run a rummage sale for TV's & stuffed animals... LOL


You got that right! There's more where that came from.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 12:40 PM

OK, this thread has been so much fun to read and look at, that I had to go dig out my stash of what I call my "Diorama Junk" and take some pictures... Here we go...

First up is furniture & appliance pieces, and a Bar-B-Q with gas tank that I've been accumulating for an imagined Moving Truck load. I planned on building the Ford Louisville Truck but have just not gotten around to it yet...

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Next picture shows all the appliances with their respective doors open... The painted resin 1/25 scale woman is in the picture to show the size of the items...


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Next are a briefcase, suitcase, large mouse figure, bowling bag, hat box, violin case, & guns.


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Next are Gangster figures, whiskey bottles in boxes, cans, barrels, jugs, steins & more guns...

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Next up is a wooden table with a "Babe", a box of tissues, a case of beer & some bourbon (She's ready to party...!!!), some assorted gas cans, a box, a hand truck, a winch, a vise, a pair of bolt cutters, a floor jack and an anvil on a wood log that I didn't glue together..


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Now this is a small toy set of gas pumps that is close to 1/25 scale, but will probably need some work to look more realistic...


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This is a Coke Machine from a '50 Chevy Pickup, and a Camper insert for the back of a pickup truck... I don't remember where I got that from, and I don't know when I'll use it...

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Finally, this is a set of 1/24 scale, diecast garage diorama accessories that I've had for years. There is a small & large tool chest, a stand up compressor, welding tanks, an arc welder, a battery charger with battery and an engine stand. I have one of the Fujimi Garage 3/4 buildings, and a Joe's Garage Diorama kit that I've been wanting to put all this stuff in...... Whenever I get around to working on that large of a diorama.... Something that big would be a pain to store and keep the dust off down in my basement model area.


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Edited by Ramfins59, 19 October 2012 - 01:03 PM.