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#401 Art Anderson

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 08:22 AM

As those who know me probably understand, I like kits of obscure antique cars. A few years back, a friend in Europe sent me a 1/24th scale kit of a 1925 Hannomag Komissbrot Limousin! Hannnomag is/was a German company, primarily a builder of trucks, but in the 20's, in inflation-ridden Germany, they produced a small, rear engined car, the Komissbrot (translation: Comrade's Bread, so-called for it's loose resemblance to the military ration loaf of bread issued to German soldiers in WW-I)

Now, I have the Polistil 1/43 diecast of this car, which I acquired in the late 1960's, but NEVER expected to see a model kit of the car in 1/24 scale styrene. What's more interesting is, this kit was produced in the Soviet Union in the 1980's. Far from being crude, albeit with its multipiece body shell, is that it actually looks to be a very nice model kit of an obscure, yet really neat car. The Soviet company that tooled and produced it did it up rather proud--hinged engine cover with a detailed little motor underneath!

For those (say, Harry P?) who have never seen one, here is an example of the real thing:

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One of these days!

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 08:36 AM

For those (say, Harry P?) who have never seen one, here is an example of the real thing:


Good thing he didn't find it first, he'd have killed us in the ID thread. : )

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 09:30 AM

As those who know me probably understand, I like kits of obscure antique cars. A few years back, a friend in Europe sent me a 1/24th scale kit of a 1925 Hannomag Komissbrot Limousin! Hannnomag is/was a German company, primarily a builder of trucks, but in the 20's, in inflation-ridden Germany, they produced a small, rear engined car, the Komissbrot (translation: Comrade's Bread, so-called for it's loose resemblance to the military ration loaf of bread issued to German soldiers in WW-I)

Now, I have the Polistil 1/43 diecast of this car, which I acquired in the late 1960's, but NEVER expected to see a model kit of the car in 1/24 scale styrene. What's more interesting is, this kit was produced in the Soviet Union in the 1980's. Far from being crude, albeit with its multipiece body shell, is that it actually looks to be a very nice model kit of an obscure, yet really neat car. The Soviet company that tooled and produced it did it up rather proud--hinged engine cover with a detailed little motor underneath!


Any pictures of the kit, Art? I, for one, would love to see it.

#404 Art Anderson

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 11:09 AM

Any pictures of the kit, Art? I, for one, would love to see it.


I should do that! ;)

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 11:42 AM

I built the Corvette America as a young guy in the early '80s. It was cool then, and came with a very nice set of wire wheels that eventually went on a JoHan '64 Caddy convertible.

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#406 Rob Hall

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 07:15 PM

The 4dr Corvette idea got me thinking about what a 4dr version of today's Corvette could be like....sort of a Panamera-like car.

#407 Tom Geiger

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 07:46 AM

That '61 Falcon is definitely a suprise. Is that a four door too?


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The Premier kit (top photo) is indeed a 4 door. It's an odd scale, supposed to be 1/32 but who knows. It's too narrow and is more like a characture than a replica. The bottom photo is an Aussie resin, thick fiberglass. But I did get the windows opened and it sitting on a chassis.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 07:52 AM

This one can't be too common:

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:49 PM

Now I've seen everything. It's Perri the squirrel model kit by Revell.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 05:22 PM

This one can't be too common:

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Got one sitting in front of my computer desk. Bought it from the bay a few years ago. Havent even opened it, it might be something else in the box, but the box says Imperial 4 dr ht...

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 05:30 PM

Havent even opened it

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it might be something else in the box


Let's find out. ^_^ :D

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 04:00 AM

I remember seeing the real thing several years back.and it was early Hemi powered ( man that car was cool )

And until I stumbled on this via Ebay I never knew a kit of it existed.

Not in my normal interests line, but one of these might just end up on my radar someday.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:11 AM

I remember seeing the real thing several years back.and it was early Hemi powered ( man that car was cool )

And until I stumbled on this via Ebay I never knew a kit of it existed.

Not in my normal interests line, but one of these might just end up on my radar someday.

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That's neat, haven't seen that kit it before.

#414 Erik Smith

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:29 AM

If you've ever heard of Yamada, give yourself one point. If you've ever seen this kit, give yourself two points. If you own this kit, you have won life:



I have seen a few other remote control kits similar to that, not that one - I don't think they were made by Yamada, though

Here is a kit I got in a large lot a few years ago (most were planes/jets):

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:17 PM

I think Matchbox made a diecast version of that Benz in the early seventies!

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:19 PM

Now I've seen everything. It's Perri the squirrel model kit by Revell.


My dad still has the koala and puppy from that series.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:12 PM

Just saw this guy today. Now I want one!

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 04:03 AM

Ah, so it was AMT that did the shortened Beetle kits. I remember building one with a yellow car on the box. It could also be built as an open rail

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 04:38 PM

After reading a little more about this kit it apparently uses the same chassis as the Meyers Manx.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 05:34 PM

After reading a little more about this kit it apparently uses the same chassis as the Meyers Manx.

It does. There was another version before this one with a "stock" Beetle nose too.