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#421 Draggon

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:06 AM

Here are 2 versions of the "normal" nose. They show up on ebay from time to time.

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#422 Erik Smith

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:03 AM

I found this photo on my computer and searched the thread, thinking I had posted this, but couldn't locate it.

Anyway, I would run through a field of thistle in my skivvies for this kit!

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I know it's not everyone's cup of tea, but c'mon, you have to admit, a guy with a bike and some sort of masked wrestler/super hero puppet show starting up? Who wouldn't want that?

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:52 AM

I found this photo on my computer and searched the thread, thinking I had posted this, but couldn't locate it.

Anyway, I would run through a field of thistle in my skivvies for this kit!

I know it's not everyone's cup of tea, but c'mon, you have to admit, a guy with a bike and some sort of masked wrestler/super hero puppet show starting up? Who wouldn't want that?


Same series:

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They do pop up occasionally.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 01:09 PM

Here are a few weird ones in my collection and one my friend Craig found at a kit show recently that blew my away!

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And the really wild one, at least to me!

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 02:01 PM

I actually have one of those Faller The Bridge on the River Kwai kits. It always makes me think of Higgins from Magnum PI.

I'm guessing the kit is from the late 1950s. The lighter color "wood" pieces in my kit are molded with darker swirls in the plastic that makes for a surprisingly decent woodgrain effect.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:35 AM

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 11:20 AM

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Everyone sing along now,,, I am Enery the eighth I am, Enery the eighth I am I am.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:30 AM

I got married to the widow next door, she's been married seven times before.......

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:00 AM

and every one was a Enery, (Enery) not a Willie or a Sam.........................


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Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:18 AM

I'm 'er eighth Old Man ,I'm 'Enery
'Enery the Eighth I am,I am

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:37 PM

Second verse, same as the first.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:08 PM



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Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:41 PM

For the budget minded builder:
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Monogram was into non-plastic kits way back when:

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 07:57 PM

The mule team kit is currently available along with a package of actual borax ore to fill it with!
http://www.muleteamkits.com/
I saw one of those built several years ago at a contest and it took "Best of Show". There's also an automotive connection to it. The real mule team wagons were built by Studebaker.

I thought the wagons were built in Mojave, not South Bend.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 04:48 AM

And the really wild one, at least to me!

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The Faller "Brücke am Kwai" kit was reissued in the Eighties. There is one on Ebay Germany. Click:

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:09 AM

I dont know how obscure this is, but its sure weird. Aoshima 1:1 scale!

 

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 09:40 AM

Who wouldn't want scale meat?  LOL :)

 

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Original Ace brand '49 Ford kit. Balsa of course!

 

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And it builds up like this... oh, how you guys would scream if you opened that box today!

 

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 06:57 AM

I thought the wagons were built in Mojave, not South Bend.

 

That would make some sense but I've seen Studebaker credited with it on a Studebaker site. I'll have to look into through my Studebaker sources.



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Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:53 AM

i bought this kit > pics of the actual kit @ home ..
its from 1977 and in mint condition and sealed (inside)

i do have a questiona nd i hope somebody knows ?


the weird thing is it says 1/25 but it all looks so small ?? anybody knows about this ??
or is it just that the t is really small irl ?

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:58 AM

i didn't read this whole thread, but this is pretty interesting:

 

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i mean - "... torque reactive drive" somehow screams "rubber band" to me!

 

thread here on HAMB   http://www.jalopyjou...t=238665&page=4