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#481 clavender17

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 01:49 PM

This thread made me dig out one of the oddballs in my stash... anybody else ever seen one?
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yes infact i have one complete!!! as a 17 year old i got this kit from my dad who got it from his grandfather .

#482 Draggon

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 02:40 PM

And there's the AMT Deora, "Alexanders Drag Time". I have never seen it, didnt know about it until a few years ago. There are only obscure pics online. In fact this small thumbnail is all I can find. I'd love to have that kit!
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Posted 31 October 2012 - 03:16 PM

I received the 20 Mule Team kit about 50 years ago. It remains unbuilt, and safely stored away.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 04:16 PM

I don't have this but remember seeing it on Ebay awhile back

and yes,Toyota did rebadge and sell these overseas.


I would love to get this one, I owned a 97 Cav, paid $5500 for it, spent $4000 or so keeping it running, but I loved it

Me and my friend too the car apart, well more so destroyed it
http://s1105.photobu...n2836/Cavalier/

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 04:10 AM

wow! i remember the Aurora engine stuff, actually had the Hero car (made some serious cash on that one) but as for the rest of them.... never!

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 09:41 AM

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.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 02:51 PM

I wish I had a pic of it but when I was a kid in the early 80's I had a 4 door corvette model molded in dark orange.

Sounds like the Monogram Corvette America...wish they would reissue that..would like to have that kit.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 02:55 PM

Sounds like the Monogram Corvette America...wish they would reissue that..would like to have that kit.


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In case anyone's curious lol

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 06:32 PM

i just barfed a little bit in my mouth

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 11:44 AM

i just barfed a little bit in my mouth


Me too. :wacko:

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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.

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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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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.

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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 - 04:40 PM

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: