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#501 moparfarmer

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 05:22 PM

This one can't be too common:


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...

#502 Casey

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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.

#505 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.

#511 Don Sikora II

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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.

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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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#513 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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