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#521 doggie427

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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

#522 cobraman

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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 - 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



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Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:33 PM

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

I bought one of those from a 7-11 when I was a kid and yeah, it was rubber band powered.



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Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:54 PM

I bought one of those from a 7-11 when I was a kid and yeah, it was rubber band powered.

 

I remember that I had several of those and, yeah, I got 'em from 7-11. The "torque reaction" drive was fun for a while but after a couple of hours the plastic gears would be toothless! :o  Time to buy a new one! Fortunately, they were cheap.


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Posted 06 December 2012 - 03:53 PM

I had one or 2  old Hawk kits with that drive too. Never had a problem with the gears.

it was always the rubber band popping.

No was to replace it if you glued the holder into the gear!!



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Posted 07 December 2012 - 05:15 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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From what I know, they originally made the chassis for his Sedan Delivery car and then kept making kits with Buttera's name on them and used the same chassis with different bodies. Thus they managed to make some of the worst street rod kits ever! Yes, everything is odd sized and smaller than scale!

 

I have them for the sake of nostalgia but I highly doubt I will build them again! But I can not really say that since I never managed to finish one when I was a kid!!



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Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:47 AM

From what I know, they originally made the chassis for his Sedan Delivery car and then kept making kits with Buttera's name on them and used the same chassis with different bodies. Thus they managed to make some of the worst street rod kits ever! Yes, everything is odd sized and smaller than scale!
 
I have them for the sake of nostalgia but I highly doubt I will build them again! But I can not really say that since I never managed to finish one when I was a kid!!

The Model T kits in this series ARE accurate, and are correct 1/25 scale. The '33 and '34 Fords that use the same chassis are undersized. The first car issued in the series was the '26 T sedan, the only one that actually exists as a 1:1 car. The kit was scaled right off of the actual car, a sedan built by John Buttera for his wife to drive. The body is pretty close to stock, but the fenders are widened a couple inches (Buttera jokingly called them "the rare Australian fenders").
The first issue of the sedan kit doesn't have any photos of the model, but instead had photos of the actual car. It didn't sell well until Revell changed the box to include photos of the assembled model. After that, modelers realized that the kit wasn't like earlier Revell kits (opening everything, tough to assemble) and sales took off. The '33 and '34 coupe kits are undersized, but the chassis is the same one that was included in the T kits. That makes those worth a look if you only need the chassis.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:31 AM

I was doing some rearranging some stuff today and came across these. Sorry if I have already posted these elsewhere

 

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 12:43 PM

I was doing some rearranging some stuff today and came across these. Sorry if I have already posted these elsewhere

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I hope the contents of that box look more like a Cobra than the box art does! :lol:



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Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:21 PM

Sadly, they do not. It's what you would expect from a Palmer kit.



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Posted 18 December 2012 - 10:11 AM

Those blister-packaged Palmer Cobras look like the Korris Kars packaging, at least as far as I remember.

 

I'm guessing only Erik has seen (and owns) this one?  :D