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#41 Drake69

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:49 PM

These are getting scarce, will occasionally pop up on eBay...

Camaro Kammback and Firebird Kammback

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Also one by Lindberg...

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And the Spy Hunter 2 model kit by Motormax, nothing more than a metal kit of the Saleen S7 with Spy Hunter 2 badging, but cool nonetheless.

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#42 Deathgoblin

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 03:00 AM

Saw one last night on Ebay. It's called the Moon Mixer. It's a weird little street rod with a space capsule shaped mixer. I looked it up to find pictures and found it's a variant of one of the kits I'm after: "Dr. Crooks Medicine Show". Check it out:
http://coffincorner....nt&thread=15982

#43 kataranga

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 03:09 AM

anyone recall this gem?



This one I have, actually. B)

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 03:23 AM

I have a few in my stash.

Life-Like Roman Chariot with no date to indicate age
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If Christian aka Junkman does not have this kit I bet he will try and track one down . Nice kit !

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 03:50 AM

This has always been one of my faves....

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 04:34 AM

and a Thunderbird

I just bought these weird japanese kits from Ultraman/Ultra Seven.....
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Where did you ever find those!!!!....yeah I'm an Ultraman Junkie......

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 06:10 AM

That "MAT-VEHICLE" is surprising. Under the stickers, it's a Mazda Cosmo (Mazda's first Wankel-powered car that hit the streets in 1967) - didn't know there was a kit.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 06:24 AM

anyone recall this gem?

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Not a model....but not a toy....it's a nothing!!!!
How Ertl AMT allowed that kit to slip through is unbelievable!!
The interior was molded flat and you fold it up to create a bucket.....
Ertl owes us for that one still!!!

#49 Greg Myers

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 06:37 AM

Those two images look like facing pages of a book, rather than box tops.

Casey you are correct. They are from an old Aurora catalog found here :http://www.majormattmason.net/aurora/

#50 Erik Smith

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:50 AM

That "MAT-VEHICLE" is surprising. Under the stickers, it's a Mazda Cosmo (Mazda's first Wankel-powered car that hit the streets in 1967) - didn't know there was a kit.


Hasegawa does a fine stock version - curbside though.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:19 AM

Not a model....but not a toy....it's a nothing!!!!
How Ertl AMT allowed that kit to slip through is unbelievable!!
The interior was molded flat and you fold it up to create a bucket.....
Ertl owes us for that one still!!!


haha my friend n i decal bombed one in h.s then exploded with fireworks. wouldn't mind having one tho don't recall the origami interior lol

Edited by Scuderia, 04 April 2012 - 10:58 AM.


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Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:26 AM

Not a model....but not a toy....it's a nothing!!!!
How Ertl AMT allowed that kit to slip through is unbelievable!!
The interior was molded flat and you fold it up to create a bucket.....
Ertl owes us for that one still!!!

LOL..I built that Escort as a kid...thought it was odd for AMT to release a European Escort kit...may have been an Esci tool? IIRC, Revell released a European Escort kit about the same time. Alas, no kit was ever made of a US market Escort..my first 1:1 was an '84 Escort 5dr diesel.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:16 AM

haha my friend n i decal bombed one in h.s then exploded with fireworks. wouldn't mind having one tho don't recall the origami interior lol


I still have mine unfinished in a box somewhere, though with a supercharged 289 stickin' sideways out of the hood...

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:24 PM

Maybe not super obscure, but I didn't know there was a 1/16 Ford GT40 'til I saw this:

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Cool! I've never seen that Normatt paperwork!

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:29 PM

This has always been one of my faves....

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LOL, LOL, You would think they would get someone that speaks english to check things before they are put into production!?

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:36 PM

Given the interest voiced here in this subject, maybe I need to dig that article out and see if it can be made presentable...(smile) TIM


Given the interest voiced here in this subject, someone needs to dig out the molds and reissue the kit.
But since it would take someone in the model kit industry to do it, it will never happen.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:42 PM

LOL, LOL, You would think they would get someone that speaks english to check things before they are put into production!?


But you have to admit, it's "super exciting!"

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 02:20 PM

This thread made me dig out one of the oddballs in my stash... anybody else ever seen one?
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 02:42 PM

Ever heard of a company named Sharp?

1:24 Käfer:

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1:20 Mitsubishi Fuso Mixer:

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And this one is so obscure, I have never seen another one:

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It's a 1:24 Sankyo Mokei Nissan Cedric kit to commemorate what must be a Japanese police TV series or movie.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 02:45 PM

wow that is some out of sight stuff.. that last nissan copper would b pretty cool to have built up