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#661 ToyLvr

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 05:26 PM

Ever seen this rare one? It's an adaptation of the equally rare "Man from Uncle" model kit from the 1960s TV show. Also known as the "Piranha"...

 

Took me a long time to find this one to add to my collection of Corvair-powered vehicles.

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 06:37 PM

I was searching for a pic of the Ski-Doo kit, I think I may have seen it ONCE, and came upon this. Now this is wierd!

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i built this as a kid! wow i had forgotten all about that one:)



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 08:05 PM

How 'bout a Ringo '56 T-bird?:

 

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1/8 MPC Honda ATC 90?:

 

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#664 Edsel-Dan

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 09:07 PM

I remember that ATC 90.

Wanted one back then.



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 09:45 PM

Ever seen this rare one? It's an adaptation of the equally rare "Man from Uncle" model kit from the 1960s TV show. Also known as the "Piranha"...

 

Took me a long time to find this one to add to my collection of Corvair-powered vehicles.

Saw those "Uncle"-Cars couple days ago. Really cool kits!



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Posted 30 March 2013 - 07:16 PM

I picked this up yesterday, dont know what to do with it.

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 10:36 PM

Build it??

Trade it??

Life-Like had a few others in that series. I think maybe even a Coronation Coach

 

Wonder if those are in the Round2 vaults now from Lindberg??



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Posted 31 March 2013 - 05:51 AM

I picked this up yesterday, dont know what to do with it.

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Scale would be a determinating factor for me. If it's our favorite scale, I'd build the coach and strap it down to a flat bed truck as if it was headed to a show or auction. That would make a very cool load.

 

If it's 1/12 scale, I'd send it to Harry because it would fit right into the line of old horse drawn carriages he already has built!



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Posted 31 March 2013 - 06:12 AM

Pretty sure this is a ex-Revell small scale kit. The molds might have been actually owned by Adams instead of Revell....Life-Like reissued a bunch of ex-Adams kits at some point. Think I have a Roman Chariot and two or three late-50s vintage military kits in the Life-Like boxes.

 

From what I understand, Adams was a mold shop in California that had some type of a partnership with Revell in the mid-1950s. At some point, that ended and Adams released kits under its own brand starting around 1958. Don't think Adams-brand kits were available for more than a couple years though. At least some of them were reissued by Athern at some point, and the Adams Saab Draken jet fighter was reissued by Lindberg at least twice. Revell-Venice reissued at least one ex-Adams 1/40-scale military kit in the early 1980s. Not sure who ended up owning these molds.



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Posted 31 March 2013 - 06:35 AM

On the side ofthe box it shows, Roman Chariot, State Coach of england, and Tally Ho pasenger coach, it dosent say size , but it looks like maybe, 1/48 or 1/32, think i will trade mine off, anyone interested.



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Posted 31 March 2013 - 04:07 PM

, it dosent say size , but it looks like maybe, 1/48 or 1/32, 

 

Gotta admit, this would be very cool if it was 1/25 scale.  You just know someone would slide an early Ford chassis under it!



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 07:07 AM

If AMT can release a kit of a compact towing a trailer, why can't Premier?

 

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 07:29 AM

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Here's that silly little Falcon kit.  It's too narrow and too tall just for starters. It came with that slick two tone paint job. Once in the stripper the parts all fell apart, looked like they assembled it with rubber cement.


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:34 AM

Boy ! We have come a long way haven't we ?


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:39 AM

Boy ! We have come a long way haven't we ?

 

"'60s inflation" has an all-new meaning after seeing the Premier Falcon's roof.  :wacko:



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:16 AM

 

"'60s inflation" has an all-new meaning after seeing the Premier Falcon's roof.  :wacko:

 

I have to pull it out and work on it again. I had started it for an April Fools Day theme a few years ago.  I was planning on doing a really nice job on it with a wired engine, Alclad and BMF.  I thought that would be funny to see all that work on that car.



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:35 AM

If AMT can release a kit of a compact towing a trailer, why can't Premier?
 
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If only they had a movie tie-in,like The Falcon and the Tow Man...

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 01:20 PM

Good one Monte.  : )



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Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:36 AM

How 'bout a Ringo '56 T-bird?:

 

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Ringo?  Now that's OBSCURE!! :lol:



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Posted 01 May 2013 - 03:53 PM

How about this funky thing?

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Rear-engined wheel-stander with optional service truck parts.

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Neat half-cab!