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#721 kataranga

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 03:32 AM

Who knew MPC had a 1940 Ford kit?  :huh:

 

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#722 Rob Hall

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 04:13 AM

I recently bought a sealed 1/12 Doyusha Porsche kit, and found this little brochure inside which shows all 14 1/12 scale kits that they offered. I'm sure there's many people here that have never seen any (minus perhaps the Lamborghini, Mercedes 450SL/SLC, and Stratos kits which appear occasionally in the large scale section). Currently, I have 5 of the kits in my collection (Stingray, Trans Am, Mach 1, 450SLC AMG, Porsche 911).

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I wonder if that large scale '70s Trans Am was the same kit that was once boxed as a Otaki...I saw one of these in a hobby shop in Florida as a kid around 1982.



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Posted 16 September 2013 - 04:37 AM

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 06:13 AM

How about a car that's out of this world???

The first reissue of this Barris custom was called Space 1999 The Alien is being reissued by Round2 this fall. Although the TV show never used one like it I guess MPC had the model rights so they used them. It used a different body and only 4 wheels so is quite different then the one you have posted. I still have the first Moon Scope sitting on the shelf that I built when the kit first came out. I'm looking forward to adding the Space 1999 one when it comes out.



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Posted 16 September 2013 - 07:18 AM

I recently bought a sealed 1/12 Doyusha Porsche kit, and found this little brochure inside which shows all 14 1/12 scale kits that they offered. I'm sure there's many people here that have never seen any (minus perhaps the Lamborghini, Mercedes 450SL/SLC, and Stratos kits which appear occasionally in the large scale section). Currently, I have 5 of the kits in my collection (Stingray, Trans Am, Mach 1, 450SLC AMG, Porsche 911).

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I've looked through the instructions for the Lancia Stratos from that series.  The level of detail on it was mind-boggling.  I'd love to have one, but at about $300 I think I'll pass.  :)



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Posted 16 September 2013 - 07:25 AM

 
I wonder if that large scale '70s Trans Am was the same kit that was once boxed as a Otaki...I saw one of these in a hobby shop in Florida as a kid around 1982.


Yeah it was, I think otaki kits were rebranded doyusha since the Mercedes amg I have is otaki brand.

Edited by Jordan White, 16 September 2013 - 07:27 AM.


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Posted 16 September 2013 - 07:52 AM

Ive got the Fire Chief version of that MPC 40. Body looks pretty good, but the windshield might be a bit off.



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Posted 16 September 2013 - 05:39 PM

Talk about an obscure pop culture reference:

 

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 06:16 PM

The guys at AMT must have been "Laugh In" fans!



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Posted 17 September 2013 - 01:51 AM

The guys at AMT must have been "Laugh In" fans!

Beat me to it! I have a friend who has the entire series of "Laugh in" kits, pretty cool decals.



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Posted 24 October 2013 - 07:51 AM

Now this is obscure:

 

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 08:22 AM

Never saw that one. It does resemble a kit that Pyro had that was 1/32 I believe.



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Posted 24 October 2013 - 08:59 AM

Never saw that one. It does resemble a kit that Pyro had that was 1/32 I believe.

 

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 09:17 AM

Would be interesting to see if that German version is a rebox or copy of the Pyro kit.. maybe the scale is wrong on the box.

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 09:37 AM

I recently bought a sealed 1/12 Doyusha Porsche kit, and found this little brochure inside which shows all 14 1/12 scale kits that they offered. I'm sure there's many people here that have never seen any (minus perhaps the Lamborghini, Mercedes 450SL/SLC, and Stratos kits which appear occasionally in the large scale section). Currently, I have 5 of the kits in my collection (Stingray, Trans Am, Mach 1, 450SLC AMG, Porsche 911).

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Oh wow how i would love to have that AMG SLC :wub:  These old AMG Benz cars was and still are very pop in Japan. Trans Am is sweet too.



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Posted 24 October 2013 - 10:13 AM

 

anyone recall this gem?

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I have it built on my finished cabinet . Thanx ..

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 10:31 AM

Sometimes just being old can be 0bscure to some.

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I loved those old Monogram kits. Trouble with Moon discs is that your brakes overheat. But sometimes less is more!


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Posted 24 October 2013 - 12:17 PM

Under my category of: Obscure Kit That Never Should Have Been Made -

 

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Above - 2008-02-21 - Reputed to be a Doyusha kit of a 1976 Corvette. Ouch.....



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Posted 24 October 2013 - 12:39 PM

Would be interesting to see if that German version is a rebox or copy of the Pyro kit.. maybe the scale is wrong on the box.

Can't say anything about the scale, but the kit is not a copy.  The Pyro Table Top Series kits (the sixty cent ones, including the Texan) were molded in one color and didn't have rubber tires.  Despite being designed and manufactured to sell at a low price (even for their day), the Pyro kits are interesting, and in some cases, a lot better than you'd think they would be.  They also touched on a lot of unique subject matter (early Thirties Plymouths, for example). 



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Posted 24 October 2013 - 01:03 PM

Under my category of: Obscure Kit That Never Should Have Been Made -

 

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Above - 2008-02-21 - Reputed to be a Doyusha kit of a 1976 Corvette. Ouch.....

ouch ? nothin' wrong with that vette ... :rolleyes:


Edited by KingSix, 24 October 2013 - 01:04 PM.