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#741 unclescott58

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Posted 16 November 2014 - 05:43 AM

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More from the 71 Cougar above - from eBay Japan...looks like an interesting kit - I am not one to judge accuracy on a mercury Cougar though...


Just noticed. It looks like body is already painted in this kit. Is that true? And if so, in how good of a job? And is it possible to see more photos of this kit?

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Posted 12 December 2014 - 01:32 PM

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Here's one I'd grab quick in 1/24 scale!   Saw it on the 'bay today.



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Posted 12 December 2014 - 02:02 PM

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Posted 12 December 2014 - 02:32 PM

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That is cool! 



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Posted 12 December 2014 - 02:47 PM

The Faller "Brücke am Kwai" kit was reissued in the Eighties. There is one on Ebay Germany. Click:

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I wouldn't happen to be this kit that Higgins was building on in the Magnum P.I. series? I remember he was building the bridge over the river Kwai apparently because he was there when the real thing happend. I belive our hero Thomas managed to destroy the model at one point, maybe because he was chased by the lads? :lol:



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Posted 12 December 2014 - 03:09 PM


This one is one of those batteling for the title worst kit ever.
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No, I don't have this one. It's the Revell kit, but under another Logo.

I did look at this "gem" of a Mercedes from Sharp when we was at a modelingshow in Sweden last year. It is truly bad, I'm interested in one but only because I own a 1:1 Mercedes /8, a 1975 240D and to be honest, if I had bought it I would never have built it.

Here is some pictures of the contents:

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They seller wanted 1000 swedish Kroner for it, quite a lot when other kits I bought there was Revells Ice Patrol Chevy pickup with snowmobile and also Revells 1:16 Chevy stepside with motocrossbike called Mountain Cruiser. These where 400 swedish kroner each.

According to the online currency calculator 1000 Swedish kroner is 133USD at the moment. I have seen more expensive kits but they have also looked more like what they are supposed to look like.



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Posted 12 December 2014 - 03:22 PM

I have not looked trough all of the 42 pages of this thread but has anyone posted this before?

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It os 1:25 scale (1:25ish anyway) and like many old promos made in acetat plastic so like so many old promos it has wapred beoynd repair. Very simple kit, apparently sold by the Buick dealers (that also sold Opel in the states). I got if of Ebay some years ago. Don't remember what I paid for it but who cares about the price anyway ;)



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Posted 13 December 2014 - 04:28 AM

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Here's some pictures of one of those Opels assembled.  Mine has a broken front bumper but really isn't warped. I see that yours has an interior, do you have glass? Mine has neither.  


Edited by Tom Geiger, 13 December 2014 - 04:29 AM.


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Posted 13 December 2014 - 06:19 AM

I did look at this "gem" of a Mercedes from Sharp when we was at a modelingshow in Sweden last year. It is truly bad, I'm interested in one but only because I own a 1:1 Mercedes /8, a 1975 240D and to be honest, if I had bought it I would never have built it.
Here is some pictures of the contents:
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They seller wanted 1000 swedish Kroner for it, quite a lot when other kits I bought there was Revells Ice Patrol Chevy pickup with snowmobile and also Revells 1:16 Chevy stepside with motocrossbike called Mountain Cruiser. These where 400 swedish kroner each.
According to the online currency calculator 1000 Swedish kroner is 133USD at the moment. I have seen more expensive kits but they have also looked more like what they are supposed to look like.


That's too bad. I like the subject matter. And I need one of Opels above. Very cool!

Scott

Edited by unclescott58, 13 December 2014 - 06:20 AM.


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Posted 13 December 2014 - 08:34 AM

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Here's one I'd grab quick in 1/24 scale!   Saw it on the 'bay today.

Even in 1/35 I might bite.....but at $40+ I'll pass........1/25 for $40.....yes!


Edited by Dave Van, 13 December 2014 - 12:52 PM.


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Posted 13 December 2014 - 10:42 AM

1/125th? Boy, you really like your models small, Dave! Sorry, couldn't resist.....



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Posted 13 December 2014 - 12:52 PM

Danged macular degeneration! ...had to see my many errors!



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Posted 13 December 2014 - 02:40 PM

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Here's some pictures of one of those Opels assembled.  Mine has a broken front bumper but really isn't warped. I see that yours has an interior, do you have glass? Mine has neither.  

I too some new pictures of my kit, it has glass and interior but none of them fit the body anymore.

Here is the contents of the kit, not many parts.

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And here is the instructions

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One of the montingtabs for the cahssis had broken, I superglued it in place and here you can see the glass in the body. There is supposed to be a monting tab at the front also to fix the glass and interior in place but it is missing. Windows don't fit.

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And with the interior in place, that doesn't fit either.

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And I tried to see if the chassis would fit....no it does not.

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 04:03 PM

I think you have discovered why this is an "obscure" kit!

 

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 04:45 PM

Yeah, I guess that like most of the old promos they have almost all of them warped beyond repair. To bad as the Rekord P1 was a popular car here when they was new. My fathers first car was a Rekord P2 wich was the one that replaced the P1.

Here is a picture of one I took in 2008, also beyond repair I'm afraid.

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Posted 15 December 2014 - 01:55 PM

I do.

Funny thing is - it was bought over the counter at a (severely disorganized) local hobby shop about three years ago.

 

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The box is pretty much gone, but the content is all there. It will take quite a bit of dedication to make anything out of it though.

Bad kit or not, I want one of these.



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Posted 21 December 2014 - 08:15 AM

Has anyone ever seen a model called- Taking back sunday new again, I think its a rock group, it has a car off there video, it comes with real car air freshener, model air freshners, , a drivers liscense, decals, dice, oh yeh, the car is not American but its from the 50s, I cant get photobucket to cooperate, so if someone to see I can send them pics and they can post. I cant find no info on it, if u put that name on utube a rock group comes up



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Posted 21 December 2014 - 12:43 PM

Has anyone ever seen a model called- Taking back sunday new again, I think its a rock group, it has a car off there video, it comes with real car air freshener, model air freshners, , a drivers liscense, decals, dice, oh yeh, the car is not American but its from the 50s, I cant get photobucket to cooperate, so if someone to see I can send them pics and they can post. I cant find no info on it, if u put that name on utube a rock group comes up

Sounds interesting... :huh:



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Posted 21 December 2014 - 02:19 PM

You mean this car...no idea. Thought maybe a Chrysler product but it may be a customized dash.



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Posted 21 December 2014 - 02:25 PM

Has anyone ever seen a model called- Taking back sunday new again, I think its a rock group, it has a car off there video, it comes with real car air freshener, model air freshners, , a drivers liscense, decals, dice, oh yeh, the car is not American but its from the 50s, I cant get photobucket to cooperate, so if someone to see I can send them pics and they can post. I cant find no info on it, if u put that name on utube a rock group comes up


You mean dis?