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#781 unclescott58

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 07:03 AM

Comet had a 4.5" longer wheelbase than the Falcon (114" vs. 109.5").
 
Thanks for the info! How about some photos of your promos?


I want to second the request to see more photos. I love Austrailian cars and am always interested in knowing more about them. Never about the promos of Australian car before this. Very cool!

Oh, and Chris is right about wheelbase difference between the Falcon and Comet.

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 07:13 AM

Looks like there was a series of Mitsubishi construction equipment vehicles:

 

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Almost looks like the AMT Caterpillar

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 09:38 AM

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Looks like there was a series of Mitsubishi construction equipment vehicles:
 
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Note that the power shovel isn't a exactly a Mitsubishi. It is a Mithubishi. I wonder if that is an accidental typo or a way to get around a licensing issue.

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 01:07 PM

Harbutt Plasticine Ltd Bugatti Type-35. I completely forget where I found this one long ago. This site shows the set it came from, where there's a one instruction sheet for all 10 cars in the set.

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Posted 11 January 2015 - 01:18 PM

Are the Sharp dozer and excavator kits any good? Or are they as horrible as the Mercedes kit I posted a couple of pages back?



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Posted 11 January 2015 - 06:35 PM

Hey Russell, when I was a kid here in Australia in the 1960's, those little kits came in the Weeties cereal boxes.  We collected them frantically.  Still got at least one of each.  Aurora also sold them as Snaparoos - a slightly Aussie sounding name for an American model company!

 

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 06:54 AM

The Comet passenger cars (coupe, sedan) had the longer wheelbase, but the station wagon did not.  It's a Falcon wagon with Comet front sheet metal.  After the North American Comet was restyled for 1964, Ford Australia acquired the '60-'63 Comet front end sheet metal dies.  They combined the Comet front clip with a locally done restyle of the quarter panels and rear end, to update their Falcons for the '64-'66 period.  They never used the North American '64-'65 outer sheet metal on their cars.



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Posted 12 January 2015 - 09:14 PM

Hi guys-

 

Just returned from a "hunting" trip in Japan (and by hunting, I mean that no scale models were harmed during the making of this journey)

 

I came back with some trophies, but I think the most rare is the Datsun Bluebird (810 in US Market) in 1/20 scale.  Looking forward to having these on my desk soon!

 

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 01:32 AM

The Datsun (Nissan) Bluebird is interesting.  Wish it was 1/24 scale.



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Posted 13 January 2015 - 04:16 AM

Harbutt Plasticine Ltd Bugatti Type-35. I completely forget where I found this one long ago. This site shows the set it came from, where there's a one instruction sheet for all 10 cars in the set.

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When I was a kid, in the 70's, I remember buying little kits like these of Formula One type cars that came wrapped like Baseball Card packs. Does anyone else remember those?



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Posted 13 January 2015 - 04:32 AM

 
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Actually, I think the Minica GSS is the most rare - to my brain anyhow, I've never seen it...all are cool!

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 05:24 PM

Actually, I think the Minica GSS is the most rare - to my brain anyhow, I've never seen it...all are cool!

Thank you!  I was surprised to find both of those (The Minica and the Bluebird)  

 

Can't find photos of them online, and I'm thrilled to have them!



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Posted 03 February 2015 - 05:51 PM

Well this is a new one on me! While doing my usual search for '58 Fords on eBay:

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http://www.ebay.com/...=item339d1d0867

Anyone recognize the company, and if they made anything else like this?

 

Along the same vein, the same seller has a Messerschmitt; again any info? I'm watching both kits to see if the bids head for Idiotville...

http://www.ebay.com/...=item339d1cef05



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Posted 04 February 2015 - 02:33 AM

That's a new one on me.



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Posted 04 February 2015 - 03:35 AM

That 58 Ford has a great box.  I have never seen one or the Messerschmitt.  I would not be surprised, however, if bidding went fairly high.  Japanese collectors aren't afraid to throw down some green, or whatever color the yen is...



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Posted 04 February 2015 - 04:46 AM

That Japanese Ford looks both cool and odd. It would be fun to see one built. Odd front end. The upper half is '58. The lower half, grille and bumper, looks like '57? Odd, and interesting.

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 05:24 AM

New one to me,,,,although GM stuff is usually not on my radar . But I thought this was pretty cool .

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

 

 

 

 



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Posted 08 February 2015 - 02:53 PM

I just got a 1922 Hispano Suiza and a 1929 Mercedes sport ssk, I was told they were given at citgo gass stations after u bought $2 in gas, they say citgo on them there not open, I think they 1/43 maybe, I would post picture but I cant get it to post, Oh yeh they are up for trade. Ive never seen these before.



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Posted 09 February 2015 - 03:33 AM

New one to me,,,,although GM stuff is usually not on my radar . But I thought this was pretty cool .

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

 

 

 

 

That is cool !



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Posted 09 February 2015 - 04:34 AM

Sorry, did a re-org of my Photobucket, hence all photo links I posted hitherto are broken.

Will check which ones I can repair in due course.

 

 

However, if non-automotive kits are OK, how about these?

 

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The plastic colours of these are even more baked than the box art:

 

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Then there is this:

 

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