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#1 Casey

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 06:58 AM

Let's see some oddball kits of subjects you or others may not know existed in scale. ^_^

Lindberg Ford Granada:

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:07 AM

Wow, I'm surprised they put an effort into that one! I like oddball stuff and all, but wouldn't even give that kit a first glance........

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:16 AM

Cool...I built that kit when I was 6...Lindberg 1:32nd snap kits and Revell Snap Tites were the gateway drug to modeling for me. Lindberg also made a Monarch.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:30 AM

Monogram Honda CBX:






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This model is still intact, complete in the box.
I couldnt believe it when I found it 24 years ago.
I want to build a replica of a Bike I once owned.


I bought a 1980 Honda CBX. Brand New.
with six cylinders, it couldnt turn very well, but in a straight line
it was downright brutal. it had pure torque. one of the quicker motorcycles I have owned.




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#5 Erik Smith

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:42 AM

Cool topic Casey. I'll post a couple when I get a chance. I love seeing oddball stuff.

I think Christian (Junkman) could really add some oddballs.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 08:12 AM

COOL!...I love oddball stuff if its 1/25th or 1/24th scale. Built the Granada when I was a kid...they made Gremlins,ElCaminos,Cordoba,etc, too.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 08:19 AM

AMT did a kit of the Yellow Submarine (from the Beatle's song / movie). It was even re-issued several years back when RC2 was running AMT.

That Granada is actually kind of neat, for whatever reason they were popular with drug dealers for a time.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 08:25 AM

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Not being alive in the 60s and not a huge TV fan, I've never heard of this show. The kit has all the "Hero" extras seen on the photo. The kits is supposedly a 66 Imperial but read somewhere it's actually AMT's 65 kit - I'm no expert though. I had never seen the kit before I saw it...

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You can build a truck version too - above is the extra interior with the truck bed.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 08:32 AM

I think Christian (Junkman) could really add some oddballs.


Me? I don't have anything...

Well, this one maybe:

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 08:37 AM

One ? You are holding out we want more ! Cool kit BTW .......



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Posted 02 April 2012 - 08:42 AM

They also did a Mercury Monarch.



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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:06 AM

No pix but I once had in my possession a Trumpeter 1/6 scale Harley Davidson full dresser kit.The box art was duplicate of the concurrent Tamiya release but the kit did differ by having a base on which the completed model mounted.The base had a circuitry that provided engine noises when a button was pushed.I had to give the kit back to my now ex girlfriend's brother who had supposedly sent for the kit direct from Japan.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:28 AM

One ? You are holding out we want more ! Cool kit BTW .......


I have another one. Fully chrome plated Stormzender Spiegel HP-022 anyone?

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Not?

OK, how about a Sugolegerd 10V5000 Asurada GSX race transporter in 1:48?

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Or a Bandai Dekotora in 1:48

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and in 1:20 scale

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Nemo's car:

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:40 AM

If I don't know it exist hoe can I post it ?

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:45 AM

Lassen, Unimog (1/24 scale plastic kit)

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And the following one is ever rarer, a DAF model kit by a Dutch company called VH
(there's on on German ebay as I write this...)

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And finally a RCMP Police car by Mpc


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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:49 AM

I have another one. Fully chrome plated Stormzender Spiegel HP-022 anyone?

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Cool. I have the pink, non-plated one in my stash.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 10:28 AM

I had never seen the kit before I saw it...


Another fine example from the "Yogi Berra Book Of Quotes" :lol: :lol: :lol:

Edited by CorvairJim, 02 April 2012 - 10:33 AM.


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Posted 02 April 2012 - 10:51 AM

Imagine how it was in the pre-internet era. For me, it was like 'I didn't know what I didn't know'.... When I was starting to build kits in the late '70s-early '80s I had very little idea what came before 1978, other than the few '60s annuals and promos my older brother gave me..so every time I went to a hobby shop or read SAE (after discovering it in 1987) I had this sense of wonder and discovery..the first time I went to the Toledo Collectors Toy Fair in '89 as a skinny 19 yr old, it was a very eye-opening experience to the vast range of kits made in the past...

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 11:19 AM

'69 - '73 I was in the Navy. A big black hole in modeling for me. I missed all of those wonderful Aurora 1/16th scale Hemies.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 11:21 AM

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