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#21 Vilperi

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 10:06 PM

USA here but I want to know more about this..
The Hunt is on. :D
Please don't tell me it is all scratch built. :(


This is an Volvo L3314 Laplander, in sweden more knowed by it´s nickname puppy.
And yes it´s all scratch built except for wheels and axles. There is a resin kit available
but it´s in 1/72 scale,and doesn´t fit on my shelf :)

#22 W-409

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 10:49 PM

Okay. I'm from Vantaa, Finland. I've lived here all my life. If someone thinks that there are not Hobby Shops, or Model Kits in Finland, you're wrong. Almost all kits, I buy are bought from Finland, only a few kits need to be ordered from Model Express.

And we have lots of 1:1 American Cars here in Finland too, so it's not only Model Kits. http://tapahtumakuvia.kuvat.fi/kuvat/

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 12:13 AM

I am from Randburg (northern Johannesburg) South Africa (as Harry mentioned).

It is difficult to built any models of vehicles specific from South Africa but we had some notable vehicles like the GSM Dart & Flamingo, Capri & Cortina Perana and Chev Firenza Can Am. Unless you scratch build these there are no base models to start with.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 01:52 AM

Does a model company make different models for different countries? I see Holden and Beaumont. I know Canada used to have different 1:1 versions of the same USA cars. Do they still?

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 02:02 AM

The Beaumonts are the only ones I've seen, (Canadian version of a Chevelle/Malibu). Chrysler exported 2 1971 Hemicuda convertibles up there, metric gauges and all, making for a grand total of nine of them ever built. But they were built here.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 02:08 AM

Does somebody make a Beaumont model?

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 02:19 AM

Does somebody make a Beaumont model?


Model Car Garage conversion kit IIRC

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 02:55 AM

Ok my turn :) Im from Newcastle (Redhead) too Australia Gods country lived here all my 41 years and love the place man.

Good idea dude :)

#29 Jon Cole

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 02:55 AM

Canada, but I can see Detroit from here. Does that count? :wacko:


Close enough to hear the bullets wizzing over your head? YIKES!

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 03:01 AM

I'm from the Oshawa area used to be a huge GM city.eh
in the 50's up untill '57 our pontiacs used a shorter chevy body and starting in '55 chevy instead of poncho power,this lasted till GM started with the corporate engines sometimes for every brand instead of each brands own power.Caddy excluded.eh.
Off the top of my head I can think of chevy II's sold as pontiac acadians and a chevette using the same name.We also got pontiac parisienne and laurentines.A geo metro called a firefly.eh.
We had a corisica called a tempest.Ford of coarse had the metiors and a falcon based frontenac.There were a few drag falcons much like a thunderbolt built in Oakville.Every one knows of the fargo and mercurey trucks.In the big rig world we had Hayes,Pacific's,Peninsula's, Leyland bison's, and Sicards.eh
I know I'm missing a large number more.eh

Does a model company make different models for different countries? I see Holden and Beaumont. I know Canada used to have different 1:1 versions of the same USA cars. Do they still?

Not so much any more.Chevy makes an ORLANDO,a Canadian only mini van thing.eh

The Beaumonts are the only ones I've seen, (Canadian version of a Chevelle/Malibu). Chrysler exported 2 1971 Hemicuda convertibles up there, metric gauges and all, making for a grand total of nine of them ever built. But they were built here.


I find this strange and have heard of it before.The reason its strange is we didn't have the metric system yet in '71.eh

Edited by mistermodel, 03 August 2012 - 03:12 AM.


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Posted 03 August 2012 - 03:11 AM

I'm from the Oshawa area used to be a huge GM city.eh
in the 50's up untill '57 our pontiacs used a shorter chevy body and starting in '55 chevy instead of poncho power,this lasted till GM started with the corporate engines instead of each brands own power.
Off the top of my head I can think of chevy II's sold as pontiac acadians and a chevette using the same name.We also got pontiac parisienne and laurentines.A geo metro called a firefly.
We had a corisica called a tempest.Ford of coarse had the metiors and a falcon based frontinac.Every one knows of the fargo and mercurey trucks.In the big rig world we had hayes's,pacifics,penninsula's leyland bison's, and sicards.
I know I'm missing a large number more


Not so much any more.Chevy makes an ORLANDO,a Canadian only mini van thing



I find this strang and have heard of it before.The reason its strange is we didnt have the metric system yet in '71

That's cool Kevin. I figured there were more that I just didn't know about. As far as metric thing, I'm not sure why they did it that way, but they did for sure as I've seen one of the two exports. I don't know whether they were thinking forward or what, but that is strange.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 03:14 AM

Cory Ive read of a couple metric hemi cars that went to europe

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 04:28 AM

Cory Ive read of a couple metric hemi cars that went to europe

That's cool. I would love to see em'.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 05:33 AM

Thanks for the input Steve. Learned alot of new stuff in here today.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 05:35 AM

From Indiana (Hoosier by birth, Boilermaker by the grace of God!)

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 05:41 AM

Close enough to hear the bullets wizzing over your head? YIKES!


Yup......... :huh:

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 05:56 AM

I'm from Deeeetroy, across the river from Pat in Canada! We ONLY use our guns to DEFEND the U.S. from them hooligans from CANADA! WE protect ALL your butts! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :D :P ;) ^_^

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 06:29 AM

I pretty sure mexico got beumonts as well

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 06:30 AM

I'm from Deeeetroy, across the river from Pat in Canada! We ONLY use our guns to DEFEND the U.S. from them hooligans from CANADA! WE protect ALL your butts! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :D :P ;) ^_^

We kicked your butts out in the war of 1812 :D

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 06:50 AM

Antwerp, Belgium.


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