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JoHan '63 dodge Polara- I think it's time for a quality resin copy of this one


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#1 gtx6970

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 01:40 AM

I am not the seller or the winning bidder .
But I am in shock.
http://cgi.ebay.com/...cvip=true&rt=nc

I have a nice builtup for temporary loan if someone wants to step up

#2 mikemodeler

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 01:52 AM

What was the model? I clicked on the link and it said the listing was closed and did not display the model.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 01:54 AM

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 01:56 AM

I can click the link and scroll down , and it's there.

it was a Johan 1963 Dodge Polara,,,,,,,,,,,,, builder.
I was planning to try and snag it at the end, but when it got to over $80 with 3 or 4 days left I said no and just watched it . Sold for over $225. and IMO, thats insane. A dead mint unbuilt just about a month or so ago only sold in the $250 range

I know R+R makes one ( I'll pass thank you)
And I think MCW makes one, but I haven't seen in person

Edited by gtx6970, 20 August 2012 - 01:59 AM.


#5 Mike Kucaba

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 07:59 AM

I think (having a lot of R&R resin) I'd sooner buy resin before giving up that kind of money for a builder/built-up. Heck you could buy TWO resin copies,screw one up and still be ahead :D

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 09:02 AM

I believe MCW has that kit available.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 09:08 AM

The Modelhaus has had one for years.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 08:44 AM

Is that a 4-door sedan or the Polara hardtop? I'm having trouble telling exactly.

If it's a 4-door, yes, that needs to be cast by Jeff, Kevin or Don Holthaus.

If it's a 2-door, that would be nice, too.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 08:54 AM

I have a R&R one and it is rough and will be sitting in the box for sometime till I get the courage to tackle it.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 02:16 PM

I have a R&R one and it is rough and will be sitting in the box for sometime till I get the courage to tackle it.


same here,
I had one and sold it when I got the chance. It was a really thick slush cast piece and I had a feeling it was not going to be an easy build
I have ONE original issue Johan kit and would 'like' to have at least 2 or 3 more.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 03:12 PM

There's another one unbuilt on the bay now.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 04:00 PM

I can click the link and scroll down , and it's there.

it was a Johan 1963 Dodge Polara,,,,,,,,,,,,, builder.
I was planning to try and snag it at the end, but when it got to over $80 with 3 or 4 days left I said no and just watched it . Sold for over $225. and IMO, thats insane. A dead mint unbuilt just about a month or so ago only sold in the $250 range

I know R+R makes one ( I'll pass thank you)
And I think MCW makes one, but I haven't seen in person


I've got two molded in light green sitting beside my computer right now. I keep them upstairs in case some of my modeling buddies who visits has light fingers. Can't trust anyone with stuff like that...

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 04:23 PM

There's another one unbuilt on the bay now.


And a decent looking builtup just ended tonight

so now,,,,,,,I have 2 of them. :D

Edited by gtx6970, 05 September 2012 - 07:59 AM.


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Posted 04 September 2012 - 11:05 PM

i can't be of any help in casting one of these,but i CAN be of help to someone with the right trade or trades,i have 5 original jo-han 1963 dodge polara kits,three of these are builders,two are mint in box.i would consider letting two of the builders go for the right trade.these were not cheap when i bought them on ebay,so it would have to be a pretty good trade,or trades.i am currently looking for: an AMT 1971-72 gmc sierra grande pickup,amt 1972 gmc jimmy,or any early issue 1958-1972 chevy or gmc truck kit,MPC commando,jeep dune buggy,or chevy/gmc pickup.i am also looking for gmc conversions/bodies from shawn carpenter,certain modelhaus kits/conversions,(mainly mopar),certain replicas and miniatures items, original issue JO-HAN 1962 dodge dart hardtop,or a reliable resin mustang LX.also looking for a r&d unique air compressor,or any pursuit plastics police decals.there are probably lots of other things i would be interested in as well.let me know if anyone has any interest in these,and what you have to trade.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 04:01 AM

The Modelhaus has had one for years.

That sounds like the bottom line to me. Modelhaus stuff is always top quality.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 08:30 AM

Don't know what is used as basis of this beautiful '63 Polara built by Juha Airio, but if it's JoHan kit, it really is not a box stock with some added details, I guess! http://renevaan.kuva...12/IMG_2497.jpg