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#1 Casey

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 05:51 AM

Which kits were shown in a catalog or another publication and/or were announced but never actually hit store shelves?

 

Paul Gill mentioned the 1/16 MPC Chevy "Apache" Stepside 4x4 kit shown in the '76(?) MPC catalog:

 

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And MPC's 1/20 scale '56 Ford Pickup from the '78 catalog:

 

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And the Honda CRX Tuner Series kit from Revell's '04 catalog:

 

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And MPC's '78 Monte Carlo kit which was only released as a promo. Dean Milano had this one on eBay not long ago:

 

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The IMC Dodge LVT-1000:

 

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Others?



#2 JamesW

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:06 AM

How about Revell's 87 Olds Cutlass and Buick Regal?

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Edited by JamesW, 18 April 2013 - 06:12 AM.


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:09 AM

AMT Ford C600 Gar-Wood garbage truck

 

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:17 AM

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:36 AM

Now harry that avatar fits you. Col. Potter is one of my favorite characters.

#6 Rob Hall

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:40 AM

Lindberg '64 Plymouth 'Lawman'.

 

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:45 AM

MPC did release a 4x4 1/20 scale Ford van, but the markings were very different. I have one I never finished from 30 + years ago.....



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 07:17 AM

The MPC T-based buggy was not 1/20 scale.  I've got that same catalog; the kit is listed as 1/25 scale, with a retail price of $2.25 (same as most other 1/25 scale MPC kits at that time).  And, it was produced; MPC called it the "V-Rod".  For reasons known only to someone at MPC, the "V-Rod" kit included a Corvair engine, and not the VW unit shown in the catalog... 



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 07:22 AM

I remember seeing a '69 Fury kit (by Johan, I think) in that year's Auto World catalog.  It was a four-door sedan, too.  Sigh... :(



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 07:27 AM

AMT's Ahren's Fox Pumper.

Listed in the 72 catalog.

I have a copy somewhere, Just finding it.

 

Done. Now upload to p-bucket

 

here;

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 07:29 AM

I thought I could find a picture here but can't......

 

My ghost car.....

 

The MPC Blue Flame.  Sorry I can't find an illustration of it.



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 08:00 AM

I thought I could find a picture here but can't......
 
My ghost car.....
 
The MPC Blue Flame.  Sorry I can't find an illustration of it.

 

The rocket LSR?!! That would have been wild! As a kid, I was fascinated with rockets and jets. I remember checking out a book about LSRs in 2nd grade. I checked it out all the time. I thought the Blue Flame and Spirit of America were just the coolest things ever.

Years later, I got to see the Blue Flame at a museum in Germany. It was a complete surprise. A German friend had told me about it. He didn't have a very good description, saying it was a blue "record car". I expected to see one of Malcolm Campbell's Bluebirds.



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 08:12 AM

That Ahrens-Fox Pumper would've been really cool!

 

The first "Ghost Kit" I remember is shown on all (I think) of the AMT annual kit instruction sheets from 1960... 1927 Ford T Roadster! Still waiting for the release on that one!



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 08:22 AM


The garbage truck was released, along with the Ryder truck also. The garbage truck was a early 70's release, and the Louisville with the Ryder decals has been done several times with different logo's.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 08:39 AM

They changed the V Rod artwork a little on the final box. Kinda dumb to call it a "V Rod" and then not use a Volkswagen engine. It's really more of a "C Rod"
 
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Posted 18 April 2013 - 11:06 AM

 

They changed the V Rod artwork a little on the final box. Kinda dumb to call it a "V Rod" and then not use a Volkswagen engine. It's really more of a "C Rod"
 
 

 

 

 

Yea, but wasnt the V-Rod 1/25th?



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 11:08 AM

The garbage truck was released, along with the Ryder truck also. The garbage truck was a early 70's release, and the Louisville with the Ryder decals has been done several times with different logo's.

Never seen the garbage truck kit in person..have read in several articles that it was announced but never released.



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 11:30 AM

Lindberg 1/8 competion coupe dragster.  Sorry no pic.



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 12:47 PM

Accurate Minatures' NASCAR 1999 Ford Taurus.  Made it into their catalog, even made it into tooling, was never released.  Test shots exist. 



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 12:53 PM

The garbage truck was released, along with the Ryder truck also. The garbage truck was a early 70's release, and the Louisville with the Ryder decals has been done several times with different logo's.

 

actually that garbage truck was issued...just not as the garbage truck...body itself i dont think made it into production anywhere for i would have bought several for just the body!