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#1 502

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 10:18 AM

Im not aware of one being made. Is there a plastic kit or a resin kit?



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Posted 24 April 2013 - 10:24 AM

i seen one on ebay about a month ago it was the first karmann ghia kit i ever seen.it was made by some company in japan.since i like those cars,i tried bidding on it. but stopped after it went over $50.00. it also had the hard top convertible option


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Posted 24 April 2013 - 10:43 AM

That some Japanese company is probably Tamiya, they make one, and you can find them on Ebay, they are worth the money



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Posted 24 April 2013 - 11:04 AM

at least Gunze, Revell Germany and Tamiya made one.

http://www.themodeli...armann_Ghia.jpg

http://www.collector...00x225[ekm].jpg

http://www.scalemate...en karmann ghia

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 12:34 PM

Thanks for the info, I'm going to try to pick one up.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 01:08 PM

no,wasn't tamiya.and it wasn't revell. harald the first one on your list is the one i saw.


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Posted 24 April 2013 - 01:25 PM

Thanks for the info, I'm going to try to pick one up.

Get the Tamiya kit and save yourself from disappointment. 



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Posted 24 April 2013 - 03:40 PM

The Tamiya kit, as Curtis says, is excellent!



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Posted 24 April 2013 - 03:57 PM

Get the Tamiya kit and save yourself from disappointment. 

 

x2

 

The Gunze kit isn't bad, albeit a curbside, as you can build it as a convertible OOB....correctly fitting the hardtop 'option' is pretty difficult, as the roof is molded as one clear piece with the rear and quarter glass. Given the choice between the two, I'd do the Tamiya in a heartbeat.



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Posted 24 April 2013 - 04:08 PM

Agreed, the Tamiya kit is great. A detailed engine is included and the fit is great. I think there were also some self adhesive PE emblems included. I´ve built one when I was a youngster, so I´m not too sure about the emblems.



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Posted 27 April 2013 - 09:35 AM

I just picked up the tamiya kit $29 and some change. Some of the others on eBay were over $50.

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 12:02 PM

Like most guys already said, by far the best Ghia in 1/24 scale is the Tamiya kit... I do believe it was recently re-issued so you should have no trouble getting it. It's nicely detailed and falls together perfectly :)

If you're into 1/16, however, Revell also did a great kit way back when, but that's quite a rare one... And, consequently, somewhat costly ;)



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Posted 27 April 2013 - 12:26 PM

that 1/16 is not rare at all. Over here, they are found regurarly for about 20 till 30 dollars, plus I wouldnt be suprised if they reissued that within a year or so.



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Posted 27 April 2013 - 01:17 PM

Well, I did live in the Netherlands for 8 years and never saw a single one... I rarely see them on ebay, and then they are around 40 euros+... I imagine they are even harder to come by across the pond.

You must have some kind of special luck sourcing these :P



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Posted 27 April 2013 - 07:44 PM

no, not really. There is at least 2 or 3 available per month on our version of craigslist. I think it depends on how eager you are to get one, if you dont want any, there are plenty. if you want it badly, there are none.. ;)



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Posted 27 April 2013 - 09:45 PM

if you dont want any, there are plenty. if you want it badly, there are none.. ;)

 

Murphy's Law! :P

I do check Marktplaats occasionally, but no cigar... Not for the money I'm ready to pay, anyway :(



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Posted 27 April 2013 - 09:49 PM

there is one at the moment and the bids stalled at 21,my guess is you can have it for 25



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Posted 27 April 2013 - 11:12 PM

I will keep an eye out, thanks :)



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Posted 04 May 2013 - 05:20 AM

Mine arrived the other day, its a nice simple kit. Im building it for Derby City Shootout towards the end of July. I will probably start a thread up soon for it. Im going to build it similar to this. 

 

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 03:58 AM

I will keep an eye out, thanks :)

 

And another one, actually three :P

 

http://link.marktplaats.nl/677397602


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