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#21 jeffs396

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 03:23 PM

Thanks for posting pics of your kit Jens!

 

That body looks nicely done, I wonder if any of the old tooling from these long out-of-production kits is still in the hands of manufacturers, or destroyed? :(



#22 Jeremy Jon

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 03:36 PM

I love the Mangusta, and Pantera for that matter.  The Mangusta is on my scratch build list, since no decent kit available, but the Pantera I never considered since kits are available, I didn't realize there was such an issue with aging bodies in those kits though?!

 

Forlorn hope but I wish someone had done a Mangusta kit/body.   "Bill" from "Kill Bill" drove one.  Had the lowest mounted headlamps ever legally allowed in CA-had to get a specific exemption.

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 07:30 AM

A little info on Pantera kits The Testors kits are ex Gunze kits, the Marui kits are Marui kits. The Airfix kit is an Edai kit, the Entex kit is very small for 1/25. I do not know the origins of the Arii or Nichimo kits plus the have been a few 1/28 slot body models made into kit form.



#24 Zarana-X

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 07:50 AM

I have the Gunze Sangyo GTS kit, and I still have the box, I use it to store 1/24 figures. I remember the gold stripe decals were very unforgiving, so  I did some wacky fade paintjob (midnight blue to lime green) on it when I first learned how to use an airbrush. The tires are split (I have three different GS kits from the 80's and the tires all split) and its sitting in a box waiting for somethign to happen.



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Posted 26 May 2013 - 09:19 AM

Lots of good detail reference here.

 

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 09:46 AM

I have the Gunze Sangyo GTS kit, and I still have the box, I use it to store 1/24 figures. I remember the gold stripe decals were very unforgiving, so  I did some wacky fade paintjob (midnight blue to lime green) on it when I first learned how to use an airbrush. The tires are split (I have three different GS kits from the 80's and the tires all split) and its sitting in a box waiting for somethign to happen.

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Geez!!
I have three GS motorcycle kits each with a fairly heavy price tag. Ihope those tires don't have a similar problem!!!!
joe.

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 07:44 AM

The Mauri/Tilt kit has the opening doors and headlights.

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 11:27 AM

Here's the Nitto 1/28 Pantera GTS, later reissued by Blue Tank and finally by Entex who labeled it 1/25.

 

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A Group 5 variant was done.

 

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Edited by Roadkill2525, 04 January 2014 - 11:33 AM.


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 06:07 PM

The kits look great.  I've been looking for one of these too.  I got snaked at the last minute bidding on one a few months ago.