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#41 Casey

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 01:56 PM

This was one of the first model kits I purchased, and I had to chose between this and Revell's "Luv Machine". Purchased from  Murphy's Dept. store in 1980 or so, I still had the in-bed toolbox up until a few years ago:

 

 

 

Exciting stuff until I opened the box and saw the horrid two-piece hard vinyl tires.  :o  :(

 



#42 Doug Bowen

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 06:14 AM

Attached File  P9290001.JPG   124.47KB   0 downloads  This has always been one of my favorites because it was the first model I ever bought.  I remember Dad taking me to the local hobby shop like it was yesterday.



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Posted 01 October 2013 - 12:51 PM

Me, too, except that my memory is from this boxtop.

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Getting back to which model kit box art takes you back, I forgot this one...

 

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This box art represents a time when I was old enough for the "big boy" kits: the Revell Hot Rod series Custom '57 Chevy Nomad.  I got it for Christmas and I'm sure my father picked it out. The hood opens, the rear tailgate and window opens, the doors open, the engine parts tree had a crankshaft on it. I will never forget the tires that came with that kit, either: a very supple rubber, the best tires of any kit I ever opened. 

 

We had a blizzard that year where I lived and school was closed for a good part of January. I spent most of that time building models, including this one. That box makes me think of running outside in the snow to rattle can the body, sitting in my room building for so long my father wondered if I was huffing the glue. And you got an awesome HOT ROD magazine sticker and an order form for the magazine; very adult stuff. I look at that box and can see that time period. I'm not going to elaborate and get all mushy, but you know what I mean.

 

I found this same box/kit on eBay a while back and plan on putting it together this summer.

 

Apologies to MCM Forum member Travis321: I stole your image of this box. I could not find one anywhere on the net above 300 pixels wide.

 

Let's go bug him and see if he got his '57 Nomad kit done!

 

http://www.modelcars...208#entry283714



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Posted 01 October 2013 - 02:09 PM

Me, too, except that my memory is from this boxtop.

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Yea, that's the one. You saved me from having to dig in my photo archive to post it! 



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Posted 01 October 2013 - 04:32 PM

There was a funny car of a Mercury Cyclone ('Don Nichols?) when I was like 12 or so that will be in my head forever.

 

I found a kit on ebay for $140.00! It's listed under  'AMT Mercury Cyclone funny car' not sure how to post the pic here, way cool though.


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Posted 02 October 2013 - 12:53 AM

Any of the 60s to mid 70s era boxes take me back...specially the ones I built as a kid...great to see them again...love the old box art!



#47 Erik Smith

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 04:49 AM

My first kit:

 

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I would like to get another, but not bad enough I guess...



#48 Dave Mikrut

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 05:23 AM

I've always loved the old Revell kit box art. Even the instructions in these kits are works of art.

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 09:11 AM

Nice picks guys!



#50 Bill Eh?

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 03:53 PM

The original Monogram Sizzler, but even more so ...

 

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Wheelstander wasn't even part of my vocabulary yet ... cool was!



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Posted 17 October 2013 - 04:22 PM

First kit I ever built.. it was way beyond my skill level at 7 years old ..LOL.. I'd love to find another but not at the prices they command nowadays !!!

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 04:25 PM

My first kit:

 

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I would like to get another, but not bad enough I guess...

One on eBay for $25, no bids and 2 days left ...