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#1 peekay

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 07:39 AM

Here's another one I finished last year, quite an impressive kit for it's time but somewhat confusing if you try following the instructions. I bought this one on Ebay with a painted body, a bit of a risk but with some polish it came out quite nicely.

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#2 Harry P.

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 07:49 AM

It doesn't get much better than that.  B)



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 08:21 AM

Nice job on that, Peter. Those Jo-Han Gold Cup kits still rank, I think, as some of the best ones ever made.

 

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 09:30 AM

Very well done, I like it a lot!



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 09:33 AM

Charlie's statement prompted a question I have for the hobby historians on here:  Were these Gold Cup kits more expensive than regular JoHan kits when they were released?  I don't recall seeing them when I was younger.

 

Just makes me wonder what might've happened if they'd put that kind of effort into their regular line...

 

As for our cosmopolitan Mr Kennedy, this is yet another example of what happens when well-honed skills and a desire for excellence come together.  Glad you were able to rescue this one!



#6 TooOld

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 12:24 PM

That's impressive !

 Those JoHan kits were some of the best available at the time .



#7 george 53

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 12:27 PM

That particular "Classics Series " still is! Beautiful build of a beautiful automobile!



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 12:33 PM

Gorgeous model..



#9 Foxer

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 12:43 PM

You definitely ended building a real looker there!



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 02:17 PM

impressive



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 08:39 PM

Charlie's statement prompted a question I have for the hobby historians on here:  Were these Gold Cup kits more expensive than regular JoHan kits when they were released?  I don't recall seeing them when I was younger.

 

At least when I was a kid (mid-1980s), I remember the Gold Cup kits being maybe $2-3 more than the USA Oldies series, except the 1968 Fury police car.

 

I also remember the Turbine car was expensive enough that my dad almost blew a gasket when I showed it to him! Hey, I was like 9 at the time...and it's still sitting in a box awaiting assembly. When I feel my skills are good enough to do that kit the justice it deserves, I'll build it.

 

Charlie Larkin



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 09:44 PM

As beautiful as it can be :D



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 11:36 PM

BEAUTIFULLY done Peter, obviously you have figured the instructions out, from what I see they were not an issue for you, excellent job!! :D 



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Posted 13 September 2013 - 05:28 AM

Beautiful build, Peter!  Those Jo Han kits were & still are State of the art.

 

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