ZIL 111V

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  1. ZIL 111V added a post in a topic The 1/12 Doyusha Kits - A Look Back   

    Indeed The T/A & MACH1 "Dispaly Model" were motorized & had workable front & rear light bulbs, the Mabuchi motor was nestled in a bit oversized V8 block, driving power to the driveshaft/oversized rear axle, 6 AAs batteries were needed (in gas tank) to make everything workout.

    Lambo LP400/500S, & 911 "Display" 1/12th kits had only working lightbulbs with 2 AAs front batteries supports located in front trunk.

    Doyusha deleted all the battery powered engines & front/rear working light bulbs in following editions.
  2. ZIL 111V added a post in a topic 77 Chevy Monte Carlo   

    Superb model of a beatiful 70s cardesign,indeed still geat looking today, reminds me of my dads brand new'77 in FireThorn red
  3. ZIL 111V added a post in a topic The 1/12 Doyusha Kits - A Look Back   

    OTAKI got in the 1/12th scale kit, back in the 70s, inspired & to compete with rival Tamiya, most of the 1/12th plastic "Static Display" kits were also available in RC (Radio Control) form, got the Trans AM, Porsche 911, & Lambo LP500S in both display & RC versions, many had different box art under the OTAKI years, still remember the Porsche 911 i got was silver with white stripes & my Trans AM kit was the early: white & blue (1970/72) T/A Paint scheme not the later red 1973 "screaming chicken" version.

    The 1/12 static display series was surely on a good start, until OTAKI closed shop in the second half of the 80s, all the 1/12th series ended up with DOYUSHA, since the last decade the availabilty of these kits have been rare. if DOYUSHA still have all these molds, they surely decided to lower the production, trying to find on of these kits in a hobby shop in north america is a real challenge...better chances in a Tokyo hobby shop

    Indeed the Lancia Startos was a NITTO kagaku 1/12th kit, (IMO better then Otaki) I also got it as gift back in the early 80s, the ALITALIA "Safari" version was the original version, the other Pirelli version was under the Doyusha years.

    Doyusha did also rework the 450SL OTAKI mold later in the 80s: 450SLconvertible & the 450SLC AMG versions.

    Remember seeing the S800 coupe 1/12 kit box way back
  4. ZIL 111V added a post in a topic AMT Peterbilt 359 California Hauler Wrecker   

    Wow! original '71 boxart perfect look, very nice.
  5. ZIL 111V added a topic in Wanted!   

    1/16 Cragar S/S mags
    Hunting for a set of 4 optional; Cragar S/S mags, originaly included in AMTs 1957 Chevy 1/16 kits.

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  6. ZIL 111V added a post in a topic RIP Christopher Lee   

    Hammer films "Super Star" icon, with Cushing: for me Lee was the Best Dracula impersonator ever.
    Indded; Scaramanga role in 1974 was pretty good too
  7. ZIL 111V added a post in a topic Ertl International Transtar F-4270   

    -1973: first introduction of the F4270 ERTL kit.

    -1977: 2nd updated version of "Top Model" 4300 "EAGLE" kit introduced, F4270 kit was still available.

    -1979: Last year of the F4270 kit (ERTL kept the 4300 kit, thru the 80s).
  8. ZIL 111V added a post in a topic GMC Astro (1/25 Amt)   

  9. ZIL 111V added a post in a topic GMC Futurliner   

  10. ZIL 111V added a post in a topic Stutz Blawk Hawk   

    Tres belle piece!

    Indeed, refreshing to see unusual car sujects like yours, really nice workmanship.
  11. ZIL 111V added a post in a topic 1/16 Peterbilt 359   

    Very, very nice work , like the extended fuel tanks & the front grill net detail.

    Got the same one on my worbench, "OOB" for me... if i can find time!
  12. ZIL 111V added a post in a topic Jabbeke on the road 2015 Belgium   

    Surely one of the "Top Notch" european show, as usual quality of many pieces is amazing, particularly in the Big Rig class
  13. ZIL 111V added a post in a topic 68 Dodge 9 car hauler   

    Very, very, nice! a real "Mopar" museum piece! stunning work on your LNT & the ex Mitsuwa trailer...
    also like the '68 Imperial
  14. ZIL 111V added a post in a topic Russel's Apollo 116 Diamond Reo   

    Beautiful workmanship! Dual rear stacks (waaaay behind!) , front bumper & extended frame/ fuel tanks make this great kit look even better. 70's looks at its best indeed!
  15. ZIL 111V added a post in a topic Spock is dead.   

    One of the most iconic & legendary TV character of the last 50 years, may you RIP with McCoy & Scotty: