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Too bad the Monogram 1/43rd scale Ultimates" didn't last long.

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Here's a couple pics of the Cobra's I built . They have some very nice PE wire wheels. One was built stock and the other I modified a little and made a small diorama for it.

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I need to build those before my eye site won't let me see anything smaller than 1/12. LOL!:D

I hear ya Len! I've got both of those and I've never touched 'em! Too bad Monogram didn't see fit to make more models in that series. 1/43's can be great slump busters as they're usually curbsides. I wouldn't recommend these though as slump busters as they have as much detail as a 1/24-25 kit!

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Definitely outstanding kits. The detail was unreal especially for the scale and price back then. Revellogram seriously needs to consider reissuing them. Both kits can still be had for $20-30 on evilBay.

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Definitely outstanding kits. The detail was unreal especially for the scale and price back then. Revellogram seriously needs to consider reissuing them. Both kits can still be had for $20-30 on evilBay.

They are nice and i have about 4 or 5 of each but 20-30 bucks is way over priced. Ive picked up each of my 8-10 kits off of Ebay for under 15.00 shipped.  Even managed to get the Vette and Cobra in one auction for 20.00 shipped.  

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Great subjects, but I found them too tough too build. Especially the side pipe covers on the Corvette. In 1/43rd scale, I prefer the late 60's AMT kits much better.

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I also wish that the series would have continued. I've built them both. I don't have any photos of the Corvette handy, but here is my Cobra:

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For more photos see Peteski's Cobra Album

These kits were revolutionary. Just like much more expensive 1:43 resin kits they included photoetched parts. But unlike the thick and often crude resin-cast kit's parts, the injection-molded styrene parts and bodies were very well executed.  Plus the price was so much more affordable than any resin kit.

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and don't miss the album. :o

Accept no imitations! Get your copy, pressed on gen-oo-wine, honest to golly, vinyl! 

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Esque Reeder, Voolameister par excellence, sez

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If it ain't a hit, I'll eat my...................................shirt.*

 

 

 

*Had you there for a minute, huh? ;)

 

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There was a Johnny Lightning Cobra that included a C/D of the "Hey Little Cobra " tune.

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Phunny stuff. This is what I was talking about :  http://s1068.photobucket.com/user/peteski7/library/Cars/289Cobra?sort=3&page=1  <_<

 

I know. I was just injecting some lowbrow humor. I'm good at that. :)

I checked out Peteski's album before. That is one hellacious build. I built a couple Cobras years ago for some guys at work. Now, I'm gonna search the great big dub-dub-dub for a few more for myself. These beauties need to be reissued and Revellogram should add to the series. There are a lot of worthy candidates.

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The Monogram 1/43 line almost did continue on after the two kits shown.......but not at Monogram!!

Soon after Monogram killed the 1/43 line a key person at Monogram formed a group of folks to start a model company aimed at producing 1/43 scale plastic model kits. I was asked to help out. I modified and built 3 Starter brand 1/43 kits.....these were to be used to show what we intended to produce and to be used as display models at trade shows.  I don't have the exact reasons the project/company stalled.....but the US market wasn't ready for mass produced platic 1/43 kits. 

 

This venture did turn into another model related  entity but that's another story....... 

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I had the Corvette kit many moons ago.  I don't seem to remember finishing it.  I do love Cobras and seeing Peteski's built up tells me I need that as well.  I will have to hit up eBay and spotlighthobbies and try to pick up some of each.  

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I also wish that the series would have continued. I've built them both. I don't have any photos of the Corvette handy, but here is my Cobra:

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Wow, that's the ultimate Ultimate.

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Thanks guys!  It was a fun build. Took me couple of months to complete. I think I only paid less than $10 for the kit, so it was money well spent! :)

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I have a couple of that Cobra myself.

1 still sealed, one sealed inside.

I would love to get the Vette to go with them. And also

wish they had continued the series.

 

I'll cross my fingers they get re-issued

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I wanted that Cobra for years and as of Saturday morning I had a sealed one in my hands. I didn't want to pay the asking prices on eBay but one finally popped up for $14.99 with free shipping so I jumped on it.

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