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Amy, I have you tagged as a favorite seller. It would be a blessing if you announced here when you are getting ready to sell one of Harry's bigger masterpieces. I look often and i don't think I've missed anything but I TRULY want one of his bigger pieces. Of which I would certainly be a caretaker and admirer for all the days i have left.

Please and Thank You.

 

 

Bob

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Bob- I plan on doing that for a lot of what he has left. I'm kind of slowly circling toward the last 100 or so of his models, most of which are scratchbuilt and the type that I think folks on this forum will be interested in. I will absolutely post here first, as I very much prefer some of you get his work. :) I think I'm on my last or maybe second-to-last auction round on eBay before I start posting the "good stuff" (as in super-customized, HIGHLY detailed work) here first. As my dad explained it, he liked the older cars with less body work so that you could really see how/ what the car was made of. 

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Gentlemen (and ladies, if there are any on here?),

Here are four old models I found and am having trouble identifying. These are from my dad's childhood or at least very early adulthood, and they have no identifying words or marks on them (at least to my untrained eye). I thought maybe the first and last ones were Mercer Raceabouts? Can anyone one point me in the right direction? 

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The two in the center are a 32 Ford Sedan, the white one with the black fenders and the all yellow convertible below it is a 36 Ford Roadster, both were AMT kits. Afraid I don't know anything about the other 2. Hope that helps some :)

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The white one at the top is a Stutz Bearcat kit first put out by MPC in the 70s, and the one  on the bottom looks like Bandai's Thomas Flyabout kit.  It might even be the Entex reissue.

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The white one at the top is a Stutz Bearcat kit first put out by MPC in the 70s, and the one  on the bottom looks like Bandai's Thomas Flyabout kit.  It might even be the Entex reissue.

Amy:

Here's the box from the original MPC "Bearcat"...

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I believe the yellow car is a 36 Ford convertible made by Monogram (at least the wheels & tires are Monogram). There might be some identifying text cast into the bottom of the model.

This thread seems to match the body: http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/101516-monogram-1936-ford/

 

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The '36 is definitely Monogram.   The AMT '36 is a roadster.    It's probably from Monogram's Early Iron series.

http://www.oldmodelkits.com/jpegs/m/Monogram%207570%2036Ford.JPG

The White '32 with black fenders looks like it might be MPC's Keep on Truckin' kit.

http://www.modelroundup.com/v/vspfiles/photos/MPC-767-2.jpg

http://www.modelroundup.com/v/vspfiles/photos/MPC-767-3.jpg

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Amy:

Here's the box from the original MPC "Bearcat"...

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Digging those scarves....definitely getting one for the fall season :P

On a more serious note, I am fixing up Harry's Jaguar SS100

one of the front light supports is broken. I don't want to mess with his kit too much and this part fits and is stable 

So do I go all out and modify this to fix it or just leave it as is??? 

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If it we me, I'd keep it as close to Harry's rendition as possible but that's just me.

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Although I was not lucky enough to know Harry as may did on this forum, I did respect his words of wisdom. He was quick to offer advice and proper criticism to those who wanted it. He was also an avid builder and his ability to reproduce lifelike features in miniature were well known. Add my name to the list of those fortunate enough to have one of Harry's models in his collection. I became aware of Amy's eBay listings and was fortunate enough to win one of his motorcycles he built. It had suffered from some minor damage prior to shipment. The mirror and one of the levers had broken off. I have since repaired those items and now have it in a case. Also, she did a wonderful job of packing the bike and the box that came with it. Here are some pictures:

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Tim- thank you for this post! I love that you're giving it such a beautiful display with a plaque. Thank you!! :) :) :)

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If it we me, I'd keep it as close to Harry's rendition as possible but that's just me.

Ya, that was my feeling as well

I glued on a couple bits that popped off in shipping, but didn't want to alter it more than that

Thanks for the response

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Three 404 errors in a row. Try again...

The '32 Ford sedan shown above is the original Switchers version; it was later converted into the sedan delivery.

 

 

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Thank you everyone! You guys rock :) :)  I really appreciate the help!

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Happy belated birthday Harry. Hope your bench is full and your stockpile is massive.

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Digging those scarves....definitely getting one for the fall season :P

On a more serious note, I am fixing up Harry's Jaguar SS100

one of the front light supports is broken. I don't want to mess with his kit too much and this part fits and is stable 

So do I go all out and modify this to fix it or just leave it as is??? 

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url], on Flickr

I'd let the buyer fix the SS headlights. Most people around here can handle it.

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The question was not 'can I fix this', it was "should I fix this" or leave it as it came to me and not mess with Harry's stuff too much

Oh I can fix it, Mr Skip :P

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