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Station Wagon Kits

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What's out there for wagon kits? 

80s and older, any brand.

I have a hankering to build a stock station wagon, a real plain jane mom type grocer getter.

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'65 (AMT) and '66 (Revell) Chevelles. All I can think of at the moment. 

There's always the various '55-'57 Chev Nomads, too. 

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As far as conventional 4-door wagons, as Snake mentioned, the 65 and 66 Chevelles would be my first choices.

You mentioned '80s and older, so there are also the Revell '48 Ford woodie, and the AMT '41 Ford woodie.  Going back even further there are several Model A woodie kits (Monogram, Revell, and MPC, I believe)

I think everything else that's been recently available has been 2-doors.  In addition to the Nomads, there's the recent Revell '57 Ford Del Rio and '49 Mercury.  Round 2 recently reissued the MPC Pinto wagon and AMT Pacer wagon.

Johan had the 1960 Plymouth and 1961 Olds F-85 in their USA Oldies line, but those were gone by the early-to-mid-90s.  Can't think of anything else that's been offered new in the last 20 to 30 years, though I'm probably forgetting something.

And no, I'm not including foreign branded subject matter, I know there have been some Subarus and such, just zero interest on my part.

Edited by Robberbaron

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I turned the Revell 66 Chevelle wagon into a stocker.

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I patterned this one after the car in the brochure, using the transkit from Replica's and Miniatures Co. of MD, Model Car World Aztec Copper Paint, and Model Car Garage Photoetch.

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I believe there are several aftermarket station wagon resin bodies available, but I couldn't tell you offhand what they are or who offers them. 

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I don't see two-doors specifically excluded, and Nomads have been mentioned.  So, I'll throw in the Revell '49 Mercury and '57 Ford.  For four-door wagons, Jimmy Flintstone offers a couple of Fords ('57 and '59).  He's also got an Edsel two-door wagon body that fits the Revell '57 Ford kit and uses other parts from the AMT Edsel kit.

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Oops someone already mentioned the 49 Merc

Edited by El Roberto
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16 minutes ago, Xingu said:

Isn't there a Subaru or Volvo out there?

 

Tamiya did 2 (!) 90's Volvo 850 wagons.....one stock and one as a race car.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Revell 66 Chevelle wagon will need a donor kit such as the Revell 66 El Camino for the stock hood and wheels but it makes a nice model. The Pinto wagon and the Pacer wagon are currently in most hobby shops. Hubley made some early 60s Ford wagons and they show up on eBay pretty often. They are pretty much unassembled promos, but they look nice when put together.

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Back in the 1980s, Revell-Germany did a Mercedes 200TD as a pretty neat German fire chief's car.  Aoshima later re-boxed it as a civilian 230TE, and it has also appeared in a Revell-Germany box as a basic 230TE.  Any version of it is VERY hard to find these days.



 

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AMT 1963 Nova wagon

Jo-Han 1961 Olds wagon

Jo-Han 1960 Plymouth Wagon 

AMT 1961 Buick wagon

Hubley 1962 Ford wagon

uh...

AMT 1960 Chevy wagon

Jo-Han Cadillac Hearse/ambulance 

Jo-Han 1959 Rambler wagon

 

Edited by Erik Smith

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MPC 1979 Pinto Wagon (also 1978, but 79 was just re-released)

AMT Pacer wagon

Lots of Japanese wagons but none that I can think of older than 1980...

Edited by Erik Smith

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Not to mention all the scratch building going on out there, creating wagons.  My self have made 69 Plymouth Super Bee wagon, 64 Plymouth wagon/delivery, 65 GTO wagon and what about the after market resin wagons.

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I love the 60s wagons and am a scale wagon model nut.   I built a 69 Plymouth 4 door wagon awhile back from the 68/69 RR kit.   

Hubley also made a 61 Ford 4 door wagon...mines rough needs a lot but its still cool...they also made a 60 Ford 4 door wagon once.

AMT made a 64 and 65 Chevelle/Malibu 4 door wagons..63 Nova 4 door wagon...78? Pinto wagon and Pacer wagon...60 Nomad 4 door wagon...62 Buick 4 door wagon..and..?

Johan made a 60 Plymouth 4 door wagon..62 Olds 4 door wagon.

 

Id love to build and collect more wagons..specially some like my family once owned...wagon kits are far underrated they have a ton of possible building versions if one has the parts and ideas. 

My family owned these wagons once...

57,59,61,64,70 Ford Country Squire wagons.

61,64 Falcon wagons.

65,66 Mercury Colony Park..? wagons.

66.? Buick Skylark Sport wagon.

70 Cutlass wagon

70 Lemans wagon with the GTO nose on it.

59,64,68,69,70,72 Bonneville/Safari wagons.

66,69,70,73 Impala wagons.

68 Rebel wagon.

69 Ambassador wagon.

Id love to do these someday..would be good for the memories if nothing else.

 

 

 

 

 

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Yes,wagons have been ignored by the model comapnies for way too long.

And the mid 50's Buick,Olds,and Pontiacs.

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15 hours ago, oldcarfan said:

The Revell 66 Chevelle wagon will need a donor kit such as the Revell 66 El Camino for the stock hood and wheels but it makes a nice model. The Pinto wagon and the Pacer wagon are currently in most hobby shops. Hubley made some early 60s Ford wagons and they show up on eBay pretty often. They are pretty much unassembled promos, but they look nice when put together.

I did this one from an old Hubley Glue-bomb.

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and I made my own 67 Concours Estate Wagon  from a Revell 66 and 67 Chevelle.

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and I have to decide on the color of this one.

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On February 17, 2018 at 1:00 PM, Snake45 said:

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There's always the various '55-'57 Chev Nomads, too. 

Yea, everyone wants a Nomad.  I owned a 4 door '57 210 wagon, got tired of people saying "nice Nomad".  Nobody has converted a Nomad into a run-of-the-mill wagon, yet.

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On February 17, 2018 at 7:29 PM, mike 51 said:

Tamiya did 2 (!) 90's Volvo 850 wagons.....one stock and one as a race car.

Yes, I built the BTCC version years ago!  Finding one at a reasonable cost is the challenge today.

Edited by 89AKurt

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44 minutes ago, 89AKurt said:

Yea, everyone wants a Nomad.  I owned a 4 door '57 210 wagon, got tired of people saying "nice Nomad".  Nobody has converted a Nomad into a run-of-the-mill wagon, yet.

I converted one to a Sedan Delivery about 50 years ago. Didn't do a very good job because I didn't realize at the time that whole tailgate and back end of the two are completely different. Oh well.

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