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whats the rarest model you own and did you build it?

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I think this is the rarest one I have, it's currently under construction.

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Here's some others that will be built/restored.........

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Ouh , I'm looking for the 66 Cyclone , I have a 67 Cougar and a 68 Chevelle , both factory sealed .

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8 hours ago, fairlane1320 said:

I think this is the rarest one I have, it's currently under construction.

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Can't even tell you how hard I've hunting for a reasonably priced version of this kit. I'll be building a replica of 1:1 my dad had in the 80s.

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Just saw this old thread.  OK, what the heck:

JoHan '67 Eldorado (bought it factory sealed, no tire burn!);

JoHan stock '69 AMX (bought it factory sealed, tire burn on the hood);

I guess my Etzel's Miller 91 is getting kinda rare;

HRM Miller is already rare, I imagine, and;

I have a pre-production AMT Pro-Modeler '57 Chevy with inspection/comment checklists, etc.  I suppose that's rare.

PB.

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On 7/9/2018 at 10:46 PM, Richard Bartrop said:

I don't know about valuable, but you don't see a lot of them around, and yes, I wish someone would make a ZIL kit to accompany it.

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This kit is a BEAR to build . It has little going for it . One thing comes to mind , Humbrol colors match perfectly on the Interior parts connected to the Trees . Yes , quite obvious and showing when the Model is finished . Good Luck finding Humbrol Paints . It is unique , I am a unique car collector . It fits well in my Not run of the Mill Car Collection . Would I buy a Z IL ? Indeed yes , I have plans for the Die Cast Volga Limo parking in my Commie Car niche . Think Tienanmen Square Car . Thanx 

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On 7/11/2018 at 3:27 PM, fairlane1320 said:

I think this is the rarest one I have, it's currently under construction.

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Here's some others that will be built/restored.........

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Just a quick remark on the Calyspo Red '70 Cougar . I bpought the remains of one of these in 1986 . It is the longest stalled WIP I have . I still shore some fiddly parts . Are you close to done with your build . My Calyspo Red is 90.10 % painted .. lol .. Thanx .. 

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22 minutes ago, dimaxion said:

Good Luck finding Humbrol Paints

Luck has nuthin' to do with finding Humbrol paints. Humbrol's website lists 116 retailers in the U.S. which carry the line.

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On 7/11/2018 at 12:27 PM, fairlane1320 said:

I think this is the rarest one I have, it's currently under construction.

 

 

Here's some others that will be built/restored.........

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This one is extraordinarily rare.  I searched for years to find one.  The coupe was my first car and these come up for sale very rarely and when they do, they go for good money.

 

 

 

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Snagged a few 1/8 scale bike kits a while back. The build thread on the first Bronson bike (gluebomb save and upgrade) is over on the "All the Rest" forum.

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On 10/07/2018 at 1:02 PM, Dann Tier said:

now that's cool!!

these were originally designed by chrysler for the chinese. Compare the chassis to one of the letter series car kits and you'll see  it

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On 7/14/2018 at 11:07 AM, dimaxion said:

Good Luck finding Humbrol Paints .

 

 

Humbrol can be found in almost any decent hobby store here.  One of the perks of staying loyal to the Crown, I guess.

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At least youse guys tawk real English like us mugs down here, almost. :P:D 

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On 7/9/2018 at 3:45 PM, Pete J. said:

In spite of having some rare kits I will say this.  There is nothing in my collection that I won't build just because it is old, rare or valuable.  My hobby is building not collecting.;)

Right On !!!

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On 7/14/2018 at 1:33 PM, Pete J. said:

 

As rare as it, I have some problems with it. The rear wheel openings are too big, the convertible top is too short, and the quarter panel vent is oversized! Other than that, it's a great kit! :)

I might chop the roof of off this one and make a ragtop! 

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On 7/14/2018 at 1:14 PM, dimaxion said:

Just a quick remark on the Calyspo Red '70 Cougar . I bpought the remains of one of these in 1986 . It is the longest stalled WIP I have . I still shore some fiddly parts . Are you close to done with your build . My Calyspo Red is 90.10 % painted .. lol .. Thanx .. 

I have a bunch of WIPs that have been sitting for years. :)

I have a Calypso Coral (Competition Orange) '69 Cougar that I am planning to convert to Fast Eddies 1970 drag car.

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On 7/14/2018 at 12:07 PM, dimaxion said:

This kit is a BEAR to build . It has little going for it . One thing comes to mind , Humbrol colors match perfectly on the Interior parts connected to the Trees . Yes , quite obvious and showing when the Model is finished . Good Luck finding Humbrol Paints . It is unique , I am a unique car collector . It fits well in my Not run of the Mill Car Collection . Would I buy a Z IL ? Indeed yes , I have plans for the Die Cast Volga Limo parking in my Commie Car niche . Think Tienanmen Square Car . Thanx 

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I have built the enclosed roof version. Yes it's a bear to build, especially the interior. I had to scratch build interior door panels as the kit had none. I also have the open roof car in the stash as well as another version by another company molded in red. On my build I filled in all the holes on the chassis to make it more accurate. I used 1/20th scale GMC pick up Lindberg kit for the front and rear suspension. It just looked better to me. Supposedly the engine is a copy of Chrysler's poly sphere 318 from the fifties. The chrome lump of an engine in the kit really did not look like anything so I used the big Ford engine from the Otaki T-Bird kit and removed the FORD script off the valve covers and painted it an industrial blue/grey color. I would someday like to redo the whole kit.

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1 hour ago, lordairgtar said:

I have built the enclosed roof version. Yes it's a bear to build, especially the interior. I had to scratch build interior door panels as the kit had none. I also have the open roof car in the stash as well as another version by another company molded in red. On my build I filled in all the holes on the chassis to make it more accurate. I used 1/20th scale GMC pick up Lindberg kit for the front and rear suspension. It just looked better to me. Supposedly the engine is a copy of Chrysler's poly sphere 318 from the fifties. The chrome lump of an engine in the kit really did not look like anything so I used the big Ford engine from the Otaki T-Bird kit and removed the FORD script off the valve covers and painted it an industrial blue/grey color. I would someday like to redo the whole kit.

Every kit I build , I am conflicted with myself . How far should I  and yet actually finish the build ?  You did a pile of extra effort . Would you post it ? The battle of refusing every adhesive know to Man was unnerving . Bakelite acts as this plastic does . Thanx 

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These are my import kits. 

71 toyota crown 2 dr.  Have not seen another.

Datsun tow truck. Very cool different kit.

Malibu race team. Has 2 sealed kits and 1 parts kit. Never seen it before. Had to have it.

Bre datsun 510 original issue. Copyright 1973

Celica Supra sealed. Had to have since I have the 1:1 car of it. 

 

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Midnight cowboy, not really my style but popular

71-73 AMC javelin AMX. Love AMCs. I also have a 69 AMX, javelin Amx road racecar, 2-70 rebel machine 1 sealed, and a sealed AMC marlin. Picture will not load of those.

Parts pack for pickups. Some cool things in this kit.

63 chevy II kit. Very nice kit. 

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37 minutes ago, suprafastcelica said:

These are my import kits. 

71 toyota crown 2 dr.  Have not seen another.

Datsun tow truck. Very cool different kit.

Malibu race team. Has 2 sealed kits and 1 parts kit. Never seen it before. Had to have it.

Bre datsun 510 original issue. Copyright 1973

Celica Supra sealed. Had to have since I have the 1:1 car of it. 

 

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That Supra is awesome!!!!

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I have a another one that is all loose. I'm gunna build it like mine. Mine is an 85 so I'll have to make some changes. Mines also a 7mgte car. I stole that engine from a soarer I have. 

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15 hours ago, suprafastcelica said:

I have a another one that is all loose. I'm gunna build it like mine. Mine is an 85 so I'll have to make some changes. Mines also a 7mgte car. I stole that engine from a soarer I have. 

Nice!!...I NEED to get one ofthose!!!....wish they'd make a Chrysler Conquest...

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16 hours ago, suprafastcelica said:

I have a another one that is all loose. I'm gunna build it like mine. Mine is an 85 so I'll have to make some changes. Mines also a 7mgte car. I stole that engine from a soarer I have. 

3S-GTE here! Just had it rebuild to original specs with as many OEM parts as I could find. All the horses are back in the barn!

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1 hour ago, Dann Tier said:

Nice!!...I NEED to get one ofthose!!!....wish they'd make a Chrysler Conquest...

I know these are diecast but this stuff is hard to find being Japanese. 

84 Toyota Celica Supra

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Conquest / Starion

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On 7/8/2018 at 9:04 PM, Pete J. said:

Everything seems to go through that phase.  In the 60's they were just old bikes and people didn't care that much about them.  Now they are rare barn finds.  

 

Got that right !!!

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