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 "It was a trike but, the rear was a corvette, maybe 71 or 72 with a springer front end off a motorcycle."

This kit?

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On 1/15/2019 at 9:49 PM, Zoom Zoom said:

Just recently revisited a favorite model from when I was about 15. The dead-simple Monogram Porsche Carrera circa 1976. First model that I had spray painted and clear coated, came out so good I got another one and built it. Have no idea where they ended up.

Found the kit for a very reasonable price at a show, combined it w/parts from a couple Fujimi 911 parts boxes that lay dormant for about 30 years, such as fog lights, wheels, tires, front turn signal lenses, side and interior mirrors. It went from 26 total pieces to 36. Really happy how it turned out. Revised the headlight lenses/buckets since photos after seeing several one day at Caffeine & Octane.

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That's very nice.

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3 hours ago, tommrp said:

That's very nice.

Thanks! It was as much fun to revisit as I had decades ago on the first two.

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None. Yet.

Eventually I would like to build a Mr.Norm 69 Charger funny car (first 1/25 kit I built by myself and bought with lawn mowing money). Also like a Motor City Stockers 70 Chevelle, an AMT 57 Ford, a new tool 70 Coronet built in the colors I built the original in, an Autocar dump truck, and a 69 Impala SS 427 convertible built to modern standards. Some of these aren't difficult to find,  but I just haven't done it.

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45 minutes ago, Rodent said:

None. Yet.

Eventually I would like to build a Mr.Norm 69 Charger funny car (first 1/25 kit I built by myself and bought with lawn mowing money). Also like a Motor City Stockers 70 Chevelle, an AMT 57 Ford, a new tool 70 Coronet built in the colors I built the original in, an Autocar dump truck, and a 69 Impala SS 427 convertible built to modern standards. Some of these aren't difficult to find,  but I just haven't done it. Oh, and a Revell 57 Nomad. 

 

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On 2/2/2019 at 10:13 PM, Phirewriter said:

 "It was a trike but, the rear was a corvette, maybe 71 or 72 with a springer front end off a motorcycle."

This kit?

 

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It's been so long that I truely can't remember the details but, it may just be. Any chance it might still be available?

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Now I can't stop thinking about it and feel I'm going to pay way to much money for it if I do find one. Hell

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I remember the Mountain Dew Regal and the Gatorade Indy cars kicking my rump royally when I was young.  The Regal was due to the decals and the Indy car because of fiddly construction that I just did not get at that age.  I got both of them in the last several years and re-built them.

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I've actually been into finding old kits lately that I enjoyed building before. It feels good re-building a kit that you remember being fun. Also seeing if it was as good as you remember it. It is good way to get a visual mark on your progression as well.

 

A few that I've completed. (even have my original builds to compare)

Aoshima / AMT Back to the Future Delorean.

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Monogram / Revell 1:32 Ferrari F40

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Jeff Gordon Dupont Monte Carlo

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On 1/27/2019 at 12:57 PM, Can-Con said:

One kit I'd like to have another crack at was the 1/12 Otaki Mustang Mach1 

A birthday present from my father when I was 6 or 7. Being the version with the electric motor in the engine block and working lights, it was way beyond me at the time. 

 I see them come up on the bay occasionally but I can't justify the price. Last one I seen on there a couple weeks ago was twice what I paid for my 1/1 Trans Am. :blink:

It's been reissued a few times by Arii and Doyousha  but without the lights and motor, just not the same.

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I have this kit... I started on it and set it aside for some reason... Hope to get back on it one day.... 🙄

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On 2/2/2019 at 9:37 PM, martin9428 said:

I also had lots of movie monster models. All of my cars, planes and such got blown up by fireworks

Don't tell me.... You used to watch "The Goul" on Saturday nights and got the insperation from him to blow up your models...... Like I did.... 😀😕😕

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I use to have a wolfman model and the heed and hands would glow in the dark. I can't remember who made it....i have not found another one...

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Both Aurora and MPC made wolfman/werewolf kits and both had glow in the dark parts on various releases.

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17 hours ago, Phirewriter said:

Both Aurora and MPC made wolfman/werewolf kits and both had glow in the dark parts on various releases.

Thanks

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