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What Are Your Top Ten Kits?

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The '55 to '57 Chevy and the late 60's Mustangs are in a few top tens here. I too really enjoyed building the '57 Chevy, and like the '62 Electra, I bought another. I haven't tried the newer moulding yet though. The Revell '69 Mustang Boss was also a delight to build and they looks so good. I tend to go for older tooling kits for their simplicity but so far of the modern tooling kits I've done, the Mustang, for me, has been the most enjoyable, but as Chris said... Subject to change, Prices and participation may vary. Void where prohibited. haha!

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8 hours ago, doorsovdoon said:

I haven't tried the newer moulding yet though.

Newer molding of the Electra? It's the same mold used since S522 was released almost 60 years ago.

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4 hours ago, SfanGoch said:

Newer molding of the Electra? It's the same mold used since S522 was released almost 60 years ago.

The '57 Chevy. Like the Electra, I bought another is what I meant.

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No real order here, and it's tough to pick ten, but:

  1. Jo-Han '62 Chrysler 300
  2. Revell '62 Imperial Crown
  3. AMT '63 Nova wagon
  4. AMT '57 Ford Fairlane 500
  5. MPC '65 Dodge Monaco
  6. AMT '60 Ford pickup
  7. AMT '60-'63 Falcon
  8. AMT '61-'65 Continental sedan
  9. Lindberg Mercedes SSK
  10. Monogram '40 Ford pickup (original)

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On 11/2/2020 at 10:08 PM, StevenGuthmiller said:

I think that's what the OP is after.

List those. ;)

 

 

 

 

 

Steve

Ok... I’ll bite..LOL! Here are mine in no particular order I’d love to get another shot at building again from my youth years.

1 - MPC Dodge Off Road Camper with motorbike

2 - MPC Streaker Vette

3 - Great Street Machines Series kits

4 - MPC Warlock Dodge Truck

5 - MPC Smokey the Convoy Chaser and Force 440

6 - ‘77 Trans Am Blackbird (gold chrome)

7 - KISS Custom Van

8 - Monogram 1/48 scale B-52 Stratofortress Bomber (yeah this is a big bird with wingspan about 3 feet wide)

9 - Prehistoric Creatures Snap kits

10 - Famous Monsters Collection kits (Frankenstein, Wolfman, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Dracula, etc...

11 - SSlasher / Red Alert ‘72 Chevelle SS

12 - 1970 1/2 Baldwin Camaro

13 - Spirit of ‘57 Gasser

14 - Monogram Vandal/Vanbulance

15 - BJ and the Bear rig

Looks like my list continues beyond the Top 10 kits. As I’ve already mentioned - it’s hard to choose a Top 10 because all of those were from my youth/teen years. My guessimate is I’ve done at least 350 - 400 + kits during that span. Those I’d love to get another shot at building again.

 

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My list as below,  in no particular order

- Aurora Porsche 904
  There were some sink marks visible on the body, but overall they got it very right in proportions, stance etc
  And the opening rear end fitted and worked very good

- Heller Porsche 917 John Wyer/ Gulf
  Iconic car, looks quite ok, mostly logical build, sometimes a little fiddly, good moulding quality and detail

- Heller Ferrari 512
  See Porsche 917

- Heller Ferrari P3/P4
  See Porsche 917

- Heller Bentley Blower LeMans 1930
  See Porsche 917

- AMT AC Cobra as it was at the original release ca 1966
  With appropriate halibrand kidney wheels, good set of decals etc
  Went together without problems and looked quite right.
  Recently built another one. Disappointment: in some areas inadequate presicion and moulding quality, instruction errors etc

- AMT Pontiac Bonneville hdtp 1963
  My first 1/25 model, just loved it

- AMT Fold Falcon Futura Sprint 1964
  Looked quite right despite some simplifications.
  And decal error: Car from 1964 but decals from Monte Carlo Rally 1963

- AMT Chevrolet Bel Air 1962 Dave Strickler 

- Monogram Packard Boat Tail Speedster
 

Have a few unbuilt and unfinished kits in the stash. The list may change.

 

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Oh boy here we go number one don’t laugh

1 JOHAN 1972 Torino snap kit

2 Johan 1972 NASCAR Torino

3 Moebuis 56 Chrysler 300

4 AMT 66 Skylark

5 any of the Revell 68-70 Chargers

6 Monogram GSX if it was 1:25 it would have scored higher.

7 Revell 1968 Chevelle 

8 Johan Superbird

9 MPC 71 Roadrunner 

10 AMT 1970 Ford Ltd curbside

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Posted (edited)

Well they may not be for everyone but I've enjoyed building these kits since I've gotten back into the hobby the last two years.....

Monogram/Revell  Boss 302 or 429 '70 Mustang (wouldn't mind doing a Mach 1 either)

AMT '65 Pontiac Bonneville or 2+2 (basic AMT kit that assembles nicely)

Monogram '69 GTO (impressive looking body)

Monogram Malibu SS-454 (like the larger 1/24 scale)

AMT '70 Monte Carlo (despite a few challenges)

AMT '66 Buick Wildcat (another basic AMT kit)

Monogram Turbo Trans Am (looks great with the t-tops)

Revell '66 GTO (one of the most detailed kits I've done so far)

AMT '69 Buick Riviera (molded in chassis detail but I like taking the time to brush paint those types)

Revell '77 Monte Carlo (snap kit but a very nicely detailed kit of a subject I greatly admire)

In my collection I've yet to build the Revell '68-'69 Chevelle kits, and the Revell '69 Nova all of which are supposed to be great kits. I also have a number of the vintage Johan Cadillac models which I hope to be doing soon so that list could change. 

 

 

Edited by AMT68

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O.K.,  I'll play!

Monogram 32 roadster

Monogram 34 coupe

Monogram 40 pickup

Monogram 30 Tourer

Monogram 30 Coupe

AMT 56 Ford

AMT 57 Chevy

AMT 64 or 65 Chevelle wagon

AMT 64 or 65 El Camino

AMT Double Dragster

but man, I could double that in a heart beat!

Cheers

Alan

 

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My top ten kits are

1-Moebius f100 4x4 

2-Moebius ford Ranger 

3-Moebius 66 Ford f100

4-revell ford bronco 

5-revell of Germany 66 Shelby Mustang 

6-revell 68 Dodge Charger 

7-revell 67 Plymouth gtx 

8-revell 32 Ford 

9-revell 68 Dodge Dart 

10-?

 

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My top 10

1.1968 mpc Chevrolet Impala

2 1969 mpc Chevrolet Impala

3 1973 mpc Chevrolet Caprice

4.1966 mpc Pontiac Bonneville

5. 1968 mpc Pontiac Bonneville

6.1969 mpc Pontiac Bonneville

7. 1973 Ertl International Transtar 4070 A (3 of them)

8 1973 Ertl International Transtar 4270 (4200) {3 of them}

9 1977 Ertl (amt) International Transtar 4300

10.1977 Ertl Transtar II

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1 monogram 70 chevelle

2 monogram 79 camaro

3 revell 69 camaro

4 revell 67 chevelle

5 revell 83/85 Olds

6 revell gmc snow plow

7 monogram trans am/superbird/boss 302/challenger/roadrunner/Monte Carlo... And so on

8 foose ford

9 amt 50 3100

10 revell 65 chevy Stepside

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