Obscure Kits You Never Knew Were Made...Until Now

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As those who know me probably understand, I like kits of obscure antique cars. A few years back, a friend in Europe sent me a 1/24th scale kit of a 1925 Hannomag Komissbrot Limousin! Hannnomag is/was a German company, primarily a builder of trucks, but in the 20's, in inflation-ridden Germany, they produced a small, rear engined car, the Komissbrot (translation: Comrade's Bread, so-called for it's loose resemblance to the military ration loaf of bread issued to German soldiers in WW-I)

Now, I have the Polistil 1/43 diecast of this car, which I acquired in the late 1960's, but NEVER expected to see a model kit of the car in 1/24 scale styrene. What's more interesting is, this kit was produced in the Soviet Union in the 1980's. Far from being crude, albeit with its multipiece body shell, is that it actually looks to be a very nice model kit of an obscure, yet really neat car. The Soviet company that tooled and produced it did it up rather proud--hinged engine cover with a detailed little motor underneath!

For those (say, Harry P?) who have never seen one, here is an example of the real thing:

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One of these days!

Art

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For those (say, Harry P?) who have never seen one, here is an example of the real thing:

Good thing he didn't find it first, he'd have killed us in the ID thread. : )

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As those who know me probably understand, I like kits of obscure antique cars. A few years back, a friend in Europe sent me a 1/24th scale kit of a 1925 Hannomag Komissbrot Limousin! Hannnomag is/was a German company, primarily a builder of trucks, but in the 20's, in inflation-ridden Germany, they produced a small, rear engined car, the Komissbrot (translation: Comrade's Bread, so-called for it's loose resemblance to the military ration loaf of bread issued to German soldiers in WW-I)

Now, I have the Polistil 1/43 diecast of this car, which I acquired in the late 1960's, but NEVER expected to see a model kit of the car in 1/24 scale styrene. What's more interesting is, this kit was produced in the Soviet Union in the 1980's. Far from being crude, albeit with its multipiece body shell, is that it actually looks to be a very nice model kit of an obscure, yet really neat car. The Soviet company that tooled and produced it did it up rather proud--hinged engine cover with a detailed little motor underneath!

Any pictures of the kit, Art? I, for one, would love to see it.

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Any pictures of the kit, Art? I, for one, would love to see it.

I should do that! ;)

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I built the Corvette America as a young guy in the early '80s. It was cool then, and came with a very nice set of wire wheels that eventually went on a JoHan '64 Caddy convertible.

-MJS

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The 4dr Corvette idea got me thinking about what a 4dr version of today's Corvette could be like....sort of a Panamera-like car.

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That '61 Falcon is definitely a suprise. Is that a four door too?

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The Premier kit (top photo) is indeed a 4 door. It's an odd scale, supposed to be 1/32 but who knows. It's too narrow and is more like a characture than a replica. The bottom photo is an Aussie resin, thick fiberglass. But I did get the windows opened and it sitting on a chassis.

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This one can't be too common:

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Now I've seen everything. It's Perri the squirrel model kit by Revell.

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This one can't be too common:

Got one sitting in front of my computer desk. Bought it from the bay a few years ago. Havent even opened it, it might be something else in the box, but the box says Imperial 4 dr ht...

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Havent even opened it
:o

it might be something else in the box

Let's find out. ^_^:D

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I remember seeing the real thing several years back.and it was early Hemi powered ( man that car was cool )

And until I stumbled on this via Ebay I never knew a kit of it existed.

Not in my normal interests line, but one of these might just end up on my radar someday.

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I remember seeing the real thing several years back.and it was early Hemi powered ( man that car was cool )

And until I stumbled on this via Ebay I never knew a kit of it existed.

Not in my normal interests line, but one of these might just end up on my radar someday.

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That's neat, haven't seen that kit it before.

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If you've ever heard of Yamada, give yourself one point. If you've ever seen this kit, give yourself two points. If you own this kit, you have won life:

I have seen a few other remote control kits similar to that, not that one - I don't think they were made by Yamada, though

Here is a kit I got in a large lot a few years ago (most were planes/jets):

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I think Matchbox made a diecast version of that Benz in the early seventies!

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Now I've seen everything. It's Perri the squirrel model kit by Revell.

My dad still has the koala and puppy from that series.

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Just saw this guy today. Now I want one!

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Ah, so it was AMT that did the shortened Beetle kits. I remember building one with a yellow car on the box. It could also be built as an open rail

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After reading a little more about this kit it apparently uses the same chassis as the Meyers Manx.

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After reading a little more about this kit it apparently uses the same chassis as the Meyers Manx.

It does. There was another version before this one with a "stock" Beetle nose too.

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Here are 2 versions of the "normal" nose. They show up on ebay from time to time.

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I found this photo on my computer and searched the thread, thinking I had posted this, but couldn't locate it.

Anyway, I would run through a field of thistle in my skivvies for this kit!

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I know it's not everyone's cup of tea, but c'mon, you have to admit, a guy with a bike and some sort of masked wrestler/super hero puppet show starting up? Who wouldn't want that?

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I found this photo on my computer and searched the thread, thinking I had posted this, but couldn't locate it.

Anyway, I would run through a field of thistle in my skivvies for this kit!

I know it's not everyone's cup of tea, but c'mon, you have to admit, a guy with a bike and some sort of masked wrestler/super hero puppet show starting up? Who wouldn't want that?

Same series:

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They do pop up occasionally.

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Here are a few weird ones in my collection and one my friend Craig found at a kit show recently that blew my away!

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And the really wild one, at least to me!

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I actually have one of those Faller The Bridge on the River Kwai kits. It always makes me think of Higgins from Magnum PI.

I'm guessing the kit is from the late 1950s. The lighter color "wood" pieces in my kit are molded with darker swirls in the plastic that makes for a surprisingly decent woodgrain effect.

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