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Above - 2008-02-21 - Reputed to be a Doyusha kit of a 1976 Corvette. Ouch.....

That would be a great start for making a Funny Car body!

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Under my category of: Obscure Kit That Never Should Have Been Made -

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Above - 2008-02-21 - Reputed to be a Doyusha kit of a 1976 Corvette. Ouch.....

I'm not a Corvette expert, but that picture makes me feel drunk.

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Would be interesting to see if that German version is a rebox or copy of the Pyro kit.. maybe the scale is wrong on the box.

Yep, wrong scale on the box. I've had at least two of the MK Modelle "texan" and it's a 1/32 scale kit. Tires are molded in black plastic, not rubber. I still have a built one that is fully chromed!!!

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OK, so...how many of You knew about these two kits Before today?

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Made by Company Scalecraft and the estimated scale (according to the figure driver) is 1/29 or thereabout.

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DKW Munga by Company Leyla. Scale is given on the box 1/26.

And yes...they´re both in my stash!

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The steam traction engine would be cool.

You really need to see these beasts in action. In Wisconsin, there is a thresheree where they power up these tractors and other vintage steam and oil engines. Place is called Symco. They also have a pre 64 rod and custom show there as well and they do fire these things up to the delight of the spectators. They drive them around the grounds and the steering on these is very crude....a chain hooked up to the front axle controlled from the operators perch, much like a soap box car steering.

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Never saw either one of those.

We probably never will again, either. :D Those are unquestionably obscure. :huh:

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You really need to see these beasts in action. In Wisconsin, there is a thresheree where they power up these tractors and other vintage steam and oil engines. Place is called Symco. They also have a pre 64 rod and custom show there as well and they do fire these things up to the delight of the spectators. They drive them around the grounds and the steering on these is very crude....a chain hooked up to the front axle controlled from the operators perch, much like a soap box car steering.

Well my friends family has several of these. One they have had for years. They are on the third generation of owners now with there 19 year old daughter. She brings the young guys out for the shows :) . They also take care of the steam locomotive for the fair grounds . These things make great stoves for ham and sweet corn .

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Gee, I must have been at the right place , right time . I had a relative who had the steam engine ..................

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Would be interesting to see if that German version is a rebox or copy of the Pyro kit.. maybe the scale is wrong on the box.

This kit was produced in the 70s in East-Germany (better known as GDR :wacko: ) and was the first steps in kit manufacturing by Max Krätzer (=MK Modelle). I don't believe that they had a license to copy from original Pyro pattern, so it is more a not legal copy of the kit. Two kits of this types were produced, the "Texan" and the "Jersey Bounce". For more Informations about kits from MK-Modelle I have created a Facebook site. https://www.facebook.com/pages/MK-Modelle/532990283393483?ref=hl

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Here are two unusual kits that I own. At first the colorful Belarus MTZ-100 in 1:20 scale. Crisp molded parts in relatively big scale from a russian manufacturer.

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For a detailed view please visit: http://www.modelencyclopedia.com/DisplayWholeItem.php?ItemId=6379

At second the 1924 AMO F15 in 1:24 scale. This kit was produced in the GDR for the russian market and has steerable wheels, but no engine detail.

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For a detailed view please visit: http://www.modelencyclopedia.com/DisplayWholeItem.php?ItemId=6378

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Here are two unusual kits that I own. At first the colorful Belarus MTZ-100 in 1:20 scale. Crisp molded parts in relatively big scale from a russian manufacturer.

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For a detailed view please visit: http://www.modelencyclopedia.com/DisplayWholeItem.php?ItemId=6379

At second the 1924 AMO F15 in 1:24 scale. This kit was produced in the GDR for the russian market and has steerable wheels, but no engine detail.

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For a detailed view please visit: http://www.modelencyclopedia.com/DisplayWholeItem.php?ItemId=6378

I wouldn't mind either of those kits. The AMO seem quite accurate when compared to the pictures of the real ones. An engine would not be hard to scratch build.

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I wouldn't mind either of those kits. The AMO seem quite accurate when compared to the pictures of the real ones. An engine would not be hard to scratch build.

Yes, for an advanced modeller! But this was my first car kit at age of 13 and it was horrible! Now the AMO is only a collectible piece with some emotional memories. Building this kit? I don't know!

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Here I found a double kit of simplyfied slot car kits. A Maserati and a Chapparal II. The Box is labled with Hawk/USA, but I never found the originals of this kit.

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Here I found a double kit of simplyfied slot car kits. A Maserati and a Chapparal II. The Box is labled with Hawk/USA, but I never found the originals of this kit.

They were originally from Hawk. I don't know what's up with the Russian box....

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They were originally from Hawk. I don't know what's up with the Russian box....

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these boxes are more animating than the russian, thanks

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