1/24 Monogram/Tom Daniel Vandal

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It's out and on store shelves:

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Sweet,Anyone who buys one and doesn't want the minibike I can help with that. :D I have really wanted this one for awhile now and I'm glad it finally came out.I know what the minibike is,but hows the vandal itself?Decent kit or not work the plastic its made of?

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Thanks for the heads-up , Casey !

I had this kit back in circa 1977 (second issue ? 1972 was its original issue , I believe ... ) . Had to have it : VANDAL ! , the name spoke to me !

It's based upon the Chevy Van of '70 & earlier ; but that BOSS 429 is a bit of a head scratcher ... LS-6 sounds better to me . But , that's my -opinion- .

I'm quite looking forward to buying one of these ! I may even try to partially convert it back to a sembelance of its front clip's stock features (but keep the custom grille / CIBI Headlights) , and *perhaps* swing a 396/427/454 in place of the Boss .

My favourite feature of this kit : the psychedelic posters !

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I would like to see the Vanbulance version too! Kinda has a "Mother, Jugs and Speed" feel to it!

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Anyone get one & crack it open yet?

Please post pics if so, thanks! B)

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Vanbulance !!! I agree with you , Jesse ; I would LOVE to see a reissue of that version !

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Same here. VANBULANCE!!

I have one, but would like more.

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Mother jugs and speed LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what a funny movie .

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I bought one last weekend.

Planned on a Hill Billy Mars Rover project kit-mash:

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but then Daddyfink posts the Vanbulance

I want that one for the Hill Billy Mars Rover project kit-mash . . .

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The vanbulance is pretty much the same model, except the bumpers, decals and the interier and the hightop part on the roof, , i just rebuilt a vabulance, they are both cool kits.

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Don't forget the Mars Beacon & Siren!!!

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I would almost buy that for the mini bike alone! Like Austin, if anyone gets one and happens to not want the mini bike, please let me know!

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Sweet,Anyone who buys one and doesn't want the minibike I can help with that. :D I have really wanted this one for awhile now and I'm glad it finally came out.I know what the minibike is,but hows the vandal itself?Decent kit or not work the plastic its made of?

So what is the mini bike in this kit?

Scott

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I would like to see the Vanbulance version too! Kinda has a "Mother, Jugs and Speed" feel to it!

vanbulance_big.jpg

Jesse... Yep me too...I want to build the Mother/Juggs and Speed van someday just think its cool looking.

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Just out of curiosity, does this have anything resembling a chassis that would make the unusual engine location mechanically feasible?

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Just out of curiosity, does this have anything resembling a chassis that would make the unusual engine location mechanically feasible?

I was curious about the chassis too .

I found the instructions , take a look for yourself . It looks like a flat slab of plastic with no detail .

http://public.fotki.com/drasticplasticsmcc/mkiba-build-under-c/monogram-instructions/show-rods/monogram-vandal-6657/?view=roll#1

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Looks like they used a transfer case type deal for the off-set engine-to-driveshaft problem.

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Looks like they used a transfer case type deal for the off-set engine-to-driveshaft problem.

Yep. Well at least they tried.

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Does anybody have pictures of this kit built? I'd love to see what it looks like finished. I'm especially curious about what the interior looks like with the interior decals in place. And again I ask, does anybody know if that mini bike in this kit is based on a real mini bike? And if so, what mini bike? Or is it something just made up for this model?

Scott

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I had that kit back in the seventy's. All I have left is the mini bike motor and one wheel.

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I believe the mini bike is a Taco brand.

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I believe the mini bike is a Taco brand.

Taco brand?

Scott

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Taco brand?

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Taco MiniBikes. http://tacominibikes.com

Cool lil' things, I'm thinking of getting one when I get a job.

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Taco MiniBikes. http://tacominibikes.com

Cool lil' things, I'm thinking of getting one when I get a job.

Very cool! Never heard of them before.

Scott

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Taco brand?

Scott

Yeah,not to be confused with the burrito brand :lol:

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