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model kits..WHERE ARE THEY NOW

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 60srailjob, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. 60srailjob
    Joined: Nov 14, 2008
    Posts: 1,219

    from nowhere

    What ever happened to all those model kits you had as a kid......
  2. WILLY O
    Joined: Jan 8, 2009
    Posts: 38


    I just dug out this Henry J but it is not complete. I think the orignal came in a redish plastic color.

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  3. Mazooma1
    Joined: Jun 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,598


    on my wall....



  4. Whadda ya mean when we were kids? I'm 53, and still a kid



  5. coupster
    Joined: May 9, 2006
    Posts: 860

    from Oscoda Mi

    Most were consumed by fire. They also blow up kinda cool when there hit by a .45 round.
  6. I'm 48 now but, still have many of the model kits i got as a kid. model kits were my favorite gift. how neat to shake the wrapped box and hear that sound! To this day, even as an adult, a model kit is my favorite gift.
    I would rather be working on the real stuff and spend my time doing that but, I still collect vintage kits and boxes from the 60s and 70s.


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  7. bumpercarkid
    Joined: Aug 28, 2007
    Posts: 226

    from Orion, MI

    I got about 10 that I need to do. At the time not working on one, but always fun to pull out and work on.
  8. -DMC-
    Joined: Dec 8, 2008
    Posts: 278

    from Ohio

    I got that vinyl -Big Sounds of the Drags- too...Are all those boxes full or opened? You have some real oddball ones there. Nice and rare...They dont make em like those anymore...I have a few older white models, but most of mine are from 80`s and up. Would like to have all the Zingers too...
  9. Mazooma1
    Joined: Jun 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,598


    The contents are not in the boxes...too heavy for a thumbtack to hold.
    Yup, I had the "Big Sounds of the Drags" when I was a kis, and, of course, it was thrown out, so I found this one about 5 years ago...still sealed in plastic.
  10. tommy
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 14,757

    Member Emeritus

    Some are in my garage and some are in the utility room. All 60's stuff. When I get too old to work on the 1 to 1 units' I'll pull out the small ones again.
  11. wvenfield
    Joined: Nov 23, 2006
    Posts: 5,479



    I know where some are at.
  12. I've got a pile of 'em in the attic. I did a lot of "kit bashing" when I was a kid. That's mixing parts from several kits to build a custom or hot rod,(for you younger guys). I pick some up now and then at estate sales. I hope to build some before my 'ol lady has MY estate sale.
  13. Rooster
    Joined: Jan 14, 2002
    Posts: 355


    I've got shelves full of boxes filled with unbuilt kits in my basement and a number of built ones too. And several boxes of kit bash mat'l too! I've been inspired by the displays Ive seen here to build and or display the boxes sometime soon. Whenever time allows for dad's relaxation I'm in the basement working toward that goal! Building more shelves currently. Gonna cover the fronts in plexi since I hate what dusting eventually does to paper surfaces and paint jobs.
  14. jalopy_jimmy
    Joined: Nov 8, 2008
    Posts: 21


    i found big sounds of the drags at the salvation army for 59 cents and its mint n yes i sit n listen 2 it
  15. Thumper
    Joined: Mar 7, 2005
    Posts: 1,610


    I still got a bunch...

  16. Thumper, you have too much stuff on those shelves.
    Maybe I can help you out and relieve you of a few of those kits...?
  17. speed-kings
    Joined: Apr 10, 2007
    Posts: 447


    I have a few in boxes in the basement. Maybe I can get to them the same time I get to the life size ones in the garage.
  18. Most all of mine are up in my garage and have been boxed away some for over 14 years. My wife always wonders why I am keeping them. Doesn't say much anymore about my pressed steel (Tonka) collection anymore.
  19. BigBlockMopar
    Joined: Feb 4, 2006
    Posts: 1,360


    I stopped buying them the moment I came home with a modelkit I already had on the shelf still in the box. Went to diecast models instead, but quit buying aswell when their prices went through the roof.
    Now I mainly collect the 1:1 scale model kits :rolleyes:

    Here are a couple of my collection. Got all the boxes of them saved aswell.

  20. screwball
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 1,761


    I sold all my old stuff a few years back to pay my rent.
  21. budd
    Joined: Oct 31, 2006
    Posts: 3,478


    pellet gun and fire crackers got most of mine, what was left was placed in boxes and used to build my own creations or trade with friends who built there own creations, last i heard my mother gave away everything i had.
  22. Ragtop
    Joined: Nov 17, 2001
    Posts: 1,260


    My wife dragged me to a craft store the other day to get a picture frame and they had a bunch of kits. I had a real early 65 Mustang fastback way back in the day and thought that's cool, I'll get that and build it like my old car til I saw the price tag - $28.00! Needless to say, it's still on the shelf. I'd rather put that into my coupe.
  23. 19Fordy
    Joined: May 17, 2003
    Posts: 7,518


    Parents threw them in the trash when I left home. :(
  24. still have em except the one my brothers blew up and melted ..
    gonna do em when i grow up
  25. I have well over 200 in boxes, just to make up for the ones my Mother throw out after I got married. I have about 21 built ones in the bedroom and my wife has all her beany babies in there too. I just finihed putting together a 1/6 scale Ford 427 SOHC engine my wife got me for Christmas.
  26. LOWCAB
    Joined: Aug 21, 2006
    Posts: 1,989

    from Houston

    To all you model Goo-Roos. Where besides ebay can I buy some 1:24/25 scale www tires? I'm trying to build a model after many years. My son has really gotten into it and he has drug me along with him. Do I really have to find a model and scavenge the wheels off it to get what I want? My son is now taking apart models that he has already built to scavenge parts for his next project. I think I need to find a ebay sale that has lots of crazy parts in it. The way we are building models, nothing is left stock so a big parts bin is in order soon.

    Thanks if you can help. I have been wanting to ask the Sunday model people about this.
  27. KreaturesCCaustin
    Joined: Sep 3, 2008
    Posts: 1,258

    from Austin, TX

    Man, you hit the nail on the head with that. My brother and I always got model kits for Christmas. In our family, we were allowed to open one gift on Christmas eve. My brother and I would run over to the tree and grab the model sized boxes and give 'em a shake. That's the one we always opened early. Man, those were the days.
  28. KreaturesCCaustin
    Joined: Sep 3, 2008
    Posts: 1,258

    from Austin, TX

    The really well stocked hobby shops usually have them. Don't go to Hobby Lobby. They suck. Go to the little strip mall hobby places that specialize in scale trains, cars, RC airplanes, etc. They should have all sorts of cool custom stuff for you.
  29. Mr Haney
    Joined: Jul 17, 2008
    Posts: 1,001

    Mr Haney

    Kinda sucks because the "Goul" late night shock theatre host here in Cleveland started a trend that involved, "blowing up " model cars on the air. Us kids followed suit at home with our model cars. The Goul was a spin-off from TV host Ernie Anderson's saturday shock theatre. He showed B rated horror movies. Ended up getting thrown off the air for blowing up a frog.
  30. ...I know one thing, when you set em on fire, they give off a lot of black soot!
    ..I don't do that anymore.

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