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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Conder, Aug 7, 2005.

  1. Conder
    Joined: Jan 16, 2005
    Posts: 982

    Conder

    Who out there still has all their old model kits from the 60s and 70s? If you've got cool pictures of old models, crazy displays or anything related to this post 'em would ya? - Thanks

    p.s. Stingrays, Crates, Big Wheels and Hotwheels too!
     
  2. DrJ
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 9,418

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    Here'sa pic take in the 70's of models built thru the 60's.
    I still have most of them in various states of "barn dust" :D :cool:
     
  3. sodbuster
    Joined: Oct 15, 2001
    Posts: 4,957

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    from Kansas

    Conder,
    If you have an "Old Navy" in your area, they have the book "Hotrods & Customs" on sale for five bucks and it has some great pix of old model kits in it. I can take pix of the pix if you want. My scanner needs a rebuild otherwise I would scan them for you.

    Chris Nelson
    Kansas
     
  4. Conder
    Joined: Jan 16, 2005
    Posts: 982

    Conder

    Cool picture, thanks Chris. Don't go to all that trouble, I'll find the book. More pictures DANG IT!
     

  5. sodbuster
    Joined: Oct 15, 2001
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    sodbuster
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    from Kansas

  6. mikes51
    Joined: Oct 4, 2001
    Posts: 2,195

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    Here are a couple of models, some built recently, some in the heyday of the model era. Also one unbuilt motorcycle kit in the box.
     
  7. DIRTYBIRD
    Joined: Feb 13, 2004
    Posts: 614

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    Here is a pic of an old rod that sits on my mantle.
    I think i built when i was 20 so that was 8 years ago.
    It still hasnt fallen apart but its super dusty.
    I dont remeber if it was the reissue or original because i had both
    at the time.
    I need to start modeling again.
     

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  8. Donzie
    Joined: Aug 9, 2001
    Posts: 2,779

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    Who knows whatever happened to all the models I had when I was a kid, I must have given them away (along with the big box of "extra parts"). I've been looking for one peticular model that I had. As I remember it was a '60(?) Galaxie with gull-wing windows (not doors, just windows). Does anyone remember this car? I would love to find one, it was my favoite.
     
  9. BELLM
    Joined: Nov 16, 2002
    Posts: 2,588

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    I bought a box of old models recently. In it were an AMT Ala Kart 3 in 1 still in the box, parts still attached to the trees plus several others from the early 60s.
     
  10. Dat Dirty Rat
    Joined: Jan 15, 2003
    Posts: 3,504

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    I was just watching the model kit for Uncertain T on e-bay...the auction ended at like 500 bux....thats crazy...esp. to think of the ones i destoyed over the years....I have some still stashed away and even unopened....Hopefully Fordfreak will post some pics of his lil collection....Awesome stuff!
     
  11. JasonK
    Joined: Apr 16, 2004
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    If you have a Hobby Lobby around check out theirs. They have some pretty cool kits at times.
     
  12. flynj1
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 583

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    from C.B. IOWA

    Our local hoby shop just had some lady bring in about 75 old models still in boxes. Most are milatary but some are cars. One I know is the green hornet like in the earlyer post. I dont know the prices yet but I could check them out
     
  13. airkooled
    Joined: Jan 27, 2005
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    from Royal Oak

    I've been working on the Roth Super Fink model. A Fink on a motorized skateboard with a Superman cape. I guess they're reissuing 'em. He's got metalflake purple skin. I just need to get some time to finish it. Haven't built any others in years.
     
  14. Chaz
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  15. Ford Freak
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    I'll try to get Tag or somebody over here with a digital toget some shots of my favorite box art from the "swingin sixties"......:cool:
     
  16. pool
    Joined: Jun 24, 2005
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    I found this a few years back at a local antique shop. Does anyone recognize it from a kit? It looks to be hand made, has wooden body, frame rails and flathead. Interior has red upholstery, shifter,gauges and pedals. One reason I think it is homemade is that the front liscence plate is a 47 from California and the back is a 49. Would be kinda neat to know if it might have been modeled after someones rod. It's starting to show some age but I think it was well worth the 18 bucks I paid. Pool
     

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  17. I must have gotten this for a deal off evilbay, and it came with the Big n Littles pack in the box. Not sure what the psychedelic box art was for...
     

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  18. monsterflake
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  19. Ford Freak
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
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    NICE stuff Groucho !! Thanks for sharring with us....
     
  20. Dig the used car lot in the background of this guys stuff. BADASS
     
  21. Conder
    Joined: Jan 16, 2005
    Posts: 982

    Conder

  22. Here's one of mine with original dust and one in progress(for the last 15 years)
     
  23. I've got boxes of really cool old kits but only one photo. Sorry!
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    I made that one into a flyer:
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  24. lone wolf
    Joined: Jun 26, 2005
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  25. [​IMG]my coffe table with the top cut off and plastic instead[​IMG]
     
  26. Nice '64 AWB Groucho!
     
  27. blktopbandit
    Joined: Jul 6, 2005
    Posts: 809

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    haxe you tried modelroundup.com ? they have allot of out of production kits in stock and decent prices. i have ordered from them a few times and they are on the ball. lots of gasser and hot rods. check it out.
     
  28. pimpin paint
    Joined: May 31, 2005
    Posts: 4,937

    pimpin paint
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    from so cal

    Hey,

    does anyone know if the old hod rod monster type of models by Hawk?
    Davey, Digger, and Daddy were ever re-popped? I think Testors bought
    out Hawk in the 70s, but I don't remember any of the hot rod stuff bein'
    repopped. My rememberer don't work backwards ta fourty years ago no-
    mo.
     
  29. You mean these guys?
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    Yeah Testors did repop them in 1993. Here's some on ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/lot-of-2-TESTOR...5991421920QQcategoryZ4249QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Hawk-19...5991281577QQcategoryZ4249QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
     

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