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Old 09-23-2012, 04:37 PM
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AMT, Testors, Ambroid, Pactra, and do you remember Johan? Revel, Monogram, then on to scratch built airplanes. U-Control, R/C stuff was for rich people. Lawn mower engines, Baby Bee's,.045 Red Heads, the Old Man's Buick. First solo brake job-10 years old. First Hot Rod Mag 1958, mowed lawns, $1.50 for front yard, $1.50 for the back. And truly, the never ending summer hardball game in the vacant lot down the street.
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:41 AM
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There are no doubt many kits that we all built listed for sale here:

Holland Plastic Model Kits. Vintage and collectible 1/32 scale plastic model kits

Check out some of the Aurora kits, my favorite is the drop out bus, good times!
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There are no doubt many kits that we all built listed for sale here:

Holland Plastic Model Kits. Vintage and collectible 1/32 scale plastic model kits

Check out some of the Aurora kits, my favorite is the drop out bus, good times!
Great link! I read a couple of British car mags regularly and have come to understand that modeling and just collecting car models is a very active hobby in Europe. Much much more than it is in the USA. They take it much more seriously than we ever did. We for the most part built models as young people. The European's do it as a older crowd as well as youngsters. I'm trying to see a Lincoln in that 62 customized Lincoln Continental kit! Looks like a T Bird to me.
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when i was a kid i put together a few models but mostly i put little figurines from table top wargames like warhammer 40k, i play space orks
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Yes still popular in Europe along with slot car racing and collecting, I suppose the two go hand in hand. I currently collect slot cars allthough we had to take down the big track so all the cars are just for show,,,for now.
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when i was a kid i put together a few models but mostly i put little figurines from table top wargames like warhammer 40k, i play space orks
Well Joe I think were looking at a age difference here. You had Warhammer 40k and I had Donald Duck comics. BB
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I go to the stores and their nonexistent the clerks don't know what I'm talking about too young to know I guess !! if kids don't see em they cant buy em! But 5&10s used to have every model on their shelves cars boats planes rat fink a man and woman anatomical see threw!! How about where you guys are? I'd like to get my grand son the Ala Cart or the Dream Truck! We could build it together!

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I go to the stores and their nonexistent the clerks don't know what I'm talking about too young to know I guess !! if kids don't see em they cant buy em! But 5&10s used to have every model on their shelves cars boats planes rat fink a man and woman anatomical see threw!! How about where you guys are? I'd like to get my grand son the Ala Cart or the Dream Truck! We could build it together!

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Just for my own curiosity I goggled AMT then Revell. Most of those kit are still avalible and lots more! Both sites I looked at let you down load the instructions and I believe that the kits actually have more parts then before. The 5 and 10's are long gone and the drug stores no longer have a hobby department but the internet has everything! If I want something I first locate it on the internet and then swipe it's nomenclature and part number. Then I plug it into amazon and find out who has the best price with shipping included and Taa Daa! Just like going to Woolworth's! You still can get those kits and enjoy them with you grand kids! Of course you have to go through a FBI background check to buy the glue but you can still have fun! BB
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Made quite a few all hot rods, this kit was my favorite.
The instruction booklet was worth an art prize.



There was a sister kit to this, same dragster but in red not yellow and a Fiat Topolino.
Fantastic engine detail if my failing brain remembers right.
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I saw both of those kits. They are available today. BB
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I saw both of those kits. They are available today. BB
Iīve searched several times over the years and it hasīnt come up, just the one above, it was selling for $600.
Another search of the Revell/Monogram site awhile ago failed as well.

The first model I built was an AMT 1940 Ford, build it three ways.
First time I had a kit with parts left over.
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My first model was a Hubley 1930 Model A roadster. Before long I had 2 more Model A's and a Packard. Guess that was around 8 years old and dad had to help me with some of the screws. Wasn't long after when the AMT's started hitting the display shelves. As the hobby grew I had to support habit so mowing yards was the way but when I got my driver's license, the interest in the non motorized cars went away. And yeah, most of the plastic cars got crashed and burned but kept a few of my nicer modified and custom cars but don't remember where they are today. I just gave away the Hubley's last year.
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OK, you guys forced me to open up a box from the past. Here are my old models from 50-55yr ago (now 63). You can see Ala Kart, I was into gassers, even making my own frame out of brass tubing for the black GTO. A few static friction cars (the pink 58 Buick I got from the dealership when my Dad bought his brand new 58), an Edsel, and Continental. The Andretti Indy car was a clear plastic slot car body that I made into a model, the blue spagetti exhaust pipes where made out of household electrical wire and tips where from paint brushes!!
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Yeah I had the 40 Ford also. Here's your other kit. I was full of crap unless I saw it on Custom10's link. The kit your looking for is up on Ebay right now with a buy it now price of $219.00. Expensive but cheaper than $600!
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The doors on the Fiat were moulded shut but deeply marked so you could cut them out
and using tiny hinges make them function.
Definately a skill beyond a 14 year old.
I managed it...................sorta...
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