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  • From: Sioux Falls, SD
Show me your Johan kits.
Posted by Slammed C10 on Monday, July 04, 2011 10:07 AM

I am thinking of buying a Johan kit....but before I fork out that much just for a kit I would love if you would show me yours, and is there any problems that came along during the build........So show me Johan's in any stage of completion...built or unbuilt, still in the box it dont matter.

Thank you

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Posted by High octane on Monday, July 04, 2011 10:29 AM

Here's a photo of a JoHan kit that I had built several years ago and I wouldn;t hessitate to buy even more JoHan kits as I have about 20 unbuilt JoHan kits in my stash. JoHan did make a lot of Mopars back when they were in business.

High octane

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Posted by High octane on Monday, July 04, 2011 10:47 AM

Here's another photo of the same car. These kits were great for parts as it had a Dana rear end, 16 plug hemi engine, a tunnel ram intake manifold w/carbs, and a pro stock hood scoop.

 

High octane

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Posted by tabbysdaddy on Monday, July 04, 2011 1:10 PM

I've got these two. I like the looks of them.

"Why do they call them buildings when they're already done building them? They ought to be called builts." - Gallagher

 

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  • From: Louisville, KY
Posted by jroc1989 on Monday, July 04, 2011 1:42 PM

I've built three and don't really remember any issues with them.  I've got two more Eldorado kits still in the boxes.  Can't decide a color scheme for those yet...

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Posted by philo426 on Monday, July 04, 2011 2:10 PM

Here is the Johan Chrysler Turbine.Tricky to assemble but very detailed when it came out in the mid sixties!    

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Posted by High octane on Monday, July 04, 2011 3:44 PM

The Cadillac hearses/ambulance and the Chrysler Turbine Car all look great, nice job guys.

High octane

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Posted by DanR67 on Monday, July 04, 2011 10:03 PM

I built a Jo-Han Torino stock car kit several years back. The only issues I had were a lack of familiarity with stock cars of the 70's so I left some things on the body that should have been removed. The build itself went smooth.

http://s6.photobucket.com/albums/y235/Danr67/Models/

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Posted by DARKRAPID on Tuesday, July 05, 2011 12:13 AM

I have built a few. They are nice kits with simple detail. I personally love them. Here are three I built.

69 Roadrunner rebuilt with parts box wheels.

70 Rebel Machine with Keith Marks decals.

70 Olds 442 converted into a 71 442 W30 with Modelhaus parts, Fred Cady Decals and an AMT 69 Olds engine and chassis for beter detail.

I also built a 70 442 Pace car, 70 Ralley 350 and a 71 Sox & Martin Cuda. I have about 14 more Johan kit's unbuilt.

Darkrapid My Photoalbum

Current projects: 69 Charger 500 Revell, 69 Grand Prix MPC, 60 Impala, 66 GT40, 70 AMX, 69 Camaro Pace Car.

 

 

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Posted by High octane on Tuesday, July 05, 2011 9:24 AM

Nice JoHan builds and your '69 Road Runner is makin' me want to start one of mine.

High octane

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Posted by Slammed C10 on Tuesday, July 05, 2011 5:48 PM

Yeah these are all really nice builds, The one I found that I like is the Dodge Polara Super Stock.

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Posted by raykempx1 on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 12:15 PM

I'm a retired but busy card modeler and I have over 225 kits.  I immediately file in ordganized parts bins so what I have in JoHan are as follows:  5 1969 AMX, one ready to paint; 1 1972 AMC Javelin and 1 1972 AMX.  I really wish I had more as they had some clean lines and I customize almost all my 1/24-1/25 plastic model cars.  This is a great hobby, i've been doing it since Revell came out with the first coustmization model in 1955 and I'm almost 70 YO.  I'm glad to see SAE is still growing strong and I've been a subscriber for a long time.

Happy, creative, modelling to all!

Ray Kemp
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Posted by raykempx1 on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 12:18 PM

I owned a 1971 Comet with a 302ci engine and cherry bomb mufflers!  It was a great care until my daughter moved a parked pickup three feet with it.  One has to learn where the 'two' pedals are located!

Ray Kemp
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Posted by High octane on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 7:09 PM

 

While JoHan kits are not as scarce as hen's teeth, they can be hard to come by and can command  a good buck. Keep that in mind when you're doing your shopping.

High octane

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Posted by 55coronet440 on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 10:40 PM

I have about 5 or 6 Johan kits and one built '63 Dodge Polara that I'm redoing (found that one on eBay), and it wasn't painted although I had to get a resin hood for it. I've always liked their quality!  Harold

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Posted by High octane on Thursday, July 14, 2011 8:27 AM

Now the '63 Dodge Polara kit is very hard to come by and commands a very high price for a mint unbuilt kit as I have found out several years ago. I believe tha MCW Resins has a '63 Polara if I remember correctly.

High octane

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Posted by Slammed C10 on Thursday, July 14, 2011 7:48 PM

I found the kit for anywhere between 35 and 42 dollars...I havn't bought it yet though.

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Posted by fury3 on Thursday, July 14, 2011 8:32 PM

High octane

Now the '63 Dodge Polara kit is very hard to come by and commands a very high price for a mint unbuilt kit as I have found out several years ago. I believe that MCW Resins has a '63 Polara if I remember correctly.

Yes, an unbuilt 63 Polara Hardtop or Convertible unbuilt kit is rather pricey. According to Bill Coulter's Directory (circa 2007), the 2-Door Hardtop value is $175.00, and the Convertible is around $155.00. I was lucky last year and picked up a perfect Convertible kit for considerably less. "MCW Resins" does indeed have a reproduction of the Jo-Han Polara Hardtop kit. I know, as I built that very kit for MCW that's shown in their gallery years ago. He (Dave Dodge of MCW) also offers a 1963 Dodge 330 2-Door Sedan that is his own tooling.

As a child in the 60's, I aways preferred Jo-Han kits to AMT or any of the others. Jo-Han usually offered something different... Chrysler Corporation vehicles, Rambler/AMC, Oldsmobile's, and Cadillac's, and maybe a Ford/Mercury once in a while. Since rejoining this hobby seven years ago, I've luckily been able to obtain quite a few unbuilt Jo-Han kits (before they became prohibitively expensive). The best kits they produced were from around 1964-1968...the infamous "Flat Box" kits. As hobbyist's, we are lucky that many of the quality resin casters have cast partial or complete kits of many of these desirable but uncommon and pricey Jo-Han kits.

This time, I'm not letting any of the originals get away, LOL!  Cool Fury3 

Current Photo Album of : my 1.1 vehicles, some old scale model builds, and interesting 1.1 vehicles   My Photobucket 

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Posted by Slammed C10 on Friday, July 15, 2011 6:08 PM

Did johan manly concentrate on mopars when they made their kits?

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Posted by Jantrix on Friday, July 15, 2011 7:58 PM

I used to have quite a collection of built Johans. I lost them all in a military move. A full box of builds just walked off by itself. Amazing isn't it.

Right now all I have is an unbuilt kit of the 63 Olds Starliner. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it yet.

Rob Geeked There is a nasty little four letter word for building something you're not interested in - work. And that's not what we do here. My Photo Album

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Posted by fomocomav on Friday, July 15, 2011 10:53 PM

I've got a few Jo-Han kits:

I know one is a Testors and one is an AMT kit, but they both come from Jo-Han.  Missing is a bagged 1962 Chrysler and a 1960 Fury hardtop promo.  Couldn't find them in time.  And there are 2 Rambler Wagon kits in the box, as they are pretty small parts-count-wise.

fj

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Posted by fomocomav on Friday, July 15, 2011 10:56 PM

 

The Turbine car is built from what few still photos I could find from the movie the car was featured in, The Lively Set (1964), and some information from a member from a different forum who knew quite a bit about the production.  ALL of the necessary decals are in the E-Z build kit.  The things I added were a turn signal lever made from a staple, racing lights that I think came from an AMT Mustang, and a roll bar from the parts box (the one in the movie was cardboard).  Also, the steel wheels and Firestone tires came from the parts box.  It was a fun little kit.

The burgundy Comet was painted by a friend of mine who also made the hood scoop.  He didn't have a complete kit when he gave it to me, so that is why the aftermarket wheels and tires are on it, and the interior is the bucket from the Monogram Poison Pinto, so it is only a two-seater.

The green Comet was bought second-hand, and will be parted out.

fj

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Posted by Slammed C10 on Friday, July 15, 2011 11:06 PM

That is an awesome collection.Bow

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Posted by fomocomav on Friday, July 15, 2011 11:14 PM

Slammed C10

That is an awesome collection.Bow

You don't think I need another Maverick or Comet?  For some variety?  I don't build the pro-stock kits, or I'd have a couple of those, too.  They are just too danged expensive!

fj

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Posted by High octane on Saturday, July 16, 2011 10:20 AM

fomocomav, that's quite a collection of JoHan kits you have there and I see that you like Mavericks. LOL! While I don't have quite as many as you, I should take a photo of them and post it.

High octane

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Posted by fomocomav on Saturday, July 16, 2011 12:54 PM

High octane, let's see 'em!  This collection has taken quite awhile to round up.  And I have sold off a couple, too.  I had another '62 Chrysler, the Heavenly hearse, the Ambulance, a De Soto and the Digger Mustang.  I know I shouldn't have let them go.Bang Head 

As for the Mavericks/Comets, I had a Maverick for my first car, and have had 3 more since.  Also one Comet.  So what I am going to do, is build one Maverick or Comet for every year they were made, plus a Brazilian wagon.  I also have 2 4-door resin kits from Perry's Resin, to change things up a bit.  I really wish someone would come out with another Maverick kit (the Otaki kit isn't worth what you'll pay).  The body mold is missing from Jo-Han, so that is not an option anymore.

fj

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Posted by High octane on Saturday, July 16, 2011 3:46 PM

fomocomav, I had to wait and charge the batteries in my camera but here is a photo of my unbuilt Jo-Han kits. The two on the upper right are a '56 Belvedere and a '59 Dodge.

High octane

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Posted by fomocomav on Saturday, July 16, 2011 4:03 PM

High octane, Nice collection!  You reminded me that I have a '55 and a '57 Pontiac promo and a '59 Fleetwood prmo that I didn't pull out.  They are in my promo box, which hasn't been unpacked from the move yet.  I still need to come up with a '59 Dodge for myself.  I think those are such cool cars!

fj

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Posted by High octane on Saturday, July 16, 2011 7:17 PM

The '56 Belvedere and '59 Dodge are unbuilt promo kits. I will be picking up a few more Jo-Han kits when I can.

High octane

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Posted by Slammed C10 on Saturday, July 16, 2011 8:02 PM

High Octane I really like your collection, Have you built the Dodge Polara S/S? I see you have two of them.. Is it a nice kit?

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