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That holy grail of a kit...

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  • Member since
    February 2004
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That holy grail of a kit...
Posted by arcturus on Friday, June 28, 2019 4:02 AM

OK, so I keep looking through my stash thinking what to start, but I keep coming across this...


I bought it early last year, but I'm so reluctant to build it. I have been after this kit since I was at senior school, in the mid 90's. I used to sit during assembly and day dream about having it, and last year was the first time I've ever seen it all that time for sale, and it was only £95.

I just love it. I makes me happy opening the lid all the time. It's one of those moments where Revell packed it nicely, instead of a huge box (like the electronic truck kits where a majority of the box is empty)  but it is packed fully, a bit like the peterbilt Wrecker, and the instructions are really thick.

I guess I feel as though if I build it, that magic will be slightly lost, but then if I don't build it soon, the decals will become unusable. 

Does anyone else feel reluctant to build holy grail kits?

Because unlike some Robin hoods,I can speak with an english accent...
  • Member since
    May 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Friday, June 28, 2019 5:51 AM


Does anyone else feel reluctant to build holy grail kits?


Can't wait to get started on mine.

I figure a kit isn't worth having if you're not going to build it.




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    November 2005
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Posted by vettecote on Friday, June 28, 2019 6:37 AM

I picked up this kit several years ago at a model show for a little more than you @ $140.  Now adays, thats an awesome price! I would buy it again at this price if I saw it today. Last time I saw one on ebay, it was going for well over $250! I havent built it yet either, and am looking forward to building it....someday! My biggest issue building this is room right now. Although this isnt a holy grail for me, I do have other kits that are holy grail. My issue with these special kits is I'm affraid to screw it up building it because of replacement would be to expensive. But, I think you are right that some of the magic would be lost of not having that unbuilt kit to fondle..But, like goofy says.."BUILD IT"!....Joe

"I never met a model I didn't want to modify!

"People, their a menace to society!" JL


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