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What is your Holy Grail of kits?

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What is your Holy Grail of kits?
Posted by ford57bucket on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 7:00 PM

just curious,but what is your Holy Grail of kits?

mine is the Renwal visible chassis kit 1/8 scale. I've found them on eBay but are usually missing pieces (strangely the frame itself) and the prices are sky high.

don;t throw that away,i can use it!

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    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Thursday, March 5, 2020 9:06 AM

My Holy Grail of Model Kits is the MPC Mannix Roadster.  Very pricy and usually missing some pieces.

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

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    December 2005
  • From: Upstate New York
Posted by spencer1984 on Thursday, March 5, 2020 9:15 AM

Mine isn't a traditional car, though it is a vehicle of sorts...

Bandai's 1/24 scale RX-78 Gundam Hyper Hybrid kit.

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    March 2012
Posted by AstroDad on Thursday, March 5, 2020 2:16 PM

Original, unopenned Monogram Rat Vega. Occassionally listed on ebay, but prices too high for me.

Image result for rat vega

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    September 2011
Posted by BUGATTI FAN on Thursday, March 5, 2020 2:41 PM

Mine is the 1/25th scale Renwall Revivals Virgil Exner Designed Bugatti. Even a built one, stored for years with bits missing that I could restore would be OK.

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    November 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Thursday, March 5, 2020 4:18 PM

The Pocher 1936 Mercedes Benz 540K Cabrio that my wife bought be in 1988 that still needs finishing!

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    December 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Friday, March 6, 2020 8:04 AM

I found out my grail didn't actually exist... after years of looking for it. I wanted a '65 Plymouth Valiant Signet, but In Canada in 1965, the car we called the Valiant is known in the US as the Dodge Dart. For years I had heard that AMT made a Valiant in 1965, and I spent years searching for it. I had never seen one, but heard runours it existed, though at times I wasn't sure. Then at last, two years ago I found an AMT '65 Valiant, and as soon as I saw it I realised my mistake.

The car I was looking for, which I realise now would have been a '65 Dart, has not been kitted in plastic.

"It would be unusual, if the unusual didn't occur."

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  • From: West Bloomfield, MI
Posted by steveracer on Friday, March 6, 2020 12:42 PM

Bandai STP turbine 

steelies, dog dishes and poker chips

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    February 2020
Posted by Painted Black on Friday, March 6, 2020 3:51 PM

My first car, 1965 Olds Cutlass. Do they exist?

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Posted by Goofy62 on Friday, March 6, 2020 4:22 PM

Painted Black

My first car, 1965 Olds Cutlass. Do they exist?


Not in plastic.

AMT did the '64 Cutlass, and the '65 Olds 88.

No big olds in '64 and no Cutlass in '65.





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Posted by Goofy62 on Friday, March 6, 2020 4:25 PM

I'm in the process of building one of my most coveted "grail" kits right now.

The Johan 1968 Oldsmobile 442.

You can find promos fairly frequently, but try finding the kit!

They're nearly non-existent!





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