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Nemos car from the movie - League of Etraordinary Gentlemen !

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Nemos car from the movie - League of Etraordinary Gentlemen !
Posted by Treehugger Dave on Thursday, January 03, 2019 12:24 AM

Been lookin' for one of these over 11 years and Santa (Ebay) came through this year.

This is one of those cars you either hate it or love it. It's so weird and ugly to some of us it's just insanely beautiful.

Deciding whether to build it or not took 2 days, but in the end  buildin' it won out.

The kit is beautiful and most parts fit really nice other than the white pearl paint needing to be scraped off for fit in places.

Anyway, a few shots.

Still a long way to go, but it's definetly a start.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by mmthrax on Thursday, January 03, 2019 10:04 AM

This should be interesting.  Dinner

Watching this space...

Just keep picking away at it...

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Thursday, January 03, 2019 5:37 PM

mmthrax

This should be interesting.  Dinner

Watching this space...

 

Thanks mmthrax.

Busy on other projects today but it was nice to get a good start on it Thumbs Up.

By the way, all the dark pieces on the cars body are rather unusual. They are a shiney antiqued style black chrome and an antiqued finish shiney bronze chrome. I've never seen this in a model car kit before.

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by PatrickW on Friday, January 04, 2019 10:30 AM

WOW! Very interesting 6-wheeler!

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Friday, January 04, 2019 5:42 PM

This is an unknown kit to a lot of model car builders. The kit was produced 15 years ago according to the information and date on the box. I bought it from the original owner who bought it from Japan when it was first released.

The production numbers were extremely low and supposedly only one production run and almost over-night became an instant collectable of great rarity.

The design of the scroll work that covers the car looks like it could have been designed in India. Some of the scroll work has elephant heads and cows. The hood ornament is an elephant head w/trunk as are the door handles, and the massive elaborate carvings on the front fenders are elephant heads w/trunk also.

It's an amazing model to assemble and watch it come to life as this elaborate piece of artwork.

Making the production molds to create this masterpiece must have been an amazing challange.

This is the one that got away many years ago and I've kicked myself evey since, so to have a second chance was a wish come true.

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by spencer1984 on Saturday, January 05, 2019 4:46 AM
Looking forward to seeing how this turns out! I have one in my stash that I always wanted to turn into a full detail kit with steampunk engine, but haven't pulled the trigger on that idea yet.
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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Saturday, January 05, 2019 7:57 AM

Spencer1984 

The darn things are still worth a small fortune and I had to pay through the nose to get this kit.

One on Germany's Ebay right now is nearly $600.00 and at one time was selling for over $1100.00 in Japan.

 

I have seen this kit built with the hood opened and a handmade  engine added to the car. It was painted white pearl like mine is and otherwise was left stock out of the box with no other changes. The guy did a really great job on it and inspired me to build mine not just keep it as a collectable.

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by spencer1984 on Monday, January 07, 2019 5:33 AM

I lucked out getting mine, and had it on pre-order at HLJ as soon as it was announced. Not sure I'd pay asking prices for it now, but it is a beautiful kit.

Is this the build you mean?  It was done by Oliver Scheitza in Germany, and was the inspiration for my idea to add the engine.

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Monday, January 07, 2019 12:11 PM

Spencer1984

That is the build I referred to.

You'll notice that his kit trim pieces aren't the same color as my pieces. I watched the movie for the first time this weekend and I think the silver trim is much more like the real car, but the kit trim is so beautiful there was no way I'd build it any different.

There is a site that recommends stripping the trim parts and painting them silver....NO WAY. I love the trim color as for me it adds so much to the personality of the car and adds the contrast that I like so much.

If you build yours with an engine and open hood, I'd sure like to see you post it Thumbs Up.

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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