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1964 Revell Triumph Tiger 100 1/8th

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1964 Revell Triumph Tiger 100 1/8th
Posted by Scooter261 on Friday, April 18, 2014 6:04 PM

Happy Easter all,,just dusted this off,,it an original resto  of a 1964 Revell Triumph Tiger 100,,I got it at  a swap meet last year, did a complete teardown+rebuild. Not the factory colors,,but it looks ok. Happy Building!

Hog
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    February, 2014
Posted by Hog on Saturday, April 19, 2014 6:33 AM

Great Job, Scooter!  Those 1/8 kits have some great detail.  Excellent motor work, looks you could put a bit of gas and kick it and it would start.  I may have to try and find one of those.  

Did Revell make a chopper back in the early 70's?  I think I built one when I was 8 or 9 around 1972.

Regards,

Hog

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Posted by Scooter261 on Saturday, April 19, 2014 1:13 PM

Why thank you sir,,yea I really like large scale kits,,a bit easier to assemble,,and you can add alot of x-tra stuff,,wire bxs,,ect.  Someday Im going to build a model kit that actually  runs,,and train a mouse to drive it,,and dress him up as fonzie  from happy days,,wouldnt that be something at a model show  LOL,,,I havent seen that one yet.  And yes Revell  also had this one,,I think its a 1964-65  release,,maybe later,,I got this one @ a swap meet also,,and did a total resto on this too. The sissy bar is scrtch built,,its actually  the front forks,reversed,,from the "Chain gang" Revell Chopper.,,along with  a seat from the x-tras bx.   Its called the "Triumph  Show Bike"  mid to late 60's when this one came out.  I also have a 1971  or so 1/8  MPC  "Baja Burro"  its a sportster  set for dirt /scramble races,,that one is really rare,,Ive only seen a handfull out on the web,,I feel lucky to have gotten hold of it. Again that was a swap meet trade,,so  the offbeat kits are the ones I try to find. Hey,,thanks for visiting,,have a great holiday! 

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  • From: Lubbock, TX
Posted by shadetree on Thursday, April 24, 2014 8:26 AM

Nice work. Have both of those kits. Just waiting for the time to build them.

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Posted by Scooter261 on Thursday, April 24, 2014 6:35 PM

Thanks Shadetree,,hope you find time to build em up. If Revell or any other company were to re-pop any  or all of these old  1/8 bike kits ,,Id buy every one of them!  I may have to get Tamiya's   1/6  Yamaha  250  YZ  Motocrosser,,130$  ++,,,,but what an amazing kit it would be. Heres  another  old 1/8  Revell ,,A Yamaha 350 GP,,from ,,say,,1967  or so,,somewhere around there. Again ,,a  swap meet resto kit,,it had been built,,and busted up in pcs many yrs ago,,but it had all the major components,,so it was just a matter of stripping  all paint,,glue blobs,,sanding  after all that  to smooth up all the parts. Thanks for visiting,,and good luck on your kits.

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    April, 2014
Posted by Jehan17 on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 8:40 PM

Nice stuff Scooter. I have the T100 but I never know about the Yamaha.

I think these kits where originally made by Protar, am I right?

Expect the unexpected, you'll never be disapointed.

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  • From: Lubbock, TX
Posted by shadetree on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 7:59 AM

The Revell kits were 1/8 scale most of the Protar kits were smaller 1/12 or 1/15.

Revll had a whole seris of 1/8 scale m/c kits. Triumphant Trike, Triumph Drag Bike, Yamaha DT-1, Harley Police Bike, bunch of  Choppers, Harley Drag Bike. Most of those from the late 60's early 70's. Sure would be nice if they would reissue them.

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    September, 2012
Posted by Scooter261 on Thursday, May 01, 2014 3:00 PM

@Jehan17,,thanks for the comments,,Im pretty sure its a Revell,,I didnt get the box with it but  I did do a web search of it,,and I think its a Revell.      @  shadetree,,yea I think your right  about all those 1/8 Bike kits,,I even remember  building ,,I think it was 1/8  chopper of the "Capt'n America"  chopper Peter Fonda rode in the movie  "Easy Rider",,that one is REALLY  hard to find,,and very pricey  if you can find it,,but  a   keeper if you can find it,,thanks for the comments!

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Posted by Jehan17 on Saturday, May 03, 2014 9:34 PM

Actually if you like European and British bikes Protar had a whole series in 1/9. Just do a quick search on Evilbay. Just wish I could affird some of the Matchless and AJS.

Expect the unexpected, you'll never be disapointed.

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    September, 2012
Posted by Scooter261 on Wednesday, May 07, 2014 6:35 PM

Ok,,Ill check it out,,I like all  brands of bikes  ,,wish I had a kit of all the 1:1 MX bikes Ive owned  ,,just have to watch the shows/meets I guess/online stores.

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