holy grail of kits?

I would like a Moonbus as well as a Revell spaceship XSL-01. I know the Aurora Moonbus is rare and I never thought I would see one
either. Then at a club meeting someone brought one in for show and tell. I was totally impressed by the kit. For an old Aurora it was a fairly well detailed model and a fair size to boot.
Cheers, Max Bryant

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When I was a kid I really wanted the 1/48 Stingbat LHX helicopter after seeing it on the shelf in Beatties, it looked so cool with missiles popping out and all the angular lines.... Then I went to my first IPMS Nats in 2001 and ta-dahh! I bought one in a very battered box for just 7. Even had it on display at last years Nats. There's only a few more kits I want as I've managed to pick up the rest over the last couple of years including the Horten flying wing, Testors/Italeri F-19, YF-23 (1/72 & 1/144),
My wants include the Monogram 1/48 F-19, the glow-in-the-dark F-19, more resin 1/72 TSR-2s (available but pricey), and Thunderbird 2.
Nick
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i can find.
There were modelkits released but they're now rarer than hens teeth... should have grabbed one in Toys R Us when I saw it years ago.
Nick
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I made an Eagle (with cabin thingy) years ago, can't remember much but it was all white plastic. It looked pretty good too.

Yes, most of the Sci-Fi kits I've seen have been in those comic/sci-fi specialist shops and not model shops.
--
John

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Keep checking the Hobby Shops and Ebay, etc for Gerry Anderson Thunderbirds kits.
Some hobby shops in the midwest that I've recently seen them at include:
Trost Hobby Shop -63rd and Kedzie, Chicago
Valparaiso Pet and Hobbies, Valparaiso, Indiana
Hobbytown at near Castleton Square Mall in Indianapolis, Indiana
Pat's Hobby Shop in Oak Lawn, Illinois approx 95th and Ridgeland.
LaGrange hobby Shop in LaGrange, Illinois
You can check on the hobby shops listed on our Illinois Matchbox Club website:
home.comcast.net/~rneumann25/imcc.html
click on "Toy Stores and Hobby Shops".
Bob Neumann
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The Aurora "Hartford" or "Bonhomme Richard"--lost in that mythical trainwreck, I suppose.
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What would the Bonhomme Richard be worth-barely started?

trainwreck,
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wrote:

How much are they going for? All I want is T2 (the big green one) in a fairly decent size as I think there are a couple of sizes available.
Nick
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My Holy Grail kit is the Monogram Air Power Kit: 18 state of the art USAF planes in 1/240 scale - state of the art in 1959 that is.
On 23 Aug 2003 12:23:57 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@aol.com (RLGIRSCH) wrote:

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Al,
It absolutely was available in kit form! I've seen several of them over the years, but tightly held in private collections (Lee Baker, the Chattanooga TN master of the Classic & Antique Car actually built up a MIB kit of the 1911 Chevy about 2 years ago!).
I never even knew the kit or promo existed at the time of its issue in 1961. It seems that SMP/AMT produced it as an exclusive for Chevrolet, distributed only through Chevy dealers, in recognition of the 50th anniversary of Chevrolet (Chevrolet's first production car came in 1912). Promo versions of this car are in metallic gold, with black fenders (I have one of these RARE puppies here), and the kit was molded in black plastic. The very first reference I saw to this kit was in the Joe Henning article in one of the first issues of Rod & Custom Models, where Henning showed the scratchbuilding of the 1911 Marmon Wasp Indy winner, where he used the wheels and tires of the 1911 Chevy kit!
One part of this promo/kit does exist however, that being the vinyl tires that AMT used in their mid-1970's rework of the 1925 Model T Ford roadster (the original AMT 25 T used hard plastic tires molded to the wood spoke wheels).
Art Anderson
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Mike Watgen (Mikes Miniature Motors) also repopped it in resin. I believe it was the last kit Mike did before he died. I don't think many were released. That's the one I have.
Dean
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wrote:

They don't have a 1911 Chevy in their online catalog - never did AFAIK.
--
Al Superczynski, MFE, IPMS/USA #3795, continuous since 1968

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Oh, great - something else to add to my 'wants' list..... ;-p
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Didn't Glencoe reissue this one a couple of years back?
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snipped-for-privacy@aol.comspamless (The Old Timer) wrote:

Yep--the local shop has one on the shelf.
Mark Schynert
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'k.
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...
For a long time, it's been the Tamiya 1:350 Enterprise for me. The local hobby shop had one on display. As a kid I couldn't afford it, as an adult I realized my modelling skills needed improvement before I'd be able to build this thing satisfactorily. Recently, I've gotten serious about modelling: reading this NG, buying cheap models to practice on - which BTW is resulting an a nice collection of 1:144 airplanes in its own right, buying proper tools, learning how to airbrush, building a paint booth, etc. All with building the Enterprise in mind, although I won't stop at that. Since discovering that there's more than Revell and Airfix, my 'list of things to build' has grown exponentially (not that I'm as bad as some people here...)
(sorry about the quoting style, but my NNTP server doesn't have the original article)
--
Harro de Jong

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