LOL! It was called "Rommel's Rod"-- 1/24 scale kit by Monogram. I just
Googled "Rommel's Rod" and I got quite a kick out of looking at images
of it! That had to be one of the wackiest things stodgy old Monogram
Yeah - I remember that one, too.
What was the one that looked like the Monkey's Mobile, but with a
skeleton? Seem to recall Monogram going through a skeleton phase with
some of thier car and armor kits...
One of the guys in our IPMS chapter happend to stop at a garage sale
last year and saw over a dozen old kits, all still shrink-wrapped, for
sale. They included an Aurora F-110 Spectre (AKA F-4C Phantom II) and
a pristine Monogram "Rommel's Rod". He asked how much they wanted for
all of them and the lady, who said the kits belonged to her deceased
father, replied "oh, how about $20?". Having a conscience, he paid $40
knowing that any one of the kits would sell for more than $40 on eBay.
He did sell "Rommel's Rod" on eBay for what he said was a really,
REALLY good price and I think this might have been the one.
After checking eBay again I did find one for $100, MIB, and one built for a
little less than $40. Even $40 is well more than I'd be willing to pay. I
had no idea the price would be even remotely close to that. I thought it
might be fun to have again to build, but I guess I'll leave it as it
was--a fond memory.
Well I had just looked over the kit,
ALL parts are still attached to trees,chrome is good,so is the glass.
Make a serious offer.....I had bought if years ago and paid through the nose
in a show an Jacksonville ,FLA.
I'm in Daytona.
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