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PostSubject: Unicorns...Whats yours...?   Mon 13 Feb 2017, 1:25 pm

Hi gents..!   I was just wondering what is your unicorns-(models,promos,etc.)that always seem to evade you trying to get a hold of over the years. I am sure even the ones that have everything has some so lets see yours... Here is mine...

MPC 75 Pontiac Firebird or Trans Am model or promo.

Normatt Winnebago motorhome.

Johan 69 AMC Ambassador model or promo.

Monogram (Un-Real Roller).

Monogram 1/8th scale 80 Pontiac Trans Am kit.

Johan 69,70 Cadillac Coupe Deville HT model or promo.

Johan 65,66 Chrysler 300s.

Johan 72 Olds Toronado model or promo.

Monogram large scale funny car(Mean Maverick).

So now lets see your Unicorns....


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PostSubject: Re: Unicorns...Whats yours...?   Mon 13 Feb 2017, 2:19 pm

Well, this side of the pond, many kits almost become 'Grail' items due to the cost of getting them shipped over! Import charges and handling fees can easily double or more the price of a kit making them a rare treat.

If you include these, I have loads but top of my list are:-

Revell Speed Shop Chevy Sedan Delivery

Galaxie Aerosedan Delivery
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PostSubject: Re: Unicorns...Whats yours...?   Tue 14 Feb 2017, 11:25 am

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Well, this side of the pond, many kits almost become 'Grail' items due to the cost of getting them shipped over! Import charges and handling fees can easily double or more the price of a kit making them a rare treat.

If you include these, I have loads but top of my list are:-

Revell Speed Shop Chevy Sedan Delivery

Galaxie Aerosedan Delivery


M.....Yeah that is a bummer. I have the Galaxie delivery kit.
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PostSubject: Re: Unicorns...Whats yours...?   Sat 18 Feb 2017, 6:10 pm

No longer building, I have no special hunger, but back in the day the blue IMC (was it?) Lola was so rare, I never saw a kit at any model convention. Of course, later the rare early AMT kits I could improve on became a thing too. Thanx for the question.
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PostSubject: Re: Unicorns...Whats yours...?   Sat 18 Feb 2017, 6:20 pm

most Tom Daniels designed stuff, especially the Dragon Wagon

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PostSubject: Re: Unicorns...Whats yours...?   Sun 19 Feb 2017, 12:36 pm

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most Tom Daniels designed stuff, especially the Dragon Wagon

Paul.... I am a fan of the Tom Daniels kits too. I have a few but still need to find some that were special to me from my childhood days. They did re-issue the Dragon Wagon as the Circus Wagon awhile back. Me the one I want most is the Un-Real Roller...I have fond memories of building it with my dad as a kid...I think it was the wildest one they made.
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PostSubject: Re: Unicorns...Whats yours...?   Sun 19 Feb 2017, 1:07 pm

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most Tom Daniels designed stuff, especially the Dragon Wagon

Paul.... I am a fan of the Tom Daniels kits too.  I have a few but still need to find some that were special to me from my childhood days. They did re-issue the Dragon Wagon as the Circus Wagon awhile back.  Me the one I want most is the Un-Real Roller...I have fond memories of building it with my dad as a kid...I think it was the wildest one they made.

tom daniels stuff is as rare as a chicken with lips on this side of the pond, and when it does turn up its expensive

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PostSubject: Re: Unicorns...Whats yours...?   Sun 19 Feb 2017, 2:14 pm

Paul... That is a shame shipping is so high...if it were cheaper to I would ship to there...its getting expensive even to ship over here from state to state. Kind of puts a damper on my possible trade dealings for stuff I want or need but on my so called budget that is nothing new its just worse. Thanks to kind people...garage sales..second hand stores..trading I have something to do with all my time...LOL.. Yeah I hear Johan stuff is rare over there too...love there stuff...even there snap kits were great.
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PostSubject: Re: Unicorns...Whats yours...?   Sun 19 Feb 2017, 3:59 pm

Mine would be anything Honda Accord, Civic, Prelude, et cetera related. Love my Hondas. But I also have fine tastes in older 1930s, 40s, and 50's automobiles as well, especially Lead Sleds!! So, yes I know my Unicorns are wild, but at least I can build them the way I want when I get a chance.
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PostSubject: Re: Unicorns...Whats yours...?   Sun 19 Feb 2017, 6:03 pm

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Paul... That is a shame shipping is so high.

to give you an idea i just went on tom daniels site for a list of what he did......theres 75 different kits....then tried each one into UK Ebay just to see what there is around,,,ive converted to $US so you can see what they cost over here...and thats the cheapest price i could get not an average

theres a total of 9 different ones available

theres plenty of the common ones
cherry bomb   $us36
streetfighter   $us25
beer wagon  $us29
paddy wagon $us34
cop out  $us25
jinx express  $us22

but these there is only one of each to be had of these.......

baja beast  $us80
vandal   $us108
s'cool bus  $us29

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PostSubject: Re: Unicorns...Whats yours...?   Sun 19 Feb 2017, 7:00 pm

I have a Cop Out if you have anything nice to swap for it Paul.

It's maybe 2 quid more to post a single kit to Dublin than what you'd pay to post to a UK addy.
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PostSubject: Re: Unicorns...Whats yours...?   Sun 19 Feb 2017, 7:49 pm

ive built one of those, waiting to go into the new display cases when i get them together.....its a lovely kit, you should build it



its the weirder or rarer stuff id like

dragon wagon or firecracker or rattler

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PostSubject: Re: Unicorns...Whats yours...?   Sun 19 Feb 2017, 8:06 pm

Tell me more about these new display cases!
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PostSubject: Re: Unicorns...Whats yours...?   Sun 19 Feb 2017, 11:09 pm

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Paul... That is a shame shipping is so high.

to give you an idea i just went on tom daniels site for a list of what he did......theres 75 different kits....then tried each one into UK Ebay just to see what there is around,,,ive converted to $US so you can see what they cost over here...and thats the cheapest price i could get not an average

theres a total of 9 different ones available

theres plenty of the common ones
cherry bomb   $us36
streetfighter   $us25
beer wagon  $us29
paddy wagon $us34
cop out  $us25
jinx express  $us22

but these there is only one of each to be had of these.......

baja beast  $us80
vandal   $us108
s'cool bus  $us29

Paul... I have these kits...
Circus Wagon
S Cool Bus
Cop Out
Baja Beast
Built one here..Honest Engine..missing a few parts...one from my childhood days.
Garbage Truck
Rommels Rod

As a kid I have most of them... loved them and still do. They build very nicely.
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PostSubject: Re: Unicorns...Whats yours...?   Sun 19 Feb 2017, 11:45 pm

Well, if anyone wants a Cop Out I have one to trade. I don't really like funny cars, or at least the fibreglass ones with the body hinged at the back.
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PostSubject: Re: Unicorns...Whats yours...?   Mon 20 Feb 2017, 10:55 pm

I have only 1 Grail kit to get;

MPC 70 Mustang Fastback

When I find one, I don't have the $$ to get it. They where hard to find when they first came out also.
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PostSubject: Re: Unicorns...Whats yours...?   Mon 20 Feb 2017, 11:44 pm

If it's the mach 1 style, with the red box art, it's currently available, even over here.
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PostSubject: Re: Unicorns...Whats yours...?   Tue 21 Feb 2017, 1:06 am

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If it's the mach 1 style, with the red box art, it's currently available, even over here.

No, that is the Revell/Monogram 1/24 kit which has been reissued a lot. The one I'm looking for is the MPC kit that is all white background this is the kit I'm looking for.



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PostSubject: Re: Unicorns...Whats yours...?   Fri 24 Feb 2017, 2:22 am

My personal 'Unicorn' is the one I'm building, lol. Throughout my modelling eras I've fallen prey to the allure of making what I wish I could buy ... this leads to all kinds of complications, including extremely long build times. Such is life, I guess.
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PostSubject: Re: Unicorns...Whats yours...?   Fri 24 Feb 2017, 3:09 am

Some big Unicorns here guys.

For me I am happy if I find a different version of the kit I am afer. I could care less about the box art, although this has only happened twice.

I have been lucky enough to find every kit I have ever had on my wish/want list. For me most of the time just finding the kit and seeing the box art has been enough to spark the memories from a time we all long for.

Although there are only a few I haven't actually bought.

One of the hardest ones for me to find was the MPC Super Dualllie Chevy 4x4 pick up from the early '80's.
I had searched eBay for years, whenever one become available it was stupid expensive.  Eventually I met Mark on another forum and we got talking. Turned out he had a complete kit in a "needing to be restored state" but complete.

Some day it will be restored. THANKS MARK!

I have every kit I have ever wanted and will ever need, my stash/collection is complete.  



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PostSubject: Re: Unicorns...Whats yours...?   Fri 24 Feb 2017, 9:14 am

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My personal 'Unicorn' is the one I'm building, lol.  Throughout my modelling eras I've fallen prey to the allure of making what I wish I could buy ... this leads to all kinds of complications, including extremely long build times.  Such is life, I guess.

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PostSubject: Re: Unicorns...Whats yours...?   Fri 24 Feb 2017, 12:03 pm

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Some big Unicorns here guys.

For me I am happy if I find a different version of the kit I am afer. I could care less about the box art, although this has only happened twice.

I have been lucky enough to find every kit I have ever had on my wish/want list. For me most of the time just finding the kit and seeing the box art has been enough to spark the memories from a time we all long for.

Although there are only a few I haven't actually bought.

One of the hardest ones for me to find was the MPC Super Dualllie Chevy 4x4 pick up from the early '80's.
I had searched eBay for years, whenever one become available it was stupid expensive.  Eventually I met Mark on another forum and we got talking. Turned out he had a complete kit in a "needing to be restored state" but complete.

Some day it will be restored. THANKS MARK!

I have every kit I have ever wanted and will ever need, my stash/collection is complete.  




Your welcome Curt buddy....dreams should be realized...glad to be able to help out. Maybe some day I can realize mine too...?
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PostSubject: Re: Unicorns...Whats yours...?   Fri 24 Feb 2017, 7:01 pm

All I really want is a Jo-han Haulin Hearse/Roarin Rambulance twin engined dragster and the old IMC/Memorial Collections VW Beetle that could be built completely stock or as a front engined Hemi Altered .

Not much chance really. LOL

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PostSubject: Re: Unicorns...Whats yours...?   Sat 25 Feb 2017, 12:03 pm

Shay buddy...Those were good kits...I still have the original box for my IMC Bug kit but not the car anymore it got lost somewhere since my childhood days. Another dang Unicorn of mine is trying to find the parts to restore the ones I have..seems like no matter how long or hard I try to find them I cant. Sitting on around 100 very cool old pieces of model history needing restored is no fun.
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PostSubject: Re: Unicorns...Whats yours...?   Sat 25 Feb 2017, 6:25 pm

You've been searching for bits and pieces for a long time now Mark and you don't seem to be getting any joy, must be frustrating.
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