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Kits that have been in production and you really want, but you just can't find... or you can't find at a reasonable price.

 

For me:

 

1) Heller Citroen DS3 WRC 2013

2) Tamiya Ford Focus WRC 2001 (Sometimes on Ebay, never cheap)

3) Aoshima Mitsubishi Legnum VR-4

4) Fujimi McLaren F1 Ueno Clinic race version

5) Aoshima D1GP "Team Samurai" Mazda RX-7 FC3S.

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Two kits that crop up on e bay every once in a while are a 1:24

BMW 3 series coupe British Touring Car from 1992 , sponsored by Listerine . Seem to think it’s made by a company more usually making military vehicle kits . Usually goes for silly money . 
The other illusive kit for me is a 1:24 Porsche 959 Paris Dakar car . Don’t know the manufacturer , but somehow always seems to be a really expensive kit . 
Gary . 

 

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3 minutes ago, Windy37 said:

The other illusive kit for me is a 1:24 Porsche 959 Paris Dakar car . Don’t know the manufacturer , but somehow always seems to be a really expensive kit . 

Gunze Sangyo. I've seen 2 on ebay in the last year. Usually around £50 and the kit itself is nothing special - although that would be in my top 10 hard to find.

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Just now, galaxyg said:

Gunze Sangyo. I've seen 2 on ebay in the last year. Usually around £50 and the kit itself is nothing special - although that would be in my top 10 hard to find.

Yes , that’s the Porsche right ? The last one on e bay went above my budget sadly 🙄

 Gary . 

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Just now, Windy37 said:

Yes , that’s the Porsche right ? The last one on e bay went above my budget sadly 🙄

 Gary . 

Yeah the Rothmans one with the white wheels. I've always thought that the Gunze kit combined with the cheap-as-chips Tamiya one (for it's engine and a few other parts) would make a good reproduction of the Paris-Dakar vehicle.

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1   Esci Lancia Beta Monte Carlo

2  Tamiya Ford Sierra RS500

3  Tamiya Fiat Abarth 695SS

4  Tamiya Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA

5   Gunze Sanyo Austin Healey Sprite.

 

Stupid thing is, apart from the Esci Beta which I never managed to get wnen new, I've had one or more examples of the others which I sold for peanuts, never imagining the ridiculous money they can now go for!!  :doh:

 

Keith

 

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I don't usually partake in these type of wishlist threads, but I'd go for a 1:24 Austin Maxi in a big way.  I'd also go for a 1:24 Vauxhall Corsa GSi (1st gen) and final refresh Nova GSi, as they're all cars I've owned, and I've got a dose of the nostalgias :wub:

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I think Mike’s making a wish list!

 

1. Bandai 1/16 Jaguar XJ-S

2. Ditto on the Esci Lancia Beta

3. Frog 1/24 Bloodhound Missile

4. Halcyon Ripley in Power Loader

5. Merit 1/24 Bluebird Hydroplane

 

best,

M.

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MPC 1968 or 1969 Dodge Coronet R/T

AMT 1963 Pontiac Bonneville hardtop

Jo-Han 1970 Plymouth Road Runner or GTX

Monogram '34 Ford original '60s issue or '70s 'Early Iron' coupe

Any of the Revell parts pack "double kits" from the '60s

 

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Tamiya 1/24 Peugeot 205 T16 Rally

Tamiya 1/24 Volvo 850 Estate BTCC

Tamiya 1/12 FW14B

Tamiya 1/12 MP4/6

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Gunze Abarth 1000tcr

Revell  BMW 850 i

Italeri.  Ferrari Daytona Compentizione 

Tamiya Ford Sierra RS500

Revell.  Datsun BRE510

 

These kits would be a nice addition for my stash 

Marco F

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1 hour ago, tagy said:

Tamiya 1/24 Peugeot 205 T16 Rally

Tamiya 1/24 Volvo 850 Estate BTCC

Tamiya 1/12 FW14B

Tamiya 1/12 MP4/6

The first and last on the list are not that hard to find...

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Go on then, you've twisted my arm. Looks as though a few of these have already been mentioned. I lucked out last year and got hold of the Simil'r Focus for a (very) good price so have had to add another onto the list.

 

1. Tamiya Volvo 850 (Estate obviously)

2. Tamiya Sierra XR4i (although I could go for an RS500)

3. Tamiya Jag Mk2

4. Tamiya Morgan

5. Tamiya Alfa GTA

 

I think there's one manufacturer needs to get re-releasing some of their old kits :)

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I can think of two that id like but i have only just started building models recently 

 

the one i really want is the Audi r10 tdi le mans car

the other one i would like is a corvette c6r

and I have just thought of a c5r  

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BBR 1/24 Ferrari 333SP

Le Mans Miniatures 1/24 Jaguar XJR-14 IMSA

Le Mans Miniatures 1/43 Porsche WSC-95 (I’ve had it on back order for a LOOOONG time, so fingers crossed for 2021!)

HRM 1/24 Bill Thomas Cheetah

Profil 24 1/24 Iso Grifo A3C Le Mans 1964

 

And to prove the power of positive thought: one that I had on my wishlist but managed to cross off last year – the Starter 1/43 Porsche 917/10 ‘lift-off’.

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31 minutes ago, Spiny said:

Go on then, you've twisted my arm. Looks as though a few of these have already been mentioned. I lucked out last year and got hold of the Simil'r Focus for a (very) good price so have had to add another onto the list.

 

1. Tamiya Volvo 850 (Estate obviously)

2. Tamiya Sierra XR4i (although I could go for an RS500)

3. Tamiya Jag Mk2

4. Tamiya Morgan

5. Tamiya Alfa GTA

 

I think there's one manufacturer needs to get re-releasing some of their old kits :)

 

Numbers 1, 2, 4 and 5 are definitely kits I'm looking out for.  I've been lucky enough to get hold of the Tamiya Jaguar Mk.II.

 

Here are five that immediately come to mind.

1. Aurora/Monogram Aston Martin DB4

2. Tamiya Mercedes-Benz 600SEL

3. Airfix/Doyusha Aston Martin DB5

4. Tamiya Volkswagen Karmann Ghia

5. Monogram/Revell BMW 635CSi or Tamiya BMW M635CSi

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Can't really come up with a top five , but what I'd really like to see is all the old 1/32 Airfix car kits , apart from the ones they're always reissuing . The Marina, Maxi , Sunbeam Rapier , Renault Dauphine all spring to mind , but what I want most of all is the Kansas Kruiser , the customised Cortina issued around 1980 .  

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11 hours ago, Matt Crane said:

The first and last on the list are not that hard to find...

 

TBF, finding them is often not that difficult - all of my five are either currently, or have recently been, listed on ebay. If I'd bought them all off there though it would have cost me about £6-700...!!

 

Keith

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I can't really think of five, but:

  1. Bandai 1/20th Fiat X 1/9 (or whatever the nomenclature is)
  2. Tamiya Aston Martin DBS 1/24
  3. Matchbox 1/32 Porsche 935 (Also boxed by Revell)

There are probably loads more. but for the moment....

 

Cheers,

Alan.

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2 hours ago, keefr22 said:

 

TBF, finding them is often not that difficult - all of my five are either currently, or have recently been, listed on ebay. If I'd bought them all off there though it would have cost me about £6-700...!!

 

Keith

 

You could get the MP4/6 with TopStudio Super detail set, Thunder Valley F1 Front suspensions set, S27 High Tech decals and 205T16 with AcuStion Mechanical parts set with a little bit less than that...

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5 hours ago, Matt Crane said:

You could get the MP4/6 with TopStudio Super detail set......a little bit less than that

 

Maybe, but luckily I have no interest in building F1 cars so I don't have to worry about finding the cash for that lot.... :)

 

Keith

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Hard to compile a top 5 but most Tamiya kits mentioned already are high on my list. I want all the Tamiya Historic Car Series kits. Right now I only have the Alpine A110 and Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA.

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