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Vintage Tamiya Armored Car
Sabot
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Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2006 - 12:28 AM UTC
I'm trying to start a new series about vintage models. One of the first ones I will do is a Scorpion Armored Car made by Tamiya. Once I figure out how to layout the series of articles, I may continue with other models of various genres.


slodder
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Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2006 - 12:55 AM UTC
Not to sound "moronic" but are you doing builds of these? Or more like "MOD"s of classics?

I've been snooping all over ebay seeing some of these older gems and they are very interesting. I've seen some go for big dollars never to see the light of day in any form. So whichever way you go this will be nice to see.
Sabot
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Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2006 - 02:38 AM UTC
Most of the kits are fairly rare so I won't build them. I may eBay them after I do an article on the kit. Most of them have nostalgic value and are no longer serious model kits.
slodder
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Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2006 - 04:09 AM UTC
That's actually a good thing. The history in those kits is more valuable than the experience you get building them.
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Posted: Friday, September 22, 2006 - 04:36 AM UTC
Cool Idea Robin.

A friend of mine has been thinking about doing something similar for WW, except that he was going to show all versions of a particular vehicle made. His first vehicle was going to be the M8 greyhound, with info, pics, facts on the old Tamiya kit, the Monogram 1/32 kit, etc.

Definitely let us know when you get this stuff up.