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What's the LEAST exotic car in your collection?


MPWR
09-06-2015, 11:31 PM
A lot of us tend to have kit collections full of sports cars. Many of these collections consist largely of exotics, classics, customs, tuners, supercars, and other such fine delicacies. But what about the stuff that's not super cool? Got anything that is really just- plain? Something that would never be seen at Pebble Beach, or be at any risk of being valet parked right in front of some hot exclusive restaurant? Something that wouldn't be worth a second look from even the most dedicated of car enthusiasts?

What's the most unexotic, common, pedestrian, ordinary car in your collection (built or unbuilt)? The kit that you still can't really imagine why anyone bothered to make a kit of in the first place?

I'll start. :iceslolan
The least exotic kit in my stash is Hasegawa's 1/24 1993 BMW 318i (E36). I love the E36 and was very happy to find this one- but this is truly the most unexciting version of the E36 that BMW made. I would guess it wasn't particularly high on many people's gotta have it list. Yet for me it fills a niche- and I have plans....

lovegt40
09-07-2015, 02:32 AM
Revell trabant. Think i will trash it soon ...

joelwideqvist
09-07-2015, 02:45 AM
As my stash to 98 percent is built out of bike kits I have just a few car boxes, most of which is in the sport car segment. The least exotic of the cars must, without competition, be the 1/24 Hasegawa Volkswagen Beetle Type 1 Polizei car.

TheBanker
09-07-2015, 03:25 AM
Building it now..Fujimi's Golf GTI. Its a brilliant car in real life (and I own one!) but definitely not exotic when compared to the Astons and Ferraris on the shelf...

Lownslow
09-07-2015, 04:34 AM
Trabant

nugundam93
09-07-2015, 01:23 PM
the "mini-me" aoshima 1/24 mitsubishi pajero LWB. close 2nd is the fujimi 1/24 hks toyota altezza.

da_ashman
09-07-2015, 08:24 PM
I'd have to say Revell Intregra Type R would be the most unexotic car in my stash. I did build a Toyota Crown VIP car that I thought was pretty ordinary but ended up being one of my fav builds. Almost brought a Prius once, place was selling them for US $8, couldnt give em away!

turbos86
09-08-2015, 10:39 AM
Smart fortwo lol

BVC500
09-08-2015, 10:46 AM
Infiniti Q45. Only have it because I'm doing a theme: the break through of Japanese luxury cars in the early 1990's. So, I'm building the Tamiya LS400 and a mashup of the Aoshima and Fujimi versions of the Q45. The Aoshima version has a correct chassis and better interior, but the Fujimi has a better body and LHD dashboard.

wouter1981
09-08-2015, 02:28 PM
@ MPWR: you think a E36 318 is unexciting? Try the BMW 316i compact from Revell ;-) But I changed it into a 323ti, which is a bit more exciting and was my daily driven car.

and if modded diecast are alowed here.. I'm building my first evercar from a diecast. a 1995 opel corsa 1.2 ... THAT is unexotic ;-)

mattbacon
09-08-2015, 05:12 PM
I guess my least exotics, at least as far as production numbers go, would be the Revell original Mini Cooper and Golf GTi. Exotic to me, and cool, but pretty commonplace on its home turf, would be a Fujimi Isuzu 117...

bestest,
M.

hirofkd
09-08-2015, 09:38 PM
I can't decide whether I should pick...
Tamiya's Honda Today
Aoshima's Honda Step Wagon
Fujimi's Honda S-MX
One thing in common is that they are all Honda.

nascar49
09-08-2015, 10:36 PM
daihatsu move from Fujimi, yeah, beat that :grinno:

stratos75
09-09-2015, 06:28 AM
I think the most ordinary car in my collection will be "Tin Lizzie". )))
http://www.themodellingnews.com/2014/12/icm-go-old-skool-cruising-1913-style.html

baracca
09-09-2015, 07:20 AM
Fujimi 1/24 Toyota Rilakkuma Prius & Vitz + ?
made with my children :wink:

http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b596/BARACCA2012/IMG_1812_zpsnf0xijm8.png

ZoomZoomMX-5
09-09-2015, 12:01 PM
Citroen 2CV

Hemi Killer
09-09-2015, 05:47 PM
Fox Body Mustang GT would be the most common in real world. Or the '99 Silverado

MPWR
09-10-2015, 11:40 AM
Building it now..Fujimi's Golf GTI. Its a brilliant car in real life (and I own one!) but definitely not exotic when compared to the Astons and Ferraris on the shelf...

Wow, first post- awesome! Welcome to AF!


@ MPWR: you think a E36 318 is unexciting? Try the BMW 316i compact from Revell ;-) But I changed it into a 323ti, which is a bit more exciting and was my daily driven car.

The hatchback (at least in the US) is something of an enthusiast's car now. There were many fewer brought over here, and it was the last small 4cyl car BMW brought to this market. Several years later BMW started up with the Mini- which is cool, but not the same.

I do have the Dragon 316i/318ti kit- and in my mind, the 318i is more ordinary. :rolleyes:

mike wickland
09-10-2015, 06:18 PM
A Tamiya Toyota Type AA. A very nice kit by the way.

MPWR
09-10-2015, 09:41 PM
A Tamiya Toyota Type AA. A very nice kit by the way.

Cool, another first post! Welcome to AF!

Build it, post it! I don't think we've seen anyone else do that kit yet.

lovegt40
09-11-2015, 03:31 AM
Think i also have somewhere an unuseful tamiya Honda fit...suitable for this competition

aandyyp1996
09-12-2015, 07:58 PM
I like building normal street cars rather than exotic super cars, but maybe that's because I've only been in the hobby for a few years haha.

My most plain model would have to be a standard Aoshima Lexus GS400. I have a few of these and they're decent kits, but very plain and I see them every single day on the road here in Florida

MidMazar
09-13-2015, 02:45 AM
For me its a Honda fit also, fiat 500 is not far behind.

The one thing I never understood is why companies produce kits of vehicles like this? Yeah they are common in society but really someone that has a 1:1 most of the time aren't going to build a replica of it. Diecast is what most people do.

Hmm produce a Honda fit or a Bugatti Veyron?

gionc
09-14-2015, 10:45 AM
Fuji new mini......
Fuji BMW 5'er (2X......????? Only justification is the art car dream...)

petesy
09-14-2015, 03:05 PM
I have a whole bunch of Aoshima Toyota X90 Mark II/Chaser/Cresta, highly detailed kits with beautifully engraved platform style interior and photo etched emblems.

These cars when new were bought by middle aged salarymen who had aspiration of the high society, but had not quite made it there yet. They had always wanted a Crown, but they either could not afford it or they dared not to upstage their bosses so they bought the "next best thing".

I have no idea why Aoshima in their right mind would have kitted them back then, and I bet they wouldn't have dreamed that they could still make money out of these mold 20+ years later, with these cars being revered by drifters and bosozoku for their high power engine adaptability and RWD layout.

generationx
09-15-2015, 01:14 PM
I guess Revell's VW Type 1 van. Jagermeister livery though so kind of cool...

And Revell's VW Golf GTI Mk2. Compared to all the WRC and F1 not very exciting, but I have a 1:1 so...

g_scott
09-16-2015, 07:42 AM
Volkswagen Golf V5 from Tamiya. Haven't started it, and I've been struggling for a while to come up with some way to make it a remotely interesting build.

lovegt40
09-16-2015, 10:03 AM
btw tamiya golf v5 is pretty pricey around now.
I had a hell to find one time ago to make my daily drive 1.6 car (with all its scratch and dust..), and anyway tamiya made an excellent model of this....boring car :)

MidMazar
09-22-2015, 12:07 AM
btw tamiya golf v5 is pretty pricey around now.
I had a hell to find one time ago to make my daily drive 1.6 car (with all its scratch and dust..), and anyway tamiya made an excellent model of this....boring car :)

Now if only any company would make a MK6 GTI/Golf or the new VW 400R.

Vette Modeller
09-23-2015, 10:21 PM
I have a collection that I call ' Vehicles only an Owner Could Love'. It includes a Messerschmitt KR200, BMW Isetta, Smart Car, a pair of Trabants, a 1st generation Fiat 500, Mini Coopers,Suzuki Wagon R, Citroen 2cv van, Daihatsu Midget, a pink Honda City plus a few others and still more odd ball cars to build as time permits.

I'm rather partial to my collection of odd ball vehicles but modelling friends just shake their heads when I tell them I enjoy building these oddities.

ZTony8
09-24-2015, 06:21 PM
Anyone of the Trumpeter car kits-the '63 Nova,'64-65 Falcon,'78 Monte Carlo,'60 Pontiac.
On the foreign side,any one of my VW Beetles from the various model companies.

lovegt40
09-25-2015, 10:33 AM
I still wonder why trumpeter decided to make sooo extreme, exclusive, ultra-exotic pure racers, living forever legendary team USA cars....

Foxerjr
10-01-2015, 09:08 PM
I build mostly non-exotic kits and have many mentioned, but this one built from a computer mouse cover qualifies most I think .. http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc105/Foxerjr/Mouse%20POST%20APOCALYPSE/MousePhotoDSC_0974.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/Foxerjr/media/Mouse%20POST%20APOCALYPSE/MousePhotoDSC_0974.jpg.html)

airforceone
10-10-2015, 01:11 PM
I think I have one of Monogram's S10 kits in my stash. Either that or one of my Revell 70s Chevy 4x4 trucks.

As far as an exotic kit... It took me several years to find any variant of Aoshima's Range Rover kits. Now they seem to be everywhere. The opposite of that, I bought a Fujimi Mitsubishi Lancer VI Zero Fighter some time around 2000-2001. It's a great kit of a rare model, and over the years and moves it got pretty beat up. I set out out find another in maybe 2006, I couldn't even find PICTURES of that kit. It seemed like I had the only one. I found one on a whim in a hobby shop in Alaska in 2014.

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