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Mcdee

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Re: Pirates of the Whaaaaat?
« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2017, 08:14:22 PM »



Quote:Mcdee, that guy from the link you shared also has a killer Prehistoric Scenes site that you can spend hours browsing through and drooling over....   http://www.tylisaari.com/prehistoricscenes/main.html

He also has a great Prehistoric Scenes Facebook page (although I think you have to be logged in there to see it):

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Yeah his name is Trevor Ylisaari goes by Tay666 over at the Clubhouse... His Prehistoric Scenes collection is to die for, Monster Scenes too...
He's a Great Guy :)
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Re: Pirates of the Whaaaaat?
« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2017, 08:43:34 PM »
I remember building 1 or 2 of those pirate model kits.

Did they each have at least one rubber band powered moving item?

Also I remember building a mummy that was rubber band powered. You would open the casket, see the mummy then when you closed the casket and opened it again, you would see the mummy coming to life, or damaged or upset or something.

Did the SAME manufacturer sell those kits?   It seemed to be a very short trend of model kits with a rubber band feature.

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Re: Pirates of the Whaaaaat?
« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2017, 06:02:20 PM »
Check out this Link For Great Info On this Kit.... Check out the Decal Sheet:surprise:

Lindberg Model kits: Jolly Roger Series: Hex Marks the Spot! | Collector Model

A BONUS pirate medallion and coin are also included. - See more at: http://www.collectormodel.com/round2-models/3667-lindberg-model-kits-jolly-roger-series-hex-marks-the-spot/#sthash.ZjSzVHWJ.dpuf
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Re: Pirates of the Whaaaaat?
« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2017, 07:11:29 PM »
When they say that "A BONUS pirate medallion and coin are also included," it isn't anything new like the decal sheet, but something that was included with the originals. The medallion is the only piece I still own from the ones my father built for me at the time.

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Re: Pirates of the Whaaaaat?
« Reply #21 on: April 15, 2017, 01:36:32 AM »
I hope they do them all !
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Re: Pirates of the Whaaaaat?
« Reply #22 on: April 15, 2017, 02:47:02 PM »
When they say that "A BONUS pirate medallion and coin are also included," it isn't anything new like the decal sheet, but something that was included with the originals. The medallion is the only piece I still own from the ones my father built for me at the time.
There isn't anything on the Medallion that says "Pirates of the Caribbean" or Disney.  On one side is a replica of one of the coins from the 1715 Florida shipwrecks, the other side a skull with crossed cutlasses, so I guess there were no legal issues with reissuing the coin.
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Re: Pirates of the Whaaaaat?
« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2017, 04:17:14 PM »
The original coins that came with the kits in the Seventies didn't have the skull and crossbones on one side, but looked to be the heads and tail of an ancient coin.  Don't think the coin or medallion of the originals had the Disney name on them.  Also, in some of the kits, there was a third bonus piece:  A pirate plaque.  Basically it was a vacuum-form piece that had the medallion mounted on a "wooden" background.  (Always hated the vacuum-formed pieces, because they could be easily damaged.)  Resin replicas of the pirate plaque were showing up on ebay a couple of years ago.
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Re: Pirates of the Whaaaaat?
« Reply #24 on: April 20, 2017, 08:40:30 AM »
Just remembered this morning:  The skull & crossbones "medallion" was known as a Belt Badge in the original kits.  They had a piece that could snap on and off on the back, allowing you to clip them to your belt.

If you go to Trevor's site (the same guy who has the awesome Prehistoric Scenes page), you can see the Disney Pirates and Haunted Mansion kits.  Click on the entry for each one to see a build-up, and at least one of those shows a painted up version of the vacuum-form skull & crossed swords medallion on the fake wooden plaque.  I've seen some of these painted up to look pretty impressive, although the one shown here looks to be one done by one of us kids "back in the day."

Here's a link to the site:  http://www.tylisaari.com/models/disney/disney.htm
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Re: Pirates of the Whaaaaat?
« Reply #25 on: April 21, 2017, 03:23:18 PM »
I preodered this earlier from a hobby business. Supposed to be released in June.

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Re: Pirates of the Whaaaaat?
« Reply #26 on: April 21, 2017, 03:25:26 PM »
Thanks for the heads-up on those Scary Big House kits, Mcdee!  I've got three of the four originals, still in shrink-wrap, which I've wanted to build but always hesitated.  I wonder if these reissues of Pirates and Mansion will still be rubber band-powered?  It will be nice to have these to go with those reissues of the rubber band-driven Strange Change kits of the vampire, mummy and time machine.  (Although I'd like to find a more durable alternative to the rubber bands, which always became brittle and broke.)

Wish we'd had that fourth Gigantics kit, when those were reissued.  (I think someone said the Wasp didn't make it because the molds for the wings were missing or damaged.  Don't know if they could reverse engineer them...if so, I'd almost be willing to let the company have mine for the sake of reviving the model.)

Maybe you could try nylon braided cord. The kind they put in vintage style GI Joe.

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Re: Pirates of the Whaaaaat?
« Reply #27 on: April 21, 2017, 04:04:19 PM »
I remember those cords.  Do they make different thicknesses?  As small as those pirate skeletons are, the sized used in Joe would be a bit too thick.

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Re: Pirates of the Whaaaaat?
« Reply #28 on: May 05, 2017, 09:09:40 PM »
Mmmm, I'm not sure if they have differing thicknesses.

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Re: Pirates of the Whaaaaat?
« Reply #29 on: June 18, 2017, 09:20:34 PM »
I pre ordered a kit for me, and one to build with my son.