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 Post subject: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
PostPosted: Thu 09 Dec 2010 17:56 pm 
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Hi,

Has anyone ever produced a kit of "chitty chitty bang bang", if not why not ? I ams sure it would be a good and well received....

How about scratch building or conversion, any ideas on what to start with....could be an interesting project ?

I scratch built one using card and paper mache and meccano when I was at school some 30+ years ago....but its long gone....

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PostPosted: Thu 09 Dec 2010 18:04 pm 
Ayup Birderman...

I don't think so, TBH. It sounds like a 'Rights' Issue thing to me. Corgi still sell the Die-casts now I think. An 'Original' mint one sells for quite a lot nowadays I believe...

Mine's Buried in my old Garden in Wolverhampton somewheres... and THAT'S just over Thirty years ago too now.


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It looks like Aurora made one in 1969.
But I have only seen one picture of a build model.

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PostPosted: Thu 09 Dec 2010 19:36 pm 
jhl1908:279337 wrote:
It looks like Aurora made one in 1969.
But I have only seen one picture of a build model.

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Ayup Jesper...

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PostPosted: Thu 09 Dec 2010 21:23 pm 
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Oh no, I’m afraid not superior knowledge; Feanor.
I do not even know what scale it was made in.  :oops:

I was just flicking through my “Scale Auto ContestCars 2010” magazine the other day.
And remembered I had seen the picture there.

On page 8 there was a really nice picture of the model, taken at the NNL North. Bloomington, Minnesota June 7, 2009.
The builder was a Bob Hyman.

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Aurora Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.  Originally released 1968.  1/24th scale or close.

I purchased this many years ago and completely refurbished it in 2006.  It won a bronze at Wonderfest 2006 and a photo of it has appeared in the Reader's Gallery in Finescale Modeler magazine.

It's a really nice and pretty accurate kit but it's very rare.  There are a copy of the instructions on eBay right now for $29!

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It is so beautiful, Arronax. :thumb:

Thank you for sharing the picture with us.


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PostPosted: Fri 10 Dec 2010 17:18 pm 
Ayup Jim...

It certainly is wonderful. Now THAT I'd love on my Mantelpiece...


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I sat in the real one as a boy, the guy gave me five bucks to get out and not try to sit in it again!


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The now defunct Japanese company Midori produced a kit of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang as well. Even rarer than the Aurora model.

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PostPosted: Mon 20 Dec 2010 10:36 am 
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I'd like to build a large scale model of Chitty and have often wondered about scratch building one in 1/32. I'm sure some of the Airfix vintage cars could donate some wheels and chassis components.
I always chickened out however my neighbour's father is made of sterner stuff and built a full size one from scratch. It currently sits in the motor museum at Beaulieu. My neighbour was recently down there getting it MOT'd and giving it a run out as it hadn't moved for a few years. He took some video which he was going to put on YouTube.

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PostPosted: Mon 20 Dec 2010 13:12 pm 
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I sat in the real one as a boy, the guy gave me five bucks to get out and not try to sit in it again!


Ayup Chris...

Lovely story Man. :D Sounds like something that'd happen to me...

Mind you the elderly owner of the car's just sold it in America, so you may get the opportunity again !


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I remember having a chance to see it when I was young it was on display at a nearby shopping centre, but my mum was mean and wouldn't take me......I also missed out on the chance of Seeing lady penelopes Rolls Royce Fab1 when they had a life size version on display at a nearby garage.....

Back to Chitty, I have found a card model on the internet with a PDF file to download and print......may be intersting project but to me its not really model making in the true sense.....

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Birderman:282425 wrote:
may be interesting project but to me its not really model making in the true sense.....


Why shouldn't it be? You're making a model, but using different media. I think it's Marcle Models that sometimes turn up at some of the plastic model shows and some of their stuff is simply stunning. Granted you might see a number of poorly made card models, but if somebody building them really knows their stuff they can equal and in some respects surpass a plastic model.

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A note about the real CCBB. At least three were made for the film.
Only one of these survives - it is owned by a Pierre Picton (stage name).
In the last 20 years at least 12 replicas have been built.  :angryfire:
Some of these replicas have sold on as being one of the original film cars.   :angryfire:
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 Post subject: ccbb model
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has anything happened with this
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 Post subject: Re: ccbb model
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has anything happened with this
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In what respect  :scratch:

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PostPosted: Fri 25 Mar 2011 10:08 am 
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not sure in what way, but I haven't found any plastic kits yet and but I have the paper/card kit PDF file ready to print and make....but I have other more important things on the go at the moment....not sure when I will start the paper kit.

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Heard on the radio this week, that they are releasing new CCBB books later this year. If I heard correctly the car will be a VW camper van this time around. :shock:

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I believe Pierre Picton sold his CCBB last week, or was it the week before - anyway, its gone to a new owner in the US of A

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