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#1 Steve Okeefe

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 02:21 PM

K&B Bodies

 

K&B Bodies 13 Nov 2009.jpg

 

K&B started early and appears to have made three distinct series of bodies; the first in vacuum-formed clear plastic (the Model-Rama series) for scratch builders, the second in hard plastic for their Challenger series RTRs, and a third again in vacuum-formed clear plastic for their Mabuchi based RTRs. It is unknown whether there were more than two bodies in the third series, and whether any of the third series were available separately.

 

Here is an example (or three) of each series:

 

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#2 TSR

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 05:09 PM

The Cobra GT in its "Series 2" version (light metallic blue and with spoiler and more chrome parts) was also available in the "long boxes" but is very scarce.

In the last series with vac-formed bodies, not only the Mako Shark but the Batmobile and the McLaren-Elva were available in either clear or painted versions. The McLaren is not too rare but the others are. All these bodies came in the same box type as the McLaren-Elva RTR, set on a yellow printed tray.
 



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Posted 04 February 2014 - 01:58 PM

Steve, EJ has a 1:32 BRM, a Ferrari Berlinetta and a Porsche RSK body as well. All clear plastic.
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Posted 04 February 2014 - 10:27 PM

When we were kids, and lived close to the old K&B place on Woodruff, we would rumuge through their trash, and found lots of cool stuff. Motors bodies all kinds of stuff.


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