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Posted 10 April 2018 - 08:06 PM

Just picked two of these up new in their sealed bags and the detail so sharp & crisp for vac form especially in this small scale :shok: :heart:

Anybody know who did the molds for the small scale Lancer shells?

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Posted 11 April 2018 - 12:11 AM

That would be Lloyd Ashbery. He is responsible for most if not all of Lancer mold work back in the day.

The patterns are made in large scale then pantagraphed down to 1/24  1/32 then HO. So the detail just gets sharper.

I thought all original Lancer bodies from the 60s were trimmed so I question if these are repops. But they do look sharp.

Give them a sniff and see if they smell like baby vomit, that will date them.


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Posted 11 April 2018 - 06:42 AM

I remember he did the larger scales, not knowing if someone else did these or how they scaled them down. Thanks!


Will take a picture of the unopened example & post it up. The body comes with an original looking Lancer bag backing card and plastic T Jet mounting parts so I'd guess there's a chance :D :laugh2:

Plus also the plastic is thick & solid like the larger scale from Lancer etc.

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Posted 11 April 2018 - 10:05 AM

AFAIK, REH still has a bunch of the old Lancer molds (including the 2F),  and repopped them in polycarbonate several years ago. I don't know if they have any left to sell.


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Posted 11 April 2018 - 10:18 AM

AFAIK, REH still has a bunch of the old Lancer molds (including the 2F),  and repopped them in polycarbonate several years ago. I don't know if they have any left to sell.


I know Mid America has a bunch of re-pulled Lancer HO & 1/24th bodies in lexan.

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Posted 11 April 2018 - 10:25 AM

Here's a quick shot of the bodies in the packets. Better to follow.

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Posted 11 April 2018 - 12:00 PM

Do the smell test, Butyrate stinks and date it as early production. But Lexan was being introduced towards the end of Lancers production(1970) and dose not have that smell. All the original Lancer bodies that I have seen are boxed trimmed and come 6 to a box.

Butyrate does give sharper detail than Lexan. So I want to hear what other people know. My gut feeling is these are later repops off original tooling. 


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Posted 11 April 2018 - 12:17 PM

Just done the smell test and can confirm "the smell" and here's some more pics. Showing the included body mounts and box all showing the corresponding "755" number. Also the instructions say "cut out body along cut line with scissors" so that points to the shells being sold uncut like these :)

Original to me.

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Posted 11 April 2018 - 12:40 PM

Well, just when you think you know something you learn something knew. I had never seen those mounting brackets either(755) and never seen a Lancer body that was not factory trimmed. Your box (six HO scale) is what I recalled. But it hard to argue with the instructions with Lancer address no less. Great to see this variationsmile.png 


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Posted 12 April 2018 - 08:54 PM

My post #4 should be deleted. I suffered a Senior moment, and didn't notice the thread was in "Vintage HO". I thought the body was 1/32. Apparently my eyes weren't working too well, either.


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