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AMT Piranha Spy Car.

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  • Member since
    December, 2008
  • From: UK
AMT Piranha Spy Car.
Posted by PatW on Monday, November 19, 2018 4:26 PM

The kit is based on a car from 'The Man from Uncle' TV series.

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    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Monday, November 19, 2018 4:28 PM

That looks great, and also great fun.

I loved that show. Illyia Korriaken (sp?) and Han Solo, right? I don't recall the car, though.

-Greg

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Posted by gregbale on Monday, November 19, 2018 6:38 PM

Beautiful work there, Pat!

(Did you include the hidden weapons panel, and the rockets in the doors?Cool)

 

Greg

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Posted by PatW on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 2:21 AM

Thanks guys. It looks OK but it was one of the worst kits I've built in donkeys years!

No I didn't mount any weapons in it or add the double propeller shafts at the back.

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Posted by LonCray on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 10:20 AM

It reminds me of the old Lotus Europa.  

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 3:25 PM

Hi There !

  Nice find and build . Now did you know that if G.M. had continued the Corvair , this might,ve been the result ? Yup ! T.B.

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Posted by PatW on Thursday, November 22, 2018 2:58 AM

Thanks guys. Yes if the Corvair did continue this would have been an ideal base car. Yes Greg I watched every episode of 'The Man from Uncle' and I never saw the car either!

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Posted by Bugatti Fan on Thursday, November 22, 2018 3:48 AM

Nice model Pat. I have a feeling someone has done a set of photo etched parts for this subject.

Did you get to Telford a couple of weeks back?

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  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Thursday, November 22, 2018 7:59 AM

Cool. Does the kit have engine detail?

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Posted by PatW on Thursday, November 22, 2018 9:51 AM

Thanks Bugatti Fan. I didn't unfortunately, too far/too much cost.

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Posted by PatW on Thursday, November 22, 2018 9:54 AM

Thanks midnightprowler. Yes it's a Corvair flat six, here before the body top goes on.

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Posted by CrashTestDummy on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 3:06 PM

Greg

That looks great, and also great fun.

I loved that show. Illyia Korriaken (sp?) and Han Solo, right? I don't recall the car, though.

 

Napolean Solo and Illya  Kuryakin.  Nice work on the car!  I did that car when the kit was new.  Confused. No paint, though back then,  

Gene Beaird,
Pearland, Texas

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Posted by PatW on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 4:50 PM

Thanks Gene.

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  • From: Nashville, TN area
Posted by bobbaily on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 6:46 PM

Nice build Pat-given that it's an old AMT kit, you had your work cut out for you-I remember building the drag racing version 'back in the day'....and I think the car you built was used in 'The Girl from U,N.C.L.E.'

bob

 

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Posted by Mr Mike on Thursday, December 13, 2018 9:44 AM

I built that kit when it first came out back in the '60s.  Great build Pat!

bobbaily

....and I think the car you built was used in 'The Girl from U,N.C.L.E.' 

The Piranha was used on both series.  The Man and Girl From U.N.C.L.E.

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Posted by PatW on Thursday, December 13, 2018 4:01 PM

Thanks guys.

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