Knight Rider KITT Model

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  1. xenocryst

    xenocryst Why yes, I *am* a geek. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Bah! I've been looking for a particular KITT model for a short while, but I'm having no luck. Where the flippin' heck can I find a plastic model of THIS version:
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    NOT this version:
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    Note the fog lamps.

    I know there's a diecast version out there complete with lights and sound, but I'm specifically looking for plastic one to hack up into a Transformer, so I'd prefer something cheap (but the larger, the better)

    Can anyone help me?
     
  2. Shin-Gouki

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    I don't think they made an all plastic version of the top one. I have that one, I also have the bottom one in un-assembled kit (no puns) form. The Bottom one is the model that goes back to when the show aired. The Top one, as I said I have, came out Stateside from Ertl without sopund but did have the light, but was hard to find
     
  3. Chaos Muffin

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    Would take both of those over that ugly red 2000 one

    Yeah pretty sure that top one is diecast only . You could always get a plastic 82 Pontiac model and customize the bumper with some truck roof lights.
    Would just take 6 little holes
     
  4. Eradicator

    Eradicator I am Antithesis

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    The only one I know is the one on the bottom. It looks like what came out reissued from ertl at most Hobby Lobbys. That was a few years ago though so I'm not sure if it's still available.
     
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    I got the pair (KITT and KARR) of the top version from ebay cheap in march.
     
  6. Zombie F Body

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    Had to pre-order the top one. Never saw it in stores. It's a little inaccurate but still a nice piece. Ertl also released a stock 82 Trans Am based on that mold. Knightrideronline.com features so creative modelers who modified the old plastic models to fit the fog lights. The plastic model was re-issued a few years ago. You can still find them at a few TRUs.

    Had to build this one myself http://www.cardomain.com/ride/224228/2
     
  7. Insane Galvatron

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    Are either of those in 1/24 scale? The only "KITT"s I've seen are the 1/18 scale. I really want a 1/24 scale KITT to make into a transformer. He would be displayed next to Doubleback.
     
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    The plastic model is 1/24.
     
  9. xenocryst

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    As Zombie said, the plastic one is 1/24... That would be the bottom one.
     
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    I actually like the Knight 4000. Had an opportunity to buy the hero car a few years ago for under 10 grand. It was repainted like a cop car for a skit on Sci-Fi's Scare Tactics. Unfortunately, they blew out the motor. Couldn't really do much with it if it had a blown motor. Plus the fiberglass was pretty much done. Someone else in CA bought it and restored it beautifully right down to the one-off rims it had. It would still be sitting in my drive way had I got it.

    A modified 1/24 one would make an awesome Alternator Runamuck it painted white.
     
  11. agesthreeandup

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    I have both the original model and the reissued one. They have only done the one version of the kit but with a little modification you could put the lights into it without too much effort.

    I have both the original and the reissue of the red 4000 as well. I like the look of it too but don't think I would ever want one in real life. Personal opinion of course. Now the trans am, that I would consider.

    Spencer.
     

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