1/18 SCALE KARR FROM ERTL

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1/18 SCALE KARR FROM ERTL

Post by OKC KNIGHT » Mon Mar 21, 2005 9:41 pm

I'm not much of a k.a.r.r fan,But heres the first pic.Due out in august


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Post by FuzzieDice » Tue Mar 22, 2005 12:14 am

I'm considering both but I don't like the way they did the fog lights. Should I get both or go look for a couple KITT models and do one up as KARR? I'm debating still.

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Post by ReddawgKnight » Tue Mar 22, 2005 8:17 am

Hell it looks fine by me

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Post by Lost Knight » Tue Mar 22, 2005 9:59 am

I see absolutely no difference between that and the Aoshima version. Well, except for the price of course. :) Maybe the lights will look better on this version like with the Ertl K.I.T.T., but the fact that there are 6 lights in the first place always annoyed me so it doesn't matter.
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Post by HondaSiR » Thu Mar 24, 2005 2:26 am

FuzzieDice wrote:I'm considering both but I don't like the way they did the fog lights. Should I get both or go look for a couple KITT models and do one up as KARR? I'm debating still.


You've gotta have the ERTL KITT diecast, you are missing out! Order one today and save yourself the pain of not having one. You can purchase KARR later just in case you're not happy with KITT (which I really, really doubt will happen).

About the KITT model kits, the reissues are pretty abundant and cheap. The original 1983 release boxes come up every now and then on ebay and are not that expensive when not factory sealed. It's your choice and pick. Remember, when you buy a diecast KARR later, you will only be paying around $35.00 including shipment. But they come already assembled. On the other hand, building a model kit comes with some expense, namely building materials, paint, glue...and the time spent on building it. :wink:

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Post by Army_F_Body » Thu Mar 24, 2005 3:52 am

I prefer my diecast to the re-issue model I have.

I don't like the fogs either or the mismatched interior with the season 4 exterior, but it's still really cool.
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Post by PBH » Fri Mar 25, 2005 11:23 am

Interesting. At first I thought it was the Aoshima model. But note the differences like the tires. If all 6 fogs happen to be clear, I'll probably pick up 2 KARR's and replace KITT's orange fogs. That is of course unless Ertl can send me extra fog lights.

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Post by FuzzieDice » Fri Mar 25, 2005 11:42 pm

Hmmm... well, I have built model kits before. To this day I STILL wish I kept my KITT Model I built as a teen. :( I think it was falling apart and needed regluing, was all. I vaguely recall a lost rear-view mirror (or maybe it was put in the car for safe keeping, dunno).

I've got a ton of other expenses, esp. for my REAL car project. :) But I am thinking of grabbing the KITT & KARR die-cast set. I guess it would save money to get an already assembled but my beef is, I am not fond of the fog lights, and the interior detailing. Where with a model, I could fudge and make it pretty much somewhat closer to what I'd like, I think.

Like I say, I'm still debating.

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Post by HondaSiR » Sat Mar 26, 2005 12:35 am

FuzzieDice wrote:but my beef is, I am not fond of the fog lights, and the interior detailing. Where with a model, I could fudge and make it pretty much somewhat closer to what I'd like, I think.

Like I say, I'm still debating.


Before I got my diecast, I was also skeptical about it...the orange foglights, the tinted rear windshield, the rather bulky looking sideview mirrors, etc. I was really hesitant to buy it and where I come from, its not cheap. But I took the plunge and I haven't regreted it since. And I feel most (if not all) members here feel the same way. Trust me, you will like it. The size, heaviness and utter beauty of it will take your breath away when you actually hold it in your hands.

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Post by Army_F_Body » Sat Mar 26, 2005 1:13 am

Plus you don't get a working scanner out of the box with the model kits, Tika.

I'll probably pick up a KARR. Has anyone seen any pics from the rear. I wonder if it will have the "KARR" plates or if they will just leave them off (or worse leave the "KNIGHT" ones on).
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Post by Lost Knight » Sat Mar 26, 2005 3:11 pm

What I'm wondering is if Ertl's K.A.R.R. will utilize yellow LEDs as opposed to the orange ones the Aoshima version uses. I've looked in Radio Shack for 3mm clear yellow LEDs but of course that's the only color and size they were out of at the time. Eventually I'll get ahold of some and solder them in.
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Post by Zeitgeist » Thu Jul 14, 2005 6:33 am

PBH wrote:That is of course unless Ertl can send me extra fog lights.


Interesting thought. Would ERTL do that, if asked politely?
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Post by andy-kitt » Thu Jul 14, 2005 1:57 pm

The new ERTL KITTs come with 6 clear lamps

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Post by PBH » Thu Jul 14, 2005 7:02 pm

andy-kitt wrote:The new ERTL KITTs come with 6 clear lamps

Plus, I asked Ertl. They said "no".

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Post by Zeitgeist » Fri Jul 15, 2005 4:47 am

PBH wrote:
andy-kitt wrote:The new ERTL KITTs come with 6 clear lamps

Plus, I asked Ertl. They said "no".


Sad. But I´m not buying another KITT just because of the two clear lamps. I´ll stick to my orange ones... :D
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Post by KITTfan » Tue Mar 27, 2007 11:02 am

Finally I got my KARR model today, here's few pics:
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Post by andy-kitt » Thu Mar 29, 2007 2:28 pm

Cool, KARR has a painted voice box too

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