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  2. WTH! Someone paid $2600 for a pre-built model. Why?

    But more than likely it was bought because Dear Old Dad had one just like that. The power of nostalgia is a powerful thing. Especially when it comes to family.
  3. WTH! Someone paid $2600 for a pre-built model. Why?

    Yes, a good builder can get good bucks for his builds on e-bay. But it takes time to build up a customer base willing to pay those bucks and a unique model to sell. A Falcon wagon can go for big money BUT A mice build of a common kit like a '57 Chevy for example would have to be a really excellent build to even get your money back out of it.
  4. WTH! Someone paid $2600 for a pre-built model. Why?

    No, that's not one of his.
  5. WTH! Someone paid $2600 for a pre-built model. Why?

    If this is legit, more power to the seller. But for that money it should be fully plumbed, wired, and have opening doors, hood, and tailgate.
  6. Fisherman's Friend - Chevy Van G30

  7. WTH! Someone paid $2600 for a pre-built model. Why?

    I see some of these on eBay too and a lot of them are rip offs. I see a lot of guys selling built Tamiya kits for anywhere from $50-$200 dollars. Mind you these are models with the mold lines still on, imperfections in the paint and numerous issues. I’m all for seeking built and completed models. But if you sell it for a high price it darn well better be a nice job. Alex Kustov could be selling his built models for $500 a pop at least by eBay standards. I only started noticing these because I buy used and completed kits sometimes with the intention of stripping them down for parts.
  8. Monogram Buick GNX

    PM I have what you need
  9. WTH! Someone paid $2600 for a pre-built model. Why?

    Just look at the Art world. Some ugly stuff sells for Millions of dollars. Why can't this art form sell for good money?
  10. Good question. Usually the instruction sheet makes reference to the manufacturer, but no luck on this one. It doesn't seem like it would be based on a real wheel, based on how is assembles, but they might be similar to those 8-lug Pontiac wheels? Nice avatar change, BTW.
  11. Thanks Todd! Today I was able to get more bench time than I originally thought, so the BMF work is done. As usual, there would be plenty of room for improvement, but it's not my worst effort either. Once I can get the underiside of the body painted flat black and windows on place, I guess it'll look pretty good.
  12. WTH! Someone paid $2600 for a pre-built model. Why?

    Yep some of those built models go for big bucks! I just wonder how the sellers ship them so that they're not totally broken when they arrive at their destination. Sometimes I've thought of building something with the plans to sell it later on, but the market here in Finland isn't very impressive so the only choice would be trying to sell it in eBay.
  13. WTH! Someone paid $2600 for a pre-built model. Why?

    Well, you learn something new every day. I guess I should improve my skills and start selling some cool stuff. I have the time.
  14. Harry`s Models

    Great job on putting the Stutz back in order!
  15. Splash Paints - Website Up!

    I agree with your emoji. WTH, if it needs to be cleared, it's not a single stage paint. Since when does lacquer NEED to be cleared? What's next,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, snap kits, cement required? I'm not sure I would buy paint from someone who doesn't know what they are talking about.
  16. WTH! Someone paid $2600 for a pre-built model. Why?

    I cannot see in the listing if it says or not but there is a builder named Paul Hettick (pretty sure that is his name) who has a big following on ebay for built models. Deservedly so, his models are excellently built. The ones he builds routinely sell for north of $1000. Some of them far north of $1,000. If this one is one of his it doesn't surprise me that it sold for that much.
  17. WTH! Someone paid $2600 for a pre-built model. Why?

    The fact that the price jumps from 77 to 2600 makes me suspect that there is some foul play involved.
  18. WTH! Someone paid $2600 for a pre-built model. Why?

    Why wouldn't there be? Very few people have the artistic skill to end up with a finished product like that, much less have any idea how or where to go about starting such a project. If you do, you absolutely should make and sell them. People pay good money for things which are well made, and this model certainly seems to fit that description. Factor in the unique, obscure subject matter and you have a recipe for success.
  19. Hello Folks ! Thank you all for the compliments. Greetings from Germany
  20. Round2 for 2018

    Maybe the insert for the dump box parts is missing or damaged? With the Autocar tractor being reissued soon, it might be a good time to ask someone at Round2 if the dump truck version on one their radar, too. I wouldn't expect to see it before all the heavy truck kits reissued by Model King or Stevens International are again reissued by Round2, but it never hurts to fire off an e-mail message and ask them.
  21. Splash Paints - Website Up!

    "***Single Stage Paint Color*** THIS PRODUCT MUST BE CLEAR COATED."
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  23. See this ad for a E-bay model. https://www.ebay.com/itm/292481166350?_trksid=p2471758.m4704 I even looked at the bids, more than one person bid on it. Am I missing something or is there a market for built models? I was looking at it before the bidding closed, and it is nice, don't get me wrong. Someone did a quality job on that little car, but it is just a resin kit. Please explain. Maybe I need to start a side gig of building models and selling them if that is what they are worth. (not likely)
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