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#261 Romell R

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 04:22 PM

Congratulations!
I would love a 1/8 Ferrari but im not a F40 fan. The Testa Rossa on the other hand.......
joe.

I had the white testa rossa spider but I sold it for the money for the F40

#262 martinfan5

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 04:59 PM

Congratulations!
I would love a 1/8 Ferrari but im not a F40 fan. The Testa Rossa on the other hand.......
joe.


Here ya go Joe
http://www.ebay.com/...=item2a1e9e0922

#263 Kaleb

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 06:10 PM

After the one I seen on eBay earlier. I don't even want to know how much you paid for that one.

Congrats on your win.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 06:48 PM

I would like to get a 1/8 Scale Monogram 1985 Corvette Coupe and convert it to a 1996 Grand Sport Coupe. The thing keeping me from doing that is the insane amount of space that completed kit would require, and my lack of available space and soon to be finances due to me losing my job at the end of next month. (Though thankfully I am still on payroll until the end of September when I will then get my severance package and I have already gotten informal offers from a few places. So while this is tough, I am pretty much safe until the end of this year).

But I would love to build a huge Corvette, or a 1965 version.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 06:53 PM

After the one I seen on eBay earlier. I don't even want to know how much you paid for that one.

Congrats on your win.

Trust me I didnt pay alot for my F40, I think 800-1200 is way too much for a model LOL! whats funny is im gonna pay 1800 for the trans kit if I cant find it cheap.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 07:12 PM

My wife would suffocate me with my pillow at night if she knew I had even thought about spending that kind of money on a kit. We only recently have been able to spend more than that on a real car.

Edited by Fat Brian, 08 June 2012 - 07:12 PM.


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Posted 09 June 2012 - 03:52 AM

That's insane and I get to maybe pay 60 on a kit. Here lately I've been doing a little more lol these little bugers do cost some dough. One is going to cost $30 in paint, around $20 in resin. Not including the flocking and lights and trading parts for what I need. Ouch I better stop before I'm paying $1800 lol.

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 06:20 AM

Dont get me wrong fellas 1800.00 is alot of money to plop down , But im selling one of my hotrods so i'll have some extra play money. I always let the toys pay for the toys thats why the wife doesnt mind.

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 06:55 AM

Nice score! :) Hopefully, you're going to do a build-up of this kit, right? :)

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 07:06 AM

I still remember putting up my Pocher 1932 Alfa-Romeo Targa kit on eBay back in December 2005. I figured, with advice from several modelers that it might bring $400 or so. Imagine my surprise when over 40 bidders jumped on that one, and a real dogfight in the last couple of hours netted me $1475 for a kit I bought at Kmart in 1978 for $26!

Hmmm, could that happen again with anything in my stash? (seeing as I hate eBay and PayPal, likely I will never know!)

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 07:07 AM

1/16 iroc camaro kit. i wanna build a replica of my uncles (soon to be mine) pro street iroc.

#272 Romell R

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 09:20 AM

Nice score! :) Hopefully, you're going to do a build-up of this kit, right? :)

Yeah thats the plan, I actually want to do it for the magazine too.

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 11:17 AM

Romell's thread reminded me that I scored one of my Holy Grails recently.

Got a special deal (remarkable deal ~ incredible deal) from a really special guy! An unusual kit, I wasn't even aware of it until a few years ago. I have no idea what it's worth, but I've wanted one for a long time. I'm a happy camper!

It's complete and unbuilt ... even has both halves of the engine are still separate!

(No, it's not for sale.)

But I'm curious ~~~~ is this a common kit and I was in a cave somewhere for too long ... or is it scarce?

Let me know what you think. B)

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[Image borrowed from one of those other auction sites (Blujay - never heard of it!). Thank you, Blujay!]

Edited by Danno, 09 June 2012 - 11:17 AM.


#274 Chuck Most

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 12:06 PM

A Camaro with a psuedo-screaming chicken on the hood? :blink:

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 01:06 PM

Well Dan, it must be priceless if you dont want to sell, so thats what its wroth :lol: ;)

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 05:54 PM

Romell's thread reminded me that I scored one of my Holy Grails recently.

Got a special deal (remarkable deal ~ incredible deal) from a really special guy! An unusual kit, I wasn't even aware of it until a few years ago. I have no idea what it's worth, but I've wanted one for a long time. I'm a happy camper!

It's complete and unbuilt ... even has both halves of the engine are still separate!

(No, it's not for sale.)

But I'm curious ~~~~ is this a common kit and I was in a cave somewhere for too long ... or is it scarce?

Let me know what you think. B)

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[Image borrowed from one of those other auction sites (Blujay - never heard of it!). Thank you, Blujay!]

That must be a super rare Kit Dan I dont think Ive ever seen that one before at first I thought it was a trans as untill I saw Chuck's comment. I dont know what to tell ya besides hold on to that one. B)

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 06:16 PM

But I'm curious ~~~~ is this a common kit and I was in a cave somewhere for too long ... or is it scarce?


Not really scarce nor hard to find. Four sold on eBay within the last 40 days or so. Sam Cates was looking for one not too long ago to build a replica of his own Camaro.

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 06:22 PM

Is that from the kits you bought that you dont want your wife to know how much you spent ? :lol: ;)

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 06:29 PM

ya know art, when something you hate enables you to get fifteen hundred for something you figured would bring 4 hundred and you bought for twenty nine...well, i think you ought to start loving what you hate!


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but i know what you mean sometimes, ebay is kinda infuriating from time to time.

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 10:21 PM

Romell's thread reminded me that I scored one of my Holy Grails recently.

Got a special deal (remarkable deal ~ incredible deal) from a really special guy! An unusual kit, I wasn't even aware of it until a few years ago. I have no idea what it's worth, but I've wanted one for a long time. I'm a happy camper!

It's complete and unbuilt ... even has both halves of the engine are still separate!

(No, it's not for sale.)

But I'm curious ~~~~ is this a common kit and I was in a cave somewhere for too long ... or is it scarce?

Let me know what you think. B)


[Image borrowed from one of those other auction sites (Blujay - never heard of it!). Thank you, Blujay!]


It currently has this weird kind of scarcity kits have shortly before they become really scarce. It's the 'if you look for one there is none, but if you don't look for one, they are out there' kind of scarcity. Seeing that the 70s F-bodies gradually but steadily become ever more visible on the radars of the mainstream collectors as real cars as well as miniatures, it won't be long for this kit to become very highly sought after.