Glue bombs/ built models
Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:18 PM
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Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:48 PM
Emphisis on "cheaply enough". And for me, if there seems to be five models that are "mostly" there (that I'm interested in) and I can get the package for $25 or less, it's money well spent.
Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:49 PM
I guess it is the challenge or maybe seeing the trasformation come to life. Like rebuilding an old 1:1 car!
I have gave probably too much at times to get a car that is out of production and going for outlandish prices as an unbuilt, for a "glue bomb" as they are dubbed. To replace one that I built like it as a kid and is long gone. I mean though really, it has to be savable.
Also I will buy models or trade for them to use for parts for other projects or for trading stock that I may be able to send to some other builder that may be looking for one like it!
Talk to Mark who is trying to save his dads old models that were severly damaged in a storm! Then you get another part of the big picture!
Bottom line, why not if it can be saved!
Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:57 PM
Plans are a nice two-tone blue and make it look like a car I might have ordered myself.
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Usually as they are possible to build as nice as if you started from new kit.
Posted 23 July 2012 - 10:11 PM
AMT 1965 Corvair Corsa annual - BEFORE:
AMT 1965 Corvair Corsa (converted to a Monza, a replica of my first Corvair ) - AFTER:
Posted 23 July 2012 - 10:18 PM
I surf ebay all the time and am seeing more and more built kits/glue bombs up for bid there. What's the attraction? Why would anyone pay for a built model when they can get a kit for sometimes alot less? I also see alot of old junkyard lots that have been painted, assembled and falling apart in pcs. How does one go about taking these apart and rebulding/restoring them? I did buy a 55 Cameo p/up a while back with the idea of rebuilding it, but practically destroyed it trying to get it apart. What am I missing here?
The first generation collectors/builders are now starting to pass away. In their bequest the inheritors find boxes with the remains of their builds, and since everything that's older than five years must be worth a lot of money, they list the rubbish on ebay.
Wait until the collections of the first serious collectors start hitting the market. You can see this very clearly in Europe at the moment with old Märklin trains and Corgi and Dinky cars. So many collections currently hit the market, that there is an overwhelming oversupply.
Posted 23 July 2012 - 11:10 PM
Because of the age of some of them you just need a sharp knife close to the join line and twist and it normally just opens up , some have that much glue you just have to use two pointy nose pliers close to the join area and break . Yes the freezer thing works , i've found that after sitting in the paint stripper for awhile helps break them apart .
I brought a job lot a little while ago with a couple of trucks in it and there was a car in amongst it , they tell me it's fairly rare . Some said to restore it but i think i'll just leave it as it is , what do you guys recon ? See below the photo's of the car .
Posted 24 July 2012 - 01:36 AM
There is also the attraction of being able to get subject matter to re-build that would be rare, expensive, and a shame to cut up if complete and nice. Because I tend to modify things heavily, I'd just sometimes rather start with a piece of cast-off junk. Kind of just like building customs and rods in reality.
Here are three of my ongoing rebuilds from trash, or kits started by someone else....
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Posted 25 October 2012 - 01:17 PM
If you're like me and have a bills and family and obligations, you might not have $80 to $100 to spend on new expensive kits or out OOP's. So glue bombs are the way to go for me when it comes to this. They also keep you busy more than a new kit will. Some new kits are just a matter of cleaning, mocking, painting & gluing and you're done. Some people go through kit builds very fast. I get an enjoyment of stripping paint, taking apart glue joints trying to preserve as much as I can before the true rebuilding comes in.
It's all just a matter of preference for allot. Don't get me wrong I love new kits just as much as the next builder. Some glue bombs I wish were new & unbuilt after I get to really seeing how detailed they are. But again thats the challenge of it all. Its a whole different game of Operation.