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Expensive & collectible kits. Do you build or keep?


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#81 martinfan5

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:18 PM

Build 'em, it's not like there's a real shortage of old kits, they're all collecting dust in people's basements. With the overall "graying" if the hobby all you old farts are eventually going to shuffle off this mortal coil in the next decade or two there will be a glut of these so called rare/hard-to-find kits.

Looking at the fact eBay has 72,000+ models for sale all day, everday since I joined in 1998 makes me believe 95% of every kit ever made is sitting in someone's closet somewhere...

We cant take them with us, so why miss out on enjoying building that rare kit?



#82 crazyrichard

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:06 AM

imo it would be a shame if some rare kits would never see daylight as build models , like people said they where made to be build and when a rare kit is build its still a rare model right :) i would build any rare kit ... only if it would be worth serious silly money i would consider not to .. but that would have to be so much money its impossibloe for a kit to become so valuable ...lol

#83 Yahshu

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 02:05 AM

Model kits are meant to be built, so build them all :D ;)

Build, Build, Build.


Edited by Yahshu, 05 January 2013 - 02:05 AM.


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Posted 05 January 2013 - 05:12 AM

If i buy it; I build it, eventually.
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#85 Crazy Ed

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:20 AM

Personally anybody that pays more 50 bucks for plastic is crazy .............

    Well if you say so  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :D  :D



#86 Chuck Most

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:35 AM

I build them. Otherwise, what's the point in having them?



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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:49 AM

I have yet to meet somebody who got rich from an old model kit?????Build em...



#88 John Goschke

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:56 AM

Build, keep, and sometimes sell.