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ReptileGuy

Member Since 04 Nov 2012
Offline Last Active Mar 16 2013 12:11 PM
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Expensive & collectible kits. Do you build or keep?

01 January 2013 - 12:50 PM

 I often find myself on Ebay, looking at and purchasing some very rare and expensive kits. Many of which I only see available once, or once in a blue moon. I personally am the type to build everything I purchase, no matter how rare or collectible it is.  I know for sure that in doing this, or even breaking the factory seal in many cases, that I am killing virtually ALL of the value in these collector kits. I'd just like to know;; What do you all do with kits like that when/if you make a big dollar purchase or score a rare collectible kit..? Do you store them on a shelf and not touch them, or do you just build them the same way I do..? On occasion, I get nervous about breaking the seal on certain kits, but it seems that in the eventually I just open them and get into the build anyways.I'd like to know what you all have to say about this..---- Nick R.


Sandy Hook Elementary, Ct.

14 December 2012 - 06:02 PM

 This is one of the most horrifying things I have ever seen. This is worse than Columbine or Va.Tech. or Aurora... It's in my own back yard, within 20 minutes of my house.


Modelhaus Chevy wagon..

09 December 2012 - 05:07 PM

 I've ordered three of the 73 Chevy Caprice wagon kits. All with woodgrain decals, plus all with the components to convert them into a 1974 intead. Has anyone oredered or built this kit before. I'd like to actually see pics of what I purchased, but model hous has no pics of anything, built or unbuilt. I hope they are accurate, as as they are very expensive,made to order, and take 6 to 8 weeks to arrive...Thanks everyone--- Nick R.


Ebay tonight

06 December 2012 - 05:47 PM

http://www.ebay.com/...984.m1497.l2649

 

I just scored this MPC kit on Ebay along with a bunch of other new and unique kits and parts lots. I just thought this one was one of the best scores for the price. In 25 years, or more in the modeling hobby, this is the only one of these I've ever seen. So I bid on it and sniped it in the last few seconds before the auction ended.--- Nick


Models in the movies

09 November 2012 - 09:30 PM

I've always noticed in the backgrounds of a lot of movies on shelves and even inside glass cabinets in Hollywood and tv movies and weekly shows. There were often models of all kinds on display as props for scenes.

I was reminded of this tonight while watching one of my childhood favorites "Flight of the Navigator". In the scene in the beginning while David Freeman and his dad were talking in his bedroom, there were two models built sitting in front of a box for the AMT 59 Vette, kit #6588, and a second later on the other shelf was General Lee in the background. This particular scene was actually a Hollywood screw up. The beginning of the movie is supposed to take place in 1978. The 59 Vette kit however, was not introduced by AMT until mid 1985, when the movie was actually filmed.

I know I've seen car, truck, ship, Sub, airplane and Helicopter models in other movies, but can't remember specifics. So, this thread thread will be dedicated to "Models in the movies". If you see one in a movie, put the info here. If you can get lucky and find it in a search online as I did in this case, try and post a kit number as often as possible. If you happen to find the scene on you-tube or whatever, paste a link to it here as well.That way we can all check out the scene, and/or get close ups of the model or kit from Ebay or whatever.

As an added bonus, If it happens to be one of the same kits you built yourself and have on a shelf, show us yours. I know that over the years I often saw many of the same toys, models, and other items that were identical to the ones I had as a kid . I think this should be fun and informative

Thanks in advance for your participation: Nick Rizzo