One of the model clubs I belong to bought up a former club president's collection of over 800 car and truck kits,built ups and promos. So yesterday we split a good chunk of the haul.I picked up 26 kits(including 8 Jo-Han mid 80s re-issues,3 still sealed and enough pieces to build a '66 Caddy ambulance plus spares),some wheel sets,and a nicely foiled '59 Dodge Jo-Han(X-EL) promo. Earlier in the weekend I got 3 Heller Citroen rally car kits,the new Moebius Ventura and the Round 2 re-issue of the 1960 Corvette and then my nearest hobby shop put some kits on clearance and I picked up the 1979 version of the Tamiya Lotus 79 F1 car( been waiting 2 years for that to go on sale) and the Wurth liveried Group 5 Capri. I can now walk faster since my wallet is so much lighter.
Since I'd be taking the lump sum because of my age( I don't expect to live to almost 92), after the tax hit I'd be left with about 570 million dollars.I would take a different route.I'd look into buying Modelhaus and other aftermarket companies and combine them into one full line accessory company operating from a large commercial facility with expanded product lines and consistent production,inventory, and delivery.
IF it's a lacquer you burned through and IF it's on an edge or a ridge(a wheel opening or a panel crease line) you may be able to blend in by brushing some of the color on the burned area.It will usually flow out and blend almost invisibly.I've done this a few times with Tamiya sprays and have had good results.
You might look to Tamiya TS-85 which is the red mica for the Ferrari F60 Formula 1 car.It's actually very close to small block Chevy red/orange with a mica in it.The color on that Audi looks like a hot red/orange.
Yes,Bill,there are some of us on here with over a thousand kits(I have between 1200 and 1300).A couple of guys in my model clubs each have three to four times that. My kits are my life insurance policy.I need to live to be about 400 years old to build them all.So far,so good!
Knowing that the engine family of this car is the same as the U.S. J car I had the wild hair idea of putting a Sunfire or Skyhawk turbo 1.8 engine and bigger brakes in one of those cars and picking off a few Camaros and Mustangs.Never did follow through but I still think it's a cool idea.
AMT '62 Buick Special wagon Jo-Han '69 and '70 Road Runner and GTX AMT '60 Buick hardtop-the first kit I ever built myself(at age 5 1/2) MPC '71 Firebird Formula MPC' 70 Trans Am(to compliment my still un-finished original kit) AMT '64 Galaxie convertible with the working lights AMT '65,'66,or '67 Falcon I realize that most (or all)of these are obtainable on the massive auction site but I'm talking for reasonable pricing,not second mortgage or lotto winner territory.