Model Empire had their yearly rummage-o-models yesterday. I picked up a Monogram Cord and a 1/32 scale early Chevy with actual chrome bits. Some head lamp lenses and wheel covers for Fords. Some tires to complete a few kits I bought years back that had none. Also the July issue of Model Cars.
Interesting stories, people. Another one I have is the guy selling the Toyota 2000 GT convertible from the Bond movie. MPC or AMT, I forget which. He wanted $80 for it but had no chrome, was a glue bomb too. Same show, I find another in mint condition for my haggled down price of $50. And his started at $75. The other guy is still toting that glu bomb from show to show, each time with one more missing part it seems.
I was at our model car club meeting and bought a Challenger (modern) 10 bux and a petty Plymouth from Lindberg at $10, and five bucks worth of raffle tickets netted me the Starsky Torino and a Stooges Willys Gasser. $25 got me an arm load...plus a sheet of DOH decals...yeeehhaaawwwww.
I don't think it's rare, well at least not as rare as the stock version of the car which is very expensive. I've seen the race car for as little as 10 dollars. He did have it marked at $35, but I haggled to $28. All and all, we had some fun digging at each other.
My kits fair well in the garage. I live in Wisconsin where we can have temps from 20 below zero to 100 degrees. The only thing I would say is wrap tires in paper toweling to keep them from reacting with the styrene in vintage kits. I am not sure how modern tire formulations react, but I take no chances.
Thanks for your input on this. I know NNL shows have great swaps attached to them. Our model club's own Milwaukee NNL doesn't have a swap per se, but the following day another concern has a swap, so it's good. That one does have great deals. Those are pretty much modeller held and therefore decent and fair in prices. The one I was posting about was a 1:1 car swap meet. Model kits are sometimes offered by various vendors. A local Hobby Shop had their vendor stall open and their prices were fair, just like in the store.