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  1. I appreciate the reply and explanation 🙂
  2. Why would it be unfair to compare? I don’t see how the size of the market is relevant here. If a house that was worth 10.000 bucks in 62 is now going for 500.000, there is no logical reason why a kit worth 2 bucks back then shouldn’t cost 30 bucks today. People say it’s the same kit, much like your house is also the same… sure, the products are the same, but one thing that has changed drastically and isn’t the same at all is the value of currency, which has depreciated because of inflation, which happens when… and this is where I have to stop because the next word in that sentence is a no-no here 😎
  3. Here we go again... Similar topics spring up quite often, and it seems like many people on here do not understand the concept of inflation. Simply put, one dollar in 1970 did not have the same absolute value as one dollar today - it was worth much more. Real cars back then cost a couple thousand dollars brand new! How much do they cost today? Prices then and now cannot be compared directly like that, without taking years of global inflation into consideration.
  4. Not a trade as such, but stitchdup (Les Budge from Scotland) came through for me with a rare part, so I hereby wanted to publicly express my appreciation and say what a great guy he is! Thanks!
  5. This is still available. My wants list is just a guideline. I will consider other offers.
  6. As it is visible from the pic, the kit is not pristine, many parts have been removed from the sprues, dechromed, and some have paint on them (main shell pieces are primered white), but it is 100 percent complete and nothing has been assembled/glued. Wheels have slight tire melt, but nothing that cannot be fixed. Instructions have seen better days and have some paint on them, but definitely usable. Decals are perfect. If required, I can provide more detailed photos/description of the state of the kit. All told, it is a fantastic, very detailed kit of my favorite ever motorbike, and I was going to build/finish it originally, but then decided it was too large for my preference and I got the smaller Tamiya 1/12 kit instead, so this one now has to go. I’d prefer to trade without the original box, due to size, but that is negotiable. I will be on holiday, away from my apartment, for a couple of weeks, so I’d hold any potential trades off until I return home, but I am posting this now as a feeler until then. As for my wants, despite the state of my Ducati, it is a fairly rare, long out of production kit so I’d like to trade it for a single complete and unstarted 1/25 or 1/24 car kit. My interests are pretty wide, however, and I will give most anything a chance, so do not hesitate to make me an offer, but I’d prefer newer kits and here is a shortlist of what I am currently looking for: REVELL “California Wheels” or “Lowrider” kits (37 Ford street rod, 59 Caddy - hardtop or convertible, 66 El Camino, 66 Chevelle wagon, 67 Chevelle, 58 or 60 Impala, possibly others…) “Trucks” series kits (37, 40 or 50 Ford, 64 fleetside or 65 stepside Chevies…) Various Camaros, preferably 67 SS or Nickey, possibly some earlier Pontiacs (no 80’s and 90’s cars please)… AMT/MPC 40’s and 50’s pickups (Coke or Texaco 50 Chevy 3100, or 60 Chevy with go kart, 34 or 53 Ford 3 in 1 kits…), 50’s, 60’s and 70’s landyachts (big Fords Starliner and Galaxy, Mercury Marauder…), four door cars (Supernatural Impala, police cars, taxis, Joker goon car…), 70’s vans (Phantom, Vantasy…) I also like European cars and would trade for various Fujimi/Hasegawa/Aoshima/Tamiya Porsches, Lamborghinis (Miura, Huracan or Aventador), Ferraris, BMW’s, Mercedes and other. I would also consider most Jo-Han kits, which can be decent rebuilders/junkers (especially Cadillacs)… Otherwise, I might also accept a trade for a couple “run of the mill kits”. Let me know what you have if interested in the Ducati, the worst I can do is refuse 🙃 Thanks! Matija
  7. Unfortunately, I cannot find a good pic of the decals I need, I’ve just seen them in youtube videos. However, as much as I appreciate your offer, I need the decal sheet from the latest release of the kit, because older ones do not have the detail I need. I need decals from the issue with this box art specifically: https://www.scalemates.com/kits/monogram-85-4505-1969-dodge-super-bee--1375152 Thanks!
  8. If anybody can spare one, I could use the entire decal sheet from the latest issue of the 1/24 Monogram Dodge Super Bee. Thanks in advance! Matija
  9. As the topic title says, I am searching for the 76 Caddy hood ornament. Bad chrome or completely dechromed is fine. I have stuff to trade or PayPal. Thanks in advance. Matija
  10. That is very interesting. Photos in the links you posted look convincingly real indeed. It could still be some crafty PS, or even an entire faux-box and instructions, but I don’t see why anyone would go through so much trouble. More likely, as you suggest, it may perhaps be some sort of rare Japanese market prototype kit or limited test run release that never made it into final production - much like the car itself? I have heard of some Japanese kits like that, but never seen one of these before. Does anyone know more about it? I am quite intrigued. Apologies about rambling in your wanted thread btw!
  11. I would definitely say that is fake box art. Fujimi only ever reboxed the Revell 300 SLR race car, and the Uhlenhaut Coupe was only done by Revell, at least according to Scalemates and most other sources I’ve searched. But good luck searching for one, I guess. As for the AMT and Tamiya kits, as someone already pointed out, they are a different car all together (300 SL Gullwing)… similar name and design, but not nearly the same. One is an SL, the other SLR.
  12. Pretty sure Fujimi never boxed this car. Only Revell.
  13. It’s only new on the US market, it has been around in Europe for what seems like forever now, but I gave up on it years ago, mostly because of the needle clogging issue you’ve come across. But I wasn’t a fan of applying glue through the needle method anyway. I found it difficult to control the amount applied. I much prefer brush on Tamiya cements personally.
  14. Sad news. He died in a hotel room in Bogota. Might have had a bit too much of that Colombian sugar It is interesting to see them performing Led Zeppelin songs with Page and Jones, and shows how Hawkins and Grohl occassionally changed places behind the drums/mic. I am a big fan of the Foo Fighters’ earlier stuff, and I think their late 90’s album The Colour and the Shape (on which Hawkins joined the band) is one of the best rock albums in history, with Everlong as an absolute hit for the ages. Hopefully, the band will be able to continue.
  15. Guys from USCP are still occasionally active on their Facebook group, they say commercial postal service has, expectedly, been suspended pretty much since day one of the war. All of their team/families and facilities are safe for now.
  16. I just received a kit from Bill aka Ace-Garageguy, and even though he has yet to receive the package from my end of the deal, I can already safely say he is a great trader, courteous in communication and very meticulous with packing. Considering his reputation here, I’m sure he needs no validation from me, but for what it’s worth… trade away with utmost confidence with this gentleman! Thanks for the trade Bill!
  17. I have pretty much a solid deal pending for this one, so I am hereby calling this one traded. Thanks!
  18. Still available! For the right trade, I’ll throw in an Italeri Ferrari Daytona Racing builder, missing glass, to sweeten the deal.
  19. The engine is almost completely built but not painted, and two “wires” have been broken off one wheel piece. Otherwise, kit is complete. Great rare builder! I can provide better/more detailed pics if someone has a serious offer. I realize the kit isn’t mint, but it is sought after, so I’d like something equally desirable in trade. Can be similar condition, of course. I was thinking a Jo-Han Caddy (72 Eldorado or Rancher). Otherwise, a Tamiya Mercedes 500 SEC Lorinser or Aoshima Mercedes SL65AMG Black Series. I might consider others, more run of the mill but higher value kits, including Fujimi Porsche 356A Carrera Speedster, Hasegawa Miura, perhaps some modern Fujimi/Aoshima Lamborghinis… Or something along those lines perhaps. Let me know what you have if interested! Thanks! Matija 😀
  20. Yes, the Italeri is a reissue of the Esci kit you posted. The biggest issue with the kit are tires and somewhat underwhelming engine bay, but that is easily solved, and also find most everything else fine.
  21. Perhaps someone else can shed light on this because I am not familiar with the Otaki kit.
  22. I’m not really familiar with the pictured kit, and I’ve certainly never seen one in person, so I really cannot comment or judge with conviction, and it’s an unfortunate angle, but something definitely looks way off about the body (looks a bit too narrow at first glance), and it does not necessarily fit into my “generally correct body proportions” criteria. Another Esci kit that does not qualify in my book is the Ferrari 250 SWB, which, despite a decent looking profile, has terribly misshaped nose, and it would take a top hollywood plastic surgeon to remedy that mess. These kits in question, however, are not up for rerelease, and the ones that are - the Volvo and 500 SLC (a 450 actually, since we’re nitpicking and discussing inaccuracies, but oh well) look decent enough to my eye, and I’ve held both in my hands. Sure, tires are wrong, interiors are bulky and squareish, engine bay on Merc underdetailed and somewhat incorrect, headlights do not fit well etc, etc… But with some time spent doing this hobby of ours, both can turn out quite nice in my opinion.
  23. Interesting! Thanks for the explanation. I have used your method to rewatch pretty much the entire season 3 finale last night, I even dared go a little faster, and for a recap it worked perfectly, but I’m sure I couldn’t watch new episodes any faster than regular speed. To me it’s like music. Every piece has its specific tempo, speeding or slowing it down changes the song completely. I see filmed material the same way. Every frame and shot is of certain length to achieve a specific dramatic effect, and it has to be seen as such… even if it is seemingly drawn out and overlong, I prefer to see it the way the author thought it should be for whatever reason. Or maybe I’m just slow 😝🤷‍♂️
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