Just my opinion, But I think the fact these kits are cheap ,,,and it keeps many casters from even thinking about it. I bought 2 or 3 of them at a local model swap meet last april and I dont think I paid more than $15 for any of them . Buying one off the net may be cost prohibitive though just to use it as parts. ( sorry I bought mine basically for parts )
Although I do enjoy looking and following along on all the super detailed builds. But for me personally I dont have the drive, inclination or patiance to do them myself anymore. And I dont do contests so my builds are for me and me only . About as far beyond box stock I go anymore is carpeting (in a convertible only ) and some underhood wiring ( spark plug wires and battery cables ) On a funnycar build I MIGHT add some fuel lines bacause they are so visible ,,,but thats rare
On a side note I am not above buying a kit already built if the subject is someting I like . But I'm a tight wad so its rare this happens
Done yet? Come on now, chop chop. Times a wastin. How about I send you my convertible and you send it back to me done as nice as this one . All just because your such a nice guy. No rush take your time if you want to think about it . I doubt I'll get to it this year ( or next for that matter )
Thanks for the kind words.Its one of my favorite cars. The parachute has since been added to it. But, and the more I look at it, the more I dislike the gold rear wheels. in 90% of the pictures I have of this car it has chrome wheels all around. So they will probably get changed here soon
Agreed, to some degree . Rare doesnt always equate into valuable . But when it comes to Johan kits , they are / were the only game in town for a bunch of subjects back then . I personally dont ever see getting a new tool 1970 Cadillac at any time in the future . This why I said at $30, IMO its a no brainer To me about any Johan kit is worth upwards of $30-40 range and most can/will easily climbing into tripple digits on a regular basis . Even some builups are climbing near tripple digits consistantly. Just today I bought a builder 1960 Dodge Polara kit, and it cost me almost $80, not including postage .