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  • Member since
    April, 2004
  • From: Boston MA
Where to donate unbuilt kits
Posted by vespa boy on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 1:06 PM

I am cleaning out my basement and have a bunch of unbuilt kits that are all 25+ years old.  I would like to donate them to a local IPMS or similar group.

I live in Boston. Any suggestions on who to contact?

Many thanks for your help.

http://public.fotki.com/nkhandekar

This ain't no Mudd Club, or C.B.G.B.,
I ain't got time for that now

  • Member since
    October, 2012
  • From: Mt. Washington, KY
Posted by Geezer on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 1:23 PM

Contact the Veterans groups in your areas. They can use them.

  • Member since
    April, 2004
  • From: Boston MA
Posted by vespa boy on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 10:46 AM

I got in touch with a local IPMS branch who have been super helpful and will take the kits off my hands.

http://public.fotki.com/nkhandekar

This ain't no Mudd Club, or C.B.G.B.,
I ain't got time for that now

  • Member since
    July, 2013
Posted by modelmaker66 on Thursday, August 17, 2017 10:34 PM

How about veterans organizations.

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    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, August 18, 2017 5:27 PM

I will say .

It would've been nice if you had taken them to the local V.A Recreation Dept for the vets .They are always needing our help .

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    July, 2017
Posted by bartenational on Thursday, November 09, 2017 8:23 PM

My brother was wondering if I would teach a class to homeschool kids for credit hours in model building. 

he has two boys and two girls and they belong to other home school groups.

I would love to show anyone who was interested in modeling!

When I was starting you could buy 1/72 scale Revell kits for .88 cents! Now a days I was looking into buying kits and the cheapest I could find was $5 to $7 ! that ads up if you have 20 kids. I would pay for shipping if that would help. Take pictures of the kids. Whatever would make it easier. Let me know if you are interested.... 

 

Bart

 

 

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Posted by PFJN on Friday, November 10, 2017 1:33 PM

bartenational

My brother was wondering if I would teach a class to homeschool kids for credit hours in model building. 

he has two boys and two girls and they belong to other home school groups.

I would love to show anyone who was interested in modeling!

When I was starting you could buy 1/72 scale Revell kits for .88 cents! Now a days I was looking into buying kits and the cheapest I could find was $5 to $7 ! that ads up if you have 20 kids. I would pay for shipping if that would help. Take pictures of the kids. Whatever would make it easier. Let me know if you are interested.... 

Bart

Hi,

I'm going to try and clean up my house this weekend, before it gets too close to the holidays.  I know that I have a half dozen or so random kits still lying around that I will probably never get too.  If I can find them, I can try and send them to you. '

Pat

  • Member since
    July, 2017
Posted by bartenational on Friday, November 17, 2017 10:00 AM

That would be awesome Pat, My brother is excited about this!

let me send you my information 

 

Do you take paypal? so I can pay you for shipping?

 

Awesome!

 

Bart

 

 

https://photos.app.goo.gl/9efCAsT0e2u4laTA3


 

living the dream 

https://photos.app.goo.gl/0sUvBqbiFEMH99Dn1

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    January, 2015
Posted by PFJN on Sunday, November 19, 2017 12:25 PM

Hi, I have family in town right now for the holidays, but I should be able to get some stuff together may be next week or so. Pat

  • Member since
    July, 2017
Posted by bartenational on Monday, January 15, 2018 8:40 AM

Pat, Here is the video I made for my nephews to introduce them to model building. 

I sent them the models, and they were very Excited!

 

https://youtu.be/1d41piIcJ8k

 

I will post more here if they do the the next step and make the models. 

 

Bart

 

https://photos.app.goo.gl/9efCAsT0e2u4laTA3


 

living the dream 

https://photos.app.goo.gl/0sUvBqbiFEMH99Dn1

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    January, 2015
Posted by PFJN on Monday, January 15, 2018 11:07 PM

Hi,

Thanks for the heads up Smile

Pat

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: Edgware, London
Posted by osher on Monday, May 28, 2018 11:10 AM

In the UK we have 'Help for Heroes', which takes unbuilt kits, paints, tools, glues, magazines, etc. It runs programmes to help ex-soldiers with injuries to rehabilitatate. I've personally donated a whole load of kits, paints, and tools. https://www.helpforheroes.org.uk/

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