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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Saturday, April 19, 2014 9:23 AM

I would warn you against getting one of the original MPC boxings of old Star Wars kits. The old, original kits' plastic is often very brittle years later. I found some of my old built kits from the 70s still in boxes. Although they looked pristine, the pieces cracked when I tried to move them.

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    September 2005
  • From: Illinois: Hive of Scum and Villany
Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Sunday, April 20, 2014 6:20 AM

Rob Gronovius

I would warn you against getting one of the original MPC boxings of old Star Wars kits. The old, original kits' plastic is often very brittle years later. I found some of my old built kits from the 70s still in boxes. Although they looked pristine, the pieces cracked when I tried to move them.

A dealer had water damaged original issues of those kits at a swap meet 2 years ago for $5 each.
I had to pass up buying them because I had hit my self imposed spending limit.
Now I don't feel so sorry to have passed them up.WinkBig Smile
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    April 2013
Posted by SchattenSpartan on Sunday, April 20, 2014 6:36 AM

That's some good info to have. Thanks, Rob!

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    April 2010
  • From: San Diego, CA, USA
Posted by Gerry on Monday, April 21, 2014 1:05 AM

BashMonkey - I look forward to your build with that ship. Never done one. I suppose I'll have to or my fleet isn't complete.

Gerry ...Young at Heart - Other parts slightly older.

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, April 21, 2014 1:50 AM

Rob Gronovius

I would warn you against getting one of the original MPC boxings of old Star Wars kits. The old, original kits' plastic is often very brittle years later. I found some of my old built kits from the 70s still in boxes. Although they looked pristine, the pieces cracked when I tried to move them.

Ok, that's not good. Note to self, handle with care. I am not sure how old mine are, so I will have to be careful just in case.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:09 PM

Older MPC kits had a bone colored plastic. Newer ones are a more gray color because that's what AMT/Ertl used.

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:12 PM

Ok, I am sure mine are grey, but I will check. I know the AT-AT is the Return of the Jedi boxing. The one I think I will be concerned about in darths TIE. I will have to have a look.

And thanks again, fore warned is fore armed as they say.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 1:03 PM

I had the original MPC 1977(?) issue Darth Vader Tie in my collection for many many years. It was molded in Gray. The plastic in that was rock solid. Unfortunately my building skills then were not and it was beyond salvage. I finally threw it away, along with many of my other sci fi salvage hopefuls, before my last move as part of my load lightening. But the plastic was not brittle at all. The X-wing was in an off white plastic and did not last nearly as long. Nor did Artoo...

 

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  • Member since
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  • From: Illinois: Hive of Scum and Villany
Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:42 PM

Rob Gronovius

Older MPC kits had a bone colored plastic. Newer ones are a more gray color because that's what AMT/Ertl used.

Well then I am definitely relieved as the kits I didn't buy for $5 each at the swap meet were the same bone white kits I built in a Galaxy Far, Far Away...........Whistling
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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 7:27 PM

Hmmm, just picked up the DVD of 'Battle Beyond the Stars' and wondering did anyone ever do 'Nell' from this movie? Yes thanks Roger Corman and James Cameron for giving us a spacecraft with.. um.. 'boobs'...

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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