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  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Stuff is Building!
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 11:53 AM

Hi Ya'll!

     Guess what? The Fall Train Show and Vendor event is coming. We have already surpassed the original tables by a 40 count. No dropouts so far! I am willing to bet I'll drop a few bucks on Ship and Car models, Maybe a MaschinenKreiger or two as well.

 The thing is There will be some other stuff too. Last show, one vendor had at least one of every 1/350 RESIN Ironclad kit ever made! His prices though, drove folks off. He was asking $150.00 for an open and second hand U.S.S.Cairo and he wasn't sure if all the P.E.Was there!

    When I go to vend at I.P.M.S. show i check out the competition and price usually.50 cents lower. I mean it's not I will lose money. Most times on Fairly New I will ( also Re-releases) drop a dollar or two below low retail. I go with boxes full and return with new additions. Usually I go with a minimum of three boxes ( U-Haul) medium. I return with those  boxes empty and folded and the new acquisitions in the front passenger footwell. I don't need to be greedy, I just need to generate Model Building Money for Supplies. The Train shows also allow me to generate money for the Modeling account. 

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 12:53 PM

Those resin ironclad prices are obscene...especially considering that historical ironclad designs are (generally) among the easiest to scratchbuild. Still, I understand that many modelers see scratchbuilding as some dark and arcane process on par with alchemy or quantum physics.

(Personally, my natural-born 'thriftyness' -- okay, cheapness -- led me to scratchbuilding pretty early on. It ain't rocket science, campers: more like just 'plastic wrangling' only slightly outside the box [pun quite happily intended Big Smile].)


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