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Collecting kits...NOT...do I have too many...

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Collecting kits...NOT...do I have too many...
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 12:18 PM
Ok...

Maybe I'm insane...

But as I go to garage sales, and have in the past...

i've seen model kits on sale for .50 or a dollar..

am I the only one that would pretty much buy them without thinking twice?

I mean if the pieces appear to be all there...and a kid hasn't destroyed it...would you pickthem up?

even if it's just to kit bash them?

Just curious...
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 5:23 PM
If they were car kits, I'd probably buy them for parts. I'm trying to build up a bit of a parts-bin for auto models so I can swap engines/pieces/tires/wheels etc and build a more 'custom' configuration.
M.
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Posted by paulnchamp on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 8:15 PM
No, you're not insane. . . you can never have too many spare parts.
Paul "A man's GOT to know his limitations."
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Posted by berny13 on Thursday, February 20, 2003 8:55 AM
In 1988, when stationed in California i bought a Hasagawa 1/48 F-4J Collectors kit with resin parts, photo etched and white metal parts for $0.50 at a yard sale. I almost twisted my arm out of joint reaching for my wallet so fast before they changed their mind. The kit was still sealed in the plastic wrap.

Berny

 Phormer Phantom Phixer

On the bench

TF-102A Delta Dagger, 32nd FIS, 54-1370, 1/48 scale. Monogram Pro Modeler with C&H conversion.  

Revell F-4E Phantom II 33rd TFW, 58th TFS, 69-260, 1/32 scale. 

Tamiya F-4D Phantom II, 13th TFS, 66-8711, 1/32 scale.  F-4 Phantom Group Build. 

 

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, February 20, 2003 6:00 PM
My wife may agree that you may be insane but I would have to agree with the fact that if there are useful items within the kit it would be a sin to leave it there and not buy it. I have many kits in that state and not sure if I will ever get to use any of them but they are there in case I need something later down the road. Keep collecting!
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Posted by Woody on Monday, April 28, 2003 7:06 PM
If the kit is complete and unstarted I'll pay $1.00 for almost any kit. If it's by Starfix I'll pass. I have too many kits that have slight problems and they are hard to sell or trade. As an example I have an old Fujimi 1/48 Fw190A-6 that is missing its decal sheet. I have had it on every for sale list I've put out for the last 15 years, no takers. There is no such thing as too many kits but kits with problems are a red flag for me.Tongue [:P]

" I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast; for I intend to go in harm's way." --John Paul Jones
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, April 28, 2003 7:40 PM
Here in the UK - 'car boot sales' (car trunk sales?) are fairly good for the odd kit and generally are in a complete state (or are a complete state) depending on your luck, i've also found reference aircraft books and old modelling mags and catalogues, finding these in a sea of **** makes it worth the trip.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, April 28, 2003 11:39 PM
You are definitely NOT insane.Big Smile [:D]
A kit is a kit. If I see a kit at a garage sale I don't even think about it, I just grab it. Even if the parts aren't all there you can always use it for something - painting practice, spare parts, etc. And always ask if they have any more. Wink [;)]Tongue [:P]

Ray
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 1:43 PM
Those deals are always impossible to pass up. I found a pile of pro stock drag cars at a toy store in an outlet mall a few years back. They were Monogram Pontiac kits going for $2 each. I still have a spares box full of big blocks, Lenco transmissions, big slicks and four link rear ends.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 8:02 PM
woody, do you still hae them? if so im intrested. my email is quake36@hotmail.com
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, May 2, 2003 5:29 PM
woody your email doesn't work. im intrested in the fujimi fw190. email me bakc.
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Posted by Woody on Friday, May 2, 2003 9:56 PM
Hi unnamedplayer, I had been on vacation and had a huge email back log, just got caught up. Email inbound.Big Smile [:D]

" I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast; for I intend to go in harm's way." --John Paul Jones
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