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Like old kits? Check this out
Posted by cbaltrin on Sunday, July 24, 2022 9:52 PM

This is what I saw when I stopped my my LHS today. More old kits than I could have found 40 years ago and my hobby shop...

 

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Posted by fotofrank on Sunday, July 24, 2022 9:55 PM

Good Grief!!

Where is this?

Does the shop have a website?

OK. In the stash: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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Posted by cbaltrin on Sunday, July 24, 2022 10:08 PM

fotofrank

Good Grief!!

Where is this?

Does the shop have a website?

 

 
Great Lakes Train & Hobby
Sterling Heights, MI
 
They have a website; but I would be surprised if you can actually order anything on it..
http://greatlakeshobby.com/contact

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Posted by fotofrank on Sunday, July 24, 2022 10:10 PM

Cool. Thanks.

Simply amazing.

OK. In the stash: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, July 24, 2022 11:08 PM

If it wasn't for the few new kits there, this looks like a time machine turned back the clock to the late 70's... nice!

 

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, July 24, 2022 11:20 PM

I like the Dauntless with the Sears price tag of 1.99 on it!

Thanks,

John

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Posted by missileman2000 on Monday, July 25, 2022 8:50 AM

Didn't see any wood kits there.

 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, July 25, 2022 9:46 AM

Nice,I know I built some of those Otaki kits in the 80's

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Posted by cbaltrin on Monday, July 25, 2022 1:08 PM

Tojo72

Nice,I know I built some of those Otaki kits in the 80's

 

YeaI still have an otaki 109 in the stash. Great kit

 

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Posted by disastermaster on Monday, July 25, 2022 1:34 PM

cbaltrin
Great Lakes Train & Hobby
Sterling Heights, MI
 
They have a website; but I would be surprised if you can actually order anything on it..
http://greatlakeshobby.com/contact
 

 
Check here;

On the kitchen counter somewhere in North Carolina

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Posted by rangerj on Friday, July 29, 2022 1:27 PM

If you are like me every one of those was purchased with the intention of building them!!!! 

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Posted by JacknewbIII on Friday, July 29, 2022 11:51 PM

My wife would not have been happy with me that day! I really love old kits especially if they are going for a good deal ; )

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Posted by gregbale on Saturday, July 30, 2022 6:17 AM

Looks like somebody's container FINALLY cleared Hong Kong...or Dubai...or Newark.... Big Smile

Greg

George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
 
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Posted by Greg on Saturday, July 30, 2022 7:22 AM

gregbale

Looks like somebody's container FINALLY cleared Hong Kong...or Dubai...or Newark.... Big Smile

 

Ha!

Wow, I am almost tempted to take a long day trip just to see these in person, but it's just a little to far. Your pics are the next best thing, though. Thanks for that.

-Greg

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Posted by ChrisJH666 on Sunday, August 7, 2022 1:08 AM

Wow! I haven't seen a stash of Frog kits like that in forever!

In the queue: 1/48 Beech Staggerwing (RAAF), P38 (RAAF), Vultee Vengeance (RAAF), Spitfire Vb (Malta), Spitfire VIII x2 (RAAF), P39 x2 (RAAF), Martin Baltimore (Malta?), Martin Maryland (Malta), Typhoon NF1b, Hellcat x2 (FAA)

 

Chris

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Posted by scottrc on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 1:04 PM

I hope the prices were affordable.

Model building is getting pricey.  

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 3:59 PM

ChrisJH666.

      I have the Beech Staggerwing from two mfgrs. One I got way back in the late seventies, Don't remember maker, but it was designed for both Motorization and a scale model as well. Just swap the interior and engine space modules. The other was the Short Run A.M.T. Model from the early Nineties? Okay model but lacking detail. Both are supposed to be 1/48. They just barely make it!

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 4:07 PM

ScottRC. 

         Hey remember, Styrene is linked to the barrel Price of refined Crude oil! All by-products are higher in price and probably remain so. A Carboy, 5 to 800 lbs of Styrene, Virgin(No Color) Pellets for Molding has doubled in the last year. from 1,200 bucks for one to almost 8,400 bucks for the same thing. Tool making ( Because of Computers and Electronic guided machines,)is now higher by a factor of.15% of the total price. So they pass that on to us. BUT, and think about this, We get hours of enjoyment and it is still cheaper than a Dinner and Movie at today's prices. 

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Posted by Dodgy on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 5:57 PM

Absolutely awesome, thanks for the pics.

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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Posted by Hasenpfeffer on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 11:00 AM

Neat. I'll have to check them out when I'm over on that side of town. Last time I set foot in a physical building over there was when Old Guard (16 & Van ***) was still around... so yeah... it's been awhile.

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Posted by the Baron on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 12:30 PM

Hasenpfeffer

...(16 & Van ***) was still around... 

Ah, Van

D-Y-K-E, OK.

With the nannyware, I guess we could never print the name of the comedic actor who had his own sitcom in the 60s, either.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by Hasenpfeffer on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 2:38 PM

Sigh...

Glad you were able to outsmart the nanny-bot censorship.

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Posted by the Baron on Thursday, August 25, 2022 1:27 PM

Hasenpfeffer

Sigh...

Glad you were able to outsmart the nanny-bot censorship. 

It's just amusing.  No finesse to the programming, it's all or nothing.  You can't say the name of a national art supply chain, either, without getting asterisked out, unless you call it "Richard Blick".

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, August 25, 2022 1:48 PM

That's alright.

What  about the street names that end in Van D**Ke? Or begin with it?

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Thursday, August 25, 2022 1:50 PM

the Baron
It's just amusing.  No finesse to the programming, it's all or nothing.  You can't say the name of a national art supply chain, either, without getting asterisked out, unless you call it "Richard Blick".

I got censored by the nanny bot the other day for saying that I had gotten a sudden burst of modelling meaujeau.  It didn't like the word when it was spelled correctly, and I had no idea that word was even considered offesive.  LOL

"You can have my illegal fireworks when you pry them from my cold, dead fingers...which are...over there somewhere."

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, August 25, 2022 1:53 PM

Yessir Gentlemen!

 It is even affecting Business.Our Secretary refuses to put the words spoken in the meetings if she thinks it's offensive to the Stockholders.So we get J**(&^T instead what the word was. This is B*))S#$T!!

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Posted by cbaltrin on Friday, August 26, 2022 8:40 AM

Hasenpfeffer

Neat. I'll have to check them out when I'm over on that side of town. Last time I set foot in a physical building over there was when Old Guard (16 & Van ***) was still around... so yeah... it's been awhile.

 

Yes old guard was a nice little shop...

On the Bench: Too Much

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Posted by cbaltrin on Friday, August 26, 2022 8:41 AM

Glad I could help Wink

Greg

 

 
gregbale

Looks like somebody's container FINALLY cleared Hong Kong...or Dubai...or Newark.... Big Smile

 

 

 

Ha!

Wow, I am almost tempted to take a long day trip just to see these in person, but it's just a little to far. Your pics are the next best thing, though. Thanks for that.

 

On the Bench: Too Much

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Posted by cbaltrin on Friday, August 26, 2022 8:44 AM

scottrc

I hope the prices were affordable.

Model building is getting pricey.  

 

Very affordable,  just picked up two frog avengers for $8 each...

On the Bench: Too Much

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